2018 Guide to Holiday Events in Richmond

Holiday Events 2018 Cover Even though Thanksgiving turkeys have yet to hit the table, all it takes is a quick trip to your local shopping center to realize that the holiday season is upon us. And while the holidays might catch some of us a bit off guard, there’s no denying the magic of the season. From the twinkling lights to the festive decor found in every corner, this is truly a special time of year.

As you might imagine, the Richmond area isn’t lacking when it comes to fun, family-friendly ways to spend the holiday season. From grand illuminations, tree lightings and parades, to special historic holiday tours and celebrations, to a myriad of musical and theatrical performances, there’s an event, occasion, or activity for everyone on your list.

To help you make the most of the holiday season in Richmond and the surrounding areas, we’ve put together a list of events and celebrations happening from now until the end of the year. Use the quicklinks below to go straight to your favorite category or simply scroll down to find the perfect holiday event for your family.

We’ll be updating our list throughout the holiday season, so be sure to check back often. Or if you know of an event that we might have overlooked, be sure to let us know! Email us at cs@richmondmom.com and include the event name, dates/times, and any other relevant information and we’ll add it to the list!

Tree Lightings and Parades
Special Holiday Events and Festivals
Ongoing Holiday Events and Celebrations
Holiday Music and Theater Performances
Holiday Bazaars and Shopping Events
Holiday Fun Runs and Races
Holiday Workshops and Classes

Tree Lightings and Parades

November 9, 2018

Santa’s Arrival and Grand Illumination at Short Pump Town Center

Bring the family out for Short Pump Town Center’s Annual Grand Illumination and enjoy a magical tree lighting of the center’s 60-foot, walk-thru tree and 22-foot reindeer! Santa will head up a special holiday parade, bringing along some of his favorite holiday characters, including The Gingerbread Boy, Raggedy Ann and Andy, Frosty the Snowman, the Toy Soldier, the Dancing Tree and two of his very own elves along with many other friends and fan favorites. For the grand finale, everyone will raise their wands to help Santa light the magical holiday tree!

*Magic Wands will be distributed at 5:30pm in the Nordstrom Court, while supplies last. Children 10 & under only. Child must be present.

Cost: Free

Time: Friday, November 9, 7:30pm – 8pm

Contact/Venue:
Short Pump Town Center
11800 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23233
(804) 360-1700

 

November 10, 2018

Regency’s 3rd Annual Christmas Parade and Santa Arrival

Grab your family and friends and head to Regency Mall to get the holiday season started off right. Celebrate with antique and exotic cars, cheerleaders, bands, Star Wars characters, majorettes, fire trucks, SANTA and more!!

Cost: Free

Time: Saturday, November 10, 9am – 11am

Contact/Venue:
Regency Mall
1420 N. Parham Road
Richmond, VA  23229
(804) 740-7467

 

November 10, 2018

Annual Tree Lighting and Holiday Event at Stony Point

The holiday season gets an official start at Stony Point Fashion Park with the KOS Band, a “snow show,” giveaways for kids 10 and under, holiday, ice skating, and, of course, the jolly old elf himself – Santa!

Cost: Free

Time: Saturday, November 10, 5pm – 7pm

Contact/Venue:
Stony Point Fashion Park
9200 Stony Point Parkway
Richmond, VA 23235
(804) 560-7467

 

November 16, 2018

Annual Tree Lighting at Chesterfield Towne Center

Join Chesterfield Towne Center in the food court as they get their holiday season started with their annual tree lighting. Kat Simons from Mix 98.1 will emcee the event which will feature music, giveaways and fun! Santa will also make an appearance to help light the tree with the magic of the season.

Cost: Free

Time: Friday, November 16, 6pm

Contact/Venue:
Chesterfield Towne Center
11500 Midlothian Turnpike
Chesterfield, VA 23235
(804) 794-4660

 

November 16, 2018

Westchester Commons Annual Holiday Tree Lighting

Kick off the holiday season at Westchester Commons with their Annual Tree Lighting event on Main Street! Bring the whole family for live music and performances, holiday treats, warm beverages and fun for all. Plus, will we have “snow” again this year!? You’ll have to wait and see!

