2020 is going to be a little different for New York City's legendary MIRACLE ON 34TH STREET….better known as The 84th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. The annual event that kicks off the start of the holiday season has been changed up a bit due to safety precautions with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
As previously shared, Macy's will be doing the parade in the style just like what they did this past summer for their annual 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular. No one will be allowed to line the streets to watch the parade pass by as a spectator. There will be no Marching Bands and Character Balloon handlers. It will only be a limited 75% fewer participants and no one under the age of 18 will be allowed to take part.
However, the key notable elements from the parade will all be staged all over 34th Street and Herald Square in front of that famous endpoint at Macy's store. The character Balloons will be attached to cars, you'll expect to see several floats, and of course that HOLLY JOLLY king of the holidays himself Santa Claus making an appearance at the end (even though he will not be doing any meet & greet photo ops at the actual Macy's store this year). Many bits of the parade will be pre-recorded.
No word has been revealed for celebrity guests and if they will do any bit in tribute to the community of Broadway and Live Theater.
However to keep our spirit alive with the Macy's Parade, we at New York Broadway Tours will still be doing our TOP 30 BROADWAY AT MACY'S COUNTDOWN beginning tomorrow. Every day from tomorrow till Thanksgiving Day, we will reveal our 2020 edition of our favorite Broadway show performances from both the previous NBC telecast (Live from Herald Square) and CBS telecast (usually Pre-Recorded on location or from their actual Broadway Theaters). This is a chance for us to show our love for Broadway and their unforgettable history taking part in such a beloved landmark event. We know in our hearts Broadway will be back ASAP and next year will be a full celebration gathering hopefully.
The 2020 edition of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is set for Thanksgiving morning on November 26th, 2020 at 9am EST NBC.
Who is excited?
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade: our tradition continues. Get ready for it to come to life in a whole new way in 2020!
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