Bundle Up for 2008 WRAL-TV Raleigh Christmas Parade This Saturday
Don’t miss the excitement of the 2008 WRAL-TV Raleigh Christmas Parade – the largest parade between Atlanta and Washington D.C.
Approximately 60,000 people will line the streets in downtown Raleigh on Sat., Nov. 22, which begins at 9:30 a.m.
Mark Roberts will make his return as street-side reporter, while WRAL-TV morning news personalities Bill Leslie and Lynda Loveland host the parade. The Greater Raleigh Merchants’ Association presents the parade.
Now in its 63rd 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.
The 1.2-mile parade route 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.
For 34rd year, WRAL will air the parade, starting at 10 a.m. 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.
WRAL.com will have a photographer capturing stills from the 2-hour parade, so check WRAL.com Saturday afternoon for dozens of photos.
The station will replay the parade broadcast during December on the WRAL NewsChannel, in addition to a special holiday presentation on WRAL-TV/WRAL-DT at 4 p.m. on Christmas Day.
The parade also will be available on demand at any time from WRAL.com as streaming video.
Thanks to WRAL.com for this capcom story.