Reindeer with Santa's sleigh

Raleigh Christmas Parade Facts

In Buzz, November 2015 by Annie Grant

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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.

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

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