Long Island’s Big Duck is ready for its close-up.
The 15-foot likeness of a friendly fowl is getting its holiday dressing on Wednesday night. The annual lighting ceremony is in Flanders.
The Big Duck was built in 1931 as a tribute to Long Island duck farming. The structure is on the national Register of Historic Places and draws thousands of tourists each year.
The roadside quacker features a duck-themed gift shop in its belly.
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