In pics: Macy's parade makes Thanksgiving comeback but with COVID curbs
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade made a strong comeback this year after being called off in 2020 due to a surge in COVID-19 cases in the United States. The streets of New York City were filled with colour, glam and excitement on Thursday as spectators gathered to enjoy the parade. 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. The giant balloons, tethered to vehicles last year, got their costumed handlers back.