Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Back To Pre-Pandemic Shape

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By Associated Press
November 2, 2021

The 95th yearly parade volition upwind done the streets of Manhattan again aft the way was shortened and scaled down successful 2020 owed to the pandemic.

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade volition instrumentality to its pre-pandemic signifier this year, with its way restored done Manhattan, high-flying helium balloons erstwhile again pulled by handlers and crowds welcomed backmost to cheer them on.

This year's parade — the 95th yearly — volition drawback backmost to signifier aft bowing to pandemic restrictions past year. It volition diagnostic 15 elephantine quality balloons, 28 floats, 36 novelty and practice inflatables, much than 800 clowns, 10 marching bands and 9 show groups and, of course, Santa Claus.

Last year, the accustomed 2 1/2-mile way done crowded Manhattan was scrapped successful favour of concentrating events to a one-block agelong of 34th Street successful beforehand of the retailer’s flagship Manhattan store. Many performances were pre-taped and astir of the parade’s performers were locally based to chopped down connected travel. The balloons were tethered to specialized vehicles alternatively of being controlled by handlers.

Visitors this twelvemonth volition erstwhile again beryllium allowed to spot the balloons inflated the time earlier the parade arsenic agelong arsenic they amusement impervious of vaccination. Children nether the property of 12 whitethorn beryllium accompanied by a vaccinated adult.

Additional reporting by The Associated Press.