There is so much to see during downtime on Turkey Day!
Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful for family, friendship, food, and great television. While the turkey is in the oven and the pumpkin pie is baking, take some time to sit back and enjoy the holiday programming to get you in the spirit.
Start your day with the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and be sure to tune in to the National Dog Show later that day. And of course there is plenty of football for sports fans in the family.
Find out what you should see on Thanksgiving …
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Macy’s annual Thanksgiving Day Parade airs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. M. At 12 p. M. In all time zones and will also broadcast from 2 p. M. At 5 p. M., Eastern Time. It can be seen on NBC and Telemundo or it can be broadcast on Peacock. The parade will also be available on any broadcaster that NBC offers in their packages, including Hulu with Live TV, Fubo, YouTube TV, and Sling TV.
This year’s parade will include several new balloons, including a giant Baby Yoda. Old classics will also make a comeback as Snoopy, SpongeBob SquarePants, and Pillsbury Doughboy. The floats will include performances by Darren Criss, Jordan Fisher, Andy Grammer and Rob Thomas, among many others. Of course, Santa will close the event along with all his Christmas helpers.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of The National Dog Show, which will air immediately after the parade at 12pm in all time zones. Viewers can tune in to both NBC and NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. This year, the show will also have a new extension with The National Dog Show Junior featuring young dog trainers. You can tune in to Peacock starting at 2pm ET.
Sports fans can tune in to three different soccer games on Thursday, including the 82nd annual Lions Thanksgiving game and the 53rd Cowboys Thanksgiving game. The games are scheduled to spread throughout the day, making it easy to catch everyone.
Bears vs. Lions at 12:30 p.m. ET on Fox or fuboTV
Raiders vs. Cowboys at 4:30 p.m. ET on Fox or fuboTV
Bills in Saints at 8:20 p.m. ET on Fox or fuboTV