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MONDAY - December 29, 2008

125,000 to Crowd Embarcadero for Balloon Parade

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The Big Bay Balloon Parade kicks off today at 9 a.m. in Downtown San Diego. It's the largest balloon parade on the West Coast, rivaled only by the Macy's parade in New York.

More than 30 giant balloons were inflated on Sunday. Organizers expect more than 125,000 people to attend, many of them will watch the parade for free on Harbor Drive. 

Kermit the Frog is the grand marshal.

The event is sponsored by the organizers of the Pacific Life Holiday Bowl. Oklahoma State takes on the University of Oregon on Tuesday at Qualcomm Stadium.

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