For some reason I either assumed or heard wrong information that the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade was canceled. However, the 94th Macy’s Day Thanksgiving Day Parade is indeed still on. This marvelous parade has marched the streets of New York atThanksgiving since 1924. There are some traditions that would just be devastating if they were canceled! I couldn’t be more thrilled that Macy’s understood the importance of this tradition and took measures to make it possible.
2020 MACY’S THANKSGIVING PARADE
There are a few changes to this year’s event in order to keep things safe for participants and viewers. The parade will air nationwide as a television-only event with no live audience on NBC and Telemundo on Thursday November 26, 2020 from 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM.
I can’t wait to see all the efforts put into play. A lot of creative thinking and careful planning has been put into making this event a success. This year spectacle will be on a smaller scale, the number of participants will be reduced 75 percent. All the performers involved will follow social distancing and must wear appropriate masks or face coverings. The iconic balloons will be pulled along by specially-designed vehicles. As an alternative to the high school marching bands traveling to NYC from across the country, the parade will feature local marching bands and performers.
Check out the many different giant balloons to float by on the big screen! The Macy’s website give interesting facts about the different characters set to take sail. Both classic and new characters will be featured this year; such as Snoopy and the Macy’s Stars or Diary of Wimpy Kid and Pikachu just to name a few.
I’m equally as excited about the floats. The designs looks intricate and gorgeous. If you want a little sneak peek check out the website.
Here’s a look at the amazing artists set to perform…
Boardway & Theatrical Performances:
- “Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations”
- “Jagged Little Pill”
- “Mean Girls”
- Radio City Rockettes
- All-female samba drumline Fogo Azul NYC along with Pulitzer Prize winning playwright and Mermaid Queen Lynn Nottage and Dick Zigun representing the Coney Island USA Mermaid Parade
- Danza Fiesta representing the National Puerto Rican Day Parade
- The Lesbian & Gay Big Apple Corps Band representing the NYC Pride March
- The Sugarplum Fairy from George Balanchine’s “The Nutcracker” representing the New York City Ballet
- The FDNY Emerald Society Pipes and Drums representing the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade
- A special performance titled CaribeFuturism featuring a collective of acts including partners Pan in Motion, Batingua Arts, Sesame Flyers, and Kaisokah Moko Jumbies with Carnival Queen Kay Mason representing the West Indian American Day Carnival Association
- The Big Apple Circus
- The NYPD Police Band
- The West Point Marching Band
- Zeta Phi Beta
Stars and Musical Performances:
- Lauren Alaina
- Jimmie Allen and Noah Cyrus
- Ally Brooke
- Sofia Carson
- Jimmy Fallon and The Roots
- Karol G
- Tori Kelly
- Patti LaBelle
- Ella Mai
- Miss America 2020 Camille Schrier
- The cast and Muppets of Sesame Street
- Leslie Odom Jr.
- Keke Palmer
- Dolly Parton
- Bebe Rexha
- Jordin Sparks
- Sebastián Yatra
- Brett Young
- Santa Claus
HOW TO WATCH
There are multiple options to watch the upcoming parade! On the web, tune into NBC.com with your cable provider to catch all of the action. For streaming options, tune into Verizon’s Youtube channel, NBC’s Parade partner this year, to watch a livestream of the fun-filled event. On social media, get play-by-play action on Verizon’s Twitter page.
Date: Thursday November 26, 2020
Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM