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Grand Illumination and Parade of Lights bring people out

Two events brought people out to celebrate the holiday season.

Grand Illumination

Vice Mayor Delores L. McQuinn’s 5th Annual Grand Illumination celebrated the illumination of the seasonal lights at the EDI building at 25th and M Streets. 25th was blocked off the north to make room for children’s rides and food vendors. There were performances by trombonists from the United House of Prayer for All People, among others, on a stage set-up by the main entrance. The all-ages crowd was treated to a visit by a black Santa.


Trombonists from the United House of Prayer for All People, with unknown but enthusiastic dancer.

12th Annual Parade of Lights

The 12th Annual Parade of Lights brought families and neighbors to Libby Hill at dusk. A great view, a bonfire and hot apple cider, along with recorded seasonal music created a friendly atmosphere.


Gathering around the fire at the edge of Libby Hill.


Kids played on the cobblestones under the streetlights.


The view of Richmond from Libby Hill.

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