Santa Claus Is Coming To Town…Soon!

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Mark Your Calendar for the WRAL-TV Raleigh Christmas Parade
Santa Claus
Santa Claus is always the happy ending to the WRAL-TV Raleigh Christmas Parade…officially bringing the holiday season to Raleigh.

Don’t miss the excitement of the 2007 WRAL-TV Raleigh Christmas Parade – the largest parade between Atlanta and New York.

Approximately 60,000 people will line the streets in downtown Raleigh on Sat., Nov. 17, which begins at 9:30am.

Mark Roberts will make his return as street-side producer, while WRAL-TV morning news personalities Bill Leslie and Lynda Loveland host the parade. The Greater Raleigh Merchants’ Association presents the parade.

Harley Santa
Children of all ages love the festive floats of the parade.

Now in its 63nd year, the parade will feature dozens of bands, fantastic floats, super-sized balloons, marchers, twirlers, entertainers and a special surprise at the end of the parade. WinterFest, a family fun-filled celebration, will immediately follow the parade in Moore Square Park from 11:30am until 3 pm.

The 1.2-mile parade route (PDF PDF 1.3Mb) starts at Hillsborough and St. Mary’s Street. The parade travels east on Hillsborough Street, turns south at the Capitol on Salisbury Street, east on Morgan and then makes a final turn onto Fayetteville Street.

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WRAL-TV captures the parade action for viewers at home & for parade goers to relive on Christmas Day.

For 34rd year, WRAL will air the parade, starting at 10am. It will be in High Definition on WRAL-DT and streamed live on WRAL.com. Eight camera positions will be used in WRAL’s broadcast, including aerial shots from the Sky 5 Helicopter.

The station will also replay the parade broadcast during December on the WRAL NewsChannel, in addition to a special holiday presentation on WRAL-TV/WRAL-DT at 4 pm on Christmas Day.

Thanks to WRAL-TV for this capcom story.

 

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