A few weeks ago, it was announced that the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade was still planning to take place this fall, despite the COVID-19 pandemic, but now we know it'll look a little different this year.

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According to WGRZ, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says that the parade will not be live this year. It will also be different in other ways.

"It will not be the same parade we're used to," de Blasio said. "They're reinventing the event for this moment in history. And you will be able to feel the spirit and the joy of that day."

A major change to the parade will be the reduced participants, by 75 percent. They will also not be taking the traditional parade route, which spans 2.5 miles. Also, the giant character balloons normally have 80-100 people handing them -- now, they will have vehicles carrying the balloons.

"The safety of participants and spectators is Macy’s number one priority and this year’s 94th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade celebration will be produced solely as a television event allowing millions of New Yorkers and the nation to safely experience it from the comforts of home," Macy's said.

The parade will be shown from 9 a.m. to noon like always, here in Buffalo and Western New York.

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