Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2020 – Crowds STILL gather to watch scaled-back spectacle in NYC despite Covid spike

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THIS year’s Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade looked different from years past, but it didn’t stop spectators in New York City from catching a glimpse of the annual holiday magic.

Dozens of New Yorkers gathered to watch the 94th Thanksgiving celebration, which was watered down due to coronavirus restrictions, of majestic holiday floats and gigantic cartoon balloons.

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Dozens of New Yorkers gathered to watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade on Thursday[/caption]

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Although most wore masks, social distancing rules were ignored as the city struggles with a rise in Covid cases[/caption]

Although most were wearing masks, social distancing rules were ignored – something Dr Anthony Fauci has warned against as health experts expect post-holiday infections to worsen.

Viewers who live-tweeted during the event slammed Today co-hosts Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb for not wearing masks despite the numerous precautions taken at the annual event.

The 2020 event was held virtually this year and filmed over the course of three days in front of Macy’s Herald Square flagship store on 34th Street, according to Business Insider.

The event that usually features more than 8,000 participants was drastically scaled back this year and didn’t feature high school marching band performances.

Rather than the traditional 80 to 100 people holding balloons, a “specially rigged anchor tether framework of five specialty vehicles” were used to walk the balloons down the streets of the Big Apple.

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