Associated Press: New Year’s Rose Parade proceeds despite COVID-19 surge

Associated Press: New Year’s Rose Parade proceeds despite COVID-19 surge. ” A year after New Year’s Day passed without a Rose Parade due to the coronavirus pandemic, the floral spectacle celebrating the arrival of 2022 proceeded Saturday despite a new surge of infections due to the omicron variant. The 133rd edition of the Pasadena, California, tradition featured actor LeVar Burton as grand marshal, 20 marching bands, 18 equestrian units and dozens of floats reflecting the theme of ‘Dream. Believe. Achieve.’”

WWSB: Texas boy who lost parents to COVID-19 turns 5 with massive parade

WWSB: Texas boy who lost parents to COVID-19 turns 5 with massive parade. “A Texas community showed up in full force for a nearly hour-long parade to support a 5-year-old boy who lost both his parents to COVID-19. Raiden Gonzalez turned 5 on [November 28], just months after his parents, Adan and Mariah Gonzalez, died from COVID-19. The massive car parade, which included appearances by Santa Claus, superheroes and dinosaurs, lasted nearly an hour.”

Capital Gazette: What’s a virtual Clydesdale? The Military Bowl Parade goes online this year.

Capital Gazette: What’s a virtual Clydesdale? The Military Bowl Parade goes online this year.. “Organizers of the Military Bowl have decided to take their popular parade online this year, citing concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. Instead of bands, dancers and the Budweiser Clydesdales marching up Main Street and out to Navy Marine Corps Memorial Stadium on Dec. 27, the Military Bowl Foundation said it is accepting videos that will be edited into a parade and then premiered on social media.”

Yes, Macy’s 2020 Thanksgiving Day Parade will happen: Here’s how to watch (CNET)

CNET: Yes, Macy’s 2020 Thanksgiving Day Parade will happen: Here’s how to watch. “Thanksgiving looks different in many ways in this coronavirus year of 2020, and the traditional Macy’s Thanksgiving parade is different, too. But the holiday spectacular will happen, and it will still be televised live, so home cooks can tune in while prepping their socially distanced turkey dinners. Here’s how to follow along, and what to expect.”

CNN: The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will go on this year — but with many changes

CNN: The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will go on this year — but with many changes. “The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade will take place this fall, but it won’t exactly look like it did in years past, according to a statement from the fashion retailer. ‘We are currently working with our partners in the City of New York to re-imagine the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in a similar fashion to how we successfully and safely produced this year’s Macy’s Fireworks,’ Orlando Veras, Macy’s Inc. director of national media relations told CNN.”