Dominion Christmas Parade Announces 2015 Grand Marshal

Richmond Native and American Idol Finalist Rayvon Owen to Perform Live on Macy's Float

RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- It's time to kick up your heels because Rayvon Owen is comin' to town! The Richmond native and Top 4 finalist on "American Idol" will serve as the official Master of Ceremonies for the 32nd Annual Richmond Christmas Parade on Saturday, Dec. 5.

"We're excited to announce that Rayvon Owen will perform live at the Dominion Christmas Parade on the Macy's float! He is an excellent example of what it means to represent the City of Richmond well and we're elated that he'll serve as this year's grand marshal," said Robert Kelly, parade chair. "So don't forget to mark your calendars for 10 a.m. on Dec. 5."

Some of the other Christmas Parade highlights will include:

  • The Harlem Globetrotters
  • College marching bands from Virginia Military Institute, Hampton University, and Virginia Union University
  • The trademark Wells Fargo stagecoach
  • Characters from the new Star Wars movie, "The Force Awakens"
  • Princesses from your favorite children's movies
  • Legendary Santa

About Rayvon Owen

Pop recording artist and Richmond native Rayvon Owen began his music career at a very young age – singing in choirs, touring with gospel musicians and performing in local musicals.  In September, he released his highly anticipated "Air EP" featuring remixes of the title track. Rayvon was finalist and "Twitter Save" champion on season 14 of "American Idol." He hit the road this past summer with the Top 5 for the "American Idols Live!" tour, and made a stop at Richmond's Carpenter Theatre on July 21. Receiving rave reviews from major outlets, including People Magazine, USA Today and Billboard, he is noted not only for his star quality and beautiful vocal tone, but for his ability to bring authenticity and emotion to his performances. 

About the Dominion Christmas Parade

Richmond Parade, Inc. is a volunteer non-profit organization that hosts the Dominion Christmas Parade each year. This is the sixth year that the Dominion Foundation has sponsored the Christmas Parade. More than 100,000 people attend the annual celebration, which starts at the Science Museum on Broad Street and travels eastward along Broad to 7th Street.

Each year, the beloved Christmas Parade showcases regional talent, including high school and college marching bands, high-stepping equestrian units, dance troupes, themed floats, super-sized helium balloons, and tons of fun. Traditional favorites such as the famed Harlem Globetrotters and Legendary Santa have also confirmed their appearances for 2015.

Richmond Parade, Inc.
200 S. Third Street Richmond, VA 23219
Telephone: (804) 788-6479


SOURCE Dominion Virginia Power

For further information: Tera Barry,, 804-788-6479