Each year Richmond boaters decorate their vessels and converge on the James River for a boat parade marking the holiday season. Next Saturday (Dec. 8th) spectators will line the shorelines at several viewing sites along the parade route, which runs from Richmond to Henricus Historical Park in Chesterfield County. If you’ve never been down to the river for the Parade of Lights sponsored by the James River Advisory Council, you’re missing a god time.
The time for registering a boat has passed, but after-celebration activities will be held immediately following the parade at the Richmond Yacht Club. Awards will be presented and winners will be recognized at the celebration. Awards are given in several categories based on the judges’ results. In addition, raffles prizes will be awarded to boater participants. All boaters along with their guests participating in the parade are welcome to attend the after-parade celebration at no cost.