One thing that you can count on is the official arrival of that Jolly Red Elf…Santa Claus! He will help countdown the lighting of the Tree in ways he only knows how! Plus, there will be gifts for the first 250 children, ages 12 & under.

Cost: Free

Time: Friday, November 16, 7pm – 9pm

Contact/Venue:
Westchester Commons
15786 WC Main Street
Midlothian, VA 23113
(804)379-9292

 

November 18, 2017

Olde Time Holiday Parade

Hosted by the Ashland Kiwanis, the Olde Time Holiday Parade will start the holiday season off right as it marches its way through the streets of Ashland. Join them for a festive morning of celebration starting at Snead and Thompson Streets. The parade will make its way all the way to Archie Canon Drive. Don’t miss the fun!

Cost: Free

Time: Sunday, November 18, 2:15pm – 5pm

Contact: For more information, visit the Kiwanis event page and click on the “Contact Club” button near the bottom of the page.

Venue: The streets of downtown Ashland, beginning at Snead and Thompson.

 

November 26, 2018

Tree Lighting at the Jefferson Hotel

This time-honored tradition at The Jefferson is in its 32nd year. The evening’s festivities begin at 5pm with holiday musical performances. The Tree Lighting ceremony begins at 5:45pm and includes a host of holiday characters. The ceremony concludes with the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus for the lighting of the tree. Guests are invited to the Empire Ballroom following the ceremony to enjoy complimentary refreshments.

Attendees will also get to enjoy the annual Gingerbread Display prepared by Executive Pastry Chef Sara Ayyash and her talented team. Thousands of pounds of gingerbread, royal icing and candy are used to create a child-sized depiction of a classic holiday scene. The display will be in the Palm Court Lobby through Sunday, January 6, 2019.

Cost: Free

Time: Monday, November 26, events begin at 5pm

Contact/Venue:
The Jefferson Hotel
101 W. Franklin St.
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 649-4750

 

November 30, 2018

17th Street Market Grand Opening and Holiday Celebration

The newly renovated 17th Street Market in downtown Richmond will be celebrating their grand opening with holiday-themed festivities including ice skating, hot chocolate, live music, and twenty-two oak trees illuminating at 6pm. Enjoy drinks and dinner at local restaurants then, after the grand opening festivities, head up to Main Street Station to see Santa, a Tuba Ensemble, and aerialist performances.

Cost:
Free

Time:
Friday, November 30, 4:30pm – 9pm

Contact/Venue:
17th Street Market
100 N 17th St
Richmond, VA 23219

 

November 30, 2018

Kanawha Plaza Illumination Celebration

Enjoy night of holiday festivities at Kanawha Plaza. After the Grand Illumination at the James Center from 6pm to 7pm, and take a short walk to the plaza for and keep the festivities goign with music, entertainment, food, warm beverages, and holiday cheer!

Cost:
Free

Time:
Friday, November 30, 7pm – 8pm

Contact/Venue:
Kanawha Plaza
801 E. Canal St
Richmond, VA 23219

 

December 1, 2018

20th Annual Tree Lighting at the Cultural Arts Center 

In partnership with Henrico County Recreation & Parks, The Cultural Arts Center of Glen Allen welcomes you and your family to a beloved holiday event. Come early and shop from 3pm-7pm at our festive holiday market, then enjoy magical holiday music performances, hot chocolate and cookies, a toasty bonfire and, of course, a special visit from Santa to light our 60-foot cedar Christmas tree at The Center’s entrance!

Be sure to visit the center’s seasonal gift shop, take part in holiday crafts for the kids, see new art exhibits, visit The Cultural Arts Center’s “Illumination: Festival of Trees” featuring beautiful artisan-crafted Christmas trees in various themes, and bring the whole family along for a fun scavenger hunt! Admission and parking are free.

