St. Patrick's Day Parade steps off in Manhattan

The 252nd St. Patrick's Day Parade is set to march through the streets of Manhattan Saturday, as revelers decked out in green will brave the weather for the holiday. The forecast calls for a mix of rain and snow.

IF YOU GOWhen: Starts at 11 a.m., ends around 4:30 p.m.

Where: Begins at 44th Street and Fifth Avenue, finishes at 79th Street and Fifth Avenue.

Grandstand: Between 62nd and 64th streets; ticket required.

Best spots to watch:

The upper steps of the Metropolitan Museum of Art provide a great view, and spectators above 66th Street generally will have better views.

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