NYC Returns Roaring With Spectacular Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

The old normal! Macy’s NYC’s Thanksgiving Day Parade Starts WITHOUT COVID Rules: 6,500 Performers And Bouncers Are Watched By Spectators Who Don’t Need To Show Vaccine Proof, Wear Masks, Or Social Distancing

  • New York City’s Thanksgiving Day parade returned with a bang this year after COVID scaled it back last year
  • This year’s 95th annual parade features 15 giant character balloons, 28 floats, 36 new and historic inflatables, over 800 clowns,
  • Ten brass bands and nine performing bands will grace the streets and the ever-popular Santa Claus will make his annual appearance in NYC

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The Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade returned to its pre-pandemic glory Thursday morning with a full parade of spectators in the streets.

This year’s 95th annual parade includes 15 giant character balloons, 28 floats, 36 new and historic inflatables, over 800 clowns, 10 marching bands and nine performance groups and the ever-popular Santa Claus. In total, about 6,500 artists can be seen in the celebration this year.

“For our 95th celebration, Macy’s has created an unforgettable spectacle with a dazzling array of high-flying balloons, animated floats and incredible performers,” said Will Coss, the parade’s executive producer, in a statement.

This year’s upcoming parade comes after the downsizing from last year’s that saw thousands of participants cut out, restricted the route to one block and, of course, requested spectators to watch the anticipated holiday tradition solely on their television screens.

The 95th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Parade Started Thursday Morning

The 95th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Started Thursday Morning

Snoopy, in his Nasa attire, was one of the first of 15 giant character balloons to make their way through the Big Apple

Snoopy, in his Nasa attire, was one of the first of 15 giant character balloons to make their way through the Big Apple

Snoopy, in his Nasa attire, was one of the first of 15 giant character balloons to make their way through the Big Apple

The parade was open to all spectators after a scaled-down version last year due to the pandemic

The parade was open to all spectators after a scaled-down version last year due to the pandemic

The parade was open to all spectators after a scaled-down version last year due to the pandemic

Some came fully dressed like a turkey to celebrate the parades, triumphant return to form

Some came fully dressed like a turkey to celebrate the parades, triumphant return to form

Some came fully dressed like a turkey to celebrate the parades, triumphant return to form

The parade started at 9:00 AM and continues until 12:00 PM

The parade started at 9:00 AM and continues until 12:00 PM

The parade started at 9:00 AM and continues until 12:00 PM

The parade consists of 10 brass bands among the many acts of the day

The parade consists of 10 brass bands among the many acts of the day

The parade consists of 10 brass bands among the many acts of the day

The parade also features 28 floats.  The Jolly Green Giant float was one of the first to hit the streets

The parade also features 28 floats.  The Jolly Green Giant float was one of the first to hit the streets

The parade also features 28 floats. The Jolly Green Giant float was one of the first to hit the streets

New balloon giants joining the lineup include Ada Twist, Scientist; the little hero from ‘The Mandalorian’ and the Pokémon characters Pikachu and Eevee on a sled.

There will also be new floats led by the cast of ‘Girls5eva’ – Sara Bareilles, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Paula Pell and Busy Philipps – Nelly and Jordan Fisher, while Jon Batiste on an alligator themed float controls the music, food and food. of Louisiana. culture.

Other celebrities in attendance include Carrie Underwood, Jimmie Allen, Kelly Rowland, Rob Thomas, Kristin Chenoweth, Darren Criss, Foreigner, Andy Grammer, Mickey Guyton, Chris Lane, Miss America Camille Schrier, Muppets from ‘Sesame Street’ and the three past and current hosts of ‘Blue’s Clues’ – Steve Burns, Donovan Patton and Josh De la Cruz.

The Tom Turkey float kicked off the Big Apple celebration on Thursday morning, with 27 floats to follow

The Tom Turkey float kicked off the Big Apple celebration on Thursday morning, with 27 floats to follow

The Tom Turkey float kicked off the Big Apple celebration on Thursday morning, with 27 floats to follow

Red Titan, from Ryan's World, soars over New York City with an entourage of superheroes leading its way

Red Titan, from Ryan's World, soars over New York City with an entourage of superheroes leading its way

Red Titan, from Ryan’s World, soars over New York City with an entourage of superheroes leading its way

Ada Twist, the little scientist, was one of the newest characters to join the parade

Ada Twist, the little scientist, was one of the newest characters to join the parade

Ada Twist, the little scientist, was one of the newest characters to join the parade

Outgoing New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio appeared at the start of the parade for a holiday Pikachu balloon

Outgoing New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio appeared at the start of the parade for a holiday Pikachu balloon

Outgoing New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio appeared at the start of the parade for a holiday Pikachu balloon

Kids watched the parade from nearby buildings and stared at the giant balloons passing by

Kids watched the parade from nearby buildings and stared at the giant balloons passing by

Kids watched the parade from nearby buildings and stared at the giant balloons passing by

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