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The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, a long-running celebration marked by colorful costumes, oversized balloons and enthusiastic crowds, returned this year after a muted affair a year ago due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Some new faces joined the parade this year, including Ada Twist, scientist and cult favorite Baby Yoda, as well as modified versions of Pokémon Pikachu and Eevee, and fast food clown Ronald McDonald.

The event celebrates its 95th March this year and has returned to normalcy for many spectators after last year’s more gloomy affair.

The coronavirus pandemic reduced the parade’s 2.5-mile-long route and large public crowds last year, when the parade was only a televised event.

parade staff all need to show Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 and wearing a mask, although some participants—for example, singers—are able to the chasm face cover.

Artists in the parade include Kim Petras, Kelly Rowland, Nelly, Carrie Underwood, Kristin Chenoweth and John Battist.

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