No doubt, the holidays will look a lot different than in year's past due to the coronavirus pandemic. Even Santa Claus will have to change his plans due to COVID-19  .

Santa won't be coming to town for the first time in 159 years as the virus has caused Santa to skip coming to the Macy's Herald Square flagship department store according to CNN.com.

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The Macy's Santa Claus tradition first start during the Christmas of 1861. The Christmas of 2020 will now feature an interactive virtual encounter with the Big Guy thanks to the on-going concerns of coronavirus. You'll also be able to take an online tour of Santa's workshop and have a virtual selfie taken with the Jolly Old Elf.

You be able to virtually interact with Saint Nicolas starting November 27th and up until Christmas Eve, December 24th.

The world's largest parade and one of the biggest traditions to officially kick off the holiday season will also be radically different this year thanks again to the pandemic. The 2020 version of the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day will be much smaller and some of the parade my be virtual and some may be spread out in small pieces.

I have so many fond family memories of the holiday season especially when my two boys were little kids. Both of my boys couldn't wait for the most magical time of the year.

Source: cnn.com