Light Up the Night

Light Up the Night 2017

The City of Hopewell is proud to announce its Annual Light Up The Night Parade & Tree Lighting Celebration on Sunday, December 3, 2017.



Registration deadline is November 17, 2017. Please contact Tabitha Martinez at for additional information.

The parade will begin at Cavalier Square Shopping Center at 4PM and travel along 15th St, City Point Road, Main Street before ending at the Ashford Civic Plaza in downtown Hopewell. The parade can be viewed anywhere along the route but please be mindful of private property. Main Viewing area will be at the final turn at Main Street and W. Broadway Avenue, Hopewell, VA 23860.

Street Closures includes:

    • S. 15th Avenue – From Cavalier Square to City Point Road
    • City Point Road – From S. 15th Avenue to Main Street
    • Main Street – From City Point Road to Randolph Road
    • Broadway Avenue – From Randolph Road to N. 6th Avenue
    • Cawson Street – From Randolph Road to Hopewell Street
    • Library Street – From Appomattox Street to E. Broadway Avenue
    • Broadway Avenue – From Randolph Road to Hopewell Street


  • 2017 Parade applications are now available  (click here)


Tree Lighting


The Tree Lighting will be held at Ashford Civic Plaza immediately following the parade. The Tree Lighting will include a special visit from Santa Claus and a musical performance by Hopewell City Public Schools.



Choral and band groups from Hopewell High School and the Appomattox Regional Governor’s School. Concerts start at 6PM and are free to attend. This year’s lineup includes:

      • 6PM – The Carter G. Woodson 7th & 8th Grade Band with guest performers from Elizabeth Davis Middle School
      • 6:30PM – AcChording to ARGS Choir from the Appomattox Regional Governor’s School
      • 7PM – Hopewell High School Choir
      • 7:30PM – Hopewell High School Jazz Ensemble

Visit with Santa and be sure to bring your phone or camera to take pictures!

Downtown Activities


Activities such as horse and carriage rides, petting zoo, holiday vendors, and holiday craft can be found along Cawson, Library St, E. Broadway, Hopewell, VA 23860.


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