Cost: Free

Time: Saturday, December 1, 3pm – 7pm

Contact/Venue:
Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen
2880 Mountain Rd
Glen Allen, Virginia 23060
(804) 261-2787

 

December 1, 2018

35th Annual Dominion Energy Christmas Parade

For many Richmonders, the annual Dominion Energy parade kicks off the Christmas season. This year, the parade will feature a very special Grand Marshal, holiday floats, marching bands, huge helium balloons, and, of course, Santa himself! The parade will depart from the Science Museum on W. Broad Street and continue east to 7th Street. This beloved Richmond tradition attracts more than 100,000 spectators each year from everywhere in Virginia, with thousands more enjoying the live television broadcast from 10am – noon.

Cost: Free

Time: Saturday, December 1, 10am – noon

Contact:
Richmond Parade Inc.
5306 Caledonia Road
Richmond, VA 23225
(804) 788-6479

Venue (start of the parade):
Science Museum of Virginia
2500 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 864-1400

 

December 1, 2018

Annual Tree Lighting at West Broad Village

Bring the family out for a magical night. Head to West Broad Village for their annual tree lighting and enjoy live DJ, an appearance from Santa, photos, interactive games and more!

Cost: Free

Time: Saturday, December 1, 6pm – 8pm

Contact/Venue:
West Broad Village
3950 Wild Goose Lane
Glen Allen, VA 23060
(804) 887-2988
westbroadvillage@shopcore.com

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Special Holiday Events & Festivals 

November 9, 2018

Holiday on Parade at Belmont Recreation Center

As part of the Lakeside Community Holly Jolly Christmas, Henrico Recreation and Parks is celebrating with fun-filled event at Belmont Recreation Center! This family-friendly celebration includes performances by the Henrico Radio Players (with audience participation!), the Henrico Pops Chorus, and the Colonial Dance Club. Enjoy holiday crafts and refreshments for all!

Cost: Free

Time: Friday, November 9, 7pm -9pm

Contact/Venue:
Belmont Recreation Center
1600 Hilliard Road
Henrico, VA 23228
(804) 652-1410
henrec@henrico.us

 

December 1, 2018

Golden Village Christmas

Come celebrate a special Christmas at the last surviving 1700s structures in Virginia’s Northern Neck. This celebration of Christmastide for the whole family features a gift shop selling locally-made artisan wares; local foods and vegetables; the “Ye Ol’ Bake Shop”; and vendors selling unique artisan gift ideas. There will also be photos with Santa, live music and plenty of food for sale! Click here to see all that this special holiday event holds in store!

Cost: Free

Time: Saturday, December 1, 10am – 2pm

Contact/Venue:
Rice’s Hotel / Hughlett’s Tavern
73 Monument Place
Heathsville, VA 22473
(804) 580-3377

 

December 1 and 2, 2018

Breakfast with Saint Nick

Head to the Historic Hanover Tavern for a festive holiday buffet breakfast…plus,  a visit with St. Nick himself! Santa will be available for visits, plus kids can make a fun holiday craft. There will be two seating each day. Reservations are required!

Cost: $20/adults; $10/kids (3-12); 2 and under eat free

Time: Saturday, December 1-2; Seating at 9am and 11am each day. Reservations required. Please Call (804) 537-5050.

Contact/ Venue:
Hanover Tavern
13181 Hanover Courthouse Road
Hanover, Virginia 23069
Box Office (804) 282-2620
Administrative Office (804) 783-1688

 

December 2, 2018

Old-Fashioned Christmas

Celebrate a charming, old-fashioned Christmas and experience a tradition enjoyed by generations of families. Victorian ladies and gentlemen graciously welcome you to the estate and invite you to visit the Dooleys’ Gilded Age mansion. Marvel at the grand Christmas tree and the beautifully decorated formal rooms, see the gifts and games of 1893 and stop by the Belowstairs area where holiday preparations are underway. Enjoy horse-drawn carriage rides, visits with St. Nick and Maymont’s Christmas Fairy, a marketplace of treasures, good food and drink, festive music, a roaring fire to cheer you and special activities that are sure to fill everyone with a merry holiday spirit.

