The "Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade" is still happening this year . . . but it'll be different due to the pandemic. The biggest change is there won't be any crowds. The parade usually draws somewhere around 3.5 million people to Manhattan along the 2.5-mile route. But otherwise, there won't be TOO many differences for people watching at home. The executive producer of the parade says, quote, "[Viewers will] still see the balloons.They're still going to see the floats. They're still going to see Santa and Broadway and all of these elements that they're used to seeing. "We're going to see some social distancing. We're going to have masks, things like that. But it's still going to be the parade they know and love." One other thing . . . No one under the age of 18 will be participating in the parade. The previously-selected high school and college marching bands have been moved to NEXT year's parade. Instead, this year's parade will feature "locally-based professional marching and musical ensembles." I think this sounds great! I'm all in. I will still have it on in my house. And I'll still wait for Santa to make his way into Herald Square. I understand the reason for no spectators. We need to keep everyone safe and we can watch on our TV's. Will you be watching?