By Dana Tyler

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – For some New Yorkers, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade is as traditional as pumpkin pie.

Last year, the global pandemic scaled back the festivities to keep everyone safe.

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But this Thursday, the marching bands, floats and giant balloons will be back and better than ever.

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CBS2’s Dana Tyler spoke with Will Coss, executive producer of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

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They discuss safety precautions, security measures, the balloon inflation, and much more.