LIVE STREAM: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2014 — WATCH HERE!
The 88th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will take place in New York on Thursday. Once again, the joyous holiday festival will be celebrated in Manhattan, as balloons, floats, celebrities, the Rockettes, and even Santa Claus make their way through the streets on the morning of Thanksgiving. Gossip Cop will have a live stream below!
The 2014 edition is slated to feature performances from Nick Jonas, Lucy Hale, Meghan Trainor, KISS, Idina Menzel, and more. Hilary Duff, Quvenzhané Wallis, The Vamps, Penatonix, Benji and Joel Madden, Becky G, MKTO, Sabrina Carpenter, Romeo Santos, Nia Sanchez, and Renee Fleming will also make appearances. Several Broadway casts will take part, including the stars of Finding Neverland, On The Town, The Last Ship, Side Show, and A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder. And there will be a sneak peek performance from NBC’s upcoming “Peter Pan Live!” The parade will showcase the debut of Thomas the Tank Engine and Paddington Bear balloons, along with a red Power Ranger, and a new Pikachu. A “Dora and Friends” float will also have its premiere. There will be 8,000 participants in all.
The historic event began in 1924, with NBC becoming the official broadcaster in 1952, now televising the parade for 62 years straight. Originally just shown for an hour, the annual special has expanded into a three-hour extravaganza, and will be anchored this year by Matt Lauer, Al Roker, and Savannah Guthrie. The route is open for public in-person viewing for a total of 2.5 miles, with more than 3 million people expected to show up. The parade kicks off at 77th Street and Central Park West, and ends up at Macy’s in Herald Square.
The live stream begins at 9 a.m. Eastern. Stay tuned! NOTE: The live stream is no longer available.