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macy's parade turkeyCheck out major holiday happenings for 2021, beginning with the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC beginning at 9AM ET on Thursday, November 25, 2021.

This year, watch for a whole new way of viewing the parade as safety precautions altered the production of this decades-old tradition last year.

Instead of marching the traditional 2.5 mile parade route, it will be shortened with designated viewing spots along the way,

For updates on this year's schedule check out Macy's official parade information here.

2021 Macy's Parade performance lineup

Joining the big holiday festivities at the parade will be the traditional bevy of stars from the world of rock, rap, and country music, along with excerpts from live Broadway productions scheduled this year for the 94th annual parade.

As always, audiences can also expect a world class performance by the Radio City Rockettes, and a special appearance by the one and only Santa Claus! Meanwhile, keep it here for complete updates as the parade entertainment lineup is announced in November.

What else is happening on Thanksgiving Day 2021

Just up ahead, take an online tour of what else is going on - coast to coast - with times and locations of this year's big Thanksgiving Day events. If you're staying at home to watch on TV, also be sure to stick around for the annual 2021 National Dog Show beginning right after the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC.

And for diehard football fans, the NFL Thanksgiving Day football games includes this year's top teams squaring-off around noon.

also see-> A Trip to the NYC Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

More about Thanksgiving Day parades & events around the Web:


Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2021 - The one that started it all, with details on New York parade history and info on the traditional helium balloon extravaganza, the full parade route, celebrity floats, marching bands, maps and best viewing locations, interactive online games and more.

America's Thanksgiving Parade
Detroit hosts one of the country's oldest parades, starting on Woodward Avenue and Mack, and ending at Woodward Avenue and Congress.

Houston Thanksgiving Day Parade, Houston's big holiday extravaganza with the complete parade route, promo video and photos.

Chicago Thanksgiving Parade - This year's complete schedule and parade route, VIP tickets, pics, video and a guide to parade volunteering and participation.

Carolinas' Carrousel Thanksgiving Day Parade, Charlotte's march down Tryon Street including the complete schedule, updates and photos.

Plimoth Plantation - The Massachusetts living history museum re-creates Thanksgiving with authentic 1627 theme dining and other activities. New England Thanksgiving and Victorian Thanksgiving dinners feature period food, table manners and customs.

Old Sturbridge Village - Lots of activities throughout the month, with Thanksgiving Day events at this Western Massachusetts living history museum, including a re-created Meetinghouse service, a musket shoot, and storytelling.

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