What Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Will Look Like In 2020

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will not be marching down New York City streets this year. Instead, the parade will be broadcasted virtually.

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Samuel Loranger, News Editor

For many, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade officially kicks off the holiday season, and losing this tradition to Covid-19 would be heartbreaking. Many people are wondering the same thing: Will the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade be called off? Simple answer: no, but it will look very different. The parade has not been called off since World War II, because of a helium shortage, but this year Macy’s did not want to end their 76 year streak of having a parade on Thanksgiving morning.

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will not be marching down New York City streets this year, but instead will be virtual, with no crowds. The Macy’s parade website says “the only place to see all the performances, gigantic balloons & fabulous floats is from the comfort & safety of your home.” It will be considered a “TV-only event,” and will be shown on NBC starting at 9AM and ending at 12PM Thursday morning.

While this news may be disappointing to some, there is a plus side. There will be performances from the casts of Hamilton and Mean Girls, The Radio City Rockettes, Jimmy Fallon and The Roots, Tori Kelly, Leslie Odom Jr., and so many more.

While this Thanksgiving will be very different in many ways across America this year, Macy’s plans to deliver yet again for their 93rd parade.