Nutcracker Balloon Knocks Marcher Down During 2019 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
A marcher in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade was knocked to the ground during the parade by a balloon flailing in the wind.
The parade faced some challenges this year due to weather and strong winds. The winds in New York City were so strong, it was announced that the balloons in the parade would be unable to fly. However, officials declared an hour before the parade was set to start that the balloons would indeed be able to fly as planned.
Although the balloons were able to fly, it was not without difficulty when one of the balloons, a nutcracker, injured a marcher. Many of the other balloons were affected by the winds, like The Power Rangers and Spongebob Squarepants. Although the parade ran less smoothly than previous years, viewers were pleased that the tradition was able to continue as successfully as possible.