What Time Does The 2012 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Start?

****UPDATE FOR 2013****

Update on New Floats, Balloons and Performers for 2013 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day



What Time Does The 2013 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Start?


This will be the 86th Anniversary of the famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and promises to keep the tradition fresh by adding several more floats and balloons to the lineup. The parade will also feature a new route down Sixth Avenue.

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So what time does the 2012 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade start or begins?  The broadcast kicks off at 9:00 a.m. EST.

What channel will the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade be on?  The parade will be broadcast live on NBC on November 22, 2012.

More time conversions: 8:00 a.m. Central Time, 7:00 a.m. Mountain Time, 6:00 a.m. Pacific Time and 5:00 a.m. Alaskan time.

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For the starting time in your time zone if your around the world please visit the time zone converter website. Be sure to check with your local TV networks for any tape delays or starts.

As mentioned earlier the parade will feature several new balloons and floats including a retro Hello Kitty, the Elf on the Shelf and Papa Smurf.

Check out the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade route to see the new changes from the social.macy’s.com website.

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For more information about the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade including the parade route map, info, line-up, album, gallery, fun & games and the parade shop please visit the official Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade website.

There will be entertainment of course including music guests Chris Isaak, Cody Simpson and The Wanted plus celebrities like Whoopi Goldberg, the Muppets and the cast of Sesame Street.

Here is a shortened breakdown of some of the main float and balloon attractions in the 2012 Macy’s parade lineup:

  1. Floats: Big Apple, Gift of Freedom, Bridge To The Future, Smurf Mushroom Float, Snoopy’s Dog House, Dora’s Christmas Carols Adventure, 1-2-3 Sesame Street, Tom Turkey, True Spirit of Thanksgiving, Fall Frozen Fun, and Christmas in Central Park.
  2. Balloons: Kermit the Frog, Spongebob Squarepants, Spider-Man, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Kung Fu Panda, Pikachu, and the popular Sonic the Hedgehog.
  3. Novelty Balloons: Pumpkins, Uncle Sam, Harold the Policeman, Football, Red Candy Cane, and Big Man Santa.

Social Media Websites Twitter and Facebook


@MacysEvents: this is the official Twitter account of Macys.com/events with over 6,800 followers and over 1,200 tweets. Tweeting the latest news about the Macy’s parade such as the planned routes and general information about the parade.

facebook.com/Macys: this is the official Facebook page of the Macy’s Parade with over 8.9 million likes and over 280,00o comments. People are commenting on the latest Hello Kitty pic as well as Macy’s Santa Land.


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