Some of the most popular items in the parade are the dragons. This one from the San Francisco Police Lion Dance Team was walking on the upper side of Union Square. Some smart people had gathered in Macy's to watch the parade. They had big Musco lights illuminating the Macy's side of Union Square where the parade went before wrapping around to the upper side. There were also bleacher seats on that side which probably would have been worth the $30 to avoid the pressing crowds everywhere else.