MACY’S THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE® RETURNS TO MARCH DOWN THE STREETS OF NEW YORK CITY KICKING-OFF THE HOLIDAY SEASON FOR NEW YORKERS AND THE NATION
Macy’s outlines well being & security precautions and preliminary manufacturing plan for the 95th annual occasion
Public viewing will return alongside the Macy’s Parade route, viewing particulars to be introduced
New York, NY – September 8, 2021 – In the present day, Macy’s, Inc. (NYSE: M) and the Metropolis of New York introduced the return of the world-famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade®, set to march down the streets of New York Metropolis for its 95th annual vacation celebration. Following final 12 months’s made for tv celebration, the official kick-off to the vacation season will take to the streets of Manhattan on Thursday, November 25th starting at 9:00 AM. On Thanksgiving Day, the spectacle will as soon as once more delight New York Metropolis spectators and a nationwide tv viewers with its signature mixture of large character helium balloons, implausible floats, marching bands, efficiency teams, celebrities, clowns, and the one-and-only Santa Claus.
“Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has been a New York Metropolis establishment for greater than 9 a long time, rising to change into an icon of American popular culture because it yearly marks the official begin of the vacation season,” stated Will Coss, Govt Producer of Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. “For our 95th celebration, we’re delighted to return this cherished vacation custom nearer to its unique type as we march down the streets of New York Metropolis and into the properties of a nationwide viewers.”
“We’re thrilled to welcome again in its full type the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, a world-renowned celebration that ushers within the magic of being in New York Metropolis through the vacation season,” stated New York Metropolis Mayor Invoice de Blasio. “We applaud Macy’s work to creatively proceed this beloved custom final 12 months and look ahead to welcoming again Parade watchers to expertise it safely, stay and in particular person this November.”
To as soon as once more safely produce the annual Thanksgiving Day celebration, Macy’s partnered intently with the Metropolis and State of New York to create an occasion manufacturing plan that will guarantee well being and security practices are aligned with present CDC tips, in addition to native and state authorities protocols.
The well being and well-being of individuals and spectators continues to be Macy’s primary precedence.
Following the freshest well being tips, the Metropolis of New York will handle public viewing areas and security procedures alongside designated parts of the route with entry particulars to be introduced.
For its individuals and workers, Macy’s will put in place a number of well being and security procedures throughout all areas of the manufacturing.
2021 Well being & Security procedures embrace, however should not restricted to the next:
· All volunteer individuals and workers shall be vaccinated. Vaccine verification shall be performed in any respect again of home entry factors. A number of exceptions to this process could also be made on the sole discretion of Macy’s and its medical advisor based mostly on choose extenuating circumstances. For these uncommon cases, Macy’s medical advisor will administer COVID-19 testing and clear the person for Parade participation.
· All individuals and workers no matter vaccination standing will put on face coverings and extra protecting tools, as warranted by their function. As acceptable, exceptions could embrace singers, dancers and musicians performing down the route or for the nationwide broadcast.
· Macy’s will implement a discount within the total variety of individuals of between 10 to twenty % (roughly 800 to 1,600 individuals).
· Social distancing practices shall be in place in any respect inside/exterior Parade operations together with costuming areas, seating and participant check-in.
Following the profitable stay viewers manufacturing of this 12 months’s Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks® and the protected manufacturing of final 12 months’s Parade celebration, Macy’s together with its authorities company and well being companions will proceed to watch evolving well being traits and shall be able to implement contingency plans ought to situations warrant.
2021 Macy’s Parade preliminary manufacturing plan (topic to vary):
· Marching band, cheer and specialty group performances initially slated for the 2020 Parade will happen this 12 months stay in New York Metropolis.
· Macy’s signature large character balloons will as soon as once more be flown with 80-100 handlers, the flight administration crew and its anchor automobile.
· The return of Macy’s Balloon Inflation occasion is at the moment into consideration. Extra info shall be introduced in November.
· Particulars on the precise public viewing areas together with viewing maps, entry tips and restrictions shall be introduced in November. Spectators are inspired to verify macys.com/parade prematurely of their journey to the Parade route.
The 95th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will air nationwide on NBC-TV, Thursday, November 25, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to Midday, in all time zones. For extra info go to macys.com/parade. To observe and take part within the pleasure, take a look at @macys on varied social platforms and observe #MacysParade.