Making the most special event of the season even more entertaining, it has just been announced that local TV and Radio personalities, Rene Chou from WRAL and WQDR’s Mike Wheless will be hosting the Knightdale Christmas Parade this Saturday, December 2 starting at 2:00 pm.

Continuing to grow and provide the town residents with a grander event each and every year, town officials made the announcement of the guest hosts, who will join the area businesses and of course, jolly ol’ Saint Nick as part of this year’s offering of the Knightdale Christmas Parade.

Chou, the popular anchor and reporter for WRAL TV news, brings to the Knightdale Christmas Parade an impressive resume that includes three Emmy awards for General Assignment Reporting, her incredible coverage of Hurricane Sandy in 2014, and in 2013 for her impeccable research and coverage of the Kathy Taft murder trial. Additionally, Renee boasts a slew of other awards and honors from such distinguished organizations as the Associated Press, the Radio Television Digital News Association, the Iowa Associated Press Broadcasters Association, and the Missouri Broadcasters Association.

For the past 25 years, Mike Wheless has been as recognizable of a voice as there is in the state of North Carolina. Mike has spent the past quarter century coming over the airwaves to the folks of the Triangle area and currently sits as the host of the wildly popular Q Morning Crew on 94.7 WQDR-Raleigh. Much like his co-host for the 2017 Knightdale Christmas Parade, Wheless has been decorated over his career on the air by such reputable organizations as the Country Music Academy and the American Country Music Awards. Making his being named host of the Knightdale Christmas parade and even more fitting nomination, Mike has also locally been honored as the Knightdale Citizen of the Year in 2003, an Honorary Knightdale Deputy Mayor, and has received the Knightdale Mayor’s Award for Commitment to Community.

This year’s Knightdale Christmas Parade starts at 2:00 pm and will run its usual route down First Avenue. For more information on the event, visit

(Photo Credit: Town of Knightdale)

The holiday season is one that families and communities alike always look forward to with great joy, and with all of the fantastic Knightdale Holiday Events coming up on the calendar set to kick off as always in late November, you and your family can get in shape and show community spirit at  Knightdale Station on Thanksgiving morning, with the return of the Turkey Leg 5K.

The latest in what seems to be an endless string of town holiday traditions. the annual Turkey Leg 5K  starts at Knightdale Station on Thanksgiving morning, November 23. This popular “fun run/walk” has become a “Turkey Day” tradition in town and starts at 8:30 a.m with registration for the event currently under way.

Regardless of weather conditions, rain, shine, sleet, or snow, the “healthiest” of the Knightdale Holiday Events on the calendar will take place, helping everyone to feel a little less guilty when they indulge in the Thanksgiving Day feast later in the day. Thanksgiving themed attire is encouraged, bu not necessary for the Turkey Leg 5K runners or walkers.

If you have interest in being a part of either of the Turkey Leg 5K or any of the fantastic upcoming Knightdale Holiday Events throughout the month of December, you may contact Michelle Wester at 919-217-2232 or Megan Thornton at 919-217-2236.

(Photo Credit: Town of Knightdale)