Macy’s Parade Will Be Live and In-Person Again; Public Inflation May or May Not Happen

Thanksgiving Day Parade, 2019, from the Beresford.

Macy’s has announced that the Thanksgiving Day Parade will once again be a live event, with balloons parading through the city to the midtown store.

“We are thrilled to welcome back in its full form the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade,” Mayor de Blasio said.

The city hasn’t yet said where public viewing will be allowed, and the overall staff at the parade is likely to be cut by 10% to 20% (normally 8,000 people are involved). Participants in the parade will have to be vaccinated and masked.

As for the inflation event, which normally takes place on Wednesday night ahead of Thursday’s parade, that’s still up in the air. The city expects to announce more details in November.

“Details on the exact public viewing locations including viewing maps, entry guidelines and restrictions will be announced in November. Spectators are encouraged to check in advance of their travel to the Parade route.”

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    1. carl g silverman says:

      WSR, Santa will float again! our Miracle on 34 Street…Carl Silverman

    2. Steve in Manhattan says:

      Up in the air? That would be the news helicopters that turn around over our building to provide coverage of the inflation. Can never sleep in on Thanksgiving.

      • Notacrumudgeon says:

        Hey Steve, you are welcome to switch apartments with me by Columbia to sleep in. I would be thrilled to overlook the inflation and the parade route. Helicopters and all. This is another event that makes New York so special.

    3. DogMom says:

      As for the inflation event, that’s still up in the air.

    4. Steven says:

      Oh, public inflation is definitely happening. Have you seen the price of meat lately? [rimshot] I’ll be here all week.