Richmond Holiday Events

Celebrate!

Winter holidays mean lots of fun activities in and around Richmond. Check out all of the family fun events we have listed and let us know if we’ve missed any. We’ll be adding new events to our list every day during the season so check back often.

Visit websites to confirm all dates, times and locations as they may change after posting here.

Whether you’re celebrating Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, Festivus, Kwanzaa, or something else, there are plenty of places to celebrate! Get out and have fun.

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ONGOING THROUGH THE SEASON

Lots of Faith-based celebrations, services, caroling, and more in addition to those listed below.

Hanukkah lights, dinners, and parties.

The Salvation Army Angel Tree Program: November 9 – December 8 (Monday-Saturday), from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., in Fountain Court near Burlington. Virginia Center Commons is partnering with The Salvation Army on their annual holiday Angel Tree program, which provides new clothing and toys for children of families in need. For more information, visit www.salvationarmytreeusa.org.

Short Pump Mall - Holiday Portraits with Santa – November 16 – December 24. Visit Santa in his traditional home setting, complete with a cozy fireplace, in the Food Court where digital portrait quality photos may be purchased. Photo pricing will be available beginning November 12th at Guest Services, at www.shortpumpmall.com or  by calling 804-360-1700.

Photos with Santa at Virginia Center Commons Mall: November 10 – December 24 in JC Penney Court.  Santa will be available daily; hours and photo package pricing available at www.simon.com.

Concert Ballet of Virginia presents The Nutcracker – multiple times December 1-23. Get specially discounted Richmondmom.com tickets here.

Genworth Foundation Holiday Village - Christmas is celebrated all over the world by people of the Christian faith. It is a time for family gathering, and songs, and gift giving. Stars and candles are special symbols of light used in decorating.

Legendary Santa will come down the chimney daily at the Children’s Museum of Richmond Central Location until Christmas Eve. He will be accompanied by his lovely Snow Queen and helpful elf! A visit with Legendary Santa is free to the public. Or you can beat the lines with one of our special ticketed programs like Sunrise or Sunset with Santa. Visit website for dates, times, and details.

Sunrise and Sunset with Santa at CMoR - Get a jump on the day (and the line) by joining us for Sunrise with Santa. This special ticketed program allows a limited number of families the opportunity to experience all the magic of Legendary Santa, including watching Santa come down the chimney and picture opportunity, without waiting in a long line. The program begins promptly and will last 45 minutes.

Bass Pro Shops hosts its free “Santa’s Wonderland” November 11 through December 24. Santa’s Wonderland includes a FREE photo with Santa and 4×6 print (lines can be long; Bass Pro distributes “Bass Passes” for specific times if there is a 30min+ wait). Additionally, there are free crafts, games and activities.

Miracle of Christmas – Live at the Richmond Zoo. December 21-23. You are invited to join with us as we celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ through a live re-enactment of the Christmas story featuring animals from the zoo. The twenty minute pageant will be presented 3 times each evening. Live music before and after each pageant will be provided by local churches and performing arts groups. December 23 at 9pm: 4th pageant en Espanol. The reenactment of the Christmas story features animals from the zoo and music from local churches and performing arts groups.

The Nutcracker Ballet – December 14-23. “Perfect…In my dream version of America, every state has a Nutcracker this good” (Alastair Macaulay, The New York Times). Richmond Ballet Artistic Director Stoner Winslett’s staging of The Nutcracker is full of whimsy, sparkling with dancing that delights, and vivid sets and costumes that transport the audience to the world of Clara’s dreams. With 13 performances in the grand Carpenter Theatre, there’s a magical Nutcracker moment for everyone.

Tea with Santa at Miller & Rhodes - Hilton Garden Inn (formerly Miller&Rhoads) at 501 E. Broad St. Visit website for dates, times, and details throughout December.

RVA on Ice opens November 23 for the season! Come ice skate in the great outdoors on a rink nestled in the heart of downtown amidst the city skyline and entertainment area of Richmond located at the corner of Broad and 6th Streets. Enjoy hot chocolate, s’mores, holiday music and movies and warm up near the pit fire and snack shack.

Glorious Christmas Night at the West End Assembly of God – November 28 – December 8. Spectacular annual Christmas production.

GardenFest of Lights at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens nightly through the holiday season. One of Richmond’s most popular family holiday events. Holiday tradition features more than a half million lights, botanical decorations, trains, holiday dinners, family activities and more. Activities for families and children include Merry Mondays every Monday evening from 5pm-8pm throughout GardenFest, featuring story time with the Garden Keeper, s’mores at the warming fire, and Santa sightings in the Conservatory.

Virginia Gingerbread Christmas competition and events in Charlottesville, VA.

Christmastown Busch Gardens - Experience Busch Gardens in a whole new light during Christmas Town: A Busch Gardens Celebration. Holiday traditions, dazzling shows and one-of-a-kind gift ideas will make everyone say, “Now this is Christmas.” Gaze at millions of twinkling lights while enjoying Busch Gardens’ signature peppermint fudge hot chocolate. A complete Christmas Town experience includes a visit to Santa’s workshop and the parks’ 50-foot tall, light-animated Christmas tree. Christmas Town opens Nov. 23 and will continue, select days through Dec. 31. (Read last year’s Real Richmond Review by a Real Richmond family).

Sounds of the Season: November 23-December 22. Come visit Virginia Center Commons to joyfully welcome the holidays with some of the community’s best musical acts. The Sounds of the Season Series invites you to enjoy the spirit of the season from November 23-December 22 with one of the many inspiring ensembles. Find a list of performances along with dates and times at www.virginiacentercommons.com.

Shakespeare’s A Child’s Christmas in Wales – (see website for dates and times of shows) –  November 29 – December 23: A theatrical version of Dylan Thomas’s radio poem adapted by Charlotte Moore for the Irish Repertory Theatre in New York inspired our production. Set in a country village in Wales near the turn of the 20th century,a talented ensemble of performers combines Thomas’s rich memories and unmatched language with traditional holiday songs and delightful dances of Wales and England. Playhouse Theater in Luck Leadership Center at St. Christopher’s School , 711 St Christopher’s Rd., Richmond, VA 23226.

The Nutcracker and Clara’s Tea Party (following select performances of The Nutcracker, requires additional ticket) – Saturday, December 15th, 4:00pm; Friday, December 21st, 4:00pm; Saturday, December 22nd, 4:00pm.

