Christmas in Richmond, Richmond
Richmond's skyline lights are turned on in the Grand Illumination which typically takes place the first Friday evening in December, then the reindeer and other decorations will be lit up around the James Center shortly before 6:30pm. Also that night (since its reopening), the Main Street Station hosts a Holiday Open House from five to nine with kiddie train rides, live music, hot chocolate and cookies. The following morning at 10am, Broad Street (one of Richmond's main drags for those from out of town) becomes the downtown venue for the annual Christmas parade. Richmond's skyline remains illuminated until just after each new year.