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Weekend best bets: Christmas parade, Thanksgiving fun and more

Lots of fun events to choose from this weekend!

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Lots of fun events to choose from this weekend!
WRAL Celebrates the Raleigh Christmas Parade - The special presentation – WRAL Celebrates the Raleigh Christmas Parade – will include historic photos and familiar faces as old friends like Charlie Gaddy, Laurie Clowers, Bill Leslie, Kelcey Carlson, Lynda Loveland and Valonda Calloway share their favorite memories of the holiday festivities. The special starts at 10 a.m. Saturday on WRAL.
Vote for your local favorites - You only have a few days left to vote for your favorites in the WRAL Voters' Choice Awards! Votes are being accepted through Sunday, Nov. 22.
List: Triangle restaurant Thanksgiving menus - Skip cooking and order take-out or dine in at one of these local restaurants.
Get tickets for Nights of Lights at Dix Park - Tickets go on sale Saturday for this dazzling drive-thru light show at Dix Park.
6 drive-in theaters with family-friendly flicks in November - People want to get out and about safely these days, and a growing number of businesses and groups are offering drive-in movies. Here are 6 local drive-in movie experiences with family-friendly flicks in the next couple of weeks.
Recipes: Take hot chocolate to the next level - With the days growing colder and al fresco dining still the norm, bars and restaurants are likely to offer more hot cocktails on their menus. One cold-weather treat is spiked hot chocolate -- a drink just as warming when made at home.
Thanksgiving wine suggestions - Wine can be intimidating but it doesn't have to be. The Wine and Dandy Podcast explores the lighter side of wine and makes it fun. We got the scoop on some great Thanksgiving wine recommendations from them.
25th Annual American Indian Heritage Celebration - This year's celebration is moving online with performances, storytelling and more streaming on Friday and Saturday.
Cook like the Firefighters - This week's Cook like the Pros features a fun recipe from some local firefighters.

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