The Raleigh Christmas Parade, has been presented by the Greater Raleigh Merchants Association since 1944.
Attracting an estimated 60,000 spectators from across the state to downtown Raleigh and reaching more than 250,000 through television and live video streaming of the parade is the largest single-day event in Raleigh each year. And it’s the largest parade between Atlanta and Washington, D.C. GRMA thanks our generous sponsors for supporting this North Carolina tradition!
- Begins on Hillsborough St. at St. Mary’s St.
- proceeds to the State Capitol
- turns right onto Salisbury St.
- turns left onto Morgan St.
- Turns right onto Fayetteville St.
- and continues to Davie St. where it disbands
Length of Parade Route: approximately 1.2 miles
Duration: the parade will last about 2.5 hours.