Snoopy Returns as Grand Marshal for the Dominion Energy Christmas Parade

- 38th Annual Christmas Parade will celebrate “Bringing Back the Fun in 2021!”

RICHMOND, VA (Oct. 3, 2021) – Snoopy may not be a dog of many words, but he speaks volumes about the holiday spirit! Everyone’s favorite beagle will return as the 2021 Grand Marshal for the 38th annual Dominion Energy Christmas Parade. The Christmas Parade will begin Sat., Dec. 4, at 10 a.m. in front of the Science Museum of Virginia.

“We are so excited about bringing holiday cheer back to the streets of Richmond this year,” said Parade Director Beth Karrer. “Snoopy has always been a fan favorite and embodies this year’s theme perfectly.” Snoopy also served as Grand Marshal in 2018 and returns with his Peanuts pals, appearing courtesy of Kings Dominion.

“We’re delighted to have the Christmas Parade back this year,” said Hunter A. Applewhite, president of the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation. “Dominion Energy is honored to be a sponsor of this long-standing Richmond tradition, and we can’t wait to see everyone come together for this holiday event.”

This year’s parade theme is “Bringing Back the Fun in 2021!” The lineup will feature colorful floats, giant helium balloons, college marching bands, local dance troupes, Legendary Santa, and much more! Honorary Grand Marshals include JMU Softball Pitcher Odicci Alexander and Coach Loren LaPorte. Alexander was the starting pitcher for James Madison University from 2017 to 2021, leading the team to their first-ever Women's College World Series in 2021. She was also named Softball America's 2021 NCAA Pitcher of the Year.

This year, Snoopy will celebrate the holidays at Kings Dominion’s WinterFest, showcasing the all new WinterFest Wonderland Parade! Everyone’s favorite WinterFest merriment characters, singers, dancers, and Santa will take part in this magical parade, too! WinterFest runs select nights Nov. 26 – Jan. 2. For more information, visit

The Dominion Energy Christmas Parade is open to the public and free for all spectators. For event registration and further information, please visit

About the Dominion Energy Christmas Parade
Richmond Parade, Inc. is a non-profit organization that hosts the Dominion Energy Christmas Parade. This is the 12th year that the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation has sponsored the parade. 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, Legendary Santa and tons of fun! Tune in to the Christmas Parade exclusively on WTVR-CBS Channel 6 at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4 or watch the rebroadcast on Christmas Day. For additional information, visit or call (804) 788-6470.

About the Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation
More than 7 million customers in 16 states energize their homes and businesses with electricity or natural gas from Dominion Energy (NYSE: D). Through its Dominion Energy Charitable Foundation, as well as EnergyShare and other programs, Dominion Energy contributed more than $58 million in 2020 to community causes. The Foundation supports nonprofit causes that meet basic human needs, protect the environment, promote education, and encourage community vitality. Please visit to learn more.

Photos of Grand Marshal and Christmas Parade can be found at


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For further information: Parade Contact: Tera Barry, E:, P: 804-937-8372