Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade Returns, with All the Trimmings

Spectators, shut out in 2020, lined the route again.

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Police walk by an inflated helium balloon of Grogu, also known as Baby Yoda, from the Star Wars show The Mandalorian, Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021, in New York, as the balloon is readied for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on Thursday. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey)
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NEW YORK (AP) — Crimped by the coronavirus pandemic last year, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade returned in full, though with precautions. Balloons, floats, marching bands, clowns and performers — and, of course, Santa Claus — once again began wending morning though 2 1/2 miles (4 kilometers) of Manhattan streets, instead of being confined to one block or sometimes pre-taped last year. Spectators, shut out in 2020, lined the route again. High school and college…

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