Bowling Green, Virginia’s Annual Christmas Parade 2022
by Staff Writer
Bowling Green is a small town in Caroline County, Virginia with a rich history dating back to the colonial era. It was established in the late 17th century and became a center for tobacco cultivation, with many prominent plantation owners living in the area. During the American Revolution, Bowling Green was a key location for supplies and military operations, and it served as a hospital for wounded soldiers.
Today, Bowling Green is a charming small town with a rich history and a tight-knit community. The town has several historic sites and buildings, including the Bowling Green Train Depot, which has been restored and serves as a museum and cultural center. Visitors can also explore the town’s many antique shops, local restaurants, and scenic parks. Overall, Bowling Green is a delightful place to visit for those interested in Virginia’s colonial and Civil War history.
In 2020 the population was 1,180 but that didn’t prevent this parade from being well attended. Main street was packed with viewers eager to support their community and see the participants.
The parade began with members of a local church passing out complimentary hot chocolate, marshmallows and warm scarves for whomever needed them. They walked along Main Street singing Christmas carols and sharing the reason for the season, immediately creating a warm inviting environment for the parade tucked away in a rural corner of the state.
It was a chilly December’s day but along with hot apple cider from the local diner the holiday spirit kept everyone warm!
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