Madeline’s Christmas – November 30-December 30 at Virginia Rep Theatre. Also, enjoy brunch with Madeline and Snow Bear on December 1, 8, 15, or 22. Get tickets early!

Thursday, November 1

Squirrel-o-Ween was postponed due to weather this past weekend, and will is now scheduled for Thursday from 4-7pm. Get your costume ready!

Members Only Night for Museum Stores of Richmond Holiday Shoppers Fair - Thursday, November 1, 5-9 pm?. Join with members of 14 participating Museum Stores of Richmond for a special Thursday evening preview of the 18th annual Holiday Shoppers Fair. This year’s event is at the Science Museum of Virginia and is filled with some of the area’s most interesting and unique gifts. Keep an eye out for Jennifer S. Holland signing her wonderful book “Unlikely Friendships,” 5-8 pm at the Science Museum display.

27th Annual Virginia Christmas Show - A traditional Arts & Crafts Marketplace featuring hundreds of upscale exhibitors, boutiques & Speciality Food Shops from across the nation. Special Events: Holiday Cooking Threatre, Photos & Visits with Santa. Donate a new toy to Santa for the Toys for Tots Program and receive a ticket to return to the show for FREE. Virginia Christmas Show transforms The Showplace into a festive, bustling mecca of Holiday shopping.

Friday, November 2

Museum Stores of Richmond Holiday Shoppers Fair - Friday, November 2-Saturday, November 3, 9:30 am-5 pm. Support 14 participating members of the Museum Stores of Richmond as you peruse some of the area’s most interesting and unique gifts at the 18th annual Holliday Shoppers Fair. Keep your eye out for book signings featured by a number of museums as you find the perfect gifts for the people on your holiday shopping list. The museum stores come together for a one-stop shopping opportunity only once each year and this year it is at the Science Museum of Virginia.

Holiday Stop & Shop at Epiphany Lutheran Church - Please join us for the 4th annual Holiday Stop & Shop at Epiphany Lutheran Church! Come see 40 talented vendors selling jewelry, artwork, bags, pottery, children’s items, novelty gifts and much much more! This show is like a mini Bizarre Bazaar. There is also a used book sale. Proceeds from the event benefit the preschool.

Saturday, November 3

Museum Stores of Richmond Holiday Shoppers Fair - Friday, November 2-Saturday, November 3, 9:30 am-5 pm. Support 14 participating members of the Museum Stores of Richmond as you peruse some of the area’s most interesting and unique gifts at the 18th annual Holliday Shoppers Fair. Keep your eye out for book signings featured by a number of museums as you find the perfect gifts for the people on your holiday shopping list. The museum stores come together for a one-stop shopping opportunity only once each year and this year it is at the Science Museum of Virginia.

Holiday Stop & Shop at Epiphany Lutheran Church - Please join us for the 4th annual Holiday Stop & Shop at Epiphany Lutheran Church! Come see 40 talented vendors selling jewelry, artwork, bags, pottery, children’s items, novelty gifts and much much more! This show is like a mini Bizarre Bazaar. There is also a used book sale. Proceeds from the event benefit the preschool.

MCM Annual Fall Gala 2012 - 7:00pm - Our Mission: Musical excellence to inspire, entertain, educate, and unite our communities. Don’t Miss this Signature Fundraising Event to support the efforts of the Richmond Men’s Chorus and the Richmond Women’s Chorus. This is certain to be a fun evening and is a great way to find that special gift or something for yourself heading into the Holiday Season.

Holiday Open House at Yankee Candle in Regency Square.

Battery Park Christian Church – 4201 Brook Rd Holiday Bazaar, Craft Show and Bake Sale, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Unique hand crafted items and delicious treats for sale.  Finish your holiday buying in one convenient location. Jams & jellies, homemade soups, baked goods. Handcrafted home and fashion accessories including jewelry, knits, handbags, baby items.  Pincushions, pressed flowers, pottery, decorations and more!

Sunday, November 4

Virginia Thanksgiving Festival at Berkeley Plantation, Charles City.

Sip and Shop at the Wine Loft with other Richmond women. Stella & Dot, Scentsy, Thirty-One, Greenpieced Organic Houseware, and more vendors. Just shop, sip, and enjoy!

Friday, November 9

Santa arrives at Chesterfield Towne Center on Nov. 9th at 6pm to kick off the holiday season with a grand ceremony to light the tree with the children. Live jazz music provided by the Monacan High School Jazz Band and a parade with Santa through the mall to his set where he will be through Dec. 24th for greeting children and photograph options available if desired. Details at www.chesterfieldcenter.com.

Holly Jolly Christmas on Lakeside Avenue - Lakeside-area merchants, including the Garden Shop, stay open late for holiday shopping.

Saturday, November 10

Santa Saturday with The Children’s Place: Virginia Center Commons. November 10 at 8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Simon Kidgits Club and The Children’s Place team up to bring you the most anticipated event of the year….Santa Saturday! Kidgits members will delight in the magic of the season with a breakfast, fun holiday activities, a parade led by Santa himself and an ornament making craft and visits from Santa at The Children’s Place. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED! Space is limited. Admission is free for Simon Kidgits Club members and $3.00 each for Non- members. For more information, call Guest Services at (804) 266-9002.

Santa’s Arrival: November 10 at Noon. Visit Santa’s Winter Wonderland at Virginia Center Commons’s JC Penney Court and have your holiday photo taken with St. Nick!

Tree Lighting, Music and Holiday Fun – Stony Point Fashion Park. Kick off the holidays with an animated light show.Enjoy music from the Kings of Swing, giveaways and balloon creations for kids 10 and under, while supplies last. At 7:00 p.m. count down the illumination of the animated Community Tree.

Lee Davis Annual Bazaar and Craft Show - Come support the Lee-Davis High School Band programs and support your community. The Holiday Bazaar & Craft Show will feature a variety of vendors.

Friday, November 16

ASHLAND VINTAGE HOLIDAY MARKET AND BARN SALE  at the Hanover Arts and Activities Center located at 500 S. Center St., Ashland, VA, 23005. (November 16th 4pm-8pm and November 17th 10am-6pm.) Holiday show featuring an amazing group of local artists and vintage items. Items to include holiday and home decor, clothing, handbags, jewelry, bath products, specialty gifts and much more! Event website:VintageHolidayMarket.com  and BarnYardJunkies.com

Santa’s Arrival and Grand Illumination at Short Pump Mall at 6 p.m. Children of all ages will enjoy the arrival of Santa and his holiday parade, featuring: The Gingerbread Boy, Raggedy Ann and Andy, Frosty, Toy Soldiers, Dancing Tree, Santa’s Elves, characters from cast of The Richmond Ballet’s The Nutcracker and much more! The parade will also feature our Short Pump’s very own Snow Princess and of course Santa himself.

