Cher to Perform at the 2023 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Cher to perform at Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2023.

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is one holiday tradition that really floats our boat!

The cherished celebration is returning for its 97th edition this year with 16 character balloons, 26 floats, 12 marching bands, more than 700 clowns and star-studded performances, including music legend Cher! Of course it wouldn't be the Macy's parade without the Radio City Rockettes and the jolly man in the bright red suit: Santa Claus.

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"For nearly 100 years, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has been synonymous with the beginning of the holiday season, celebration and togetherness,” Will Coss, executive producer of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, said in a statement. “Our talented team of Macy’s Studios artisans and production specialists work year-round to deliver the nation’s most beloved holiday event, live on Thanksgiving morning. We are proud to hold this responsibility and look forward to sharing our unbelievable designs, larger-than-life character balloons and first-class entertainment, all sure to create lifelong memories for Parade fans nationwide.”

From this year's celebrity lineup to how to watch the live spectacle, here is everything you need to know about the 2023 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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When is the 2023 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade?

The parade is taking place rain or shine on Thanksgiving Day, which falls on Nov. 23 this year.

What time does the 2023 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade start?

Set your alarm clocks 30 minutes earlier this year! For the first time, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and the national broadcast will begin at 8:30 a.m. in all time zones.

What time does the 2023 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade end?

The official telecast will end at noon...well before your Thanksgiving dinner!

How to watch the 2023 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Tune into the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade festivities on NBC and Peacock. The network will air an encore telecast at 2 p.m. ET.

How to stream the 2023 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

You can stream the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Peacock.

Who is hosting the 2023 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade?

While TODAY's Al Roker missed last year's parade, he will be back this year to host the beloved celebration along with Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb.

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Which celebrities will be at the 2023 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade?

Jon Batiste

The official broadcast will kick off with a performance by Grammy winner.


Macy's tapped music icon Cher to perform a new holiday hit at 34th Street. Other stars scheduled to make an appearance are:

Bell Biv DeVoe


U.S. Olympic silver medalist Jordan Chiles

En Vogue



U.S. Paralympian Ezra Frech

David Foster and Katharine McPhee

Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors

Jessie James Decker

U.S. Paralympic Gold Medalist Jessica Long

Ashley Park


Paul Russell

Amanda Shaw and Alex Smith

Miss America 2023 Grace Stanke

Manuel Turizo

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Which Broadway shows are performing at the 2023 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade?

TV viewers will enjoy performances from: Broadway's & Juliet, Back to the Future: The Musical, How To Dance In Ohio, Shucked and Spamalot, plus a special appearance by Gutenberg! The Musical!'s Josh Gad and Andrew Rannells.

Will there be new floats at the 2023 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade?

Four floats will be making their debut this year:

"Igniting Memories" from Solo Stove

"The Deliciously Delectable World of Wonka" by Warner Bros. Pictures

"Palace of Sweets" by BRACH'S

"Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem" by Nickelodeon & Paramount



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Returning floats include: "1-2-3 Sesame Street" by Sesame WorkshopTM, "Big City Cheer!" by Spirit Of America Productions, "Big Turkey Spectacular" by Jennie-O, "Birds Of A Feather Stream Together" by Peacock, "The Brick-Changer" by The LEGO Group (Manuel Turizo), "Camp Snoopy" by Peanuts Worldwide, "Celebration Gator" by Louisiana Office of Tourism, "Colossal Wave Of Wonder" by Kalahari Resorts and Conventions, "Deck The Halls" by Balsam Hill, "Elf Pets" by The Lumistella Company, "Fantasy Chocolate Factory" by Kinder, "Geoffrey’s Dazzling Dance Party" by Toys“R”Us, "Harvest In The Valley" by Green Giant, "Heartwarming Holiday Countdown" by Hallmark Channel, "Magic Meets The Sea" by Disney Cruise Line, "Pinkfong Baby Shark" by The Pinkfong Company & Nickelodeon, "People Of First Light," "Santa’s Sleigh," "Tom Turkey," "Winter Wonderland in Central Park" and "The Wondership" by Wonder.

Viewers can also expect to see the "Big Red Shoe Car" by McDonald's and the "Good Burgermobile" by Nickelodeon & Paramount+.

Will there be new balloons at the 2023 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade?

Seven new character balloons will be taking flight in the 2023 parade:

Beagle Scout Snoopy by Peanuts Worldwide

Blue Cat & Chugs by Cool Cats

(This happens to be the first-ever NFT Parade balloon.)

Kung Fu Panda’s Po by Universal Pictures’ Dreamworks Animation

Leo by Netflix, Inc.

Monkey D. Luffy by Toei Animation Inc.

Pillsbury Doughboy by Pillsbury

Uncle Dan by Illumination

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Parade spectators and viewers can also look forward to the return of Ronald McDonald, Chase from Paw Patrol and the Funko Pop!-styled Grogu, in addition to Bluey (who will be joined by her favorite “Keepy Uppy” red balloon), Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Goku from Dragon Ball, the Funko Pop!-styled Grogu, Pikachu & Eevee, Pumpkins, Red Titan from Ryan’s World, Ronald McDonald, Sinclair's Dino and Baby Dino, Smokey Bear, Spongebob Squarepants & Gary, Stuart the Minion and Macy’s reindeer Tiptoe.

The inflatable lineup also includes A Merry Moment by Universal Orlando Resort, featuring candy cane and poinsettia balloons, as well as stilt walkers and dancing Christmas trees.

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Which bands are marching in the 2022 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade?

Twelve bands from around the country will be marching down the streets of New York City: Alabama A&M University Marching Maroon and White (Huntsville, AL); The Band Directors Marching BandTM (United States); Fishers High School Marching Tiger Band (Fishers, IN); Greendale High School Marching Band (Greendale, WI); Jenison High School Marching Band (Jenison, MI); Macy’s Great American Marching Band (United States); Mercer Island High School Marching Band (Mercer Island, WA); NYPD Marching Band (New York, NY); O'Fallon Township High School Marching Panthers (O'Fallon, IL); Rutgers University Marching Scarlet Knights (Piscataway, NJ); Marjory Stoneman Douglas Eagle Regiment High School Marching Band (Parkland, FL); and Texas Tech University Goin' Band from Raiderland (Lubbock, TX).

Where does the 2023 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade start?

The parade starts at West 77th Street and Central Park West in NYC.

What is the 2023 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade route?

There are 2.5 miles of public viewing along the parade route, which begins on the Upper West Side and ends at Macy’s Herald Square. The procession will travel from Central Park West to Columbus Circle, where it will then turn onto Central Park South and march south down 6th Avenue/Avenue of the Americas. The parade will make its final turn, heading west, on 34th Street and will stop in front of Macy’s Herald Square.

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