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    Getty 93rd Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 28, 2019 in New York City. It will take more than a global pandemic to stop the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. It airs live Thursday, November 26 from 9 a.m to noon in all timezones on NBC. If you don’t have cable, here’s how you can watch a free live stream of the 2020 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade online:Heavy may earn an affiliate commission if you sign up via a link on this pageFuboTVYou can watch a live stream of NBC (live in most markets) and 100-plus other TV channels on FuboTV, which you can use for free with a seven-day trial right here: FuboTV Free Trial Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch the 2020 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade live on the FuboTV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Samsung Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad, or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the FuboTV website....
    Even a pandemic can’t stop the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The parade will not be joining the long list of canceled or now-digital events of 2020, opting instead to float on without any in-person spectators. The parade marks 94 years of celebration today, nearing closer and closer to a century of the Thanksgiving tradition. For the first time in the parade’s history, Verizon will offer a second screen experience via a virtual portal. If you’ve ever wanted to experience the parade in-person, believe it or not, 2020 is your year! From the comfort of your own cell phone, you’ll be transported to the center of activity in Herald Square with 360-degree views of the floats and performers. Along with the portal and the lack of in-person viewers, the parade will not march the traditional 2.5-mile route around Manhattan. It’ll wrap around Herald Square over the course of several days, in an effort to discourage large crowds from gathering. That all said, you can broadcast the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade safely and easily from home, with the new portal offering...
    THERE'S a twist to today's Macy's Thanksgiving parade - which kicks off the holiday season from 34th Street. The 94th edition of the iconic event has teen “reinvented” to keep spectators in New York City safely at home and families nationwide glued to their TVs, say organisers. 6The Macy’s parade has been a traditional holiday season kick-off for more than 90 yearsCredit: AP:Associated Press What time is Macy's Thanksgiving parade today? The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade can be watched from the comfort of your own home from 9am today, November 26. The event has been a traditional holiday season kick-off for more than 90 years. Spectators often line up a half-dozen deep along the route to cheer about 8,000 marchers, two dozen floats, entertainers and marching bands. But, with the coronavirus rampaging through the US, organisers have erred on the side of caution so the only way to view the celebration is on television. The traditional 2.5-mile Parade route will not be used this year. The parade’s elements will focus solely around the Herald Square area of Midtown Manhattan. All...
    NEW YORK CITY (WABC) -- The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will go on this year amid the coronavirus pandemic, but it will be very different than normal.Here with all the changes to the annual holiday celebration are Eyewitness News cub reporters Isabelle and Jack.Balloons? Check. Floats? Also check. Only fewer of each ... and celebrities!Instead of 90 people holding down each giant balloon, Macy's will use heavy utility cars and only a few people.THANKSGIVING RECIPES: From turkey to pumpkin pie by the Eyewitness News chefsEMBED More News Videos Heather O'Rourke creates 'Gobble the Gobbler' fun party snack for your next holiday gathering! New balloons include the "Boss Baby" and "Red Titan."Isabelle: "I heard in earlier years that you had horses pulling floats. Are there any other traditions that are obsolete?"" You know we used to have animals from the Central Park zoo in cages - Lions and Tigers but then we thought that might not be a very good idea because it scared people," said Susan Tercero, VP and Executive Producer of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.Jack: "Are you bummed?...
    NBC THE NATIONAL DOG SHOW -- 2020 -- Pictured: Norwich Terrier There are actually quite a few things to watch on Turkey Day if football doesn’t trip your trigger. So here is a list of alternative TV programs, specials and marathons for Thanksgiving Day 2020. All times Eastern. Special Events Macy’s Prepares For A Thanksgiving Parade Unlike Any Other | TODAYDespite the worsening pandemic, Macy’s will carry on with its traditional Thanksgiving Day parade this year, but in a television-only format with no parade route and no in-person attendees. NBC’s Joe Fryer reports for TODAY. » Subscribe to TODAY: http://on.today.com/SubscribeToTODAY » Watch the latest from TODAY: http://bit.ly/LatestTODAY About: TODAY brings you the latest headlines and…2020-11-20T18:00:01Z As always, there is the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. It is broadcast-only this year, no spectators allowed, but it should still be a lot of fun for viewers at home. It airs live from 9 a.m. to noon across all time zones on NBC. The Spanish-language broadcast airs at the same time on Telemundo. There will be a rebroadcast from 2 p.m....
    Jawan M. Jackson recently got to do something hes been yearning to do for months — sing and dance again with his Broadway cast. Jackson is one of the stars of “Ain’t Too Proud — The Life and Times of The Temptations” and he reunited with castmates for the first time since theaters shuttered to prepare for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday. “I was most happy with just seeing all my old friends I haven’t seen in months, some who flew in specifically for the show to do this,” he said. “It was different, but it was still great to do.” The pandemic, which shut down theaters in March, may have upended most traditions this holiday season, but the annual New York City parade will march on with balloons, dancers, floats, Broadway shows and Santa — albeit heavily edited for safety. “Traditions like this are comforting and they’re uplifting,” said Susan Tercero, executive producer of the parade. “New York has always been a tough city. It bounces back. It takes its blows and then it continues on. And...
