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The Greater Raleigh Merchants Association (GRMA) is a non-profit organization that has been a single effective voice for small business and merchants since 1940. Comprised of business owners, entrepreneurs, merchants and other professionals in the Raleigh area, GRMA promotes an environment of communication, cooperation and support for local businesses.

The Greater Raleigh Merchants Association has organized the Raleigh Christmas Parade since 1944! The Raleigh Christmas parade is the largest parade between Atlanta and Washington, DC. An estimated 65,000 will attend the parade in person and 250,000 will watch from home.

Shop Local Raleigh is a movement run by the Greater Raleigh Merchants Association. Shop Local Raleigh is all about promoting & supporting locally-owned, independent businesses. It’s about making your hard-earned money go further, fueling the local economy, & helping to preserve the unique character of Raleigh.

Thank you for shopping local and supporting your small business community!

ABC11 Raleigh Christmas Parade presented by Shop Local Raleigh

Watch the 2021 Raleigh Christmas Parade on ABC11.com or stream the event with the ABC11 app for Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, and Roku.

The ABC11 Raleigh Christmas Parade, presented by Shop Local Raleigh, is the largest Christmas Parade from Atlanta to DC and occurs annually on the Saturday before Thanksgiving in Downtown Raleigh. Click here for parade details and mark your calendars to attend the 2022 Raleigh Christmas Parade in Downtown Raleigh on November 19th to be a part of the celebration!