Christmas on MacArthur kicks off with the Santa Parade at 11 am down the center of the 4000 block of MacArthur Avenue.
Bill Bevins and Jessica Noll, of WTVR Channel-6, will emcee the parade. Among the participants in this year’s parade are Jonathan the Juggler, students of Holton Elementary, cadets of Franklin Military Academy, Colonel David Hudson, Dr. Nikea Hurt, Richmond police and firefighters, U.S. Marines, and, of course, a visit from St. Nick. He’ll be listening to kids’ Christmas wishes throughout the day, following the parade.
Christmas on MacArthur also offers great holiday shopping opportunities. Scores of vendors will be on hand with their handmade arts and crafts, all locally made, one-of-a-kind products, which make perfect Christmas gifts.
Get a head start on holiday cheer with Christmas on MacArthur, a day of family fun that benefits Toys for Tots. Christmas on MacArthur has become one of the largest single donors in Central Virginia to Toys for Tots—the U.S. Marine Corps annual toy drive. What’s more, every toy donated locally is given to a local child in need. Mark your calendars, the event will be held from 11 am till 3 pm on December 14. Parade starts at 11.
Appearing live on the MacArthur Avenue stage directly after the parade will be The Neons, 12:15-12:30; Amy Henderson, 12:45-1:15; Sun Against Artemis, 1:30-2:00; and The Melbays, 2:15-2:45.