History of Thanksgiving
Create Thanksgiving magic this year with a comprehensive guide that includes recipes for the meal organized by course, fabulous menu ideas, and tips for making your holiday easier.
Modern Thanksgiving has its direct origins in American history. In 1609, a group of Puritans fleeing religious persecution in England moved to Holland. They lived in Holland for a number of years until a group of English investors -- the Merchant Adventurers -- financed a trip for more than 100 passengers to the New World.
NFL games are as much a part of Thanksgiving as turkey, mashed potatoes and pumpkin pie. This year's holiday features a heaping helping of intriguing matchups:
12:30pm ET on CBS: Bills @ Detroit Lions
4:30pm ET on FOX: Giants @ Dallas Cowboys
8:20pm ET on NBC: Patriots @ Vikings
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade
The 95th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade® will be modified to safely bring magic to more than 50 million viewers nationwide on Thanksgiving Day. This year's celebration will shift to a television-only experience while maintaining the spectacle and wonder of this cherished tradition.
On Thursday, November 24, from 9AM to noon on NBC, we invite you to watch the Parade’s signature mix of giant character balloons, floats, street performers, clowns and the heralding of the holiday season with the one and only Santa Claus!