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Here's How to Watch the 2022 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade for Free

Here's How to Watch the 2022 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade for Free


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Thanksgiving is officially here, and it's time to celebrate with delicious food and great company. Some like to unwind with a festive Thanksgiving movie marathon. Others enjoy staying busy in the kitchen creating the ultimate Thanksgiving dinner. But for most folks, there's one element of the holiday that stands out above all: the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Since it began in 1924, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is synonymous with the start of the holiday season. The route spans New York City, starting in Central Park West and making its way to the front of the Macy's flagship store on 34th Street in Herald Square. Along the way, viewers get to see a spectacle of floats, musical performers, marching bands and balloons. The event concludes with Santa Claus himself, ushering in the most wonderful time of the year.

While the parade is famously shown on NBC, you may be wondering if there are other ways you can watch it without needing cable. Here's how you can watch the 2022 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade from home:

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How to watch and stream the 2022 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade online or without cable:

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will air live on NBC and Peacock on Thursday, November 24 at 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in all time zones. If you don't have access to a TV, you can stream the parade via NBC's official website or the NBC app. You can also stream it on the network's streaming service via the Peacock's website or the official Peacock app.

Looking for other options? You can watch Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on streaming services that offer the NBC network. Unlike traditional cable providers, these platforms allow you to stream wherever you go on multiple devices and you can cancel at anytime. Get started by browsing the best options, which come with free trials:

If you happen to miss the window to watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade live, there's good news. According to an official NBC report, the network will have another airing at 2 p.m. ET the same day.

If you decide one viewing of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade just isn't enough, an official press release notes that Hulu will have it available to stream until December 31. If you don't have an account yet, you can opt into a 30-day free trial before choosing plans starting at $7.99 per month or $79.99 per year. Students also have the option to sign up for the discounted rate of $1.99 per month. Once you're set up, head to the official parade page on Hulu's website or the official Hulu app.

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