Preparations under way for Chinese New Year parade

February 20, 2013 12:50:04 PM PST
Final preparations are under way on Pier 54 for San Francisco's spectacular Chinese New Year celebration.

The parade starts at 6 p.m. Saturday at Market and Second streets. Crews have been creating parade floats since right after last year's event.

Traditional music and dance -- and of course fireworks -- will fill the streets as ornate floats wind their way through downtown and Chinatown to celebrate the Year of the Snake.