Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2023 is a New York City Thanksgiving tradition that is loved across America.
The Balloon Inflation is pretty marvelous too.
97th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2023
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2023 brings 31 floats, 25 balloons, Jon Batiste, Cher, and Santa Claus down Central Park West to Macy’s; on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 23, 2023, starting at 8:30am (a half hour earlier than usual). FREE.
Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Al Roker host the broadcast on NBC-4.
Public viewing is restricted by parade operations in many areas.
- Central Park West at 77th St. Public viewing is from 75th to 61st St. (BEST)
- Columbus Circle. No public viewing.
- Central Park South
- Sixth Avenue. Public viewing is from 59th to 38th St. (BEST)
- 34th St to Macy’s Herald Square. No public viewing.
Viewers take the best spots by 6am. Easy on the coffee because there may not be rest rooms.
Highlights include 25 balloons, 6 ballooncicles, 31 floats, 11 marching bands, and nine performing groups.
Can you catch them all?
- Beagle Scout Snoopy celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Beagle Scouts in the Peanuts comic strip. (NEW)
- Blue Cat & Chugs (NEW)
- Diary of a Wimpy Kid®
- Ice Cream Cone
- Kung Fu Panda’s Po (NEW)
- Leo (NEW)
- Monkey D. Luffy from the “One Piece” manga. (NEW)
- Opening Macy’s Stars
- Paw Patrol®
- Pikachu™ & EeVee™
- Red Titan from Ryan’s World
- Ronald McDonald®
- Sinclair’s Dino®
- Smokey Bear
- Snow Crystal Ornaments
- SpongeBob Squarepants & Gary
- Stuart the Minion
- The Pillsbury Doughboy™ (NEW)
- Uncle Dan from the new movie “Migration” in theaters December 22. (NEW)
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem by Nickelodeon.
This year’s featured performers:
- “& Juliet” Broadway cast.
- “Back to the Future” Broadway cast
- Brandy sings R&B.
- Cher will perform just before Santa arrives. She just released her first new album in years, “Christmas.”
- Jessie James Decker
- Jon Batiste was just nominated for six Grammys.
- Manuel Turizo
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