(Can't make it out on the 18th? No worries, you can watch the parade live on ABC11 and ABC11.com November 18 from 10 a.m. to noon. Also be sure to bookmark http://woobox.com/nn6oow for your chance to win an iPhone X or other amazing gifts during the parade.)
If you are planning to attend in person, here are some things you need to know.
Start time: 9:40 A.M.
- Begins on Hillsborough Street at St. Mary's Street
- Proceeds to the State Capitol
- Turns right onto Salisbury St.
- Turns left onto Morgan St.
- Turns right onto Fayetteville St.
- Continues to Lenoir St. where it disbands
Download the Raleigh Christmas Parade map here
Length of Parade Route: Approximately 1.4 miles
Duration: The parade will last about 2.5 hours.
The Raleigh Christmas parade is the largest Christmas parade between Washington, D.C. and Atlanta with more than 65,000 attending in person. It will be rebroadcast on Christmas morning.
The event is put on by the Greater Raleigh Merchants Association and Shop Local Raleigh.
PICTURES FROM THE 2016 PARADE
The Raleigh Christmas Parade is brought to you by LeithCars.com.
And is sponsored in part by WakeMed.