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CANCELED: James River Parade of Lights Saturday

Phil Riggan

December 9, 2011 4:19pm

CANCELED: High water levels in the James River have cancelled the James River Parade of Lights for 2011. The James is full of debris and was cresting at more than 15 feet Friday. It should remain above flood stage (12 feet) through the weekend. There is no make up date.

Post before the cancellation:

The 19th Annual James River Parade of Lights will be held Saturday, December 10. The parade features boats decorated with holiday lights and attracts thousands of Richmond-area residents each year.

This year’s parade features festively decorated boats that cruise the parade course from Richmond to Chesterfield and Henrico counties with spectators from throughout the region that gather at several official viewing locations. See the recommended viewing areas on Richmond.com


About Phil Riggan

He's been a part of Richmond's outdoors since moving to Richmond in 1988. Earned a master’s degree in Urban Planning at VCU in 2015 with a focus on the environment, parks, transportation and nonprofits — largely due to his dedication to becoming part of the solution to advocate for outdoor initiatives, the James River and Richmond’s great parks and recreational amenities. Now works as a transportation planner with the Richmond Regional Transportation Planning Organization, focusing primarily on bike/ped planning.