The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Will Be Completely Virtual


For the first time in its existence, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will be TV-only. There will still be balloons, floats, and performers, but they won't walk through the streets and there are no spectators allowed. Among some of the other changes, there will be about 75% fewer participants, the event itself will be taped over two days and no one under the age of 18 will be able to take part. Plus the balloons will still be part of the parade but they'll be rolled on cars instead of having people holding onto the strings. Everyone understands that the changes are necessary and the truth is, most of us watch the parade on TV anyway, but there was always something to knowing that it was happening live as we were watching it. But this year is different and we will do what we must to keep everyone safe so that next year, the parade can come back bigger and better. Will you still watch, knowing it's all virtual and taped? I definitely will. It's a tradition I'll keep, even if it's a little different than usual. What about you?

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