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Raleigh Christmas Parade To Feature Clay Aiken, Santa

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RALEIGH, N.C. — A familiar sight will roll down the streets of downtown Raleigh on Saturday, Nov. 22.

Join WRAL News anchors Bill Leslie, Laurie Clowers and Traffic Reporter Mark Roberts as they host the live, high-definition broadcast of the 59th Annual Raleigh Christmas Parade beginning at 10 a.m.

The 1½ mile parade features hometown

Clay Aiken

as this year's grand marshal, and of course, Santa Claus!

Approximately 125 entries, including floats, bands, clowns, twirlers, dancers and walking units will entertain a crowd of 100,000 expected to line the parade route.

The parade begins at the corner of Hillsborough and St. Mary's streets, travels east on Hillsborough Street, turns south at the Capitol on Salisbury Street and ends at the Raleigh Convention and Conference Center.

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