Spectators watch from balconies along Central Park South as the Pillsbury Doughboy balloon passes during the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Macy’s parade goes off without hitch amid tight NYC security

Thousands of people lined the streets Thursday amid heavy security including bomb-sniffing dogs and portable radiation detectors as iconic balloons, costumed characters and clowns floated, marched and danced their way through New York City.

The yearly lighting of the Santa display. Courtesy Visit Fort Wayne.

Night of Lights shines downtown

Beginning at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, thousands are expected to follow the lights of Fort Wayne’s holiday season as they are lit.

FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2014 file photo, Target shoppers Kelly Foley, left, Debbie Winslow, center, and Ann Rich use a smartphone to look at a competitor's prices while shopping  shortly after midnight on Black Friday, in South Portland, Maine. The Black Friday shopping weekend may be losing its mojo. A survey of shoppers released Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, by the National Retail Federation shows how early discounting, more online shopping and an improving economy have fewer people shopping on the weekend that kicks off the holiday shopping season. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

Holiday shopping news

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