Craft + Design Show - The Visual Arts Center of Richmond presents its 48th annual Craft + Design Show Friday, November 16 through Sunday, November 18, 2012 in the beautiful Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia.

Williamburg Wreath Making Workshop - Discover the secrets of wreath-making and create your own Williamsburg inspired wreath! Bring a friend! Light refreshments and all materials supplied. Center for Creative Arts at Shady Grove.

Saturday, November 17

Legendary Santa - Saturday, November 17th at 5:30pm at Saks Fifth Avenue – Stony Point Fashion ParkAdults can shop to your heart’s content at Sak’s that evening, when 10% of in-store sales on November 17th and 18th will be donated to the Children’s Museum of Richmond*. You can also enjoy an exclusive Jewelry Show by Temple St. Clair, a Radko Ornament Signing by a Radko Designer, a Birger Christensen Fur Trunk Show and Cartier Vintage Watch Trunk Show.

Coats for Kids – Bring the kids out to the Diamond for the funn and give them an opportunity to help others in need this winter. Puritan Cleaners is again teaming up with the Flying Squirrels for our 4th Annual Coats For Kids / Ballpark Warming Party on Saturday, November 17th, from 9am to 12 noon. Children can spend the evening creating holiday art projects and activities in one of two supervised kid zones led by Santa’s elves.

ASHLAND VINTAGE HOLIDAY MARKET AND BARN SALE  at the Hanover Arts and Activities Center located at 500 S. Center St., Ashland, VA, 23005. (November 16th 4pm-8pm and November 17th 10am-6pm.) Holiday show featuring an amazing group of local artists and vintage items. Items to include holiday and home decor, clothing, handbags, jewelry, bath products, specialty gifts and much more! Event website:VintageHolidayMarket.com  and BarnYardJunkies.com.

Craft + Design Show - The Visual Arts Center of Richmond presents its 48th annual Craft + Design Show Friday, November 16 through Sunday, November 18, 2012 in the beautiful Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia.

Tree Lighting at Willow Lawn - Come join Silly Bus at Willow Lawn for the annual Tree Lighting event! What a great way to start the holiday season! Federal Realty invites the community to celebrate the season at Willow Lawn’s Holiday Tree Lighting Toast, this Saturday from 5 to 8 pm. The toast will feature a free Santa photo booth, arts & crafts, giveaways, wine tastings, merchant specials and live entertainment from Silly Bus, Jonathan the Juggler, and Kurt Stemhagen. This event is free and open to the public; the wine tasting fee is $5 and proceeds will benefit the Virginia Repertory Theatre.

Dunkin Donuts Munchkin Run - Run this family fun 5K, enjoy donuts and the chance to win a giant Donut trophy. Register online donutrun.org, proceeds benefit ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation.

Superhero and Princess Day at CMoR Chesterfield.  Come dressed as your favorite superhero or princess and meet Cinderella, Snow White, Superman and more!  Free with museum admission.

Sunday, November 18

Craft + Design Show - The Visual Arts Center of Richmond presents its 48th annual Craft + Design Show Friday, November 16 through Sunday, November 18, 2012 in the beautiful Science Museum of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia.

Legendary Santa - Saturday, November 17th at 5:30pm at Saks Fifth Avenue – Stony Point Fashion ParkAdults can shop to your heart’s content at Sak’s that evening, when 10% of in-store sales on November 17th and 18th will be donated to the Children’s Museum of Richmond*. You can also enjoy an exclusive Jewelry Show by Temple St. Clair, a Radko Ornament Signing by a Radko Designer, a Birger Christensen Fur Trunk Show and Cartier Vintage Watch Trunk Show.

Friday, November 23

Model Railroad Show - Friday, November 23-Sunday, November 25 - Enjoy the most magical train layouts in Virginia. Learn to build your own train layout and enjoy a brand new IMAX film on what else – Trains! Tour the Museum’s RF&P Car ONE, watch blacksmith Gerald Boggs create items from railroad spikes and play Railroad Jeopardy. The Model Railroad Show is included with exhibit admission. Films in the IMAX®DOME are $9 or $5 for members.

Christmas Town Busch Gardens opens for the season!

Sunday, November 25

Caring Santa: November 25, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in JC Penney Court. Virginia Center Commons will welcome the Caring Santa on Sunday, November 25 from 6:00 p.m – 8:00 p.m., allowing children with special needs to be welcomed into a photo environment designed to support their sensory, physical and developmental needs. For more information, visit our website at www.virginiacentercommons.com.

Monday, November 26

The Grand Illumination at the Jefferson Hotel.

Tuesday, November 27

The holiday open house at Wilton House Museum, 215 S. wilton Road, Richmond, is from noon to 4 pm. This free event showcases the Colonial-style home and offers a performance by the Barefoot Puppet Theatre, games, refreshments and holiday vendors.

Wednesday, November 28

Trans-Siberian Orchestra at the Richmond Coliseum. 7:30 p.m.


Bizarre Bazaar 37th Christmas Collection
 - We are celebrating our 37th year of this upscale holiday gift market featuring both handmade and buy/sell. This year’s show will present more than 500-juried exhibitors in four contiguous exhibition buildings. You don’t want to miss this kick-off to the holiday season! A Richmond Tradition! November 28-December 2.

Girls Night Out Shopping Extravaganza - 5pm-9pm – 8030 West Broad Street, Henrico, VA. Support local small businesses owned by women ~ Get into the holiday spirit by enjoying an evening out shopping with your girlfriends. With over 20 businesses represented you’ll be sure to find great holiday gifts for everyone on your list… including yourself! Have fun while you do all your shopping in one convenient location. There’s plenty of parking and no entry fee… So please join us.

St. Francis Watkins Centre Holiday Celebration at 6:00 p.m. Join us for caroling, refreshments, and pictures with Santa Claus at the St. Francis Watkins Centre Holiday Celebration and Grand Illumination!

How the Grinch Stole Christmas: The Musical at The Landmark Theater.

