Christmas / Winter Events

Children’s Winter Banners!

BannerEvery year, children from 3 to 13 years look forward to expressing their artistic impressions of what winter in Richmond means to them on the 2.5′ x 6′ banners that grace our town during the winter holiday season. The generous businesses of Richmond and surrounding area have supported this contest every year, and are invited to sponsor one of the 30 available banners.

The cost for a business to have its name displayed in white or yellow vinyl letters on the 2.5′ x 6′ winter banner is $125/banner. The banners are displayed along McBean St. in Richmond from December until March. Specific street and pole locations for banners cannot be predetermined.

The children who have painted their winning designs on the front of the banner proudly take the banner home with them at the end of the season.

Holiday Tree Lights!

tree_5Lighting the trees at Memorial Park! Another great annual tradition in our village which not only sets the stage for Christmas but attracts the “Big Guy” in red for the unveiling of the children’s winter banners. Hot chocolate, chili, coffee , caroling and the children make for a great season kick off. This is a self sustaining event funded through the sale of $50 business sponsorships to local businesses. Every $50.00 replicas helps purchase and upgrade the lighting used to illuminate the Memorial Park for the Holiday Season.

Santa Claus Parade!


Richmond winter festivities are always a popular annual tradition for families in Richmond.

Children and adults alike delight in the excitement of the Christmas season. Take the opportunity to showcase your business, organisation, school or community group and support your community.

The call is now out for the registration of parade entries. The registration deadline is November 24th. Start your planning early. Click the entry form link in the right column to register and get ready for a great time and opportunity to showcase your community spirit!

We are always looking for volunteers to help grow these and other community events. Contact us if you would like to help!

Thank you to all our sponsors and advertisers for making this and other RVA Community events possible!

2018 Events are Upon Us!

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Promotional Opportunities

Children’s Banner Contest Form

Santa Claus Parade Entry Form