The 75th Annual ABC11/LeithCars.com Raleigh Christmas Parade presented by Shop Local Raleigh is this Saturday, November 23rd! The parade kicks off at 9:15 am in downtown Raleigh or you can watch it LIVE on ABC11 and ABC11.com! The fun begins at 9 am with a look back on the parade’s history during the Raleigh Diamond 75th Christmas Parade Celebration hosted by Clay Aiken and Amber Rupinta. Then stay tuned for live coverage of the Raleigh Christmas Parade at 9:30 am with hosts John Clark, Barbara Gibbs, and Don Schwenneker with exclusive live performances, and special guests appearances from Miss America, Clay Aiken, ABC News anchor T.J. Holmes, a capella country sensations Home Free, Grammy Award Winner Michelle Williams from Destiny’s Child and star of Raleigh’s “A Snow White Christmas” and more!
Not able to join us downtown? Watch the 2019 Raleigh Christmas Parade live on ABC11, ABC11.com, or head to one of these local establishment for a watch a party!
Grab a coffee and crepe from Bad Cat Coffee Co. to get your parade party started! You can decide which vendor to try next while watching the parade on the big screen!
Dram & Draught is once again hosting their Annual Raleigh Christmas Parade Party! They may not have a front row view of the parade in their new location, but that’s not stopping them from throwing one killer watch party. Watch the parade on their projector screen while enjoying some delicious boozy holiday drinks.
This women’s clothing boutique located in Seaboard Station offers “Style for the Ages” and carries a wide range of fair trade and eco-conscious clothing brands as well as unique gift items and a selection of natural products including hand-poured soy candles made by the boutique owner. Pop in to do some shopping and watch the parade!
With one of the best views of DTR you might just be able to see some of the parade balloons from Wye Hill’s patio! Opening at 10 am for drinks and serving a special sandwich menu starting at 11 am.
Although normally used for sports, you can catch the Raleigh Christmas Parade airing at Tobacco Road on Saturday when they open up for lunch where you can enjoy scratch-made delicious food paired with Tobacco Road beers brewed right on site.
Watch the first part of the parade street-side and then warmup with some Irish Stew (maybe an Irish Coffee too)!