Macy’s thanksgiving day parade will be television-only for first time in its history

There are few things as synonymous with Turkey Day as the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. But this year, the beloved New York City event will be television-only for the first time in its 94-year history, Macy’s announced on Monday. Marchers will not be making their way down the traditional 2.5-mile parade route this year. The change is an effort to “avoid gathering millions of spectators in person,” a company spokesperson told CBS News. Instead, the parade’s elements will be staged in and around the Herald Square area of Manhattan — the location of the iconic Macy’s store, which is the traditional endpoint of the event. The massive helium character balloons, show-stopping floats, and even Santa Claus will all still be in the show. Read more at CBS News.

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