Celebrating Tacky Christmas Traditions

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The parade goes on in rain or shine!

The 31st annual Dominion Christmas parade will take place on Saturday, December 6, 2014 at 10:15 a.m. in Richmond, Virginia. The parade will depart from the Science Museum on W. Broad Street and continue east to 7th Street. This beloved Richmond tradition attracts more than 100,000 spectators each year from everywhere in Virginia, with thousands more enjoying the live television broadcast.

For many Richmonders, the parade kicks off the Christmas season. The parade will feature a very special Grand Marshal, holiday floats, marching bands, huge helium balloons, and, of course, Santa himself! This year’s parade will continue the grand celebration of fun and excitement for all!

If you can’t experience the parade in person, you can watch it LIVE on WTVR-CBS6 on the day of the parade from 10:00 a.m. to noon, or see it on Christmas Day.

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Line-up & Route Map

Please visit our Parade Line-up page to see who's in the parade. Download our Parade Route Map

Nutzy's Rotary Funn Run

Join us for the 3rd annual Nutzy's Rotary Funn Run, founded by The West Richmond Rotary Club, in partnership with The Dominion Christmas Parade and the Richmond Flying Squirrels. You won't want to miss this family-oriented, FUN-FILLED race!

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Parade Viewing Information

The parade begins at 10:15am. Prime viewing spots are considered to be Broad Street between the Science Museum and Pleasants Hardware. However, if you'd like to relax in the morning, you can arrive later and view the parade on Broad Street closer to the Coliseum. The parade goes on in rain or shine!

Our parking recommendations include:

  • Monument Avenue and side streets south of Broad St. There will be less congestion, and roads won't be closed.
  • Parking decks near VCU on Harrison and Broad or near Lombardy. Parking fees may apply.
  • Parking lot surrounding Lowe's

Please take note of these important road closures:

  • 6am-1pm Broad Street, both East and West bound closes from Davis to Strawberry
  • 7am-1pm Leigh Street from Boulevard to Hermitage
  • 7am-1pm DMV Drive from Leigh to Broad.
  • 9am-1pm West Bound Broad Street closes from Robinson to 8th.
  • 9am-2pm 7th street from Broad to Jackson

Parade Line-up

Please visit our Parade Line-up page to see who's in the parade.

Parade Route Map

Click below for a PDF
of the Parade Route.

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Richmond Parade Inc.
5306 Caledonia Road
Richmond, VA 23225
Phone (804) 788-6479
Fax (804) 788-6477
Email: info@Richmondparade.org