Get In the Holiday Spirit During the 31st Annual Grand Illumination Parade, Taking Place Nov. 21 Near Northwest
November 16, 2015
Here's a sure sign that the holiday season is right around the corner: The Grand Illumination Parade, an annual Norfolk holiday tradition, returns for its 31st year this weekend! During this family-friendly event, the crowd is lead in a countdown that ends in the ceremonious lighting of the downtown Norfolk skyline.
The illumination takes place promptly at 7 p.m., but the festivities aren't over yet! The lighting of the skyline is immediately followed by a festive seasonal parade that winds its way along two miles' worth of Norfolk city streets. The parade, which features marching bands, seasonal floats, local dancers, and a special appearance by Santa, will step off from the corner of St. Paul’s Boulevard and Main Street and end at the intersection near the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside Hotel.
With food available for purchase, the Grand Illumination Parade is free to attend and is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21. Don't forget to bring folding chairs from home at Northwest!
Grand Illumination Parade 2015
7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 21