Raleigh Christmas Parade Facts

Reindeer with Santa's sleigh

The Raleigh Christmas Parade always takes place before Thanksgiving to kick off the shopping season—this year Nov. 21 at 9:40 a.m. in downtown Raleigh. You’ll want to get there a few hours ahead to get a good spot. http://grma.org/christmas-parade/

22  bands

2.5  months of planning

250,000 people who watch on TV

65,000  people at the parade

12+ entertainment groups

1.4 miles

Annie Grant

Annie Grant

Annie Grant is a junior at North Carolina State University studying communication-public relations with a minor in journalism. She is currently an intern at Raleigh Magazine and hopes to pursue a journalism-related career. 
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