NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) — The 37th Annual City Grand Illumination Parade is scheduled to take place in Downtown Norfolk at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 18.

The Grand Illumination Parade takes place every year on the Saturday before Thanksgiving in Downtown Norfolk. The theme of this year’s parade is Gingerbread Dreams, so prepare for sweet-filled streets.

Application fees:

  • Aug. 12 – Sept. 8: $225 Commercial, $125 Non-Profit
  • After Sept. 8 – Space Permitting: $250 Commercial, $150 Non-Profit

Entry fee for applications not accepted will be refunded in full, according to their website. Non-profit entries must provide proof of 501C 3 Status. Non-profit entry fees cover some parade costs, and cannot be waived.

Participants can pay the fee online, or mail a check to the Downtown Norfolk Council to 208 E. Main St., 2nd Floor, Norfolk, Va. 23510. Payment must be received within seven days after submitting the application.

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