The new Boss baby balloon that will be on display at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday due to COVID-19, the 2020 edition of the parade will mostly only be broadcast on the airEugene Gologursky | Getty Images

Like many traditions in 2020 – including Thanksgiving itself – the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade won’t be as normal

The parade, which normally draws large crowds to New York City, will mostly be broadcast only this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic

The 94 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will lose its usual 2.5-mile route to avoid large crowds.Instead of having 80 to 100 handlers, some balloons will be fitted with “specially mounted anchor tape made from five specialty vehicles,” say Macy’s and NBC

The event is also limited to 88% of normal attendance, and those people will be spread over three days (although the parade will still be broadcast as an event)

In addition to changing the usual parade route, the number of participants, the balloonists and the timing over three days, the parade made the following changes:

The parade will nod to shows that had to close due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with appearances from Broadway’s “Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of Temptation”, “Hamilton”, “Mean” Girls ” and “Jagged Little Pill” “

There will also be appearances by Radio City Rockettes, Jimmy Fallon and The Roots, Patti LaBelle, Dolly Parton and Leslie Odom Jr give, Bebe Rexha, Jordin Sparks, Sebastián Yatra, Brett Young, Pentatonix, the Cast and Muppets of Sesame Street, CNCO, Sofia Carson, Lauren Alaina, Ally Brooke, Tori Kelly and Karol G

Returning balloons: Astronaut Snoopy, the Sinclair Oil Dino, Elf on the shelf, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid”, the Pillsbury Doughboy, Ronald McDonald, Chase from “Paw Patrol”, SpongeBob SquarePants, Smokey the Bear, Go Bowling balloon vehicles , Hugg, Björn, Jojo and Fleck from “The Christmas Chronicles: Part Two” on Netflix, Love Flies Up to the Sky by Yayoi Kusama, The Nutcracker and “Trolls”

Another returning balloon, Pikachu, is reportedly arriving with a team of Pikachu dancers, possibly to make an announcement or tease an upcoming project

New floats this year include the Big Turkey Spectacular from the turkey brand Jennie-O with Bebe Rexha, Olays Her Future is STEM-Sational, Lifetime’s “Christmas in Town Square” with Tori Kelly and Warner Bros. Pictures float for “Tom & Jerry’s Tourist Trap” ”

The parade will be broadcast from 9 a.m. to noon in all time zones on Thursday, Nov. 26, with an encore presentation of 2 to 5 p broadcast

For the first time, NBC will provide a live audio description of the parade through a secondary audio program (SAP) along with an audio commentary

Macy’s will have a stream on its website from 9am ET. You can also go to YouTubecom / verizon or twittercom / verizon to catch the parade from 9am ET

“Today” will host Hoda Kotb, Savannah Guthrie and Al Roker for NBC Adamari Lopez, Rodner Figueroa, Jessica Carrillo and Nastassja Bolivar will host for Telemundo Mario Lopez hosts the Verizon stream

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