For 85 years the Richmond Nativity Pageant has taken place at the Carillon. This year it won’t be happening at all.
RTD is reporting that due to ongoing restoration work of the Virginia World War 1 Memorial aka Carillon that the pageant must be canceled.
Quilter said the Richmond Nativity Committee searched for an alternate location, but couldn’t find one because the pageant sets were specifically built for the Carillon.
“The way the performance is viewed, you look up to view it. There was no other place where we could have it,” she said.
The Richmond Nativity Pageant typically features a volunteer cast of 300 people and draws an audience of 1,000 to 2,000. The event is free to attend and open to the public.