Cost:
Free admission; fees for activities.
$5 guided mansion tours ($4 / members and children 12 and under)
$5 carriage rides ($4 / members and children 12 and under)

Time: Sunday, December 2, 12pm – 4:30pm

Contact/Venue:
Maymont Mansion and Carriage House Lawn
1700 Hampton Street
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 358-7166, ext. 329

 

December 2, 2018

St. Nick’s Christmas Party

The entire family is sure to enjoy an afternoon of merriment and surprises as St. Nick joins Maymont’s Christmas Fairy to host an exclusive party filled with magical wishes and animal friends, games, crafts, and special treats! Advanced registration required; register online or call 804-358-7166, ext. 310.

Cost: $12 per child/$8 adults and children 12 and older.

Time: Sunday, December 2, 1pm – 2pm & 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Contact/Venue:
Garden Hall
1700 Hampton Street
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 358-7166, ext. 329

 

December 7, 2018

Church Hill Holiday Festival – Historic Candlelight Walk

Meet bagpipers and carolers at Jefferson Park (Union Hill) at 7:15pm. Stroll towards historic St. Johns Church to join with the Vespers. Grab a candle, and continue down gaslit sidewalks as neighborhood parties spill into the streets and proceed together to historic Libby Hill Park. Finally, all will gather for caroling and a visit from Santa on historic Libby Hill with the 180-degree view overlooking the James River and our city lit up for the holidays!

Cost: Free

Time: Friday, December 7, 7:15pm

Contact:
The Church Hill Association of Virginia

Venue:
Jefferson Park (7:15pm departure)
N 21st St & Marshall St
Richmond, VA 23223

 

December 7 and 14, 2018

Maymont by Moonlight

Enjoy an enchanting holiday evening at Maymont. Elegantly costumed Victorian ladies and gentlemen welcome you to the home of Major and Mrs. James H. Dooley to witness the excitement of Christmas 1893. The Dooleys’ gracious family, guests and domestic staff bring to life the busy preparations for a special celebration – the first Christmas in their new home. A horse-drawn carriage ride (weather permitting), seasonal refreshments and joyful carol-singing by the bonfire make this an evening to remember!

Cost: $30 / person; $25 / members, Reservations required. Register online or call 804-358-7166, ext. 329.

Time: Friday, December 7 and Friday, December 14, 5:30pm – 9:30pm each night

Contact/Venue:
Maymont’s Historic Estate Entrance
1700 Hampton Street
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 358-7166, ext. 329

 

December 8, 2018

Patrick Henry Christmas

Imagine the year is 1772 – and it’s Christmas time. Your host, Patrick Henry, meets you at the door, welcoming you to his Christmas party. Dancers teach you the latest 1772 dances. Between sets, you sit and play parlor games or enjoy light 18th century refreshments. You also mingle with other 21st century guests as you enjoy visiting the house Mr. Henry called home from 1771 until he moved to Williamsburg in 1776 to become the first elected Governor of the new state of Virginia.

NOTE: Must be 18 years or older for this event.

Cost: $20 per person/$35 per couple for the general public and $15 per person/$25 per couple for Preservation Virginia members (use promotional code “member” to unlock tickets).

ADVANCE PURCHASE ONLY: Participation is limited so click here to purchase your tickets early!

Time: Saturday, December 8, 6pm – 9pm

Contact/Venue:
Patrick Henry’s Scotchtown
16120 Chiswell Lane
Beaverdam, VA 23015
scotchtown@preservationvirginia.org
(804) 227-3500

December 8, 2018

Santa Paws

Bring your favorite canine buddy to Short Pump Park and enjoy a holiday photo keepsake with Santa himself, shop local vendors for one-of-a-kind gifts for your furry friends, and let your pup play in the dog park. Concessions will be available for purchase.

Cost: Free

Time: Saturday, December 8, 10am  -2pm

Contact:
Henrico Recreation and Parks
(804) 501-727
cle066@henrico.us

Venue:
Short Pump Park
3329 Pump Road
Henrico, VA  23233

 

December 8, 2018

Tea and Tidings

Celebrate the holidays at this annual Christmas event. Ladies and gentlemen in period dress will teach 19th century etiquette while serving gourmet holiday tea and tasty treats. Attendees will also learn history and holiday customs during the Civil War era, including traditional Christmas carols and stories.

