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|Grand Illumination 2014
The 30th Annual Grand Illumination of James Center!
Bring your family to James Center for a beautiful (free) family tradition. From 5:45 – 5:55 p.m., VCU’s Pep Band: The Peppas will get the crowd ready for the Illumination. At 5:59 p.m. Santa and Lite 98 will count down the seconds to turn on the downtown office buildings lights AND James Center’s Great Tree & Reindeer! From 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., experience the magic of the holidays with two blocks of family entertainment. James Center is very excited to present The Kings of Swing as our featured performance!
For a third year, James Center is bringing awareness to Greater Richmond SCAN (Stop Child Abuse Now). SCAN will be at Grand Illumination collecting toys for 200 Richmond area children. During the holiday season, these children will be coming to James Center so their parents or guardians can “shop” for gifts. From Grand Illumination night until December 12, please bring unwrapped gifts for children ages 0-17 to the collection sleigh located in the Three James Center Lobby.
Kris Taylor of Lite 98 will be Snow Queen! Our entertainment includes: The Kings of Swing, VCU’s Pep Band: The Peppas, Virginia Repertory Theatre’s Cast of Mame, The Greater Richmond Children’s Choir, The American Youth Harp Ensemble, Characters from the Nutcracker Cast, Snow Bear, the VCU Trombone Choir, The Coventry Handbells from Bon Air Baptist Church, Singer Patsy Butler, the Virginia Piedmont & Central HO Model Railroad Club and much more. Our Kids Stage in front of One James Center has a new band this year! James Center welcomes Silly Bus to perform for the entire hour!