GRMA Announces: 2012 WRAL Raleigh Christmas Parade

June 25, 2012 5:14 PM | Posted By: Jennifer Bradshaw Martin
Jennifer Bradshaw Martin

Greater Raleigh Merchants Association Announces:
2012 WRAL Raleigh Christmas Parade

The Greater Raleigh Merchants Association (GRMA) announces their 68th Annual WRAL Raleigh Christmas Parade to be held on November 17, 2012 at 9:40am in downtown Raleigh.

Applications are now being accepted for all parade entries. Registration will close on September 17, 2012. Visit for the full parade schedule. If your group is interested in having a float, classic car, helium balloon, walking group or other entry, please visit the Greater Raleigh Merchants Association website: and submit an online application. No applications will be accepted after the September 17 deadline. Applications are chosen based on realtionship to theme, creativity, entertainment, and community appeal.

Sponsorship & volunteer opportunities are also available. If your company is interested in sponsorship opportunities, please contact the Executive Director of GRMA, Jennifer Martin at 919-755-9235 or If you are interested in serving on the committee, please email to receive more information.

The WRAL Raleigh Christmas parade is the largest parade between Atlanta and Washington DC. Over 250,000 will watch the parade live from home and over 60,000 will attend the parade in person. The parade will last approximately 2.5 hours and will feature something for the whole family.