1000’s of individuals stuffed the streets of New York Metropolis on Thursday morning to have a good time the return of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade after the annual custom was dramatically scaled down final yr . For a lot of across the metropolis and out of doors of it, the parade’s comeback to its full glory signaled one other step ahead within the metropolis’s return to normalcy.
This yr marked the ninety fifth parade, which has not often been canceled because it started practically a century in the past, besides for 3 years throughout World Warfare II.
The parade kicked off at 9 a.m. from West 77th Road and Central Park West and made its 2.5 mile journey into Midtown Manhattan. Balloons featured within the occasion included Smokey Bear, Sonic the Hedgehog, Papa Smurf and SpongeBob SquarePants. Balloons making their debut within the parade embrace Ada Twist, Scientist, from the favored storybook, who clocks in at 51feet tall.