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Raleigh Christmas Parade


  • Saturday, November 18, 2017 9:30 am - 12 pm

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The 2017 ABC 11 Raleigh Christmas Parade presented by Shop Local Raleigh will be held Saturday, November 18, 2017. Join us for the largest Christmas Parade between Washington, DC and Atlanta.

Presented By:
Greater Raleigh Merchants Association & Shop Local Raleigh

November 18, 2017

Start time:
9:40 A.M.

Parade Route: download parade map

  • Begins on Hillsborough Street at St. Mary’s Street
  • proceeds to the State Capitol
  • turns right onto Salisbury Street
  • turns left onto Morgan St.
  • Turns right onto Fayetteville St
  • and continues to Lenoir Street where it disbands

Length of Parade Route:
Approximately 1.4 miles

The Parade will last about 2.5 hours. The Parade telecast airs from 10:00a.m. to 12:00p.m. It is rebroadcast on Christmas morning.

Associated Street Closures:

November 18:

The following roads will be closed from 4:00 am until 1:00 pm or when the Raleigh Police Department mandates that Hillsborough Street is reopened to traffic after the parade (whichever comes first.)

- W. Edenton Street between N. West Street and Hillsborough Street


The following roads will be closed from 8:00 am until 1:00 pm or when the Raleigh Police Department mandates that Hillsborough Street is reopened to traffic after the parade (whichever comes first.)

- S. McDowell Street between Hillsborough Street and W. Morgan Street


The following roads will be closed at the discretion of the incident commander between no earlier than 7:00 am until no later than 2:00 pm to facilitate the parade route:

- Start at Hillsborough Street and St. Mary’s Street and head east

- Right onto Salisbury Street

- Left onto Morgan Street

- Right onto Fayetteville Street

- Right onto Davie Street (larger/weight limit vehicle) or

- Right onto Lenoir Street to disassemble

NOTE: All cross roads one block in each direction will be detoured.

NOTE: Additional road closures and detours may be established at the discretion of the incident commander to control traffic near the route.