Given the new COVID-19 restrictions put in place, the Raleigh Christmas Parade is going to look a little different this year. For the first time in 144 years, spectators will be able to watch the parade online rather than in Downtown’s streets.
On July 30th, our own Shop Local Raleigh and ABC11 announced the change to this massive parade that attracts over 65,000 people each year. The parade is set for Saturday, November 21st.
To make sure nobody misses a beat, ABC11 will be streaming the parade on ABC11.com, ABC11 North Carolina News App, and ABC11’s connected TV Apps.
Rob Elmore, president, and general manager of WTVD-TV put it perfectly when saying, “Despite the challenges of this unprecedented time that prevented a physical gathering, we are confident that presenting the parade virtually will help in preserving the tradition and delivering a way for the community to still safely experience it”.