Floats were spotted on New York’s 34th Street as preparations for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade were underway, video posted to Instagram on November 24 shows.
The event – complete with its trademark balloons, floats, and live performances – will go on for the 94th consecutive year with some adjustments made necessary by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“In order to avoid gathering large crowds, the annual production will forgo marching down the traditional 2.5-mile route in Manhattan. Instead it will be reimagined over the course of several days as a television-only event leading up to the live Thanksgiving Day broadcast that will feature the breadth of Macy’s signature elements,” the department store chain said in a statement on their website.
Reports said some of the elements of the broadcast, including some performances, will be pre-taped. Credit: @lovejones__6 via Storyful