Broadway is back! Well, sort of.
Macy's and the City of NY announced Friday that they would be reimagining the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade this year. The 2020 event will look different than in years past due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Here's everything you need to know about this month's made-for-TV presentation, airing from 9 a.m.to 12 p.m.in all time zones November 26 on NBC.
A clown entertains the crowd during 2015's Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Instead of the typical 2.5-mile parade route through the streets of New York City, the festivities will be filmed exclusively in and around Midtown Manhattan's Herald Square.
Macy's is reducing the overall number of participants by 75 percent and splitting the remaining participants over a two-day period. Additionally, all participants must be at least 18 years old, and "general participants" have been limited to people residing in the NY tri-state area. Those participating in the parade will receive face masks with vibrant smiles on them, in colors ranging from red to blue to green to pink to yellow.
The annual giant balloon Inflation Celebration that traditionally draws crowds to the Upper West Side on Thanksgiving eve will not take place. The parade will end in front of Macy's famed flagship store on 34th Street in New York City.
As tradition holds, Santa Clause will appear as the parade's finale.
Previously selected regional High School and College Marching Bands performances will be deferred to next year's parade, with only locally based professional marching and musical ensembles joining in.
"New York City is always proud to join Macy's to ring in the holiday season with New Yorkers and viewers around the world", said New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio in a press release.
The Macy's Thanksgiving Parade is known for its floats and balloons more than anything else, and here's part of the lineup for 2020.
You can check out the height and width for each of these balloons and floats, along with the other balloons in the parade on Macy's website.