34th Annual Grand Illumination Parade
November 17, 2018 at 7pm
The 34th Annual Grand Illumination Parade, "The Lights Are Bright On Broadway,” took place in Downtown Norfolk on Saturday, November 17 at 7pm, bringing thousands of spectators out to take in the beauty, magic, and electric holiday spirit.
An independent panel of judges were staged along the route to evaluate the units that were all competing to win one of the prestigious Grand Illumination Parade awards.
The Downtown Norfolk Council is proud to congratulate the following 2018 Grand Illumination Parade award winners:
President’s Award (Unit with the best use of innovation and imagination)
Old Dominion University Band
Best in Class
Animal – The Buffalo Riders of Hampton Roads
Motorized – Black and White Cabs *Was also the winner for motorized in 2016 and 2017*
Walking – Parkway Elementary School
Float – Best in Show
Copeland Mills School of Dance
Float – Best Illumination
Pride Boat Club
Float – Best Theme Interpretation
Sentara Norfolk General
Best Commercial Float
Hampton Roads Helicopters
Best Non-Commercial Float
1st Place High School Marching Band
I.C. Norcom High School
2nd Place High School Marching Band
Butler High School
3rd Place High School Marching Band
Princess Anne High School
Best Marching Band (Presented to a band other than High School)
Norfolk State University
ADP carrying Lollipops. The award recognizes the most enthusiastic Giant Helium Balloon Handlers.
MacArthur Center Style Award
Norfolk State University Dancers. The award recognizes the unit that had the most well thought out, creative and stylish attire.
People’s Choice Award
Pride Boat Club
If you have additional questions, please contact Noel Gramlich.