New Kent Grand Illumination

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Updated for change in location:

The 9th annual New Kent County Grand Illumination will still go on as planned Sunday, November 27, 3-6 p.m. with a couple of modifications, including the location. Santa will arrive at 3:15 p.m. at the Historic School gym (11825 New Kent Hwy., New Kent). Please note - this IS a change in location. Along with pictures with Santa, families can enjoy writing letters to Santa, crafts, the sweet treats walk, the candy cane scavenger hunt, hot chocolate, shopping with vendors and the silent auction. The illumination of the Historic Courthouse area will still take place at 5:30 p.m. So grab your umbrella and your family and come join us for the County’s kickoff of the holiday season!

Join your community for this 9th annual holiday event! Fellowship with friends, family and neighbors to kick off the holiday season. Free admission.

  • Santa arrives on fire truck; visit with him and have your picture taken
  • Letters to Santa
  • Variety of holiday marketplace vendors
  • Children's Activities/Crafts
  • Silent Auction
  • Candy Cane Scavenger Hunt
  • Sweet Treats Walk
  • Hot Chocolate 
  • Illumination of the Historic Courthouse Area

Thank you to our 2022 sponsors!

 Jingle All the Way event sponsors -


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Children’s crafts sponsors - A Little Piece of Heaven Daycare, Gary L Green, LLC, and Hefty, Wiley & Gore

Hot chocolate stand sponsors - Howard Brothers Contractor Inc., Holly Fork Produce & More, Royal New Kent Golf Club, Saude Creek Vineyards, and The Club at Viniterra

Sweet Treats Walk sponsor - Eltham Auto Clinic

Candy Cane Scavenger Hunt sponsor - Bandy Electrical

Rudolph sponsors  - Chickahominy Animal Hospital, Allied Pallet Co

Reindeer sponsors - The Ordinary, Dominion Energy, and New Kent Lions Club

Children’s area sponsor - Providence United Methodist Church

Santa's sleigh sponsor - Blanton's Upholstery

Bus shuttle sponsor - Bay Transit


Grand Illumination