We’ve all had enough of 2020. Nothing has gone as it should and all we can do is try to salvage anything resembling pre-pandemic normalcy. Even Christmas is going to be different this year.
CNN reports that for the first time since 1861, Santa Claus will not be visiting with children at Macy’s in New York City. The 159-year tradition that has persevered through two world wars and the Great Depression has been put on hold due to the coronavirus.
But all is not lost, boys and girls. You’ll still be able to talk to Santa about your Christmas wishes, just not in the same room. Kris Kringle will be available via Macy’s Santaland at Home from November 27th through December 24th. And just so you know, there is a limit to the number of children that can be on a virtual meeting at a time so plan accordingly.
You’ll also see Santa in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, but even that will look different in 2020. This year’s television-only event will not follow the traditional 2.5-mile route through Manhattan and the 80 to 100 handlers who normally walk the balloons will be replaced by special vehicles. In fact, the overall number of parade participants will be reduced by 75 percent.