    The show must go on.  This year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City will take place but not as we know it. The characteristic crowds of people who line the streets to catch a glimpse of the parade will be missing because of the coronavirus pandemic, organizers said in a statement on Wednesday.  Spectators of the annual event will have to view the parade on television.  NBC’s Savannah Guthrie, Hoda Kotb and Al Roker will host Thursday’s event, which is scheduled for broadcast from 9 a.m. until noon in all time zones across the United States.  Macy’s also plans to restrict the parade to its storefront on 34th Street in New York City, cutting out its signature 4-kilometer route. Also, this year, high school and college marching bands will be absent.  In partnership with the city, Macy’s promised to deliver a safe 94th Thanksgiving Day Parade. This included figuring out which roads to block to prevent people from entering the parade area.  Program lineups involving musical performances, balloons, floats and an appearance by Santa Claus will not change.  This year, late night...
    Getty 93rd Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 28, 2019 in New York City. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is still on for 2020, though it is going to look a little bit different this year. But here’s what you need to know about the time, channel, hosts, performers, and more. Macy’s Prepares For A Thanksgiving Parade Unlike Any Other | TODAYDespite the worsening pandemic, Macy’s will carry on with its traditional Thanksgiving Day parade this year, but in a television-only format with no parade route and no in-person attendees. NBC’s Joe Fryer reports for TODAY. » Subscribe to TODAY: http://on.today.com/SubscribeToTODAY » Watch the latest from TODAY: http://bit.ly/LatestTODAY About: TODAY brings you the latest headlines and…2020-11-20T18:00:01Z 2020 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Date and Time: The parade airs live on Thursday, November 26 from 9 a.m. to noon across all time zones. 2020 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Channel: NBC is the official network for the parade. It has televised the parade since 1953. The parade is also airing live on...
    Getty 93rd Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 28, 2019 in New York City. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is still on for 2020, though it is going to look a little bit different this year. But here’s what you need to know about the time, channel, hosts, performers, and more. Macy’s Prepares For A Thanksgiving Parade Unlike Any Other | TODAYDespite the worsening pandemic, Macy’s will carry on with its traditional Thanksgiving Day parade this year, but in a television-only format with no parade route and no in-person attendees. NBC’s Joe Fryer reports for TODAY. » Subscribe to TODAY: http://on.today.com/SubscribeToTODAY » Watch the latest from TODAY: http://bit.ly/LatestTODAY About: TODAY brings you the latest headlines and…2020-11-20T18:00:01Z 2020 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Date and Time: The parade airs live on Thursday, November 26 from 9 a.m. to noon across all time zones. 2020 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Channel: NBC is the official network for the parade. It has televised the parade since 1953. The parade is also airing live on Telemundo. CBS will...
    Getty Parade participants guide a turkey float at the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade The 2020 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has put in some safety guidelines due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including that the parade will be broadcast-only this year. But for most people who can’t be there in person most years anyway, the parade is going to look exactly the same as it always does, ushering in the holiday season with beautiful balloons, floats, and performances from New York City. Here is the lineup of performers, guests, and special performances. The Celebrity Guests and Performers Macy’s Prepares For A Thanksgiving Parade Unlike Any Other | TODAYDespite the worsening pandemic, Macy’s will carry on with its traditional Thanksgiving Day parade this year, but in a television-only format with no parade route and no in-person attendees. NBC’s Joe Fryer reports for TODAY. » Subscribe to TODAY: http://on.today.com/SubscribeToTODAY » Watch the latest from TODAY: http://bit.ly/LatestTODAY About: TODAY brings you the latest headlines and…2020-11-20T18:00:01Z Jimmy Fallon and the Roots will open the festivities and, as always, Santa Claus will be...
    Getty There are two new balloons for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2020 The 2020 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade isn’t going to let the COVID-19 pandemic stop it from ushering in the holiday season, though it has canceled the in-person spectators for this year out of safety concerns. But the rest of the parade should look perfectly normal to viewers at home — complete with performances, special guests, and new floats and balloons for 2020. Here’s what viewers can expect from the new additions to the 94th annual Turkey Day tradition. The New Balloons Macy’s Prepares For A Thanksgiving Parade Unlike Any Other | TODAYDespite the worsening pandemic, Macy’s will carry on with its traditional Thanksgiving Day parade this year, but in a television-only format with no parade route and no in-person attendees. NBC’s Joe Fryer reports for TODAY. » Subscribe to TODAY: http://on.today.com/SubscribeToTODAY » Watch the latest from TODAY: http://bit.ly/LatestTODAY About: TODAY brings you the latest headlines and…2020-11-20T18:00:01Z There are two new balloons this year, the Red Titan by Sunlight Entertainment and pocket.watch, from popular YouTube...