Thursday, November 29

Bizarre Bazaar 37th Christmas Collection - We are celebrating our 37th year of this upscale holiday gift market featuring both handmade and buy/sell. This year’s show will present more than 500-juried exhibitors in four contiguous exhibition buildings. You don’t want to miss this kick-off to the holiday season! A Richmond Tradition! November 28-December 2.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas: The Musical at The Landmark Theater.

Richmond Shakespeare presents A Child’s Christmas in Wales at Theatre Gym, at the Virginia Repertory, 114 W. Broad Street. 7:30 p.m. - Richmond Shakespeare presents A Child’s Christmas in Wales, a new adaptation of Dylan Thomas’s beloved seasonal work. As Thomas writes, recalling his favorite moments from Christmases past, they come to life! Director Jan Powell and music director Andrew Hamm have created a unique musical theatre event to charm audiences of all ages.

Friday, November 30

Bizarre Bazaar 37th Christmas Collection - We are celebrating our 37th year of this upscale holiday gift market featuring both handmade and buy/sell. This year’s show will present more than 500-juried exhibitors in four contiguous exhibition buildings. You don’t want to miss this kick-off to the holiday season! A Richmond Tradition! November 28-December 2.

Nutzy’s Winter Fun Fest: The Flying Squirrels and West Richmond Rotary Club will host a pre-race day party at The Diamond on Friday, November 30th from 4 PM – 8 PM. In addition to race packet pickup, the event will feature the annual Toys for Tots drive, a Christmas tree lighting, live music and food and drink specials.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas: The Musical at The Landmark Theater.

The Poe Illumination at The Poe Museum.

The Grand Illumination at the James Center, Richmond.

Christmas Tree Lighting at Yorktown.

Madeline’s Christmas. Children’s Theatre at Willow Lawn presented by Virginia Repertory Theatre.

Parents Night Out - Goochland Sports Complex Dance Studio, Goochland, VA. Need a night off from parenting? Treat your kids to a fun night at the Goochland Sports Complex while you go out and finish up holiday shopping, or just take some time to yourself! We will offer a wide variety of activities that is sure to keep the kids entertained, from sports to movies to crafts. Sign up early to beat the holiday rush!

Saturday, December 1

Dominion Christmas Parade from the Science Museum of Virginia - December 1, 10 am-noon - Join us for the 29th annual Dominion Christmas Parade from the Science Museum of Virginia. The action for this beloved Richmond tradition starts at the Museum complete with holiday floats, marching bands, huge helium balloons and Santa himself! More than 100,000 spectators come everywhere in Virginia for this favorite spectacular, holiday event!

Old Fashioned Christmas – December 1, 2012 “plain & simple” market . 1293 Anderson Highway, Cumberland, VA – 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. Christmas Decorations, Trees, Ornaments, Gifts, Food and much much more.

Radio Disney AM 1290 “Festival of Giving” at Haley Buick GMC from 1:30pm-3:30pm. Radio Disney AM 1290 teams up with Toys for Toys, American Red Cross & Capital Area Food Bank for their 2nd annual “Festival of Giving” at Haley Buick GMC. In celebration of Disney Channel and Radio Disney’s Fa-la-la-lidays, the Radio Disney AM 1290 Road Crew will be on-site with entertainment & music. “Festival of Giving” makes it easy for kids & families to give back, and is part of the network’s Project Family initiative. *Donations accepted: new, unwrapped toys, canned food.

Brunch with Madeline and Snow Bear

Jingle Bell Run/Walk® is a fun and festive way to kick off your holidays by helping others! Wear a holiday themed costume. Tie jingle bells to your shoelaces. Run or walk a 5 kilometer route with your team members and celebrate the season by giving.

The Richmond Flying Squirrels in partnership with the West Richmond Rotary Club have announced plans for the Inaugural Nutzy’s Rotary Funn Run scheduled for Saturday, December 1st. The 5K course will begin at The Diamond and will incorporate part of the annual Dominion Richmond Christmas Parade route along Broad Street before ending back near the ballpark. All proceeds from the Funn Run will go to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Richmond and First Things First of Greater Richmond.

Let It Snow! at the Richmond Symphony December 1-3. Timeless favorites and holiday surprises to fill you with holiday spirits. Call 1.800.514.ETIX(3849) for tickets or visit website.

Bizarre Bazaar 37th Christmas Collection - We are celebrating our 37th year of this upscale holiday gift market featuring both handmade and buy/sell. This year’s show will present more than 500-juried exhibitors in four contiguous exhibition buildings. You don’t want to miss this kick-off to the holiday season! A Richmond Tradition! November 28-December 2.

Ginter Park Show from 10am – 5 pm. Annual fine arts and craft show featuring over 30 artisans. Pottery, jewelry, knitwear, works in oil, stained glass etc. Free admission.  Lewis Ginter Recreation Association at 3421 Hawthorne Ave. Richmond, Va 23222 . One block southeast of Chamberlayne & Laburnum Ave.

Wagon Ride at Pocahontas State Park - Join us for a “cool” wagon ride from the CCC field to the fire ring on Swift Creek. We will provide s’mores, hot chocolate and hot apple cider. You are welcome to bring a picnic dinner to roast at the campfire. You may also want to bring a blanket, flashlight and camp chairs. Please register by calling 804-796-4255. Fee: $5/person or $20/family of 4 or more. This program will be canceled if roads are icy or covered in snow.

Cooper Vineyards Heart of Virginia Jingle Bell Wine Trail - 11am-5pm.  Tour 4 wineries. Fee includes tastings at all 4 wineries, souvenir tasting glass and light fare along the trail. 11 – 5 Sat & Sun – $15.00pp. For more information: www.hovawinetrail.com.

Historic Christmas Open House at Hanover Tavern 11am – 5pm. Hanover Tavern welcomes the public to visit the 2nd annual Historic Christmas Open House on Saturday, December 1st from 11:00am to 5:00pm. Admission is free and the day includes a visit and photos with Colonial Mr. & Mrs. Claus, a community bake sale, children’s colonial holiday crafts, roving “Pick-a-Pocket Lady” and Magician, storytelling, Magician/Juggler Jonathan Austin, caroling and free refreshments on the porch, and lighting of the Hanover Tavern Christmas tree at 4:45 pm.

