HAPPY HOLIDAYS: Clown Captain Les Kule, a computer consultant, joins other volunteers, Macy's employees and Big Apple Circus clowns backstage at "Clown U.," at the the Big Apple Circus, in New York's Lincoln Center. Photo: Associated Press
Volunteers and Macy’s employees are putting the finishing touches on the 88th annual parade, which steps off in NYC on Thanksgiving morning. It takes thousands of people to make the parade a success, including about 1,000 clowns.
Executives at Air Artists, the firm behind the floating porky, are selling off the blow-up pig as part of a rock memorabilia sale, which will also feature items created for the Rolling Stones, Iron Maiden and AC/DC.