2013 WRAL Raleigh Christmas Parade
Downtown Raleigh hosted to the biggest holiday parade between Washington, D.C. and Atlanta Nov. 23, 2013. It was the 69th annual edition of the holiday kickoff event that draws tens of thousands to the Fayetteville Street area.
The parade, presented by Shop Local Raleigh, featured more than 115 entries, including fantastic floats, super-sized balloons, marching bands, entertainers, specialty vehicles and a special North Pole visitor.
The grand marshal of the 2013 parade was NC State College of Design professor Justin LeBlanc from TV’s hit show "Project Runway."
WRAL-TV morning news personalities Bill Leslie, Kelcey Carlson and Elizabeth Gardner hosted the festivities on television and WRAL.com.
Tune in for a parade replay each Saturday in December at 10 a.m. on WRAL2 , plus a special holiday presentation on WRAL-TV at 4 p.m. on Christmas Day.
Relive the parades of the past: