There’s a lot to see during the turkey on Turkey Day!
Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful for family, friendship, food – and great TV. While the turkey is in the oven and the pumpkin cake is being baked, make time to sit back and enjoy some holiday programming to get you in the mood.
Start the day with the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and be sure to vote for the National Dog Show later in the day. And of course, there is plenty of football for sports fans in the family.
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Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
The annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is broadcast from 9 a.m. to noon in all time zones and is also broadcast from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. ET. It can be watched on NBC and Telemundo or can be streamed on Peacock. The parade will also be available on every streamer that NBC offers in their packages, including Hulu with Live TV, Fubo, YouTube TV, and Sling TV.
This year’s parade will feature some new balloons, including a giant baby Yoda. Old classics are also coming back like Snoopy, SpongeBob SquarePants and the Pillsbury Doughboy. Floats include performances by Darren Criss, Jordan Fisher, Andy Grammer, and Rob Thomas, among many others. Of course, Santa Claus will close the event with all his holiday helpers.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the National Dog Show which will be broadcast immediately after the parade at 12pm in all time zones. Viewers can vote on NBC as well as NBCSports.com and on the NBC Sports app. This year, the show will also feature a new extension with the National Dog Show Junior featuring young dog trainers. You can vote on Peacock starting at 2:00 PM ET.
Sports fans can vote on three different football games on Thursday, including the Lions ’82. Players are set to distribute throughout the day – making it easy to catch them all.
Bears vs Lions @ 12:30 PM ET on Fox or fuboTV
Raiders vs Cowboys @ 16:30 ET on Fox or fuboTV
Bills at Saints @ 8:20 PM ET on Fox or fuboTV