Though, Macy’s employees won’t be marching the balloons down the street. Specialized vehicles will be!
But the magic of a miles-long parade will be condensed into one block at the Macy’s flagship store in Herald Square, the company announced Monday.
The 94th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will be broadcast from 9 a.m. to noon on NBC — just as we’ve come to know.
“While it will certainly look different in execution, this year’s Macy’s Parade celebration will once again serve its historical purpose — to bring joy into the hearts of millions across the nation,” Susan Tercero, executive producer of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, said in a prepared statement.
The global pandemic has put a pause on a lot of our traditions — for good reason.
Some events have figured out ways to go on — including the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.
And organizers plan to take a page from the Macy’s Fourth of July fireworks show to help plan the parade.
“Everything is going to be different,” NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio said, CNN reported.
So what could we see different this year?
“Some is going to be virtual. There might be some small in-person pieces, spread out pieces, it’s not going to look at all of course like how we are used to. But the important thing is, the traditions will be kept in some way,” de Blasio said.