Hermitage High School Holiday Craft Fair 9am-2pm. Come out and support Hermitage High School’s baseball and softball teams at the Annual Holiday Craft Fair on Saturday Dec 1 from 9a-2p. There will be holiday gifts, decorations, baskets, wreaths, bags, jewelry, sports memorabilia, and much more! Concessions will be available all day. For information and space availability, please contact Melissa at mconti32@hotmail.com or 804-836-8228.
Salvation Army Christmas Concert and Sing-Along - 2:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Henrico. Free concert with National Capital Brass Band.
Annual Christmas Show at Scottish Rite Auditorium. 7:30pm. The Virginians Barbershop Chorus is presenting its annual Christmas Show at the Scottish Rite Auditorium, December 1 and 2 . Tickets to Wishing You A Merry Christmas are available online or by calling 1-866-VA-SINGS (1-866-827-4647) . The cost of admission is $20 for adults, $17 for seniors, $12 for Groups of 10 or more and $5 for students . The Scottish Rite Auditorium is located at 4204 Hermitage Rd, Richmond VA 23227.
Lunch with Santa – Drop and Shop at Martial Arts World of West End from 10am – 3pm. Drop your child off at our center & while you shop your child will: have a fun, beginner martial arts class & games with Santa’s elves, write letters to Santa while eating pizza lunch, visit with Santa & get pictures, make a special gift for mom or dad, then hot cocoa, cookies & a movie, will have them nice & relaxed for pick up! Ages 4 & up. Center Services over 20 Henrico County Public Schools daily. Fees apply.
Holiday Market at My Manakin Market 10am – 2pm. Join us at My Manakin Market’s Holiday Market! All vendors will be in an enclosed Marquee tent. You’ll find something for everyone: Handmade Artisan Crafts & Gifts; Seasonal Vegetables; Meats; Cheese; Baked Goods; Local Wine & Wine Tastings; Prepared Foods; LIVE Music; FREE Kids Activities. SANTA will be visiting from 11:00am – 1:00pm!! We are a family-and-dog-friendly Farmers Market located just 5 minutes west of Short Pump at 68 Broad Street Road, Manakin Sabot, VA 23103.
Christmas Craft and Bake Sale 8am – 2pm at Gum Spring United Methodist Church. 7th Annual Christmas Craft and Bake Sale at Gum Spring United Methodist Church featuring homemade baked goods and crafts as well as vendors selling a variety of very popular items. This is a must-attend event and is very popular in the community.

Sunday, December 2

Bizarre Bazaar 37th Christmas Collection - We are celebrating our 37th year of this upscale holiday gift market featuring both handmade and buy/sell. This year’s show will present more than 500-juried exhibitors in four contiguous exhibition buildings. You don’t want to miss this kick-off to the holiday season! A Richmond Tradition! November 28-December 2.

Let It Snow! at the Richmond Symphony December 1-3. Timeless favorites and holiday surprises to fill you with holiday spirits. Call 1.800.514.ETIX(3849) for tickets or visit website.

Regency Square Santa Paws!* Sunday, December 2, 2012 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. Please meet at Entrance One, located under the parking deck between Macy’s and JCPenney at 7:30 p.m. Dogs and cats must remain with their owners at Entrance One until 8 p.m.

Old Fashioned Christmas at Maymont - Celebrate a charming, old-fashioned Christmas and experience a tradition enjoyed by generations of families. Holiday tours, carriage rides, festive music and special activities that are sure to fill everyone with a merry holiday spirit. Guided mansion tours: $5 per person/$3 members and children 12 & under. Carriage rides: $5 per person/$3 members and children 12 & under. For event details and reservations, call 804-358-7166, ext. 329.

Pet Photos with Santa: December 2, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in JC Penney Court.  Bring your furry friends to have their holiday photo taken with Santa!  All animals must be on a leash or in a cage. For more information, visit our website at www.virginiacentercommons.com.

Harmony in Hanover Christmas Concert - 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM - The Richmond Men’s Chorus and The Richmond Women’s Chorus will grace the stage at Hanover Tavern with traditional Holiday songs. Admission includes a hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar before the concert at 5:30pm.

Annual Christmas Show at Scottish Rite Auditorium. 7:30pm. The Virginians Barbershop Chorus is presenting its annual Christmas Show at the Scottish Rite Auditorium, December 1 and 2 . Tickets to Wishing You A Merry Christmas are available online or by calling 1-866-VA-SINGS (1-866-827-4647) . The cost of admission is $20 for adults, $17 for seniors, $12 for Groups of 10 or more and $5 for students . The Scottish Rite Auditorium is located at 4204 Hermitage Rd, Richmond VA 23227.

Kids and Adults Holiday Painting at Spirited Art 4pm-5:30pm. Kids and Adults paint together at Spirited Art! Kids and Parents each paint their own canvases that are meant to be hung together. An artist will lead everyone step by step as they create their masterpieces to take home at the end of the session. The $45 price is for 2 people painting.

Christmas with the Richmond Choral Society from 4-5:30 pm. St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. The magical story of Christmas told through music and song with classical anthems, traditional carols, and Christmas spirituals. Featured will be special guest, the Virginia Girls Choir; Chris Martin, organist; Alicia Romeo, harp; and Keith Tan, piano. For info, see our website.

Wreath Auction and Craftaganza from 12:30pm – 4pm. Silent Auction featuring 45 spectacular wreaths. Open for viewing and bidding 10:00 am – 3:30 pm. Gift and craft sale open from 12:30-4:00 pm - Unity of Richmond near the Carillon by Byrd Park.

Pet Photo Night with Santa at Chesterfield Towne Center from 6:30pm – 8pm. Bring your furry family member to get his photo taken with Santa at Chesterfield Towne Center. Pet photos will happen Sunday, Dec. 2nd & 9th from 6:30 – 8pm. Photo package options available on www.chesterfieldcenter.com.

Monday, December 3

Let It Snow! at the Richmond Symphony December 1-3. Timeless favorites and holiday surprises to fill you with holiday spirits. Call 1.800.514.ETIX(3849) for tickets or visit website.

Wednesday, December 5 

Regency Square – 6:30 p.m.: PDM’s Ballet Company will perform excerpts from The Nutcracker.Upper level, near Bath & Body Works.

A Celtic Christmas Celebration at Mount Vernon Baptist Church - Christmas Musical and Dinner Theater. December 5-8. Enjoy the sounds and tastes of the season with a decidedly Irish flair at Mount Vernon Baptist Church’s Season of Joy: A Celtic Christmas Celebration. On December 5 and 8, come for an open seating worship service, wassail and cookies. It’s free. On December 6 and 7, don’t miss an evening of Dinner Theater. Ticket information and times are on the church’s website. Cost is $10. Mount Vernon Baptist Church is located at 11220 Nuckols Road in Glen Allen.

