Raleigh parade signals start of holiday season
Posted November 20, 2010
Saturday morning marks the 66th time the WRAL-TV Raleigh Christmas Parade has signaled the beginning of the holiday season in the Triangle. 2010 WRAL-TV Raleigh Christmas Parade
Approximately 60,000 people lined Hillsborough and Fayetteville streets to see bands, performers and Santa Claus. Parking in city-owned parking decks and metered spaced in downtown Raleigh is free of charge for the day.
The parade started at 9:30 a.m. and was broadcast on WRAL-TV and WRAL.com live.
WRAL-TV morning news anchors Bill Leslie and Kelcey Carlson hosted the parade, with WRAL's traffic reporter Brian Shrader serving as street-side reporter.
Chart-topping country music star and North Carolina native Jason Michael Carroll was the grand marshal.
The parade featured more than 100 entries, including bands, floats, super-sized balloons, marchers, twirlers and other entertainers.