What You Need to Know About the Kilmarnock Lighted Christmas Parade

Kick off the holiday season at the Kilmarnock Lighted Christmas Parade! Every year, this small town in the Northern Neck becomes a hub for creative floats, live music, and plenty of holiday cheer. Make sure you don’t miss out on the excitement! Take a look at our complete event guide and take your spot among the other merry attendees! Just don’t forget to explore all of the additional attractions in the area with our free Vacation Guide!

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Fill up on Holiday Cheer at the Kilmarnock Lighted Christmas Parade!

When Is the Celebration?

Did you know that this Christmas parade in Kilmarnock, VA, is the longest-standing tradition of its kind in the state? This year, we celebrate the 40th instance of this delightful display. Will you be among the crowd? You can catch the action on Friday, December 14, 2018. Before the parade makes it way down the street, you’re invited to enjoy various festivities that will warm your heart and get you ready for another incredible holiday season. Keep an eye on the time, though, because the parade begins at 7:00 p.m. and the show goes on rain or shine!

Where Can I Watch the Parade?

If you’re interested in enjoying a piece of the holiday fun this December, make plans to be in Kilmarnock, Virginia. This charming town is just 10 minutes away from the Hope and Glory Inn and is well worth a visit during your stay with us. The parade begins at the Chesapeake Commons Shopping Center and makes its way down Main Street before reaching its destination by Lancaster Middle School. It’s a popular event among locals and visitors alike, so be sure to arrive early and reserve your viewing spot!

What Will I See?

Every year, the Kilmarnock, VA, Christmas Parade has a unique theme. In 2018, it’s “A Storybook Christmas.” The parade participants either dress or decorate their vehicle accordingly, making for some spectacular sights for all involved. Once you find the perfect spot to watch the parade, keep an eye out for antique cars, fire trucks, creative floats, and marching bands. No matter what the theme is, you can count on the street being flooded with bright Christmas colors!

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View inside Cottage 1 at Hope and Glory Inn

After the excitement in Kilmarnock, you can return to our inn nearby to rest your feet and get ready for another day in the Northern Neck. With friendly service, inviting decor, and elegant accommodations, you’re sure to feel right at home during the holidays at Hope and Glory Inn.

Consider Cottage 1 for a luxurious retreat in Irvington. This bright, welcoming atmosphere draws you in and inspires an immediate sense of relaxation. It comes with a gas fireplace, which is perfect for cozy evenings in December with your significant other. Plus, as with all of our accommodations, you can wake up to homemade breakfasts each morning!

Plan your holiday vacation today, and get a little closer to the warmth and relaxation of the Hope and Glory Inn!

For another fun activity in Kilmarnock, stop by the Kilmarnock Museum and learn a bit of the fascinating local history there!