The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is back.

The parade will return to Manhattan with in-person attendance for its 95th march on Thursday at 9 a.m. (NBC, Telemundo).

"For more than nine decades, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade has served to bring joy to millions, who gather with friends and family to experience this one-of-a-kind holiday celebration along the streets of New York City and in homes nationwide," said Will Coss, executive producer of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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"For our 95th celebration, Macy's has created a spectacle to remember featuring a dazzling array of high-flying balloons, animated floats and incredible performers," he said. "We can't wait to help New York City and the nation kick-off the holiday season with the return of this cherished tradition."

A float carrying the characters Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus rolls along at it nears the end of the modified Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, Thursday, Nov. 26, 2020. Due to the pandemic, crowds of onlookers were not allowed to attend the annual parade. 

Thursday's parade consists of 28 floats, 15 giant balloons, more than 800 clowns, 10 marching bands, 36 novelty and heritage inflatables, nine performance groups, musical stars, and Santa Claus himself.

The ceremony hopes to bring the country together safely and will work with New York City and New York state to abide by safety practices relating to security and health, according to the release.

"For spectators wishing to enjoy the spectacle live, the 95th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade begins at 9:00 a.m., kicking off from its traditional starting line at 77th Street and Central Park West," Macy's said.

Those who want to watch the parade from home have multiple options.

Revelers makes their way down Sixth Ave. in front of Radio City Music Hall during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, Thursday, Nov. 28, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez) Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/AP

"Viewers nationwide can catch all the action via the special broadcasts on NBC and Telemundo, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., in all time zones," the release read. "For the first time, fans can also stream the broadcast on Peacock."

Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, and Al Roker of The Today Show will host the telecast, and viewers can expect to see some of the nation's biggest stars take on the 2.5-mile route, according to Macy's.


Jon Batiste, Andy Grammer, Miss America 2020 Camille Schrier, the cast and muppets of Sesame Street, Nelly, Rob Thomas, Carrie Underwood, and Santa Claus will join the parade, among others.

Original Location: Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade returns for 95th march


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