Cost: $24

Please note, reservations are required. Call (804) 861-2408 or toll free at 1 (877) PAMPLIN (726-7546); or email generalmailbox@pamplinpark.org

Time: Saturday, December 8, 2pm

Contact / Venue:
Pamplin Historical Park
6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803
(804) 861-2408 or toll free 1 (877) PAMPLIN (726-7546)

 

December 8, 2018

Three Centuries Of Virginia Christmas & A Visit With Father Christmas

Celebrate Three Centuries of Virginia Christmas beginning in 1611 at Henricus Fort. First, see how Dutch ideas influenced English holiday traditions. Then, travel on to 1778, when the Revolution called for simpler ways to mark the season. Finally, in 1860 you’ll celebrate with carols and hot cider while decorating a Victorian Christmas tree by the fireside.

Be sure to bring the whole family because this festive holiday journey through time will end with a visit from Father Christmas!

Cost: $9 Adults; $7 Children ages 6 – 12; Henricus Patrons free.

Time: Saturday, December 8, 12pm – 5pm

Contact/Venue:
Henricus Historical Park
251 Henricus Park Rd.
Chester, VA 23836
(804) 318-8797

 

December 9, 2018

32nd Annual Court End Christmas

Make Court End Christmas part of your annual holiday tradition. Every year, historic sites in downtown Richmond open their doors for a day of free admission and holiday festivities. You’ll enjoy carriage rides, carolers, living history, live music, children’s crafts, gift shops and more. A complimentary shuttle will circulate among all sites throughout the event. Event is rain or shine.

Participating sites include:

Cost: Free

Time: Sunday, December 9, 12pm – 5pm

Contact/Venue:
The Valentine Museum
1015 East Clay St
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 649-0711 ext. 301

 

December 9, 2018

Church Hill Holiday Festival – Historic House Tours

With homes dating back as far as the 18th century, Church Hill is the oldest intact community in Richmond. Featuring an eclectic mix of Federal, Greek Revival and Victorian Homes, as well as renovated school houses, bakeries and churches, the Holiday Homes Tour offers docented tours through many beautiful spaces elegantly decorated for the holidays. Shuttle service is offered between each home beginning at St. John’s Church.

Cost: $25 in advance online or with local businesses; $30 per person day of tour and at “Will Call” at the Parish Hall of St. John’s Church. Purchase tickets online

Time: Sunday, December 9, 12pm – 5pm

Contact:
The Church Hill Association of Virginia

Venue:
Church Hill Neighborhood
25th St and Broad St
Richmond, VA 23223

 

December 9, 2018

A Renaissance Holiday Concert & Tree Lighting at Historic Hanover Tavern

Celebrate both the quietness and unrestrained joy of the holiday season with The Patrick Henry High School Madrigal Singers. The Madrigal Singers, under the direction of Jacob Devol, will perform highlights from a repertoire dating from the late Renaissance period to the present including many winter and holiday favorites. Immediately following the concert, the Madrigals will lead a carol-sing and tree lighting. Cookies and hot chocolate will be served. Holiday dinner specials will be available before the concert.

Cost: Free

Time: Sunday, December 9, 7pm – 8:30pm

Contact/ Venue:
Hanover Tavern
13181 Hanover Courthouse Road
Hanover, Virginia 23069
Box Office (804) 282-2620
Administrative Office (804) 783-1688

 

December 14, 2018

Tuckahoe Plantation Christmas Open House

Embrace the holiday season with family and friends at Tuckahoe Plantation’s Christmas Open House! Guests can wander the rooms, decorated in the 18th-century style, and learn about the plantation’s rich history. Treats and cider (prepared over an open fire) will be available in the Old Kitchen, and various vendors will have Christmas gifts for sale.

Cost: $10/adult; $5/child (ages 5-12 years); free for children 4 and under.  No reservations required, but advance tickets can be purchased here.

Time: Friday, December 14, 2017, 4pm – 7pm

*Rain date is Saturday, December 15 from 4-7pm.

