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37th Annual Grand Illumination Parade

downtown norfolk parade

November 18, 2023!

The Grand Illumination Parade takes place every year on the Saturday before Thanksgiving, bringing thousands of spectators out to the streets of Downtown Norfolk to take in the beauty, magic, and electric holiday spirit to kick off the season.

This year, the 37th Annual Grand Illumination Parade takes place in Downtown Norfolk at 7pm on Saturday, November 18. The theme of this year's parade is soon to be announced, so get ready to see the streets filled with all things holiday!

For information on sponsorship opportunities, contact Sam Black.

Parade Application is Now Open  

DNC is now accepting applications to participate in the 2023 Grand Illumination Parade. Please review the Application Process and Guidelines thoroughly before submitting your application.