Christmas Parade, Grand Illumination, and Festival

Sunday, December 8

4:00-7:30 p.m.

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The parade will begin at 4:00 p.m. and will depart from Cavalier Square Shopping Center, making it's way towards the Ashford Civic Plaza.  The parade may be viewed from any public sidewalk along 15th Avenue, City Point Road, or Main Street.  The main viewing area will be at Ashford Civic Plaza, located in front of Hopewell City Hall and the Hopewell Courthouse.  Motorists should use caution in the vicinity of the parade route.  Spectators are asked to respect private property and parking restrictions.  To enter a parade float, please review the links below.  

Grand Illumination

The grand illumination of the Ashford Civic Plaza will be held immediately following the conclusion of the parade. The grant illumination ceremony will include a word from our City leaders, the announcement of parade winners,  and then a very special guest from the North Pole will lead the official countdown to the tree lighting.  Christmas carols will be performed by local elementary school students on the front steps of City Hall. This year's event will end with a "bang" that you won't want to miss!  

Ashford Civic Plaza

301 Main Street

Hopewell, VA 23860

Downtown Festival

Beginning at 6:00 p.m., downtown Hopewell will come alive with a variety of holiday activities suitable for the entire family.  Enjoy horse and carriage rides provided by the Hopewell Downtown Partnership in addition to a variety of vendors and special activities provided by local businesses.  Don't forget to stop in the Hopewell Library for fun children's activities and for a chance to visit with Santa himself.  All activities are free of charge and will be available until 7:30 p.m.  

Additional Information:

Tabitha Martinez

(804) 541-2353

Hopewell Community Center

100 W. City Point Road

Hopewell, VA 23860


T: (804) 541-2353

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