Book it for NYC: Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is back

After celebrating the holiday season a little differently last year, some of the best traditions are resuming to in-person, including the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the show was canceled last year and replaced by a one-hour made-for-television special filmed in front of the Macy’s store on 34th Street. Now in its 95th year, the world’s largest parade in New York City is once again welcoming visitors.

“We are thrilled to welcome back in its full form the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, a world-renowned celebration that ushers in the magic of being in New York City during the holiday season,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said in a press release.

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“We applaud Macy’s work to creatively continue this beloved tradition last year and look forward to welcoming back Parade watchers to experience it safely, live and in person this November.”

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Beginning at 9 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day, the parade can be seen on TV via NBC or from the streets of New York City for an extraordinary in-person experience. Attendees will get an up-close view of the parade’s signature balloons, marching bands, performers, floats and celebrities, including the jolly man himself — Santa Claus.

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