Goku (from Dragon Ball Z) balloon at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Goku (from Dragon Ball Z) balloon at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC

(released 11/5/2023)

The 97th edition of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (TM) will return November 23. The nationally watched parade will begin 30 minutes earlier this year with the broadcast and parade kicking off at 8:30 a.m. Marching bands from around the country, clowns, balloons, floats and Santa are all part of the nations's premiere Thanksgiving celebration.

"For nearly 100 years, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade has been synonymous with the beginning of the holiday season, celebration and togetherness," said Will Coss, Executive Producer of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. "Our talented team of Macy's Studios artisans and production specialists work year-round to deliver the nation's most beloved holiday event, live on Thanksgiving morning. We are proud to hold this responsibility and look forward to sharing our unbelievable designs, larger-than-life character balloons and first-class entertainment, all sure to create lifelong memories for Parade fans nationwide."

The 97th Macy's Parade lineup will include 5,000 volunteers, 16 featured character balloons, 26 fantastic floats, 32 heritage and novelty balloons, more than 700 clowns, 12 marching bands and nine performance groups. Joining these Macy's Parade fixtures are some of the biggest stars in music, all welcoming in Santa Claus and the holidays.

The Macy's Parade holds a cherished and longstanding tradition of showcasing the nation's finest marching bands. This November gifted musicians joining the line of march include Alabama A&M University Marching Maroon and White (Huntsville, AL); The Band Directors Marching BandTM (United States); Fishers High School Marching Tiger Band (Fishers, IN); Greendale High School Marching Band (Greendale, WI); Jenison High School Marching Band (Jenison, MI); Macy's Great American Marching Band (United States); Mercer Island High School Marching Band (Mercer Island, WA); NYPD Marching Band (New York, NY); O'Fallon Township High School Marching Panthers (O'Fallon, IL); Rutgers University Marching Scarlet Knights (Piscataway, NJ); Marjory Stoneman Douglas Eagle Regiment High School Marching Band (Parkland, FL); and Texas Tech University Goin' Band from Raiderland (Lubbock, TX).

Last year's "Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade" was the most-watched entertainment program of the 2022-23 season as it brings the nation together like no other broadcast. Parade fans nationwide can watch the official telecast on NBC and simulcast on Peacock, from 8:30 A.M. to 12:00 P.M., in all time zones. The network will air an encore telecast at 2:00 P.M. ET/PT. New for 2023 will be several additional cameras along the route, giving viewers new Parade vantage points never seen before. "TODAY's" Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Al Roker will join as hosts of the Emmy®-Award winning celebration. The Spanish language simulcast on Telemundo will be hosted by the network's daytime personalities, Carlos Adyan and Andrea Meza.

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade broadcast is produced by the Emmy Award-winning Brad Lachman Productions. Brad Lachman and Bill Bracken serve as executive producers and Joe DeMaio directs.

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