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25th Annual Parade of Lights

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Date & Time
Date: December 9, 2017
Time: 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Multiple Viewing Locations


James River Advisory Council is seeking 25 boats or more for the 25th anniversary of the Annual Parade of Lights to be held on Saturday, December 9, starting at 6 p.m. If you’ve never joined them for this holiday tradition, it’s a great year to get involved. Plus, you’ll be competing for $500 in prizes.

The parade will cruise from the city of Richmond (above Rockett’s Landing) through Henrico and Chesterfield counties (Henricus Historical Park).


Registered boaters will be judged, and prizes will be awarded in several categories, including:

  • boater-chosen theme
  • originality
  • appearance
  • charm

First-time boaters will be entered into a drawing for a cool prize!

 Non-boaters are invited to join to view the beautifully decorated boats.

Parade of Lights Flier

Online registration is available at: