But this year, authorities in New York City have not been able to allow millions of people to gather on the Manhattan parade route. Instead, the parade will be held in a small area near Macy’s in Herald Square and is limited to participants.
In the meantime, let’s take a look at five historical facts about the paradigm that can be reversed, and in pictures and videos (above) from previous parades:
It was the initial Christmas parade
The original store is located about 20 blocks south of Sixth Avenue, close to 14th Street. The continued expansion has given Macy what he calls “the world’s largest store”, a city of more than 1 million square feet of retail space.
In celebration, staff organized a Christmas parade in 1924 featuring “scrolls, bands, animals from the zoo and 10,000 people watching”, according to Macy’s Historic Site. It really started up at 145th Street. The parade concluded with Santa Claus and the opening of the store’s Christmas window. Three years later, the Christmas parade was renamed the Thanksgiving Day Parade.
2. The parade was broadcast on the radio for the first time
You must have used your imagination when the first broadcast of the parade took place in 1932; They are on the radio. The parade was first televised in New York City in 1946 and then held nationwide on NBC in the summer.
3. Balloons have been around since the beginning
The tradition does not last long. The balloons were initially allowed to float, and those who found them received a gift certificate from Macy’s.
4. The route has changed over time
For years, the Midtown line of parades descended on Broadway, the backbone of Manhattan. But in 2009, the route was moved to Route 7 due to pedestrian traffic along Broadway. It was converted to Sixth Avenue in 2011. Because parades are a tourist attraction, this does not go well with some.
For 2019, the route starts at 77th Street and Central Park West, where it turns left at 59th Street. It continues through Park Central until it reaches Sixth Avenue. From there, it will head down to 34th Street, where it hangs right and ends at the flagship store.
And because of this epidemic, 2020 will see the shortest television line near the flagship store.
5. The parade saw other obstacles
In 1957, it was a rainy day for people near Popeye Balloon: The costumes of the characters filled with water and the mourners marched. The same thing happened in 1962 with Donald Duck hat.
Once, Superman lost his arm to a branch.
CNN’s Forrest Brown contributed 2020 information to this article.