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2017 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade: Everything You Need to Know

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The 2017 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is a holiday tradition, and this year is going to be a special one for fans of country music.

The performers for this year’s Macy’ Thanksgiving Day Parade include several of country’s rising singers, as well as a veteran country star. They’ll be on hand in New York City as a parade of elaborate floats rolls down two-and-a-half miles of prime real estate in one of the biggest television events of each year.

Read on to find out all about the route, where to watch, the hosts, guest stars and more for the 2017 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!

The Date

The 2017 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade takes place on Thanksgiving Day on Nov. 23, 2017.

The Place

The parade takes place in New York City. The parade route begins at Macy’s in Herald Square and progresses down 6th Avenue before cutting over to finish off at Central Park West.

Where to Watch

If you’re in New York City, the public is allowed to line the streets of the parade route. The 2017 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will also air on television on CBS and NBC, and stream online at NBC Live and CBS All Access.

The Time

The 2017 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade airs from 9AM to noon in all time zones on NBC. On CBS, it will air from 9AM to noon ET, 8AM to 11AM CT, 7AM to 10AM MT and 9AM to noon PT (delayed).

The Hosts

Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie and Al Roker will host NBC’s coverage of the 2017 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, while Kevin Frazier and Keltie Knight anchor the event for CBS.

The Country Music Performers

Lauren Alaina will grace the Green Giant Float during the 2017 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, while Dustin Lynch appears on the KFC Float. Cam will be featured on the Domino Sugar Float, and Sara Evans will grace the Entenmann’s Float. Kelsea Ballerini will be the featured performer for CBS’ coverage of the 2017 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

The Rest of the Performers

In addition to those country singers, the 2017 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will feature 98 Degrees, Sabrina Carpenter, Andra Day and Common, Jimmy Fallon and the Roots, Flo Rida, Goo Goo Dolls, Kat Graham, Andy Grammer, Angelica Hale, Olivia Holt, Nicky Jam, Wyclef Jean, Padma Lakshmi and Tom Colicchio of Top Chef, Miss America 2018 Cara Mund, Leslie Odom Jr. (performing with the cast of Sesame Street), Bebe Rexha, Smokey Robinson and Jojo Siwa.

For more information about the 2017 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, please visit the parade’s website.

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