Thanksgiving 2022: Easy methods to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

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t’s that point of the yr once more when New York lights up with an array of colors, balloons and music making its manner throughout the glistening skyscrapers to rejoice the American vacation of Thanksgiving.

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is a three-hour spectacle which travels round Manhattan and ends outdoors the US division retailer’s Herald Sq. flagship.

The parade is ready to be a showstopper following a number of years of scaled-back occasions as a consequence of Covid restrictions.

It contains floats, big balloons of cartoon characters — together with Stuart the Minion, marching bands and costumed revellers all gearing as much as placed on a breath-taking show.

The Macy’s parade kicks off at 9am EST, or 2pm on this facet of the Atlantic, however how will you watch it from the UK?

What’s Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving is a nationwide vacation in the USA.

The annual celebration sees associates and households collect collectively to get pleasure from a scrumptious meal, often consisting of a big turkey, and giving thanks for the yr’s bounty.

The origins of the day date again to 1621 when the pilgrims (British colonists) of Plymouth, Massachusetts, shared a harvest feast with the native Wampanoag folks.

Since then, celebrations of households, gratefulness, meals, American soccer and parades have turn out to be synonymous with Thanksgiving.

Easy methods to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving parade

To view the parade on-line, you may entry it throughout a variety of streaming platforms which carry NBC, together with Paramount+, Peacock and streaming companies that supply reside TV content material akin to Hulu, YouTube TV, DirectTV Stream and Fubo.

This yr’s parade will get pleasure from a efficiency from Mariah Carey, who will probably be joined by a lot of different celebrities akin to Gloria Estefan, Paula Abdul, Sean Paul, Ziggy Marley and Jordin Sparks.

The parade will embrace round 27 big character blimps, 31 floats, seven balloonicles, 12 marching bands and the one and solely Santa Claus.

Volunteers engaged on the parade embrace Macy’s employees, their associates and households.

If you’re trying to find locations to rejoice Thanksgiving in London, then the capital has an array of restaurant choices to fulfil your culinary wants.


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