Macy's Thanksgiving parade returns with all the trimmings

Balloons, floats, marching bands, clowns, and performers — and, of course, Santa Claus — once again came to the streets of Manhattan as the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade was no longer confined to one block or sometimes pre-taped last year.

Times Square New Year's Eve countdown back in 2021

Vaccinated people will be allowed back into Times Square for the annual New Year's Eve countdown at the end of 2021. The ball dropped into nearly deserted streets last year due to the pandemic.