Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Statistics, History, Facts & News (2022)

Last Updated on: February 23rd, 2022

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Facts Statistics 2022

Here are a few of the most interesting Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade statistics and facts I was able to dig up in my internet travels. As always, be sure to check back in the future as I will be updating this post as new and updated stats become available.

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Facts Statistics 2021

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Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Facts

2020 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Info:

  • Date: Thursday, November 26, 2020
  • Time: 9:00AM EST
  • TV Broadcast: NBC
  • TV Anchors: Hoda Kotb, Savannah Guthrie and Al Roker
  • Parade Route
  • Parade Lineup
  • Official hashtag: #MacysParade

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Statistics

When was the first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade?


How many people participate in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade?

8,000 volunteers

Last updated 2018

How many people who attend the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade?

3.5 million

Last updated 2018

How many people watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on TV?

50 million

Last updated 2018

Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2018 stats:

  • 16 giant character balloons
  • 43 novelty balloons
  • 26 floats
  • 1,200 cheerleaders and dancers
  • 1,000 clowns
  • 12 marching bands

Please note that some of these numbers are easier to find than others. A few of these Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade stats come from their own reports, but some are based on news reports and not official company tallies. No information contained on DMR should be relied upon to make investment decisions. Basically, this is the best I can find and I don’t guarantee anything to be 100%.

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