    New York (AP) – Jawan M. Jackson recently had to do something he had wanted to do for months – sing and dance again with his Broadway cast. Jackson, one of the stars of “Very Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations”, reunited with actors for the first time since theaters closed to prepare for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade on Thursday. “I was so excited to see all of my old friends I hadn’t seen in months, some of them flew in especially for the show to do this,” he said. “It’s weird, but it’s still good to do.” The epidemic of closing theaters in March may have elevated most of the tradition this holiday season, but the annual New York City parade will be accompanied by balloons, dancers, floats, Broadway shows and Santa – albeit greatly modified for safety. “Traditions like this are comforting, they are advanced,” said Susan Tercero, executive producer of the parade. “New York has always been a tough city. It’s jumping back. It’s taking its steps and then continuing. I...
    By MARK KENNEDY, AP Entertainment Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Jawan M. Jackson recently got to do something he's been yearning to do for months — sing and dance again with his Broadway cast. Jackson is one of the stars of “Ain’t Too Proud — The Life and Times of The Temptations” and he reunited with castmates for the first time since theaters shuttered to prepare for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday. “I was most happy with just seeing all my old friends I haven’t seen in months, some who flew in specifically for the show to do this,” he said. “It was different, but it was still great to do.” The pandemic, which shut down theaters in March, may have upended most traditions this holiday season, but the annual New York City parade will march on with balloons, dancers, floats, Broadway shows and Santa — albeit heavily edited for safety. “Traditions like this are comforting and they’re uplifting,” said Susan Tercero, executive producer of the parade. “New York has always been a tough city. It bounces back....
    NEW YORK (AP) — Jawan M. Jackson recently got to do something he’s been yearning to do for months — sing and dance again with his Broadway cast. Jackson is one of the stars of “Ain’t Too Proud — The Life and Times of The Temptations” and he reunited with castmates for the first time since theaters shuttered to prepare for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday. “I was most happy with just seeing all my old friends I haven’t seen in months, some who flew in specifically for the show to do this,” he said. “It was different, but it was still great to do.” The pandemic, which shut down theaters in March, may have upended most traditions this holiday season, but the annual New York City parade will march on with balloons, dancers, floats, Broadway shows and Santa — albeit heavily edited for safety. “Traditions like this are comforting and they’re uplifting,” said Susan Tercero, executive producer of the parade. “New York has always been a tough city. It bounces back. It takes it’s blows and then...
    Getty 93rd Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 28, 2019 in New York City. Is Macy’s annual Thanksgiving Day parade canceled this year? No.  However, it will look a little different this year. While there will be no parade down Broadway, there will still be floats and giant balloons towed by trucks as opposed to handlers. Macy’s and NBC tell Variety that the overall number of participants has been reduced by 88%. Some performances will be taped while others will be live. The event will be broadcast on NBC from 9 a.m. ET – 12 p.m. ET. In an email to Newsday, Sgt. Edward Riley, a spokesman for NYPD, shared, “This year’s Macy Thanksgiving Day Parade is not open to spectators. The bulk of the program will be pretaped with no audience. Officers will be present in areas where filming will occur to prevent large groups from gathering.” The performances that will be live include the all-female samba drum line Danza Fiesta, representing the National Puerto Rican Day Parade. There will also be performances by Pan in...
    They’re not quitting this tradition cold turkey. The 94th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade may not have been canceled by the coronavirus, but there are some radical alterations to help adhere to social-distancing mandates for 2020. The biggest change: The bash will be tailored exclusively to television audiences. Despite the new format, organizers promise an equally grand spectacle. “Thanksgiving looks a lot different for a lot of people but one thing you can count on is that you’ll see balloons, you’ll see floats, you’ll see Santa,” Susan Tercero, the executive producer of the parade, told the Post. As a service to revelers, we’ve compiled a complete guide to how the ceremony is going down in the time of corona. When is this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade? This year’s parade will air on NBC on Nov. 26 from 9 a.m. to noon Eastern. How can I watch the Thanksgiving Day Parade and is it available to stream? In addition to the NBC broadcast, viewers can also catch a livestream of the celebration on YouTube.com/Verizon, on Verizon’s Twitter account and other...
    Getty The Green Eggs and Ham balloon floats low down the parade route during the 93rd Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 28, 2019 No, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is not canceled during the COVID-19 global pandemic — but it will look a little different this year. The reimagined celebration airs live Thursday, November 26 from 9 a.m. to noon in all timezones on NBC. If you don’t have cable, here’s how you can watch the 2020 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade online for free:Heavy may earn an affiliate commission if you sign up via a link on this pageYou can watch a live stream of NBC (live in most markets) and 100-plus other TV channels on FuboTV, which you can use for free with a seven-day trial right here: FuboTV Free Trial Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch the 2020 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade live on the FuboTV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Samsung...
