Is Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Still Scheduled for 2020?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Astronaut Snoopy balloon at the 93rd Macy

The present should go on, regardless of a pandemic that pressured many stay leisure occasions to cancel. But the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will nonetheless be held on Thursday, Nov. 26 in New York City.

Astronaut Snoopy balloon at the 93rd Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City on Thursday, November 28, 2019
Astronaut Snoopy balloon on the 93rd Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City on Thursday, November 28, 2019 |Ralph Bavaro/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank through Getty Images

And whereas the custom will proceed, the parade will look a little bit completely different this yr like many occasions in 2020,. Watching from house is the most suitable choice because the parade won’t really “parade” however as an alternative “showcase.”

“To ensure a safe experience for all involved, we are not marching down the streets of Manhattan this year and instead will bring all the magic of this American tradition to you on television and online,” in keeping with the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade web site.

“In order to avoid gathering large crowds of spectators along our traditional 2.5-mile route in New York City, we have shortened the route to focus solely on the last section of our annual march,” the parade website continued. “On Thanksgiving Day, we will showcase our annual celebration’s signature balloons, floats, performances and herald the arrival of Santa Claus, in front of Macy’s famed flagship store on 34th Street for our national television special on NBC.”

The lineup nonetheless consists of balloons, floats, and stay performances

Despite the change in logistics, the lineup is seemingly the identical as earlier years. The gigantic, outsized balloons will probably be featured which embody Red Titan from Ryan’s World, The Boss Baby, Paw Patrol, signature Macy’s Stars and extra.

Balloonicles can even be built-in into the parade this yr. Featured “balloons on wheels” embody Baby Dinos and Go Bowling. Also, 26 floats will probably be showcased within the 2020 parade. Catch the Big Turkey Spectacular, Christmas in Town Square, plus Cruising Cupcakes and extra.

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Clowns and road performers can even be available. A slew of performers will pepper the panorama just like the Nutty Cracker Ballet Clowns and Funny Flurry Clowns. Heritage of Pride, The Big Apple Circus, and The West Point Band be part of six different teams who will carry out.

Gear up for performances from Jordin Sparks, Dolly Parton, and extra

Iconic actor/singer Dolly Parton not too long ago made information for donating $1 million to assist discover a vaccine for COVID-19. She joins 14 different performers for the Thanksgiving Day parade. Parton will journey on the Home Sweet Home from Cracker Barrel Old Country Store float.

Singer Jordin Sparks not too long ago dished with Showbiz Cheat Sheet about her upcoming efficiency. “I actually, to be completely honest with you, I was very surprised when they reached out,” she admitted in a current interview. “And when I found out that I was going to be able to perform, I thought it was going to be one of the events that was going to be canceled this year.”

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“I’m actually really excited to be a part of it because it’s such a long-standing tradition,” she added. “I don’t know how it’s going to be done until I actually get there. But I know for myself as a performer, I’ll be on a float. I’m on a little platform. There’s nobody around me. So I’m able to safely socially distance.”

Sparks will probably be using on a Kalahari float. “I just I’m so excited,” she stated. “And additionally on a private observe, I’m releasing a Christmas album the following day known as Cider & Hennessy.”

Watch Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade stay from 34th road solely solely NBC from 9am till midday in all time zones.

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