Downtown Raleigh readies for parade day before anticipated event

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) -- It's beginning to look a lot like the Holidays in downtown Raleigh.

The annual Raleigh Christmas Parade returns this year after a virtual event due to the COVID pandemic in 2020.

Friday, crews began putting up gates to mark off the parade routes. The parade is one of the largest in the Southeast.

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Final prep is underway for the Raleigh Christmas Parade. Diane Wilson has some tips for when you come out Saturday morning.

The weather is expected to be cold Saturday morning, so ABC11 anchor Amber Rupinta recommends bundling up to keep holiday spirits bright.

The parade kicks off Saturday at 9:30 a.m. with a pre-show hosted by Lauren Johnson and Big Weather Don Schwenneker. The parade runs from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

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