The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2021 Lineup Is Here!
This iconic Thanksgiving tradition kicks off the holidays each year, and it's slated to return to the streets of NYC this year with lots of new balloons and entertainment!
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How are officials keeping parade spectators safe this year?
To once again safely produce the annual Thanksgiving celebration, Macy’s partnered closely with the City and State of New York to create an event production plan that would ensure health and safety practices are aligned with current CDC guidelines, as well as local and state government protocols.
The health and well-being of participants and spectators continues to be their No. 1 priority, Macy's said in a press release.
Following the most up-to-date health guidelines, the city will manage public viewing locations and safety procedures along designated portions of the route. Details on the exact public viewing locations including viewing maps, entry guidelines, and restrictions are on the website. Spectators are encouraged to check macys.com/parade in advance of their travel to the parade route.
For its participants and staff, Macy’s will put in place several health and safety procedures across all areas of the production, including:
All volunteer participants and staff will be vaccinated. A few exceptions may be made at the discretion of Macy’s and its medical consultant, in which case a COVID-19 test will be administered.
Participants and staff, regardless of vaccination status, will wear face coverings and additional protective equipment. As appropriate, exceptions may include singers, dancers, and musicians who are performing.
Macy’s will reduce the overall number of parade participants.
Social distancing practices will be in place at all interior/exterior parade operations.
“Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has been a New York City institution for more than nine decades, growing to become an icon of American pop culture as it annually marks the official start of the holiday season,” said Will Coss, executive producer of the parade. “For our 95th celebration, we are delighted to return this cherished holiday tradition closer to its original form as we march down the streets of New York City and into the homes of a nationwide audience.”
Main photo by Kent Mille
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