POSTED: Wednesday, November 23, 2011 - 4:11pm
UPDATED: Sunday, January 8, 2012 - 3:07pm
NBC NEWS — While you're busy prepping for your family's Thanksgiving dinner, hundreds of workers are prepping for one of the biggest parades of the year.
Those who wrangle the giant balloons for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade are getting ready for the big day.
This year, there are several new comers to the parade, including 41-foot-tall Julius, the Paul Frank sock-puppet-inspired monkey.
In all, 40 balloon creations will fill the parade route, along with 27 floats, 800 clowns and more than 1600 cheerleaders from across the country.
The 610 Stompers from New Orleans will be performing in tomorrow's parade. You can watch it right here on NBC33 beginning at 9 a.m.