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NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 27: Parade participants guide a turkey float at the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade on November 27, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Yana Paskova/Getty Images)

The COVID era has forced an iconic parade to change things up, but it sounds like the plan is solid.

Instead of a two-and-a-half-mile route, the parade will cover one city block. The good news is, it will include the legendary balloons, but instead of handlers, they’ll be taken down the route by utility vehicles.

Also, pre-filmed Broadway productions of “Ain’t Too Proud — The Life and Times of The Temptations,” “Hamilton,” “Jagged Little Pill,” and “Mean Girls,” as well as the Radio City Rockettes will air during the parade. The cast of “Hamilton” has already taped their part.

The parade generally requires 10,000 people to work, this year only 1,500.

The parade airs on Thanksgiving morning
Source: New York Post