    Getty The Green Eggs and Ham balloon floats low down the parade route during the 93rd Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 28, 2019 No, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is not canceled during the COVID-19 global pandemic — but it will look a little different this year. The reimagined celebration airs live Thursday, November 26 from 9 a.m. to noon in all timezones on NBC. If you don’t have cable, here’s how you can watch the 2020 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade online for free:Heavy may earn an affiliate commission if you sign up via a link on this pageFuboTVYou can watch a live stream of NBC (live in most markets) and 100-plus other TV channels on FuboTV, which you can use for free with a seven-day trial right here: FuboTV Free Trial Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch the 2020 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade live on the FuboTV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Samsung Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android...
    They’re not quitting this tradition cold turkey. The 94th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade may not have been canceled by the coronavirus, but there are some radical alterations to help adhere to social-distancing mandates for 2020. The biggest change: The bash will be tailored exclusively to television audiences. Despite the new format, organizers promise an equally grand spectacle. “Thanksgiving looks a lot different for a lot of people but one thing you can count on is that you’ll see balloons, you’ll see floats, you’ll see Santa,” Susan Tercero, the executive producer of the parade, told the Post. As a service to revelers, we’ve compiled a complete guide to how the ceremony is going down in the time of corona. When is this year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade? This year’s parade will air on NBC on Nov. 26 from 9 a.m. to noon Eastern. How can I watch the Thanksgiving Day Parade and is it available to stream? In addition to the NBC broadcast, viewers can also catch a livestream of the celebration on YouTube.com/Verizon, on Verizon’s Twitter account and other...
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    No snow, no rain, no wind or the Great Recession has canceled Macy’s Thanksgiving parade in its 96-year history. On Thursday it is ready to power through an epidemic. The other parades in New York City have fallen one by one because city and state officials have decided it is unsafe to continue with the St. Patrick’s Day parade, the Pride March and the Puerto Rican Day parade, and they are attracting such a large crowd. The West Indies American Day parade on Labor Day was forced to go virtual for similar reasons. But Thanksgiving is upon us, which means the holiday season is in full swing. Millions of people are expected to stay home and watch a TV show, although many consider the holiday a ritual. So the march route will be a block long, not two miles. Those high school bands from across the country will not be marching, and instead of about 2,000 balloon handlers to coordinate, there will only be about 130. But anyone who thinks this year’s parade is a layout, without a unique achievement...
    Organizers of New York City’s annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade who planned a scaled-back version of this year’s event due to the pandemic are limiting participation even further due to the sharp spike in COVID-19 case numbers across the Tri-State area. In a normal year, it takes between 8,000 and 10,000 people - from marching bands to float handlers to dancers - to stage the parade, which runs from West 77th Street and Central Park West to 34th Street and Broadway in Manhattan. But this year there will only be around 960 performers and staffers who will stage the parade. Earlier this month, organizers initially planned for 1,500 performers, but the recent uptick in COVID-19 cases prompted them to reconsider.  In normal times, an estimated hundreds of thousands of spectators would line the streets to catch a glimpse of the floats and balloons while many more would watch from the windows of the various hotels and apartment buildings along the way. Balloon handlers fight strong winds to prevent the large helium inflation of SpongeBob SquarePants from being carried away...
    NEW YORK CITY -- The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will go on this year amid the coronavirus pandemic, but it will be very different than normal.The Thanksgiving Day Parade is one of the biggest traditions nationwide, and the company had previously said the parade will be "re-imagined."The 94th edition of the iconic event will usher in the holiday season with a televised celebration featuring giant character balloons, animated floats, incredible street performances, musical acts, and the one-and-only Santa Claus -- but there will be no audience or media with millions watching safely at home."For nearly 100 years, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade has served as a milestone celebration that brings joy to millions of families nationwide and kicks off the holidays with unparalleled spectacle," said Susan Tercero, executive producer of Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. "Our safely reimagined broadcast will continue that cherished tradition, as viewers nationwide celebrate together bringing a much-needed sense of normalcy to our lives."SEE ALSO: Poll: 1 in 3 parents say family holiday gatherings worth the risk of catching, spreading COVID-19In order to produce the event safely...
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    The annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will be held in 2020, but in a changed capacity that will reflect the ongoing (and quickly spiking) COVID-19 pandemic. The better news is that for the 20th consecutive year, Pikachu is going to be there. And Pikachu is up to something. On Thursday, Nov. 26, the giant Pikachu balloon will once again float among the skyscrapers of Manhattan. That inflated Pokémon will be complemented by “a troupe of dancing Pikachu [that] will deliver an electrifying performance,” The Pokémon Company said in a news release Monday. Furthermore, The Pokémon Company said, “Pokémon fans will want to tune in to find out why they’re making a special appearance this year.” That’s either an exciting or ominous-sounding tease, but will likely be worth tuning in for. Will Pikachu announce first details on a Detective Pikachu sequel? Will Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Pikachu be added to Pokémon Go as a special costume? Will Pikachu release a noxious gas in New York City to hypnotize the city’s populace in an attempt to take over the world? Only The...
