‘A River Christmas:’ Kilmarnock lighted parade slated Friday

The 38th annual Kilmarnock Lighted Christmas Parade, sponsored by the Lancaster by the Bay Chamber of Commerce, will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, December 9. The theme is “A River Christmas.”

Smith Point Sea Rescue will serve as grand marshal, reported Chamber president Anne Paparella.

Pre-parade activities will start with music and refreshments along Main Street at 5:30 p.m. Santa will visit from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Kilmarnock firehouse, 71 School Street, Kilmarnock.

The chamber sponsors the parade with partners, Lancaster County Economic Development Authority, the Lancaster board of supervisors, Tri-Star Supermarket, Two Rivers Communications and Dominion Virginia Power, said Paparella.

The parade route will extend from Chesapeake Commons Shopping Center and continues along Main Street to Irvington Road and ends on School Street.

There will be no parking along Main Street in Steptoe’s District after 6 p.m. The shopping centers on North Main Street, Lancaster Square and Chesapeake Commons will close for both entering and exiting at 6:45 p.m. until the parade concludes around 8 p.m. Please plan accordingly, said Paparella.

Parade lineup

  • Kristy Abrams, American Flag
  • Parade Banner, LHS Cheerleaders
  • Proud Partner Banner, Tri Star/LHS Cheerleaders
  • Proud Partner Banner, Lancaster Economic Development Authority and board of supervisors/LHS Cheerleaders
  • Proud Partner Banner, Dominion Virginia Power/LHS Cheerleaders
  • Dominion Virginia Power
  • American Legion 2nd District Honor Guard
  • Kilmarnock Police Chief Mike Bedell
  • Lancaster Sheriff Patrick McCranie
  • Northumberland Sheriff Doc Lyons
  • Commonwealth’s Attorney Jan Smith
  • Kilmarnock Town Council
  • Equestrian and Float Judges, Jesus and AnaCris Lapera, Paul and Rose Mary Bland,
  • Linda Coye
  • Fire and EMS Judges, Mike and Cydney Player
  • Grand Marshal, Smith Point Sea Rescue
  • LHS Air Force JROTC
  • Ronald McDonald
  • Jory Bramblet
  • Carol Nelson, Mister B
  • Ellen Strangeway
  • Judy Brown, Boomer
  • Little Wonder Horse Farm
  • Whitney Barrack, Pooh Bear
  • Angela Smith, Shelley the draft horse with wagon
  • Ray Purcell-draft horses and wagon
  • Official Pooper Scooper of the Parade
  • Boys & Girls Club
  • Cub Scouts Pack #222
  • White Stone VFD
  • Cub Scouts Pack #215
  • Girl Scouts, Northumberland and Lancaster
  • Chesapeake Academy
  • The Islanderettes
  • Awana N.N. Baptist Church
  • Knights of Columbus Color Corps
  • Knights of Columbus
  • NN Montessori School
  • NHS Indian Spirits Dance Team
  • Virginia 529 Tuition Monster
  • Triangle Trolley with Virginia Special Olympics
  • NN Grapplers
  • Lancaster Primary School
  • LMS Chorus Club
  • Memory Lane Car Club
  • NN Military Museum
  • Oldies & Goodies Car Club
  • Austin Abrams Bush Hogging
  • Bartlett Tree Experts
  • A.J.’s Towing
  • A.J.’s Towing
  • LMS Band
  • Bethpage Camp Resort/Greys Point
  • Brentwood VFD 1985 Heavy Rescue Vehicle
  • Bon Secours Rappahannock General Hospital
  • NN Mechanical
  • NN Mechanical
  • Brandon Bromley, Malibu
  • Callao VFD, Brush Truck 66
  • Chesapeake Bank
  • Commonwealth Senior Living at Kilmarnock
  • Chesapeake Boat Basin
  • Kilmarnock VFD Pumper Truck Engine #15
  • W&L High School Marching Band
  • Elbourn Electrical Services
  • Lancaster Middle School
  • Farm and Home
  • Fairfields VFD
  • H.O.P.E
  • James Wells, Airbrushed Ford Truck
  • Kilmarnock Baptist Church
  • KLVRS Response 1
  • KLVRS Ambulance
  • Lancaster Deputy Santa
  • Melrose Plantation Real Estate
  • New St. John’s Youth Ministry
  • NN Baptist Association Ministers Conference
  • NN Food Bank
  • NHS Band
  • Ambrose Disposal Service
  • Lancaster Emergency Services 1
  • Lancaster Advanced Life Support 1
  • RCC Float
  • RCC Ambulance
  • Habitat for Humanity
  • Rappahannock Record
  • Ms. Senior Virginia Rebecca Nunn
  • Two Rivers Communications WKWI- WIGO
  • Upper Lancaster VFD
  • Urbanna Oyster Festival
  • Virginia Health Services Lancaster Convalescent and Rehabilitation Center
  • West Willow Fire Company
  • WNDJ 103.9 FM
  • White Stone VFD
  • Upper Lancaster VRS Ambulance
  • Tides Inn
  • Rappahannock Westminster Canterbury
  • Bank of Lancaster
  • Tappahannock VRS
  • U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary
  • Kilmarnock VFD Pumper Truck Engine #16
  • LHS Band
  • KLVRS Crash Truck
  • Santa Claus on the Reedville Fishermen’s Museum’s John Smith barge
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