For the record I love the Grand Illumination. I don’t love the crowds. So on Friday you’re likely to find me across the river at Legend. Later on a less crowded night I’ll take the kid down to look at the reindeer and take cruddy pictures of bright lights. This year everything kicks off Friday, [...]
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I think that anyone that reads this site knows that tonight is RVA’s Grand Illumination. If you didn’t, well you do know. The light switch (I truly hope there is one giant switch somewhere) gets flipped at 6 p.m. RVANews has tons of little details here. I’m going to give you the street closings.
The annual illumination of the buildings downtown is this Friday, December 3. Come out to the 17th Street Farmers’ Market and the Poe Museum for more fun!
The Grand Illumination 2010 at the James Center has been set for December 3: The 26th Annual Grand Illumination of James Center kicks off the evening at 6PM when Santa and Lite 98 give the countdown to light the downtown office buildings and the James Center Tree & Reindeer! Experience the magic of the season [...]
Upcoming events at the 17th Street Farmers’ Market: 3rd Annual Shockoe-On-The-Half Shell 9/18 11AM-4PM Red, White & Brew Last Evening 10/8 5PM-9PM 2nd Shocktoberfest Fall Celebration 10/16 11AM-4PM 11th Annual Brunswick Stew Festival 11/6 11AM-4PM Grand Illumination Holiday Market 12/3 4PM-9PM
A word from Venture Richmond on one of Richmond’s most popular holiday events: On Friday, December 4 Downtown Richmond will be celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Grand Illumination at the James Center (10th & E. Cary Streets). Be there right at 6pm to experience a family tradition that has, for so many years, lit [...]
Last year for the Grand Illumination we walked from 18th Street over to the Illumination and back and marveled how, on nights like this with so many people out and about on foot, Richmond feels like a different and larger city. Come on down Friday night for the 10th Annual Holiday Market @ 17th Street [...]
Come in from the cold during the downtown Grand Illumination activities to enjoy cookies and hot cocoa, kiddie train rides, crafts, and holiday music at the 6th Annual Main Street Station Holiday Open House. This year’s event will focus on youth literacy; books will be given to the first 300 children in attendance. Sgt. Santa [...]
While you’re out for the Holiday Market and the Grand Illumination, stop by Fountain Bookstore for hot cider and cookies and local Richmond writers signing books about Richmond including: R. David Ross, Harry Kollatz, Wayne Dementi & Brooks Smith (authors of Memory Lane 1 & 2: Richmond, Virginia; True Richmond Stories and Richmond In Ragtime; [...]
Saturday Growers; Bohemian Market; Sunday Vintage Market; 2008-2009 Downtown Development Forum; Mini Flicks & Stories; Thursday Fresh Market; 10th Annual Holiday Market ; Canal Boat Rides at the Turning Basin; Capitol Square Tree Lighting; James Center’s Grand Illumination; Main Street Station Holiday Open House; MORE…
Come on out Friday Dec.5 and Saturday Dec.6 for the real kick-off of the holiday season: James Center’s Grand Illumination, Holiday Market @17th Street Farmers Market, Free Horse and Carriage Rides, Canal Boat Rides at the Turning Basin, Giant Holiday Cards on Display Downtown, Main Street Station Holiday Open House, Capitol Square Tree Lighting…
inRich has a write-up on last night’s Grand Illumination and a slideshow with sound and photos. We walked from 18th Street over to the Illumination and back and marveled how on nights like this, with so many people out and about on foot, it feels like a different city.