Watch the Grand Illumination Parade Your Way


There are so many ways to experience the 2018 Grand Illumination Parade!

2018 marks the 34th Annual Grand Illumination Parade, and this year we are excited to offer new opportunities to view the parade like never before.  

Watch on Television - WVEC on December 8th at 7pm and December 16th at 1pm

The Grand Illumination Parade is airing on WVEC Cox Channel 13 on Saturday December 8th at 7pm and Sunday December 16th at 1pm.
So mark your calendars! Set your DVR! Tell your friends! Plan your viewing party!

We are so excited for everyone to see the parade on the big screen. Our spectacular edited version allows you to experience the Downtown Norfolk Grand Illumination Parade like never before. See behind the scenes footage, interviews, candid moments and the energy and magic of the holiday season downtown all in one jam-packed hour of fun.

And the elves at DNC are here to help you make watching the Grand Illumination Parade on tv an unforgettable experience and hopefully a new holiday tradition. We’ll have festive viewing ideas, fun games, and more all centered around the watching the parade posted on this page every day.

Live on Facebook

The Grand Illumination Parade was broadcast on Facebook Live @DowntownNorfolk  on Saturday, November 17th and is still available to view! You can see it all: the parade’s marching bands, giant balloons, floats, and walking units along with colorful commentary from our hosts. And did we mention no commercials?

How to watch on Facebook Live: