2019 Holiday Parades in Hampton Roads!

This post may contain affiliate links. MyActiveChild.com LLC may receive a commission if you make a purchase after clicking through our affiliate links, at no additional cost to you. For more information, see our terms of use by CLICKING HERE.

Holiday Parades in Hampton Roads Virginia

Holiday Parades in Hampton Roads! Here is our 2019 BIG LIST of local parades celebrating the festive season -  Additions to this free listing can be submitted HERE! 

Make sure to check out our other Seasonal BIG LISTS including where to find Santa, Dining with Santa, Holiday Light Displays and so much more!

Saturday, November 23, 2019


Coliseum Central Holiday Parade (Hampton)

Where: Coliseum Drive & Peninsula Town Center, Hampton VA
When: Saturday, November 23, 2019 from 9:30am-11:30am
What: Kick-off the holiday season with the 21st Annual Coliseum Central Holiday Parade Presented by Sentara CarePlex Hospital on Saturday, November 23, 2019. Come join in the excitement as the marching bands, floats, squads, and animals parade through Coliseum Central. Santa Claus is also sure to stop by! The parade starts at 9:30AM but arrive early for pre-parade entertainment beginning at 8AM.
Cost: Free

35th Annual Grand Illumination Parade (Norfolk)

Where: Streets of Downtown Norfolk, VA
When: Saturday, November 23, 2019. Street Seats for the Grand Illumination Parade open at 5pm with the parade starting at 7pm.
What: Annual Grand Illumination Parade in Downtown Norfolk. The illumination of the Downtown Norfolk skyline kicks off the festivities as Downtown Norfolk and Olde Towne Portsmouth celebrate the holidays as a community. Downtown Norfolk is enlivened by the thousands of people who fill the streets of Downtown Norfolk on parade night to experience the festive beginning of the holiday season, dazzled by spectacular floats, energetic marching bands, giant balloons, lively dancers and even Santa himself.
Cost: Free. Paid Street Seats (sold out!) are available but not necessary to enjoy the parade. Enter Our Giveaway to WIN STREET SEATS Here!

Friday, December 6, 2019


Annual Poquoson Holiday Parade

Where: Parade route– Poquoson Ave at Wythe Creek Rd, to Wells Fargo Bank at Victory Blvd in Poquoson
When: Friday, December 6, 2019, starting at 7pm
What: Enjoy the joy and spirit of the Christmas season in our Coastal City. The community comes together for the evening to celebrate in the holiday spirit. Wythe Creek Road will close at 6:45 to prepare for the parade. Poquoson Avenue from Champs to Tidewater Z Shop will become 1 way beginning at 5:45pm. Parade Begins at 7pm
Cost: Free

Saturday, December 7, 2019

Annual Chick-Fil-A Christmas Parade at Chesapeake Square

Where: Chesapeake Square Mall, Chesapeake VA 
When: Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 9-10am
What: Join in and participate in the 8th Annual Chick-fil-A Christmas Parade sponsored by Chick-fil-A of Portsmouth Boulevard on December 7! The Parade will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 10:00 a.m. and will feature a number of different local groups, bands, and floats. Don't miss it!

Holiday Parade at the Beach (Virginia Beach)

Where: On Atlantic Avenue between 15th Street and 25th Street, Virginia Beach Oceanfront, Virginia Beach VA
When: Saturday, December 72019 beginning at 5:30pm
What: Giant balloons, marching bands, lighted floats, equestrian units, fire trucks, performing dance groups, motorcycles, and more join forces to present a dazzling and entertaining night of fun for all ages! And, best of all, Santa himself makes a grand appearance to greet all his loyal fans as the evening winds down and thousands of families take the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful Virginia Beach oceanfront!
Cost: Free

Chesapeake Rotary Christmas Parade (Chesapeake)

Where: The parade begins at Mt. Pleasant Rd. and Battlefield Blvd. and ends in front of City Hall on Cedar Rd. Chesapeake VA
When: Saturday, December 72019 at 6pm
What: The Chesapeake Rotary Christmas Parade is 36 years old. This year's theme is "I'll Be Home For Christmas" 
Cost: Free

Yorktown Lighted Boat Parade (Yorktown)

Where: 331 Water Street, Yorktown, VA 
When: Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 7-8:30pm
What: Pre-parade festivities start at 6 and include caroling around a beach bonfire, a musical performance by the Fifes & Drums of York Town, and complimentary hot cider. The boats will finish out the evening, as they make their way down the river in a dazzling show of lights that starts at 7 p.m. This annual event has been a community tradition for more than two decades, and brings neighbors together to celebrate the season. Some of the boats take almost 20 hours to decorate! 
Cost: Free

Friday, December 13, 2019


Hampton Lighted Boat Parade (Hampton)  CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER

Dates: Friday, December 13, 2019. Music begins at 6pm; parade begins at7pm
Where: On the Downtown Hampton Oceanfront at the Hampton Maritime Center 710 Settlers Landing Road Hampton, VA 
What: Cruise into the spirit of the holiday season. The Annual Hampton Lighted Boat Parade will light up the Hampton River.
Cost: Free

Saturday, December 14, 2019


Children's Christmas Parade (Portsmouth) 

Where: The parade will start at Washington and High Streets and travel to Water Street, Portsmouth, VA
When: Saturday, December 14, 2019, at 10am 
What: The Children's Christmas Parade is a very special part of the annual Olde Towne Holiday Music Festival. If you would like to participate in the parade contact Renee Spratley by November 25th at 757-393-8481.


Dates: Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 1-3pm
Where: Riverwalk Landing, Yorktown, VA
What: Everyone is invited to march in the Toyland Parade through Riverwalk Landing led by the Fifes and Drums of Yorktown with festivities beginning at 1 p.m. Don your strollers, wagons, pets, and kids in your most impressive holiday spirit.
Cost: Free
Dates: Saturday, December 14, 2019 from 6-8pm
Where: Downtown Hampton, VA
What: The Peninsula’s largest illuminated parade! Join us for an evening of enchantment as you view the creative floats, listen to the high school bands, salute the military marching units and exciting drill teams, and wave at the beauty queens. Of course this parade is not complete without everyone’s favorite, Santa Claus.
Cost: Free

Dates: Saturday, December 14, 2019 beginning at 7pm
Where: Downtown Suffolk, VA
What: Be sure to join in the lights and sounds of the 2019 Suffolk Holiday Parade on Saturday, December 14, 2019, at 7pm. The Theme is "Home For The Holidays." Your group can walk, ride, dance, march or float down Main Street! Local groups are reminded that applications to enter are due by Friday, November 15. Public parking available on Saratoga Street, Commerce Street, and in the lot behind the Godwin Courts Building.
Cost: Free

Saturday, December 21, 2019


Christmas in Smithfield Holiday Parade (Smithfield) 

Where: Downtown Smithfield, VA
When: Saturday, December 21, 2019, at 10:30am
What: Genuine Smithfield's Annual Christmas Parade is an old-fashioned "can't miss" community event. Don't miss this old-fashioned community event. This year's theme is "A Firehouse Christmas" in honor of our Grand Marshalls, past and present members of the Smithfield Volunteer Fire Department, celebrating their 80th Anniversary. Join in on the fun, Saturday, December 21.
Cost: Free


Holiday Parades in Hampton Roads Virginia! 


blog comments powered by Disqus
MyActiveChild.com Hampton Roads Group
Private group · 7,974 members
Join Group
A group for Families, Parents, Teachers, Caregivers in Hampton Roads, Virginia. An extension of MyActiveChild.com, your go-to resource for family-frie...