WRAL-TV’s tower became a beacon for the holidays as is annual tradition on Thursday, December 1, 2016. The first day of December always marks the WRAL Tower Lighting. WRAL-TV Anchors Debra Morgan & David Crabtree hosted the event alongside WRAL-TV Chief Meteorologist Greg Fishel during the newcasts between 5:00-6:30pm. The 58th Annual Tower Lighting did not require the traditional switch box this year. Cinderella appeared as a special guest and brought the Fairy Godmother’s wand for Crabtree to use to bring the tower to light.
The Capital Ambassadors provided musical entertainment in Studio A, performing holiday selections for the newscasts.
The 300-foot tower will remain lit each evening through New Year’s Day.
Happy Holidays from Capitol Broadcasting!
Thanks to WRAL.com’s Kathy Hanrahan for these capcom photos & to WRAL-TV’s Leesa Moore for the final photo in the slideshow.