    The Schuyler Sisters certainly got to work in the greatest city in the world. The Broadway cast of Hamilton was seen pre-taping their Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade performance in New York City on Sunday afternoon. Several of the cast were seen in face masks and kept a safe social distance from one another for the number outside of the Richard Rodgers Theater on Broadway. Scroll down for video  Work! The Broadway cast of Hamilton was seen pre-taping their Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade performance in New York City on Sunday afternoon It remains unknown what songs they will be performing from the smash-hit soundtrack but as The Schuyler Sisters were seen in costume it definitely seems as if they will be  doing the song that is their namesake. The trio of actresses - including Krystal Joy Brown who plays Eliza and Aubin Wise who plays Peggy - were seen in their signature pastel-colored frocks as they played it up for the cameras. RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 2 Next Iman spoke 'five languages' when she was discovered...
    The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will still have a lineup of star-studded theatrical and musical performances, but there will be no crowds of onlookers this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.  Floats and performers will travel just one city block down 34th Street-- as opposed to their two-and-a-half-mile route starting at West 77th Street-- and the streets surrounding the site will be closed off, even during the planning stages, to prevent onlookers from congregating, according to reports by The New York Times.  YOU CAN STILL ENJOY THANKSGIVING-- JUST ADJUST YOUR PLANS FOR SAFETY, EXPERTS URGE In past years, uniformed handlers have flown the giant balloons throughout the parade, but this year, they will be driven by utility vehicles to limit the number of people involved in the production, which has already been pared down from between 8,000 and 10,000 people working on the route, to about 1,500 this year.  Pre-filmed Broadway productions of "Ain’t Too Proud - The Life and Times of The Temptations," "Hamilton," "Jagged Little Pill," and "Mean Girls," as well as the Radio City Rockettes will all be broadcast during the...
    Macy's Thanksgiving parade will look a little different this year. Atilgan Ozdil/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade — in its 94th year — will be even more TV-centric this year.  The actual parade will be limited to a one block stretch near Herald Square in Manhattan and closed to the public.  While there will still be balloons, they will be pulled by vehicles and not people. Performances, including those by Broadway stars, will be pre-recorded.  Visit Insider's homepage for more stories. This year's famed Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade won't be the miles-long extravaganza we're used to, but there will still be a celebration.  Some of New York City's biggest stars — the 60-foot helium filled cartoon characters who grace American TV screens while pies are burning — will be limited to a block-long journey this year. There won't be an in-person audience, The New York Times reported. The event, which is in its 94th year, will be aired on NBC and Telemundo. "We still wanted to deliver what people expect on a Thanksgiving morning," Susan...
    New York City's beloved annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade will look a little different this year where the helium balloons will float down just one city block without an audience and four Broadway musicals will perform pre-recorded numbers for the televised event.   Due to the coronavirus pandemic the parade, which usually draws 3.5million attendees along its traditional 2.5-mile route in Manhattan, will be converted into a television-only event that will be aired on NBC and Telemundo.  The 94th annual parade special will include Broadway performances by the casts of Hamilton, Mean Girls, Jagged Little Pill, Ain't Too Proud: The Life and the Times of the Temptations - all of which haven't hit the stage since March.  The event will see Broadway actors and dancers dust off their costumes and return to the stage for the first time in months and the numbers will be filmed within the next few weeks.  The show will also include celebrity appearances, performances by the Rockettes, and a vist from Santa Claus.  New York City's beloved annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade will look a...
    Macy’s famous Thanksgiving Day Parade will go on this year amid the coronavirus pandemic, but only in TV land, reports USAToday. This year’s event will also have less workers — from around 8,000 last year to less than 2,000 this year — and production will be staged in one area of New York City, not along the traditional 2.5-mile parade route. Some segments will be filmed on Wednesday and the remainder will be live. “For New Yorkers who typically see it live and in person, this change for them is that they are going to experience it the same way the rest of the country experiences it," Susan Tercero, executive producer of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, told the Asbury Park Press. "But I think for the rest of country, it’s not going to be too different. "They’re still going to 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 every single year. They’re still going to see those things. They might have some...
