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Let’s have a parade! Macy’s announces plans for modified 2020 Thanksgiving Day parade

Yes, there will be balloons.

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.

Read more from The AP.

The Macy’s Parade will go on, but…

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.

WPXI’s annual holiday parade canceled amid COVID-19

The hits just keep on coming due to the global pandemic.

We learned that Pittsburgh’s annual holiday season parade is canceled due to COVID-19.

WPXI announced the decision to cancel the parade today.

The parade, which would have celebrated its 40th anniversary this year, was first organized by longtime department store Kaufmann’s and known as the Celebrate the Season parade.

It then was a product of Macy’s before that department store company pulled out of Downtown Pittsburgh.

Since then, WPXI has organized the parade.

WPXI says it is planning to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the parade later this year.

Burger King celebrates Christmas in July

Burger King is looking to wrap up 2020.

And hopefully not regift it to anyone!

The fast food joint apparently has decked out a BK in Florida with Christmas decorations that will remain up through July 28.

The holiday spirit continues on its app and through a new ad.

Image by Brenda Geisse from Pixabay

Christmas in July with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on WQED

An elf clued us in to see this special treat!

Celebrate Christmas in July with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in concert on WQED 89.3 FM at 7 p.m. July 24!

The concert is a rebroadcast of holiday concerts from the past few seasons. The program will air music from PSO Holiday Pops concerts and holiday music performed by the Pittsburgh Symphony Brass.

Check out more of their programming.

Only 364 days to go…

The Christmas tree in our living room
Fills the room with pine perfume
And colored lights dancing on the walls
While Nat King Cole sings “Deck The Halls”
Don’t you get the sense tonight
That for now the world is right
And as another Christmas ends
My mind drifts and once again
I’m thinking like a six year old
Only 364 days to go

This Brad Paisley song had to work a day later due to leap year.

Enjoy the full song here.