Thursday, December 6

National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony in Washington, D.C. as our nation’s capitol kicks off the holidays!

5807 and Belle’s Annual Night Out from 5:30pm – 8:30 pm. Join us and get your holiday shopping done at one of Richmond’s most unique places, the Shops at 5807. The event is co-sponsored by Style Weekly’s Belle Magazine. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be provided!

Regency Square Concert at 3 p.m.: Come out and support the Douglas S. Freeman High School Jazz BandLower level, near JCPenney.

A Celtic Christmas Celebration at Mount Vernon Baptist Church - Christmas Musical and Dinner Theater. December 5-8. Enjoy the sounds and tastes of the season with a decidedly Irish flair at Mount Vernon Baptist Church’s Season of Joy: A Celtic Christmas Celebration. On December 5 and 8, come for an open seating worship service, wassail and cookies. It’s free. On December 6 and 7, don’t miss an evening of Dinner Theater. Ticket information and times are on the church’s website. Cost is $10. Mount Vernon Baptist Church is located at 11220 Nuckols Road in Glen Allen.

Friday, December 7

Science Museum of Virginia –  - Member Night: Polar Express Pajama Party Friday, December 7 from 5:30– 8:30 pm; film begins at 6:30. Climb aboard on the Polar Express! Children are invited to dress in their favorite pajamas and bring the entire family along. Join us before the film for fun activities – and milk and cookies too! Free for members. Reservations are required. Sign up at support.smv.org/polarexpress or call 804.864.1400.

A Celtic Christmas Celebration at Mount Vernon Baptist Church - Christmas Musical and Dinner Theater. Enjoy the sounds and tastes of the season with a decidedly Irish flair at Mount Vernon Baptist Church’s Season of Joy: A Celtic Christmas Celebration. On December 7, don’t miss an evening of Dinner Theater. Ticket information and times are on the church’s website. Cost is $10. Mount Vernon Baptist Church is located at 11220 Nuckols Road in Glen Allen.

2nd Stage – An Evening of Classical and Holiday Pops at the Cultural Arts Center in Glen Allen  at 7:00 p.m. Start off the holiday season with an enjoyable evening of music listening to classical and holiday pops featuring The Rainer Trio with soprano Leslie Mabe. Food and beverages available for sale.

VCU Music Holiday Gala at 7:30 pm at Singleton Center. VCU Music’s Annual Holiday Gala will feature a variety of performers from throughout the department. All proceeds benefit the Hospital Hospitality House.

Museum of the Confederacy’s Victorian Christmas Traditions event. A tour of the White House of the Confederacy decked up for the holidays follows a presentation on the Christmas traditions of the time. From noon to 1:30 p.m.

Millwood Barnes & Noble Holiday Book Fair from December 7th-9th at the Barnes and Noble at Commonwealth Center.

Holiday Tour and Tea - Spend an afternoon enjoying tea, conversation and holiday decorations at Virginia House. Learn how Alexander and Virginia Weddell may have celebrated the holidays while living in Mexico, Argentina and Spain. This event costs $23 for VHS members and $29 for nonmembers. Reservations required; please call 804.353.4251 or email Tracy Bryan.

Boxwood Gardens Club Greens Sale 10 am- 2 pmGrace Baptist Church, 4200 Dover Rd. - Richmond, VA 23221. Hand made wreaths, Christmas table top arrangements and gifts from hand selected vendors make this one if the best bazaars of the season. Artisan jewelry, children’s clothes, holiday decorations, culinary delights and so much more. You can get all of you gifts at this one event!

Miracle on 34th Street (1947) NR at Henrico Theatre, Highland Springs. Enjoy a movie  with tickets only $1 per person and can be purchased at the door. Information: 328-4491.

Living Nativity Performance at Swift Creek Presbyterian, 5900 Woolridge Road, Moseley. Outdoor production with live music, actors and live animals. Cookies and hot chocolate around the bonfire after the performance. Raindate is Dec. 9.

Victorian Christmas Traditions - Come find out how people celebrated Christmas during the Victorian Era, which included the years of the Civil War. First, a Powerpoint presentation will cover Christmas traditions of the time. Then take a guided tour of the White House of the Confederacy, specially decorated for the Holidays! Cost: Free for members, $5 for non-members

Saturday, December 8

Christmas in the Colony Camp Ages 5 – 10 - 10 am – 2 pm – Join in a Colonial Christmas – decorations, crafts, games, activities and snacks included. Help us decorate your home and Henricus. Registration required by December 1. $25/$20 Henricus Foundation Patrons.

A Celtic Christmas Celebration at Mount Vernon Baptist Church - Christmas Musical and Dinner Theater. December 5-8. Enjoy the sounds and tastes of the season with a decidedly Irish flair at Mount Vernon Baptist Church’s Season of Joy: A Celtic Christmas Celebration. On December 8, come for an open seating worship service, wassail and cookies. It’s free.  Mount Vernon Baptist Church is located at 11220 Nuckols Road in Glen Allen.

Crenshaw Winter Wonderland Saturday, December 8, 2012 from 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM. Crafters and Gift Ideas, Food Sold by Crenshaw Elementary School’s PTA, raffles, bake sale, Book Fair, Holiday Shop for the kids, and photos with Santa! Address:  11901 Bailey Bridge Road, Midlothian, VA 23112.

Handel’s Messiah at 7pm at Carpenter Theatre CenterStage. Conductor Steven Smith along with both the Richmond Chorus and the Richmond Symphony.

Radio Disney performs at Regency Square. 1 p.m.:  Experience high energy fun when Radio Disney returns! Near the Food Court.

Fan Holiday House Tour. The 50th Annual Holiday House Tour, featuring an array of fabulously-decorated homes in the Fan District, will be held on December 8th and 9th, 2012, from 1 PM to 5 PM each day. Online ticket sales are now open!  Click here for official ticket sales through Eventbrite.com.

Miracle on 34th Street (1947) NR at Henrico Theatre, Highland Springs. Enjoy a movie  with tickets only $1 per person and can be purchased at the door. Information: 328-4491.

Living Nativity Performance at Swift Creek Presbyterian, 5900 Woolridge Road, Moseley. Outdoor production with live music, actors and live animals. Cookies and hot chocolate around the bonfire after the performance. Raindate is Dec. 9.

