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RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – If you’re looking for a marvelous way to get into the holiday spirit, don’t miss the 29th annual Dominion Christmas Parade from the Science Museum of Virginia this Saturday. [Click here to open the LIVE stream in a new window]

The parade, which normally draws more than 100,000 people, will be broadcast on CBS 6 and WTVR.com on Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to noon.  Cheryl Miller and Rob Cardwell will return as co-hosts of WTVR’s coverage. Greg McQuade will also again deliver street-level interviews. [BONUS: Click here for more information and a map of the parade route]

This year, the parade will start at the Science Museum on W. Broad Street and continue east to 7th Street. The Science Museum will also host the judging stand, special VIP seating and video area.

The infamous Grinch, who has promised to be on his best behavior, will serve as the Master of Ceremonies and lead the parade. The Grich is in town appearing in Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas at Richmond’s Landmark Theater. 

Additionally, officials said around 100 bands and various organizations, including the famous Globetrotters, are set to take place in the parade. Plus, there will be spectacular floats and many other colorful sights and sounds of the season will also be part of the parade.

The Legendary Santa is also slated to appear on a brand new, never-before- seen float.

Here are some more highlights to watch for in this year’s parade:

  • The trademark Wells Fargo stagecoach, as seen in their logo.
  • The colorful and entertaining Ferko String Band from Philadelphia.
  • Red Crooked Sky – a popular native American performance group
  • College bands from Hampton University and Virginia State University.
  • A Bolivian dance group.
  • The ‘Game Guy’ from the Virginia State Lottery
  • CBS 6 News staffers on the Trolley

“We think this is going to be the biggest and best Christmas Parade ever seen in our fair city,” said Robert Kelly, parade chairman.

Click here for more information about the parade or call 804-788-6478.

Check out these photos from the 2011 Dominion Christmas Parade!