Celebrating 50 Years of Holiday TV Magic!
This holiday season, mark your calendars for a historic celebration as WRAL proudly presents the 50th anniversary broadcast of the Raleigh Christmas Parade, set to enchant viewers this Saturday, November 18. Join the festivities from the comfort of your homes with a live broadcast starting at 9 a.m. on WRAL.
The broadcast promises a nostalgic trip down memory lane with appearances by beloved past WRAL personalities, including the iconic Charlie Gaddy, Renee McKoy, Bill Leslie, and Lynda Loveland, among others. The event will be a heartwarming reunion of familiar faces, adding a touch of cherished history to the joyous occasion.
Hosted by the WRAL Morning team, the parade broadcast will feature the lineup of Renee Chou, Jeff Hogan, Elizabeth Gardner, Brain Shrader, Ken Smith, and Michelle Mackonochie. Their infectious energy and enthusiasm will set the stage for an unforgettable holiday experience.
“We are beyond thrilled to mark this milestone of the 50th anniversary broadcast of the Raleigh Christmas Parade,” said WRAL-TV and FOX 50 (WRAZ) General Manager Joel Davis. “This year’s celebration is not just an event; it’s a joyful testament to five decades of community spirit, cherished traditions, and the joyous magic that the holiday season brings. We invite everyone to join us in commemorating this special anniversary, as we take a look back on memories and moments that have made the WRAL broadcast of the Raleigh Christmas Parade a beloved tradition for half a century.”
Don’t miss the chance to be part of history and kick off the holiday season with the 50th anniversary broadcast of the Raleigh Christmas Parade on WRAL. Tune in on Saturday, November 18, at 9 a.m. for a festive display of community spirit, cherished traditions, and heartwarming moments.
For those attending in person, parking details, the parade route, and additional information can be found on WRAL.com here.
Thanks to WRAL-TV’s Catherine Fitzhenry for this CapCom story & graphic.