Contact/Venue:
Tuckahoe Plantation
12601 River Road
Richmond, VA 23238
(804) 774-1614
tuckahoeplantationtours@gmail.com

 

December 14 and 15, 2018

Boar’s Head Feast at Henricus

Follow the merry Lord of Misrule to England in the 1590s and enjoy the sights, sounds, and flavors of Christmas as it was then. Guests at the Boar’s Head Feast will dine on a multi-course meal including roasted meats, pies, ale, cider and more, served at table in the candle-lit Henricus Guest House – complete with a blazing Yule log fire. Period musicians will entertain you, with wassailing a-plenty, and many a toast to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth I.

Please note, this year, the Lord of Misrule has gone all out with NEW, more AUTHENTIC dishes for the feast – and not just ale will flow, but wine as well! Huzzah!

Tickets will become available on July 2 for members and July 23 for the public. Previous attendees will also be notified ahead of time. Tickets WILL sell out fast, so be sure to reserve your spot today!

Cost: $65/ person

Time: Friday, December 14, 7pm – 9pm; Saturday, December 15, 7pm – 9pm

Contact/Venue:
Henricus Historical Park
251 Henricus Park Road
Chester, VA 23836
(804) 748-1611

 

December 15, 2018

Holiday Lantern Tours at Meadow Farm

Celebrate Christmas with a bit of romance this year! Christmas was a popular time to get married during the 19th century. Take a Holiday Lantern Tour at Meadow Farm to meet interpreters portraying family and friends of a 19th century “happy couple” as they prepare for the big day. What advice will Mother have for her daughter? Attend the wedding ceremony and enjoy some refreshments to celebrate.

Cost: Free

Time: Saturday, December 15, 5pm – 8pm

Contact:
Henrico Recreation and Parks
(804) 501-7275
henrec@henrico.us

Venue:
Meadow Farm Museum at Crump Park
3400 Mountain Road
Glen Allen, VA 23060
(804) 652-1455

 

December 16, 2018

Holiday Open House at the Virginia House

Kick off your holiday celebrations with a free afternoon of festive fun at Virginia House! Owned and operated by the Virginia Historical Society, Virginia House is located at 4301 Sulgrave Road in Windsor Farms, less than five miles from the Virginia Museum of History & Culture. Formerly an English country manor house relocated to Richmond in 1925, Virginia House was the home of Ambassador Alexander Weddell and his wife, Virginia, from 1928-1948.

Cost: Free

Time: Sunday, December 16, 12pm – 4pm

Contact:
Virginia Museum of History and Culture
428 N Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 340-1800

Venue:
Virginia House
3256, 4301 Sulgrave Rd
Richmond, VA 23221

 

December 18, 2018

Holidays on the Homefront

Bring the family to the Virginia War Memorial for a special reflection on holidays of the past. During war times, families found it hard to maintain and celebrate traditional holidays. At this special family-friendly event, you’ll learn how the holiday season has been celebrated in the United States during times of war and peace. Plus, enjoy traditional crafts and festive treats, and sing along with WWII-era holiday favorites.

Cost: Free

Time: Tuesday, December 18, 5pm – 7pm

Contact/Venue:
The Virginia War Memorial
621 S. Belvidere St.
Richmond, VA 23220

 

December 20 – 31, 2018

Christmastide in Virginia

Celebrate the holidays with Colonial style. “Christmastide in Virginia” at Jamestown Settlement and American Revolution Museum at Yorktown offers a glimpse of 17th- and 18th-century holiday traditions through interpretive programs and demonstrations. Enjoy festive fun with daily appearances at Jamestown Settlement by the Lord of Misrule and period musical entertainment at both museums.

Click here for a full list of events and activities available at the two locations.

Cost: 
-Combination ticket to both museums – $25.50 for adults and $12.25 for ages 6-12.
-Admission to Jamestown Settlement only – $17.00 for adults and $8.00 for ages 6-12,
-Admission to the American Revolution Museum at Yorktown only – $15.00 for adults and $7.50 for ages 6-12.
-A History is Fun combination ticket – available online only – offers seven days of unlimited admission to both museums at $25.50 for adults and $12.25 for ages 6-12.
**Children under 6 are free at both locations.