    Macy’s won’t be hosting Santa Claus this year due to the pandemic, disrupting a nearly 160 year tradition, numerous sources reported. More than a quarter of a million people visit Santa at the company’s flagship New York store every year. Due to the crowds the event attracts to the store’s Santaland packed with toys, Christmas trees, and elves, the company will instead offer a free online experience on its website to “safely bring the magic of Santa Claus to children of all ages this year,” a statement to the Associated Press said. ARLINGTON, : Children wait in line to meet with Santa Claus (2nd L) as three-month-old twins Jake (L) and Jessica (R in Santa’s arms) Dertke of Arlington, VA have their first photo taken, 22 December 2002, at a mall in Arlington, VA. (ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Images) Santa also won’t be at the Macy’s Chicago or San Francisco stores this year, which have similar Santalands. However, he will still appear at the end of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, according to the company. (RELATED: Official WH Christmas Ornament...
    Derek Chauvin, ex-officer in George Floyd case, gets 3rd-degree murder charge dismissed Arbys enters Mexico, and pandemic pushes new U.S. customers to try its sandwiches Do you know these lucrative Social Security secrets? Ad Microsoft Incredible Blanket Puts Humans In A Deep Sleep, Melting Stress Away Ad Microsoft The 23 Hottest Gadgets of 2020 Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/17 SLIDES © littleny/iStock It all started with Santa... On Thanksgiving day 1924, hundreds of Macy’s department store employees came together to celebrate one of America’s most treasured holidays: Christmas. Yes, the famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade officially began as the Macy’s Christmas Parade—and that’s not even close to being the most unusual change in the beloved procession’s 92-year history. Read on for the bizarre story of power-walking elephants, balloon bounty hunters, the poor souls who have to wash all 4,000...
    By JOSEPH PISANI, AP Retail Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Macy's said Santa Claus won't be greeting kids at its flagship New York store this year due to the coronavirus, interrupting a holiday tradition started nearly 160 years ago. More than a quarter of a million people come to see Santa at Macy’s in New York each year, the company said, making it hard to create a safe environment during a pandemic. Before taking a picture with the jolly old man, crowds walk in tight quarters through a maze-like Santaland that's filled with Christmas trees, running toy trains and elves in green costumes. Santa also won't be showing up at its Chicago and San Francisco stores, which have similar Santalands. But he will still appear at the end of the televised Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, the company said. With the coronavirus still raging, stores and malls are having to rework their typical holiday strategy, which had been to pack as many people through its doors as possible. Walmart, for example, is holding its Black Friday deals over four weeks, instead...
    The first firefighting robot in America is here -- and it has already helped fight a major fire in Los Angeles How to Tell If Chicken Is Bad Do you know these lucrative Social Security secrets? Ad Microsoft Incredible Blanket Puts Humans In A Deep Sleep, Melting Stress Away Ad Microsoft Full screen 1/10 SLIDES © a katz/Shutterstock Thanksgiving traditions Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade goes all the way back to its debut in 1924 when it began its original route kicking off at the intersection of 145th Street and Convent Avenue in New York City. In 2020, it's facing a challenge unprecedented in its 94 years, with the coronavirus pandemic making large crowds dangerous. In fact, it'll be vastly different this year; there'll be no audience and parade participants will be drastically reduced for a TV-only event. But it's faced some more pedestrian challenges through the years, too. When you're dealing with giant balloons, intricate...
    There are few things as synonymous with Turkey Day as the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. But this year, the beloved New York City event will be television-only for the first time in its 94-year history, Macy's announced on Monday.  Marchers will not be making their way down the traditional 2.5-mile parade route this year. The change is an effort to "avoid gathering millions of spectators in person," a company spokesperson told CBS News.  Instead, the parade's elements will be staged in and around the Herald Square area of Manhattan — the location of the iconic Macy's store, which is the traditional endpoint of the event. The massive helium character balloons, show-stopping floats and even Santa Claus will all still be in the show.  The #MacysParade will go on! We won't be marching, but we're reimagining it into a televised-only spectacle where all your fave balloons, floats & Santa Claus *safely* make their way to you. Tune in to @NBC 9AM Thanksgiving Day & check here for updates: https://t.co/1Bo9XZMmsM pic.twitter.com/n1XgeNdRKu— Macy's (@Macys) September 14, 2020 Portions of the nationwide NBC broadcast will...
    NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – It’s shaping up to be a different kind of holiday season, as yet another iconic New York City tradition is being scrapped because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will be dramatically scaled back. For almost 100 years now, the parade has marched through the heart of Midtown, right up to Macy’s. But this year, things will be different, CBS2’s Kevin Rincon reported. We’ve long associated the giant inflatable balloons with the Thanksgiving Day parade. People of all ages have come to the site to enjoy the tradition – but not this year. “My dad used to bring me to these parades. I used to always dream of holding the floats,” said Sam Williams. “I kind of think that’s sad, but then again, look at the times.” “I’ve worked the detail, but I’ve never actually gone to the parade. I would say it’s pointless to go. Just watch it on TV. That’s what I’ve always thought,” said James Mandela. “Who wants to be in those huge crowds? If I do watch it, I...
    NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 21: Onlookers watch and take photographs as Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade staff inflate balloons in Manhattan’s Upper West Side on November 21, 2012 in New York City. The 86th annual event is the second oldest Thanksgiving Day parade in the U.S. (Photo by Ramin Talaie/Getty Images) For the first time in its more than 90-year history, Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will be a “television only special presentation.”  The retail giant announced on Monday that the change in the traditional 2.5-mile parade route is an effort to “avoid gathering millions of spectators in person.” A majority of the show will be live but some segments will be prerecorded, as “part of our plan to socially distance our participants.” The parade will be taped over two days, with 75% fewer participants. Masks and social distancing will be enforced, bloomberg.com reports. Local bands will perform instead of regional high-school and college marching bands.  All parade participants will be 18 years of age or older. Read More: ‘Black Parade’ is Beyoncé’s new single and Black-owned business initiative Additionally,...
    New York (CNN Business)The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will go on, but it'll look very different than it has over its last 94 years.This year's parade will still have the giant balloons, colorful floats and, of course, Santa Claus, but it will "shift to a television-only special presentation," Macy's and New York City announced on Monday. The parade will still air across the country on NBC on Thanksgiving morning, but the pandemic forced Macy's to "reimagine" the event. It will forgo the traditional 2.5-mile route and reduce by 75% the number of parade participants, who will be socially distanced during performances and required to wear face coverings."It will not be the same parade we're used to," said New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday. "They are re-inventing the event for this moment in history."All parade participants will be at least 18 years old, with previously selected high school and college bands' performances deferred to the 2021 event and local professional marching and musical ensembles taking over this year.Read MoreMeanwhile, the 80 to 100 handlers that normally walk the...
    For the first time in nearly 100 years, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City will be a virtual event this November because of the coronavirus pandemic, organizers announced on Monday.  Typically one of the city’s biggest annual events, the downsized show will go on without the usual throngs of spectators. Instead, its signature features, from the enormous helium balloon characters to the dance performances, will be pretaped in Manhattan’s Herald Square over two days and broadcast on Thanksgiving morning, Nov. 26, as a “special presentation,” Macy’s M, +2.34%   said.  Sixty-foot balloons, the parade’s main attraction, were nearly its downfall last year, when dangerous winds threatened to rip the floating giants from the hands of volunteers. This year, each colossus will be rigged to a handful of approved vehicles, cutting out the need for the usual 80-100 handlers per balloon, the company said. “While it will certainly look different in execution, this year’s Macy’s Parade celebration will once again serve its historical purpose — to bring joy into the hearts of millions across the nation,” said Susan...
    A Macys Thanksgiving parade reimagined for the coronavirus pandemic will feature floats, performers and giant balloons along a one-block stretch of 34th Street in front of the retailers flagship Manhattan store, Macys officials announced Monday. The spectacle will be broadcast as usual from 9 a.m. to noon Eastern time on NBC and will include both live and recorded elements, Macys officials said. "Under the unique challenges of these unparalleled times, we felt it was important to continue this cherished holiday tradition that has been the opening act to the holiday season for generations of families,” Susan Tercero, executive producer of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, said in a prepared statement. She added, “While it will certainly look different in execution, this year’s Macy’s Parade celebration will once again serve its historical purpose — to bring joy into the hearts of millions across the nation.” Macys similarly remade its traditional July Fourth fireworks show this year, swapping the big one-night spectacle for a series of smaller fireworks displays. The 2 1/2-mile Thanksgiving parade route will be axed in favor of a...
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The coronavirus pandemic is transforming this year's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade into a television-only spectacle, New York City said on Monday, with the traditional giant character balloons pulled by vehicles rather than humans and absolutely no children allowed. Thousands of wide-eyed onlookers who typically line city streets around the traditional 2.5-mile parade route passing Macy's Herald Square store instead were advised to cheer the procession from their couches in front of their home television screen. "Under the unique challenges of these unparalleled times, we felt it was important to continue this cherished holiday tradition that has been the opening act to the holiday season for generations of families," Susan Tercero, the parade's executive producer, said in a statement. Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city had worked closely with Macy's to come up with a safe and creative plan to keep the parade - a more than 90-year tradition that typically kicks off the holiday gift buying season - on schedule in the city that was once the U.S. epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic. To pull...
    NEW YORK (AP) — A Macy’s Thanksgiving parade reimagined for the coronavirus pandemic will feature floats, performers and giant balloons along a one-block stretch of 34th Street in front of the retailer’s flagship Manhattan store, Macy’s officials announced Monday. The spectacle will be broadcast as usual from 9 a.m. to noon Eastern time on NBC and will include both live and recorded elements, Macy’s officials said. “Under the unique challenges of these unparalleled times, we felt it was important to continue this cherished holiday tradition that has been the opening act to the holiday season for generations of families,” Susan Tercero, executive producer of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, said in a prepared statement. She added, “While it will certainly look different in execution, this year’s Macy’s Parade celebration will once again serve its historical purpose — to bring joy into the hearts of millions across the nation.” Macy’s similarly remade its traditional July Fourth fireworks show this year, swapping the big one-night spectacle for a series of smaller fireworks displays. The 2 1/2-mile Thanksgiving parade route will be...
