RICHMOND, Va. — Nutzy and Nutasha of the Richmond Flying Squirrels will lead off the 39th annual Dominion Energy Christmas Parade on Broad Street on Saturday, Dec. 3.
The parade, which begins at 10 a.m. and runs until noon, will run between the Science Museum of Virginia and 7th Street.
"No one embodies the spirit of RVA like Nutzy and Nutasha of the Flying Squirrels," Parade Director Beth Karrer said. “We wanted to honor the rich history of Christmas in RVA, including 39 years of the Dominion Energy Christmas Parade!”
The mascots are following in the footsteps of Todd “Parney” Parnell, the Flying Squirrels President and CEO, who was Grand Marshal in 2011.
“We love Richmond, and we have from year one. We also love participating in the Dominion Energy Christmas Parade,” Parney said. “We are deeply honored to be Grand Marshals for this year’s “A Very RVA Christmas” and look forward to creating cheer, joy and memories along the awesome parade route.”
The team made it to the Eastern League playoffs this season for the first time since 2014.
This year’s parade lineupwill also feature Legendary Santa, colorful balloons, marching bands, dance troupes and much more.
The tradition, which is free and open to the public, attracts tens of thousands of people from across the state and thousands more tune in for the TV and online broadcasts.
WTVR CBS 6 will broadcast the parade live on television, on WTVR.com and on the CBS 6 Streaming Appbeginning at 10 a.m. Get the app on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV and Android TV. Just search "CBS 6 Richmond" in your app store.
Parade coverage, which will also be rebroadcast on CBS 6 from 6-8 a.m. and 9-11 a.m. on Christmas Day, is sponsored by Sands Anderson.