Starting point: Jefferson Park
Free to all –bring your candles and lanterns. The family candlelight stroll down our historic streets will be hosted by the Church Hill Association of RVA and the Union Hill Association on Friday evening. The candlelight walk begins at Jefferson Park (Union Hill) at 7:15 pm with bagpipes and drummers leading the way. It proceeds to St. John’s Church where, following Vespers (starts at 7 pm), the congregation joins in the walk at Patrick Henry Park at approximately 7:35 pm. As the crowd grows continuing down our streets lit by gaslights, neighborhood parties empty out into the streets and the crowd continues to swell. We gather on historic Libby Hill with the 180-degree View overlooking the James River and our city gloriously lit up for the holidays as the backdrop. The crowd then joins together for holiday caroling and a visit from Santa. All are welcome to become part of a living fairy tale scene that will be long remembered.
Church Hill Candlelight Walk Route
Gathering point at Jefferson Park Fountain
– Princess Anne St. to 21st St.
– 21st St. to E. Clay St.
– Cross Jefferson Ave.
– Continue on E. Clay St.
– Right on N. 24th St.
– Meet up at Patrick Henry Park
– Cross E. Broad St.
– Continue on N. 24th St
– Left on E. Grace St.
– Cross N. 25th St.
– Right on N. 26th St.
– Left on E. Franklin St.
– Right on N. 29th St.
– Caroling and Santa in Libby Hill Park