    NEW YORK – A Macy's Thanksgiving parade reimagined for the coronavirus pandemic will feature floats, performers and giant balloons along a one-block stretch of 34th Street in front of the retailer's flagship Manhattan store, Macy's officials announced Monday. The spectacle will be broadcast as usual from 9 a.m. to noon Eastern time on NBC and will include both live and recorded elements, Macy's officials said. "Under the unique challenges of these unparalleled times, we felt it was important to continue this cherished holiday tradition that has been the opening act to the holiday season for generations of families,” Susan Tercero, executive producer of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, said in a prepared statement. She added, “While it will certainly look different in execution, this year’s Macy’s Parade celebration will once again serve its historical purpose — to bring joy into the hearts of millions across the nation.” Macy's similarly remade its traditional July Fourth fireworks show this year, swapping the big one-night spectacle for a series of smaller fireworks displays. The 2 1/2-mile Thanksgiving parade route will be axed...
    On Monday, New York City mayor Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that although the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will not be canceled, it will not be held along the usual 2.5-mile parade route but instead just featured as a televised broadcast. De Blasio stated,“It will be a different kind of event. They’re reinventing the event for this moment in history, and you’ll be able to feel the spirit and the joy of that day on television, online. Not a live parade but something that will really give us that warmth and that great feeling we have on Thanksgiving Day.” He added, “New York City is always proud to join Macy’s to ring in the holiday season with New Yorkers and viewers around the world. We’ve worked closely with the Macy’s team on a safe and creative plan this year, and we look forward to keeping this tradition going on Thanksgiving Day.” Macy’s announced in a press release: For the first time in its more than 90-year history, the annual Macy’s Parade will be modified to safely bring the magic to...
    For the first time in 94 years, the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will be a virtual event rather than a crowded celebration filled with shivering New Yorkers. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Monday that the in-person parade would not be taking place this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. He said that the city will still partner with Macy's to put together a "different kind of event" that will air on television to keep the holiday tradition alive. "It will not be the same parade we're used to," de Blasio said during a press conference. "It will be a different kind of event. They are reinventing the event for this moment in history, and you will be able to feel the spirit and the joy of that day on television, online — not a live parade, but something that will really give us that warmth and that great feeling we have on Thanksgiving Day." De Blasio thanked Macy's and noted that the company already reenvisioned the Independence Day fireworks display to allow for social...
    (Reuters) - Macy's Inc's iconic Thanksgiving Day Parade will shift to a television-only special presentation, the company and the City of New York said on Monday. The department store chain said staging for the parade's elements would focus solely around the Herald Square area of Midtown Manhattan and would not use the traditional 2.5-mile parade route. (Reporting by Praveen Paramasivam in Bengaluru; Editing by Maju Samuel) Copyright 2020 Thomson Reuters.
    Officials announced Monday that the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade would be held in a virtual format due to COVID-19 concerns. Macy’s said that it will “reimagine” the nearly 100-year-old parade and will be broadcast similar to its virtual July Fourth fireworks display this past summer, according to NBC. “Following our successful, safe and innovative production of Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks, it is our intention to similarly reimagine Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade this November,” Macy’s said in a statement. (Related: FLASHBACK: PETA Tried To Run This Ad Protesting Thanksgiving. NBC Affiliates Refused) Add Asbury Park’s Zombie Walk to @Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade going virtual @NBCNewYork https://t.co/mfZiTcFLKL — Brian Thompson (@brian4NY) September 14, 2020 “(Macy’s) is reinventing the event for this moment in history. And you will be able to feel the spirit and the joy of that day on television, online — not a live parade, but something that will really give us that warmth and that great feeling we have on Thanksgiving Day,” the statement added, per NBC. New York City mayor Bill de Blasio said he...
    The iconic Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade will not be live this year because of coronavirus risks — instead, viewers will be able to "feel the spirit and joy of that day" on television and online, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Monday. "One of the most beloved events every year is the Thanksgiving Day Parade. I always want to express my appreciation to everyone at Macy's. They are extraordinarily civically-minded ... We saw what they did on July 4 with an amazing fireworks display," de Blasio said at a press conference. TRUMP SLAMS BILL DE BLASIO FOR TELLING NEW YORKERS TO ENJOY 'BEAUTIFUL' DAY IN NYC "They're gonna do the same thing again with the Thanksgiving Parade. It will not be the same parade we're used to. It will be a different kind of event. They're reinventing the event for this moment in history," he said. The parade is a tradition dating back to 1924 and will be modified "for the first time in its more than 90-year history" for television audiences, Macy's said in a statement. SpongeBob Square Pants...