Millwood Barnes & Noble Holiday Book Fair from December 7th-9th at the Barnes and Noble at Commonwealth Center.

Gingerbread Tea and Tour. Celebrate the holidays and create a new family tradition! Design and build your own gingerbread house using gingerbread pieces, snow-like frosting, gumdrops, candy canes, and other colorful treats. Cider and cookies will be served as Virginia House staff talk about holiday traditions in the Tudor home. This event costs $15 per family for VHS members and $21 per family for nonmembers. Reservations required; please call 804.353.4251 or email Tracy Bryan.

Christmas in the Colony Day - On Saturday, Dec. 8, Henricus will offer a Christmas in the Colony Day Camp for children aged 5-10. Campers will make Colonial-style holiday decorations and crafts and enjoy seasonal activities. Taking place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the camp is $25 or $20 for Henricus Foundation Patrons. Registration is required by Dec. 1. Please call (804) 318-8797 to reserve a space.

Holiday Harper’s Bazaar 10am – 4pm – Grace Baptist Church, 4200 Dover Road, Richmond. Shop at the Holiday Harper’s Bazaar and find unique stocking stuffers and gifts made by local artists, jewelers, and more. The Bazaar takes place on Saturday, December 8th, 10am-4pm at Grace Baptist Church located at 4200 Dover Road, Richmond, VA 23221. Admission is free, Bazaar proceeds benefit Boys and Girls Club and St. Andrew’s School Harp Outreach Programs.

Providence Elementary School’s 2nd Annual Holiday Boutique from 11am – 4pm. Raffle, Raffle, Raffle…$1.00/ticket or buy 5 – get one free. Drawings for Raffle Prizes will be held every hour on the hour, beginning at Noon. Craft tables for kids and bag and ornament decorating. 11001 West Providence Road, Richmond.

Santa Breakfast Benefit at Bass Pro Shop. Visit Santa, have a great breakfast buffet and make a difference in the lives of individuals with disabilities. Delicious breakfast buffet and photo with Santa. Purchase tickets at Customer Service at Bass Pro Outdoor World or charge by phone at 804-496-4700. All proceeds will benefit Hanover Arc and Hanover Community Support Services – two non- profits improving the lives of children and adults living with disabilities.

Museum of the Confederacy’s Victorian Christmas Traditions event. A tour of the White House of the Confederacy decked up for the holidays follows a presentation on the Christmas traditions of the time. From noon to 1:30 p.m.

Parade of Lights and Colonial Christmas from 6-8 pm – Enjoy the 20th Annual James River Parade of Lights, sponsored by the regional James River Advisory Council. A treasured Richmond tradition, thousands of residents look forward to viewing the procession of boats decorated with holiday lights each year. Spectators will be able to enjoy the parade and experience a colonial Christmas presented by historical interpreters at Henricus Historical Park free-of-charge. Colonial Christmas activities begin at 6:00 p.m. with viewing of boat parade from 7:30-8 p.m.

Milk and Cookies with Santa: December 8, from 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Join us for our last Simon Kidgits Club event of 2012 where all attendees will receive milk and cookies, and Santa will make a special appearance and will read a story to the children. The event will also feature fun activities from the Radio Disney Crew. The fun is free for Kidgit members. Not a member? It’s just $5 a year to join – either at the event, or at Guest Services at Virginia Center Commons any time.

Holiday Reception – Dec. 8, Henricus Foundation Patrons are invited to a complimentary holiday reception in Mount Malady from 5 until 8 p.m. Current Patrons should make a reservation by Dec. 3 by contacting Christine Duball at duballc@chesterfield.gov. Information about becoming a new Patron is available at www.henricus.org/donors or callLinda Dalch Jones at (804) 514-1098.

Rockville Center Holiday Bazaar – December 8 & 9.

Brunch with Madeline and Snow Bear.

Craft Mafia’s Homemade Holiday Craft Show, from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. at Art Works, located at 320 Hull St. This event is free and open to the public and will include local indie crafters displaying their best items just in time for holidays.

Handel’s Messiah at 7pm at Carpenter Theatre CenterStage. Conductor Steven Smith along with both the Richmond Chorus and the Richmond Symphony.

Winter Artisans’ Bazaar 10am – 3pm at LaPrade Library. Find the perfect gift! Shop for unique, handmade items from local artisans – jewelry, fused glass, pottery, fine art, sculpture and more. Artists and crafters, email denwiddiek@chesterfield.gov.

Sunday, December 9

Court End Christmas - Nine historic downtown sites host a free holiday open house, featuring tours, living history, reenactments, gift shops, children’s activities, carriage rides and music. Past participating sites include the Valentine Richmond History Center and the Wickham House, the John Marshall House, the Virginia State Capitol, St. Paul’s Church, the Museum and White House of the Confederacy, Monumental Church, the Egyptian Building, the Beers House, and St. John’s Church. Complimentary shuttle between sites.

Jazz at Regency Square. 3 p.m.: Enjoy jazzy holiday tunes performed by the Richmond Jazz Band. Lower level, near JCPenney.

Gingerbread Tea and Tour. Celebrate the holidays and create a new family tradition! Design and build your own gingerbread house using gingerbread pieces, snow-like frosting, gumdrops, candy canes, and other colorful treats. Cider and cookies will be served as Virginia House staff talk about holiday traditions in the Tudor home. This event costs $15 per family for VHS members and $21 per family for nonmembers. Reservations required; please call 804.353.4251 or email Tracy Bryan.

Rockville Center Holiday Bazaar - December 8 & 9.

Millwood Barnes & Noble Holiday Book Fair from December 7th-9th at the Barnes and Noble at Commonwealth Center.

Fan Holiday House Tour. The 50th Annual Holiday House Tour, featuring an array of fabulously-decorated homes in the Fan District, will be held on December 8th and 9th, 2012, from 1 PM to 5 PM each day. Online ticket sales are now open!  Click here for official ticket sales through Eventbrite.com.

Museum of the Confederacy’s Victorian Christmas Traditions event. A tour of the White House of the Confederacy decked up for the holidays follows a presentation on the Christmas traditions of the time. From noon to 1:30 p.m.

Wednesday, December 12

The Richmond Divas re-unite on The Center stage once again for another dynamic musical performance. This year as part of their fourth production, the three Richmond Divas sing an evening of traditional, contemporary and fun holiday music. This one-of-a-kind performance by Richmond’s own incredibly talented Divas is one night only and can only be seen at The Center!

