Not even a pandemic can stop this tradition! The 94th Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will march on down the streets of Manhattan per usual, and millions of us will watch it. But this year, because of the pandemic there will be no watching it in the streets of New York.
How Macy’s is pulling off the Thanksgiving Day Parade this yearhttps://t.co/d3vHmwEpaX— TODAY (@TODAYshow) November 23, 2020
Parade executive producer, Susan Tercero said, “We will still be doing a live parade on Thanksgiving Day, but it going to be shortened and it’s going to be something that’s only for views at home.”
No crowds will make their way down to Herald Square, but the floats, marching bands and balloons will.
That means no crowds lining the streets of Manhattan as marching bands, floats and balloons make their way to Herald Square. Instead, performances will take place only on television, near Macy’s iconic flagship
The parade will be hosted by Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb, Craig Melvin and Al Roker of NBC News’ TODAY show. And the Thanksgiving Day Parade lineup includes Dolly Parton, Lauren Alaina, Jimmie Allen, Brett Young, Tori Kelly, Sofia Carson, Sebastian Yatra, Pentatonix, Patti LaBelle, Noah Cyrus, Leslie Odom Jr, Keke Palmer, Karol G, Jordin Sparks, Ella Mai, CNCO, Camille Schrier, Bebe Rexha, Ally Brooke and the New York City Ballet company.
The parade kicks off at 9am Thursday on NBC.