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Old 11-17-2008, 09:24 PM
 
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For the Christmas Parade happening this Sat. Nov. 22nd....For our first Christmas here, I'm excited to take my young kids who are just getting excited about Santa.
Where should we park ourselves to get a good view of things ( not at the starting point, though ) and how early should I get there.?
Although I want to be right up front so we don't have to try to look over people, I also know toddlers will only sit still and wait for so long...
thanks!
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Old 11-18-2008, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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Don't forget the Carolina Christmas Show in the new Civic Center starting this Thurs-Sun. I'll be the first one at the door Thurs :-)
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Old 11-18-2008, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Downtown Raleigh, NC
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The Glenwood, Boylan and St. Mary's intersections with Hillsborough are good spots (although they will also fill up, but not too bad). There are a few parking decks within walking distance, and on-street parking in the Glenwood South area. There is also the Cupcake Shoppe and Dunkin' Donuts on Glenwood in case you need some coffee or sweets to keep you going in the cold. I would get there around 9-9:15 for the best spots.
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Old 11-19-2008, 06:11 AM
 
Location: At the NC-SC Border
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It's going to very cold and windy at the parade this year. A good spot to be is on the north side of Hillsborough St. between West St. and Harrington St. You'll be sitting in the sun and the buildings there will shield you from the cold wind for the most part. Front row seats? Maybe as much as 1 1/2 hour early...depends. Park on N. Harrington a block or so away, so you can slip out heading north to avoid the traffic afterwards. Just a few tips from and old parade veteran....I'd be there myself, but I'll be at the beach Oh...and I hear the parade starts this year at 9:30?

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Old 11-19-2008, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest - New Light
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Raleigh Christmas Parade - Fayetteville Street - cosponsored by DowntownRaleigh.com at Downtown Raleigh Live Work Play! Bundle Up!
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Old 11-20-2008, 01:03 PM
 
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Welll,there's also one in Apex early December. Might have to try that one since sitting in the cold for hours w/ babies just doesn't sound worth it.
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Old 11-20-2008, 01:33 PM
 
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If there is more than one of you taking care of the babies, send someone ahead to stake out the area and take the kiddies off somewhere else till closer to show time. The Raleigh Christmas Parade is well worth watching. My kid is in marching band at Wakefield and I love to have a good excuse to go watch, otherwise I know I wouldn't and I'd miss out on the good stuff. Oooh, The Helping Hands band. They alone are worth going to watch.
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Old 11-20-2008, 07:20 PM
 
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Is it allowed to take folding chairs to sit along the parade route?
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Old 11-20-2008, 07:52 PM
 
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^ plenty of people do.
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Old 11-22-2008, 09:28 AM
 
Location: At the NC-SC Border
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Welll,there's also one in Apex early December. Might have to try that one since sitting in the cold for hours w/ babies just doesn't sound worth it.
Don't blame you at all. It'a a long morning for little kids in the cold. Maybe you can watch on TV.
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