Raleigh Christmas Parade Celebration: Watch performances by Train, Meghan Trainor and more

It's the 76th annual ABC11/LeithCars.com Raleigh Christmas Parade Celebration presented by Shop Local Raleigh. Not since World War II has the parade taken a break, but this year looked a LOT different from the past. Because of COVID-19 guidelines, there was not be a traditional parade rolling down Fayetteville Street in downtown Raleigh. However, there was more than 75 business spotlights and performances to watch from the comfort of your own home.

The special is now available on the ABC11 North Carolina app for your connected TV and will be throughout the holiday season so your family can enjoy the performances anytime.

The celebration featured new Christmas music from Train, Meghan Trainor, local American Idol contestant Franklin Boone, Raleigh's own Broadway Actor John Arthur Greene, Disney's music group DCapella, and many more local artists as well! There were local performances by Miss North Carolina, the NC Master Chorale, the Raleigh Boy Choir, local high school bands, dance groups and so much more. Ira David Wood as Ebenezer Scrooge, from Raleigh's Theater in the Park, plotted to stop Christmas from coming! And the special has holiday safety tips from WakeMed Children's Hospital and a special performance at Ruggero Piano.

Watch those performances, as well as the debut of a new "Jingle Bells" music video from LeithCars.com produced by J. Pelham and featuring local artists Imani Pressley, Lena Jackson, DL Zene and Justin Mitchell in the video player below.

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Meghan Trainor performs in the ABC11/LeithCars.com Raleigh Christmas Parade presented by Shop Local Raleigh.

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