Ukrops-Supervalu Richmond Christmas Parade Celebrates 26th Year

By Eric Blackstock
VCU InSight

RICHMOND, Va. — Despite inclement weather, the 26th annual Ukrops-Supervalu Richmond Christmas Parade went ahead as scheduled Dec. 5.

95 separate units were scheduled to appear, including floats, balloons, bands, and an appearance by the Legendary Santa.

Broad St. was closed for the parade route between the Science Museum of Virginia and Richmond Colisseum as the parade marched through the city, past Virginia Commonwealth Univeristy’s Monroe Park campus.

2009 marked the 26th year of the parade.  It is as of yet unknown if the sale of the Ukrops supermarket chain to Royal Ahold, announced on Dec. 17, will affect future Christmas parades.

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