The 2015 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade begins Thursday at 9 a.m. ET, with NBC covering the festivities once again.
Lasting a full three hours, the parade will feature 8,000 participants, from pop singers and high school marching bands to dance squads. The Broadway casts of Fiddler on the Roof, Finding Neverland, The King & I, On Your Feet, School of Rock, and Something Rotten will perform for the national audience. Also appearing: Mariah Carey, Daughtry, Jake Owen, Jordin Sparks, Prince, Pat Benatar, and Trey Songz, the cast of NBC’s The Wiz Live, and many others.
The parade will start at 77th Street and Central Park West, with the procession moving down Central Park West to head east on Central Park South before heading south at Sixth Avenue, ultimately passing the Macy’s store at 34th Street.
NBC will air the parade on its broadcast network, but for those who want to watch without a television, you can use NBC’s live stream website. However, this method requires authentication from a cable provider.