What's different about the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade?
The iconic Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will return this year with some changes. You can watch the parade on Thursday at 9 a.m. on WRAL.
Thanksgiving will be a lot different this year because of Cove in 19, but one thing you can count on is millions of Americans will tune in to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade on. NBC will still be doing a live parade on Thanksgiving Day, but it's gonna be shortened, and it's gonna be something that's only for the viewers at home. That means no crowds lining the streets of Manhattan as marching bands, floats and balloons make their way to Herald Square and said performances will take place on Lee on television. Near Macy's iconic flagship store, utilizing every precaution to stop the virus is spread. Safety is our number one priority. That means the number of people involved has been cut by 75%. There will be mass and social distancing, and those trademark Macy's helium balloons will be tethered to vehicles this year instead of being walked by dozens of balloon handlers. But for viewers, it will still be the parade they've seen for decades that viewers can expect to see a lot of the same stuff that they know in love, that the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade brings every single year and there will still be big stars like Dolly Parton, Bebe Rexha and Jordan Sparks. 18 big helium balloons in 35 floats, including one presented by a big producer of Thanksgiving turkeys. Jenny. Oh, and the crazy thing is, there has never been a turkey company in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. Lots of clowns, my favorites and much to my own personal terror. There will still be clowns way, way too many clowns. E can't deal with no bases. Thanksgiving Day Parade would be complete without a special visitor from the North Pole, a symbol of hope in a year that truly needs it. Chris Pallone, NBC News, New York