Holiday Parades and Tree Lighting Ceremonies

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    Parades and tree lighting ceremonies are the perfect way to set the tone for the holidays.

    Enjoy the festivities in Virginia!

Blue Ridge Highlands

Bristol - Dec. 1 - Downtown Bristol Christmas Tree Lighting - For the 9th year, BVU will herald in the Christmas season by sponsoring the Community Tree-Lighting ...

Rocky Mount - Dec. 7 - Franklin County Christmas Parade - Come out to downtown Rocky Mount for a good old fashion Christmas Parade on Sunday, Dec. 7. The ...

Chesapeake Bay

Kilmarnock - Dec. 12 - Kilmarnock Lighted Christmas Parade - Possibly the longest running night parade in Virginia-it's the 36th annual parade Kilmarnock ...

Central Virginia

Madison - Dec. 5, 4 - Madison County Christmas Parade - Kick off the holidays on historic Main Street Madison! Join us for a Tree Lighting ceremony prior ...

Lovingston - Dec. 7 - Christmas Parade in Nelson County - Nelson County Christmas Parade. Floats, fire, rescue and sheriff's departments, bands, riders on ...

Orange - Dec. 7 - Orange Holiday Parade - Come celebrate the holiday season in downtown Orange. Bring the whole family to our annual Orange ...

Coastal Virginia - Eastern Shore

Chincoteague Island - Dec. 6, 5 - Old Fashioned Christmas Parade in Chincoteague - Christmas parade featuring floats, marching bands, color guards, Saltwater Cowboys, Fire Companies ...

Coastal Virginia - Hampton Roads

Suffolk - Nov. 21 - Downtown Suffolk Grand Illumination - This Suffolk tradition serves as a hometown kick-off to the holiday season. Featuring the lighting ...

Hampton - Nov. 22 - Coliseum Central Holiday Parade - Join us for the Coliseum Central Holiday Parade! You won't want to miss the marching bands, ...

Norfolk - Nov. 22 - Downtown Norfolk Grand Illumination Parade - Holidays in the City celebrates six weeks of magical festivities, saluting the holidays of ...

Surry - Nov. 29 - Surry County Christmas Parade and Visit with Santa Claus - Enjoy a Christmas tradition in a small-town, family-friendly atmosphere and make this a "Holiday to ...

Yorktown - Dec. 5 - Yorktown Celebrates Christmas - Illumination and Christmas Tree Lighting - Friday, December 5 - Christmas Tree Lighting, 7:30 pm. A tradition that began in 1945 continues ...

Hampton - Dec. 6 - Annual Lighted Boat Parade - Cruise into the spirit of the holiday season at the 26th Annual Downtown Hampton Lighted Boat ...

Virginia Beach - Dec. 6 - TowneBank Holiday Parade at the Beach - Officially ushering in the holiday season at the Virginia Beach oceanfront, the Holiday Parade at ...

Williamsburg - Dec. 6 - Williamsburg Area Community Christmas Parade - Annual community Christmas Parade, sponsored by the Williamsburg Area Chamber and Tourism Alliance. ...

Yorktown - Dec. 6 - Yorktown Celebrates Christmas - Lighted Boat Parade - Saturday, December 6 - Yorktown Lighted Boat Parade, 6 pm. Festively decorated sail and power boats ...

Hampton - Dec. 13 - Hampton Holly Days Parade - The Peninsula's largest illuminated parade! Join us for an evening of enchantment as you view the ...

Yorktown - Dec. 13 - Yorktown Market Day and Toyland Parade - Saturday, December 13 - Yorktown Market Days and Toyland Parade, 9 am to 3 pm. Special holiday ...

Northern Virginia

Reston - Nov. 28 - Reston Holiday Parade, Tree Lighting, and Sing Along - Reston Town Center launches the festive season with the annual Reston Holiday Parade at 11:00 a.m. ...

Herndon - Dec. 6 - Herndon Annual Tree Lighting and Sing-Along - Start the holiday season with this annual celebration. Carols, tree lighting, and a visit from ...

Shenandoah Valley

Buchanan - Nov. 29 - Buchanan Tree Lighting Ceremony - Rediscover "small town America." Help kick off more than a month of Holiday Celebrations beginning ...

Vinton - Dec. 4 - Annual Vinton Christmas Parade - Come have fun for the whole family at the Annual Vinton Christmas Parade (first Thursday after ...

Lexington - Dec. 5 - Annual Lexington Christmas Parade - A beloved centerpiece of our holiday traditions is the Annual Lexington Christmas Parade. The ...

Harrisonburg - Dec. 5 - Harrisonburg Holiday Parade & Tree-Lighting Ceremony - The annual Holiday Parade and Tree Lighting ceremony spreads festive cheer throughout downtown ...

Monterey - Dec. 5 - 7 - Wintertide - Wintertide Weekend offers visitors an old-fashioned Christmas experience in a rural, mountain ...

Waynesboro - Dec. 6 - Waynesboro Holiday Parade - Bundle up and bring the whole family to come celebrate the start of the Christmas season! Sure to ...

Buchanan - Dec. 13 - Buchanan Christmas Parade - For more than six decades hundreds have returned to Buchanan's Main Street to cheer floats, ...

Shenandoah - Dec. 13 - Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony - Join us as we light the Town Christmas tree at Big Gem Park! Enjoy free refreshments, Christmas ...

Southern Virginia

Martinsville - Nov. 22 - Christmas Parade in Uptown Martinsville - It's that time of year and the Martinsville-Henry County Christmas Parade Association has another ...

South Hill - Dec. 6 - South Hill Chamber of Commerce/CCB Christmas Parade - A grand parade of floats, classic cars, bands, beauty pageant winners, sports champions and, of ...

Last Updated: 10/17/2014 8:37 AM
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