Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2020 Kicks Off With Floats, Balloons and Masks

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Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 2020

On a rainy morning in NYC, 'Tonight Show' host Jimmy Fallon kicked off the beloved annual event with a musical performance.

The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade may look somewhat different this year absent New York City streets packed with crowds, but the holiday feeling is the same.

On a rainy morning in NYC, Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon kicked off the 2020 event with a musical performance.

The parade was live on NBC on the east coast and streamed on YouTube by Verizon. It was noted that some of the musical performances were taped days prior.

Many of the classic floats are present, however, those onboard wore masks. Balloon handlers also wore masks. NBC stars passed along their well wishes to fans and family they could not be with due to the pandemic.

Al Roker was as busy as ever as he walked the parade route, catching up with some of the volunteers. He also had a mini fake fight with a performer dressed as a stick of butter.

Police officers interviewed along the route said the event was a success without any issues.

Dwayne Johnson also joined the fun. During a commercial break, NBC debuted an ad for the actor's upcoming TV comedy Young Rock, in which a float recreation of Johnson's infamous fanny pack look floated through the city. "Never in my wildest dreams," the actor reacted to the float on his Instagram.