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Spectators wait on 6th Ave prior to start of the 89th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in the Manhattan borough of New York, Nov. 26, 2015. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Reuters)

From massive balloons to multitudes of smiles

It takes more than a village to stage the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade: It takes a good-sized town, including thousands of people who volunteer for the the not-so-glamorous job of handling the parade's many massive balloons. Each balloon requires anywhere from 50 to 100 handlers.

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