Raleigh Christmas past: Remembering the Raleigh Christmas Parade
The first Raleigh Christmas Parade was held in 1939 as the country was finally rebounding from the Great Depression.
the Raleigh Christmas parade was first held in 1939 as our country was rebounding from the Great Depression, Hope was returning to the American conscience, and Raleigh's first holiday parade was marching down. Faithful Street. U. S involvement in World War Two caused the parade to be put on hold for several years, but it returned bigger and better in 1945 as Raleigh would usher in a new era of prosperity. By the 19 fifties, the parade had become a family tradition for many North Carolina residents. Crowds continued to grow and kids of all sizes lined the streets as parade entries became bigger, brighter and war imaginative. The 19 seventies brought miniskirts and cheerleaders to the forefront. Disco was in, and big hair and marching bands dominated the landscape. W Oreo broadcast its first Christmas parade in 1974 in black and white and over the next 43 years has provided some wonderful memories. Live from Hillsborough Street in downtown Raleigh, Bill Leslie, Donna Gregory and Renee McCoy. The 47th annual Raleigh Christmas Parade with your host, Bob Vernon Pam Saws be had to decide. Boyer today marks the 31st consecutive year, the parade has been televised by WRL. It was first broadcast in black and white, and now we're so very proud to have it televised in high definition television. Hello. Good morning, everybody. And welcome to our coverage of the 57th annual Raleigh Christmas. Brave, we are so glad you're here with us. 70 years of family fun and Christmas cheer for so many families, this is a can't miss tradition. And if you're new to the Raleigh area, new to the rally Christmas parade, we hope this will be a tradition for you.