At 5:59pm this Friday, December 2, 2011 at the James Center, Santa will be counting down the seconds to turn on the downtown office buildings and the James Center’s Great Tree & Reindeer. Big Ray and the Kool Kats will perform at 6:30 p.m. Entertainment also includes: The Greater Richmond Children’s Choir, Varina High School Marching Band, The Sugar Plum Fairy from the Richmond Ballet, Characters from the Nutcracker Cast, the VCU Trombone Choir, the American Youth Harp Ensemble, Singer Patsy Butler, the Virginia Piedmont & Central HO Model Railroad Club and more.
Also, the 28th Annual Dominion Christmas parade will take place on Saturday, December 3, 2011, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 pm. The parade will depart from the Science Museum on W. Broad Street and continue east to 7th Street. Click here for event information.