Watch segments of the 2012 WRAL Christmas Parade
Watch all the floats, marching bands and holiday cheer at the 2012 WRAL Christmas Parade in downtown Raleigh.
The WRAL-TV Raleigh Christmas Parade, presented by Shop Local Raleigh, marks the local kickoff of the holiday season.
An airplane flyover kicks off the 2012 WRAL Christmas Parade, followed by the Raleigh Police Department, Raleigh City Schools student safety patrol, Sanderson High School marching band, Crabtree Valley Mall management team, the WRAL float and Wool E. Bull.
Wakefield High School marching band, the Wake County Sheriff's Office, Shop Local Raleigh, the North Carolina Dept. of Agriculture, Raleigh Nursery School, Carousel Farms, Mayor Nancy McFarlane, the Miss Capital City scholarship pageant, the Bull Town Strutters, North Raleigh Christian Academy marching band, the Association of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Research, Awareness and Support, Center Stage School of Performing Arts and the Tar Heel A's Model Ford Club march in the 2012 WRAL Christmas Parade.
100.7 The River with Larry's Beans, the Mitchell's Hair Styling Academy, Athens Drive High School marching band, the International Harvester Collectors, UNC-TV, WakeMed, Temple of Pentecost, Baker Roofing Company, the Oakwood Waits vocal ensemble and Leesville High School marching band step out at the 2012 WRAL Christmas Parade.
The Wake County Public Library, Wine and Design, Heritage High School marching band, Housetop Roofing and Home Improvements, Wells Fargo, Broughton High School marching band, Miss North Carolina scholarship pageant, Mount Vernon Baptist Church, the Neuse River Golden Retriever Rescue, the Princess of North Carolina state scholarship pageant, Three Bears Acres and the East Wake High School marching band step out at the 2012 WRAL Christmas Parade.
The historic Raleigh Trolley, Premier School of Dance, Kermit the frog on the Red Hat Ampitheater float, the Dance Zone, Popalop's Candy Shop and the Autism Society of North Carolina and the Wake Forest-Rolesville High School marching band step out at the 2012 WRAL Christmas Parade.
Stampede of Love miniature horses, Jolly Raleigh Clown Alley, the American Kennel Club, G 105's Bob and the Showgram, Theatre in the Parks' "A Christmas Carol," the Cardinal Gibbons High School drum line, Triangle Glides Segway tours, Shaggy and Scooby Doo on the Time Warner Cable float, Carolina Ballet with The Nutcracker, Destiny Dance Institute, 93.9 Kiss FM, "American Idol" contestant and parade Grand Marshal Emily Minor and the Enloe High School marching band step out at the 2012 WRAL Christmas Parade.
WTVD ABC 11, Cary YMCA Super Skippers, North Carolina Little Miss program, MIX 101.5's Bill and Lynda, Stage Door Dance Production, AT&T Pioneers, Blue Stone Marching Barons, Raleigh Convention Center, Carolina Mudcats, Lilly's Ponies, American Turkish Association of North Carolina, Sir Walter Apartments, Little Miss and Teen Miss North Carolina, William Peace University cheer team and singers, American Diabetes Association and Ray Price Harley-Davidson march in the 2012 WRAL Christmas Parade.
Cleveland High School marching band, Wake Tech Community College, Alicia School for the Performing Arts, Safe Kids Wake County, Capital City BMX, Garner Magnet High School marching band and the Piedmont Classic Chevy Club step out in the 2012 WRAL Christmas Parade.
Cardinal Gibbons High School dance team, National Pawn, The Learning Experience Cary, Millbrook High School marching band, Mrs. Claus from Mop Top Shop, Happy Tails dog daycare, LA Dance, Wake Christian Academy marching band, CC & Co. Dance Company, Marching Elite drill team, Iranian American Cultural Society of North Carolina, Knightdale High School marching band, Zeta Phi Beta sorority, Ronald McDonald and the Southeast Raleigh High School marching band step out in the 2012 WRAL Christmas Parade.
The Salvation Army of Wake County, Miss North Carolina High School and Collegiate America Pageant program, Superior Gymnastics, Miller Motte College cosmetology clinic, First Citizens Bank with Frosty the Snowman, Cary High School marching band and Santa Claus roll through downtown Raleigh at the 2012 WRAL Christmas Parade. The Wake County EMS team, Raleigh Fire Department and Green Hope High School marching band bring the parade to a festive close.