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

Rocky Mount - Nov. 28 - Franklin County Courthouse Tree Lighting Ceremony - Begin the holiday season with the annual Courthouse Tree Lighting Ceremony, Friday, Nov. 28 at 5:30 ...

Floyd - Nov. 29 - Tree Lighting Holiday Party - Come to Chateau Morrisette on November 29th, 2014 for a wonderful evening filled with holiday cheer ...

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 ...

Bristol - Dec. 4 - Downtown Bristol Christmas Parade - A community Christmas parade that is fun for the whole family. Brave the cold and come out for an ...

Blacksburg - Dec. 5 - Winter Lights Festival & TubaChristmas - Downtown Merchants annual Open House- 4-8pm, late night shopping, free gift wrap, snacks and ...

Abingdon - Dec. 6 - Abingdon Christmas Parade - The Kiwanis Christmas traditional holiday parade has returned to a night time parade that will flow ...

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

Gloucester - Dec. 6 - Gloucester Holiday Parade - A great way to welcome the holiday season. Lots of bands, floats, animals, and of course, SANTA ...

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

Central Virginia

Bedford - Nov. 19 - Dec. 31 - Bedford Festival of Trees - The theme this year is "Christmas on the Homefront - 1944". This theme ties in with the 70th ...

Gordonsville - Nov. 30 - Gordonsville "Memorial" Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony - The lighting of the Memorial Christmas Tree on the lawn of Gordonsville's Town Hall officially ...

Altavista - Dec. 4 - Altavista Christmas Parade - The Altavista Christmas Parade is an annual event held in the evening. It is a lighted parade with ...

Louisa - Dec. 5 - Louisa Christmas Tree Lighting - Join us for this wonderful community holiday tradition that will put you in the Christmas spirit. ...

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 ...

Louisa - Dec. 6 - Louisa Christmas Festival and Parade - The Louisa Christmas Festival and Parade are two local Holiday traditions that you don't want to ...

Moneta - Dec. 6 - Virginia Dare Flotilla for Toys Christmas Boat Parade - Virginia Dare and Lake Christian Ministries has worked hand in hand to put together the Flotilla ...

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 ...

Henrico - Dec. 13 - Parade of Lights - James River - Henrico County’s viewing celebration will take place at Osborne Park. Join us around the ...

Chester - Dec. 14 - Chester Kiwanis Christmas Parade - 2014 Chester Kiwanis Christmas Parade Registration is underway! Kiwanis is a global organization ...

Coastal Virginia - Eastern Shore

Chincoteague Island - Nov. 29 - Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony - Chincoteague's holiday season officially begins! There will be holiday songs and caroling. Town ...

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

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Bluefield - Dec. 6 - Bluefield VA Christmas Parade - The Town of Bluefield, VA will host it's annual Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 6th. You ... read more...

Dungannon - Nov. 23 - Dungannon Christmas Parade and Holiday Fest - Enjoy the holiday season during this much-anticipated seasonal parade. Dungannon's 2014 Christmas ... read more...

Pocahontas - Dec. 5 - Town of Pocahontas Christmas Parade - You won't want to miss being in the Town of Pocahontas on Friday evening for an entertaining and ... read more...

Richlands - Nov. 29 - Town of Richlands Christmas Parade - The Theme for this year's Christmas Parade is: Candy Canes & Christmas Carols in the Country. ... read more...

Tazewell - Dec. 6 - Town of Tazewell Christmas Parade - Don't forget the Christmas parade in the Town of Tazewell. There will be hot chocolate and ... read more...

Tazewell - Dec. 6 - Town of Tazewell's Christmas Tree Lighting - Come help us kick off the Christmas Season with our annual Christmas Tree Lighting. There will ... read more...

Coastal Virginia - Hampton Roads

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 ...

Virginia Beach - Nov. 30 - Founders Illumination - We invite you to celebrate the start of the holiday season at our award winning illumination event ...

Fort Story - Dec. 4 - Grand Illumination at Cape Henry Lighthouse - Celebrate the Grand Illuination with JEBFSLC as the holiday lights are illuminated at 5:30 p.m. for ...

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 ...

Williamsburg - Dec. 7, 6, 4, 3 - Colonial Williamsburg's Grand Illumination - In the 18th century, illuminations, which included the firing of guns and lighting of fireworks, ...

Smithfield - Dec. 13 - Downtown Smithfield Christmas Parade - The Downtown Smithfield Christmas Parade is held every year to celebrate Christmas in Smithfield. ...

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

Suffolk - Dec. 13 - Suffolk Holiday Parade - Be sure to join in the lights and sounds of the 2014 Suffolk Holiday Parade on Saturday, December ...

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

Culpeper - Nov. 23 - Holiday Open House in Downtown Culpeper - Start the Holiday Season in Downtown Culpeper. Culpeper Downtown welcomes you with warmth and ...

Alexandria - Nov. 28 - Alexandria Holiday Tree Lighting - At this official kickoff to the holiday season, the mayor and Santa Claus will light the city tree ...

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. ...

Leesburg - Dec. 5 - Holidays in Leesburg: Tree Lighting Ceremony - The Town of Leesburg's 2014 Annual Holiday Celebration begins with the annual tree and menorah ...

Middleburg - Dec. 6, 5 - Christmas in Middleburg - Come and get into the joyful spirit of the holidays in beautiful horse country as the Town of ...

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 ...

Manassas - Dec. 6 - Merry Old Town Annual Greater Manassas Christmas Parade - Make time to enjoy old-fashioned family fun at this holiday celebration. Join us for the 69th ...

Bowling Green - Dec. 13, 12, 10 - Christmas Extravaganza and Night Parade - Floats, firetrucks, Santa Claus and more! This annual event has brought back the tradition of a ...

Shenandoah Valley

Lexington - Nov. 28 - Annual Candlelight Processional & Lighting of Community Christmas Tree - The festivities start when hundreds gather, all with lighted candles and song sheets in hand, and ...

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 ...

New Castle - Dec. 6 - Craig County Christmas Parade - Join a community tradition begun decades ago by the Lions Club, now sponsored by the Craig County ...

Fincastle - Dec. 6 - Fincastle Christmas Parade - The Historic Town of Fincastle will host it's Annual Christmas Parade. The parade will feature ...

Front Royal - Dec. 6 - Hometown Holiday Parade - At 4 pm enjoy Front Royal’s Christmas Parade presented by the Chamber of Commerce.

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

Fieldale - Dec. 6 - Fieldale Christmas Parade - Ring in the holiday season in the historic Fieldale Village. On Saturday, December 6th, 2014 the ...

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: 11/10/2014 1:29 PM
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