Museum of the Confederacy’s Victorian Christmas Traditions event. A tour of the White House of the Confederacy decked up for the holidays follows a presentation on the Christmas traditions of the time. From noon to 1:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 13

Chapel Guild Christmas House Tour - University of Richmond Chapel Guild will hold a Christmas House tour of five homes to benefit UR’s Office of the Chaplaincy. Tickets on sale Oct. 8; $30 includes lunch at Jepson Alumni Center and all five homes.

Friday, December 14

Maymont by Moonlight - Enjoy an enchanting holiday evening at Maymont by moonlight! Visit the home of Major & Mrs. James H. Dooley to witness the excitement of Christmas 1893 – the first Christmas in their new home. A horse-drawn carriage ride under the stars, seasonal refreshments and joyful carol singing by the bonfire make this an evening to remember! $25 per person/$20 members. Reservations required; for information, call 804-358-7166, ext. 329.

Holiday Tour and Tea - Spend an afternoon enjoying tea, conversation and holiday decorations at Virginia House. Learn how Alexander and Virginia Weddell may have celebrated the holidays while living in Mexico, Argentina and Spain. This event costs $23 for VHS members and $29 for nonmembers. Reservations required; please call 804.353.4251 or email Tracy Bryan.

Henricus Colonial Christmas - This event will demonstrate in first-person character interpretation the etiquette, norms, customs, and laws regarding Christmas in Elizabethan-Jacobean English households in the early 17th century. This evening tour will invite visitors to experience holiday traditions of different socio-economic homes. The event will culminate with period dance and song in the hospital.

Saturday, December 15

Elf – free showing at the Byrd thanks to Tad DuPriest Foundation’s annual event.

The Nutcracker and Clara’s Tea Party (following select performances of The Nutcracker, requires additional ticket) – Saturday, December 15th, 4:00pm; Friday, December 21st, 4:00pm; Saturday, December 22nd, 4:00pm.

Brunch with Madeline and Snow Bear

Gingerbread Tea and Tour. Celebrate the holidays and create a new family tradition! Design and build your own gingerbread house using gingerbread pieces, snow-like frosting, gumdrops, candy canes, and other colorful treats. Cider and cookies will be served as Virginia House staff talk about holiday traditions in the Tudor home. This event costs $15 per family for VHS members and $21 per family for nonmembers. Reservations required; please call 804.353.4251 or email Tracy Bryan.

Colonial Christmas - Saturday, Dec. 15, the public is encouraged to experience a Colonial Christmas in the re-created Citie of Henricus. Visitors will explore the etiquette, norms, customs and laws regarding Christmas in Elizabethan-Jacobean English households in the early 17th century through first-person interpretation. Event will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free for Henricus Foundation Patrons, $8 for adults and $6 for children aged 3-12.

Santa Breakfast Benefit at Bass Pro Shop. Visit Santa, have a great breakfast buffet and make a difference in the lives of individuals with disabilities. Delicious breakfast buffet and photo with Santa. Purchase tickets at Customer Service at Bass Pro Outdoor World or charge by phone at 804-496-4700. All proceeds will benefit Hanover Arc and Hanover Community Support Services – two non- profits improving the lives of children and adults living with disabilities.

Sunday, December 16

Rudlin Torah Academy (RTA) announces the 4th Annual Chanukah 5k Run-A-Latke and children’s miler - Rudlin Torah Academy will hold its fourth annual walk/run 5 K and children’s miler Chanukah  “Run-a-Latke” on Sunday, December 16, 2012.  Start time 2:00 pm at Virginia Farm Bureau 12580 West Creek Parkway Goochland County.  Individuals and families can register at www.rudlin.com or www.raceit.com   This race is a benefit for Rudlin Torah Academy, which provides quality Jewish and secular education to Jewish students of all backgrounds. The kids’ race will begin at 2:00 p.m. on December 16 at the Virginia Farm Bureau in West Creek, and the adults’ race will start at approximately 2:20 p.m. We will provide good food and cool t-shirts; you bring your running or walking shoes and the good weather! Runners, walkers, strollers, pets …. all are welcome as we attempt to set records for the number of participants and the number of latkes and donuts eaten!

Friday, December 21

The Nutcracker and Clara’s Tea Party (following select performances of The Nutcracker, requires additional ticket) – December 21st, 4:00pm; Saturday, December 22nd, 4:00pm.

Saturday, December 22

The Nutcracker and Clara’s Tea Party (following select performances of The Nutcracker, requires additional ticket) – December 22nd, 4:00pm.

Brunch with Madeline and Snow Bear

Sunday, December 23

The Richmond Nativity Pageant, one of the oldest public Christmas traditions in Richmond, a live out-door presentation with a cast and choir of more than 200 people. The Pageant is Sunday, December 23, 7pm, at The Carillon in Byrd Park. Larry Robinson will perform a concert of Bells at 6:30, this event is free and open to the public or 804-358-8481.

Tuesday, December 25

Merry Christmas!

 Wednesday, December 26

Holiday Glitter: Monument After Dark - Our most popular walking tour! Enjoy the lights and glitter of Monument Avenue while it’s decked out for the holidays. This early evening stroll combines history with a touch of glitz! Dress for the weather, and bring a flashlight. Reservations required: (804) 649-0711 x301. Meet at the Lee Monument at Allen and Monument avenues.

December 26-30, 2012

Fruitcake Science at the Science Museum of Virginia. Join the Science Museum as they subject fruitcake to the rigors of scientific testing — freeze it with liquid nitrogen, try to float it on water, freeze it, and ignite it. On December 27, there’s a special appearance of a medieval siege machine launching heavy objects. Included with exhibit admission.

Thursday, December 27

CAN HUNGER in Central Virginia, Thursday, December 27, 4-9pm at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, 2408 Ownby Lane, admission is one of the following: spaghetti sauce, canned vegetables & fruits, pasta & rice, canned meats & fish, hot & cold cereals or peanut butter. Benefits FeedMore’s Central Virginia Food Bank.

January 1, 2013

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

 

 

January 10-13, 2013

The Legend of the Poinsettia - January 10-13 – at The Cultural Arts center at Glen Allen – Based on the Mexican legend of a young girl who discover the true spirit of giving. Thu. 10:30 AM & 7:30 PM – Fri. 10:30 AM & 7:30 PM – Sat. 3 & 7:30 PM – Sun. 3 PM.

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