New York Mayor Cancels Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Add another annual event to the list of things not happening in 2020.
The Mayor of New York announced today that he is cancelling the annual "Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade" in his city due to the coronavirus.
A number of reports out say that the parade will be virtual, but does that take away from the iconic parade on Thanksgiving morning?
The parade that rolls through New York City has been happening for over 90 years and has always been the symbol of the arrival of the holiday season.
Mayor Bill de Blasio says parade organizers are working hard so that viewers get the most out of what they have to offer to replace the actual parade.
We will learn more about the "replacement" of the parade in the weeks ahead.
On a side note, this hurts. I have always made the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade a ritual in my house on Thanksgiving Day. Before football, it's always been the parade to start the holiday, not now.
The arrival of Santa would always bring a sense of excitement to me, even as an adult.