CBS presents the 95th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade live from New York City

Associated Press

Macy 217;s Thanksgiving parade returns, with all the trimmings

Crimped by the coronavirus pandemic last year, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade returned Thursday in full, though with precautions. Balloons, floats, marching bands, clowns and performers — and, of course, Santa Claus — once again wended though 2 1/2 miles (4 kilometers) of Manhattan streets, instead of being confined to one block or sometimes pre-taped last year. High school and college marching bands from around the country were invited back to the lineup; most of last year’s performers were locally based to cut down on travel.