While the year 2020 has proved to be difficult, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade has attempted to maintain a sense of normalcy by following through with their festivities this year, even if it will be very different. There will be a virtual presentation of the 94th Thanksgiving Day Parade for fans, which was pre-recorded throughout the last few weeks in an attempt to keep fan attendance at a minimum. With so much uncertainty surrounding this year's festivities, fans might be wondering how everything will all work out. But, thankfully, you have ComicBook.com to give you all of the information you need to know about how to watch the 2020 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
When To Watch The 2020 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
This year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade begins at 9 a.m. ET/6 a.m. PT on Thanksgiving Day, November 26th.
How To Watch The 2020 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will be Livestreamed on Yahoo! Entertainment. Viewers will also be given a QR code that lets them access a second-screen experience.
What's Different in the 2020 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
This year the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade has been cut down to a shorter route. The parade will proceed down Broadway Ave in NYC, as opposed to taking an over two-mile route from the Upper West Side through Midtown's Herald Square, where the world-famous Macy's department is located. The balloons and floats will move along the block in front of Macy's 34th st flagship store, and the usual crowd of thousands of spectators has been suspended due to social distancing protocols; no one will be allowed to attend. The crew of 10,000 people needed to operate the parade and manage the crowd has been cut down to just 1,500.
List of Balloons and Performers
Mario Lopez will host the Verizon livestream, and the list of pre-recorded performances includes: "Dolly Parton, Patti LaBelle, Lauren Alaina, Jimmie Allen and Noah Cyrus, Ally Brooke, Sofia Carson, CNCO, Jimmy Fallon and the Roots, Karol G, Tori Kelly, Ella Mai, Miss America 2020 Camille Schrier, the Sesame Street Muppets and cast, Leslie Odom Jr., Keke Palmer, Pentatonix, Bebe Rexha, Jordin Sparks, Sebastia n Yatra, and Brett Young. Broadway will also get a chance to shine again, as the casts of Hamilton, Mean Girls, Jagged Little Pill and Ain't Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations will all be performing special recorded numbers.
Balloon Characters featured in the parade include: "Snoopy, SpongeBob, Trolls, Smokey Bear, Pikachu, Elf on the Shelf, Ronald McDonald and Pillsbury Doughboy." New balloons for 2020 include The Boss Baby and Red Titan, the main character from the animated YouTube series Ryan's World. Additionally, "Tom and Jerry will be featured on a float, with Lifetime, Jennie-O Turkey and Olay making their parade debuts with floats."
Enjoy watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade along with your Thanksgiving Day.