Thanksgiving Day Parade is back after pandemic hiatus

Thanksgiving Day Parade is back after pandemic hiatus

The 95th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is returning to its pre-pandemic splendor Thursday after COVID-19 forced the celebration to go virtual last year. 

The famed celebration kicked off at 9 a.m. from Central Park West and 77th Street and will cover its traditional two-and-a-half mile trek south through Midtown.

Last year, the route was trimmed to a single block due to pandemic precautions, which also barred spectators from turning up to watch.

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Swarms of tourists and locals lined up early Thursday to ensure they have a good spot to watch the 28 floats and 15 oversized balloons make their way through Manhattan. 

Longtime classics like Snoopy and Papa Smurf will be featured but so will some newcomers like Ada Twist, the

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