WRAL Raleigh Christmas Parade Set to Float Through Downtown on Nov 20th

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The 2010 WRAL-TV Raleigh CHristmas Parade will take over downtown Raleigh on Saturday, November 20th.

Don’t miss the pageantry and excitement of the 2010 WRAL-TV Raleigh Christmas Parade.   Coverage begins Saturday, November 20th at 10am, live from Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh.

Presented by the Greater Raleigh Merchant’s Association, this annual event is the largest parade between Atlanta and Washington D.C. Over 50,000 people will line the street, in addition to thousands more watching at home.
The parade is hosted by WRAL-TV morning news personalities Bill Leslie and Kelcey Carlson, with Brian Shrader serving as street-side reporter.  The grand marshal of this year’s parade is North Carolina’s own award-winning, chart-topping, country music star, Jason Michael Carroll.

Now in its 66th year, the parade will feature over 100 entries, including bands, fantastic floats, super-sized balloons, marchers, twirlers, entertainers and a special surprise at the end of the parade.

The parade route is 1.2 miles long, starting at the corner of 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 down Fayetteville Street.

This is the 37th consecutive year that the event will be produced and aired by WRAL-TV.  The parade will be streamed on WRAL.com and simulcast on RTV 50.2.  Replays will be broadcast during the month of December on WRAL.2, plus a special holiday presentation on WRAL-TV at 4:00pm on Christmas Day.

Thanks to WRAL-TV’s Randy Mews for this capcom story.

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