Time:
Thursday, December 20 – Monday, December 31, 9am – 5pm daily

Contact /Venue:
Jamestown Settlement
2110 Jamestown Road
Route 31 S.
Williamsburg, VA 23185

American Revolution Museum at Yorktown
200 Water Street
Route 1020
Yorktown, VA 23690

 

December 26 and 27, 2018

Holiday Glitter Walking Tour

Experience the lights and post-Christmas Day glitter of Monument Avenue while learning about the history of the homes, residents, and holiday traditions in one of the most popular walking tours that the city offers. This tour is presented as part of the Richmond History Tours program, a service of the Valentine.  Reservations required.

Cost: $15/person; $5/Valentine Members.
Reservations are required. Please call (804) 649-0711 ext. 301 to purchase tickets.

Time:
Wednesday, December 26 and Thursday 27, 6pm – 8pm

Contact:
The Valentine Museum
1015 East Clay St
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 649-0711 ext. 301

Venue:
Meet on the Monument Avenue median
Across from 1805 Monument Avenue, Richmond, VA 23220
**Parking is available on-street.

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Ongoing Holiday Events and Celebrations

November 16 – December 31, 2018

Illuminate Light Show & Santa’s Village

Illuminate Light Show is a unique, six-week celebration of Christmas lights and music. Guests tune their car radio to enjoy over a mile of dancing, sparkling choreographed lights, complete with dazzling tunnels and laughing Santas. After the light show, guests may visit Santa’s Village for children’s activities, shopping, and holiday entertainment. The lights shine brightly for guests nightly from 5:30 p.m until 10:00 p.m., including holidays, and are enjoyed from the cozy comfort of a vehicle.

Cost: $25 per car at the gate; Military with proper ID receive FREE admission on opening night, November 16 (one car admission per id); Regular military rate thereafter is $22 per car; Click here to see additional group rates, specials, and discounts.

Time: Open nightly, 5:30pm – 10pm

Contact/Venue:
Illuminate Light Show & Santa’s Village
Meadow Event Park
13191 Dawn Blvd
Doswell, VA 23047
(804)994-2800

 

November 16, 2018 – January 6, 2019

Maymont Mansion Holiday Tours

Celebrate the season at Maymont and revel in Victorian holiday splendor! Major and Mrs. Dooley’s spectacularly decorated Gilded Age home brings the wonders and festivities of Christmas past to life and is sure to put everyone in the holiday spirit. Beautiful trimmings on the 12-foot Christmas tree, the opulent dining room set for a feast, evergreen decorations and lavish gifts welcome the season in grand Victorian style. In the Belowstairs area, preparations are underway to make the Dooleys’ first Christmas in their new home special for their family and friends. Guided tours (upstairs only) available every half-hour; last tour begins at 4:30pm. Tour capacities are limited.

Cost: $5

Time:
Tuesday –Sunday
12pm – 5pm (last tour begins at 4:30pm)
**Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day

Contact/Venue:
Maymont Mansion
1700 Hampton Street
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 358-7166, ext. 329

 

November 17 – December 31, 2018

Dickens’ Christmas Towne

The year, Dickens’ Christmas Towne is bigger, bolder, and brighter than ever! Celebrate family, art and literature during six magical weeks in this delightful holiday village. In recognition of the 175th anniversary of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, this season will feature the first-ever U.S. exhibition of original book sketches by Christmas Carol illustrator P.J. Lynch. Let your imagination soar with magical fairies, carousel horses, weekend tea parties, a second giant train display, carolers, new entertainment, shops and more!Every child will receive a FREE copy of A Christmas Carol.

Returning to this year’s experience will be Father Christmas, Geoffrey “the Talking Christmas tree”, puppet shows, magicians, a children’s crafts corner, and lots of free family activities! PLUS, special programming returns the week between Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

Cost: $7.50/adults; $5/kids (age 3-12); Kids 2 & under are free. Tickets available for purchase at the door.

Time:
Saturday, November 17 – Monday, December 31; Hours vary. See a complete list of daily schedules, events, and activities here.

Contact:
Dickens’ Christmas Towne

Venue:
The Decker Half Moon Center (next to Nauticus and the Battleship Wisconsin)
1 Waterside Drive
Norfolk, VA 23510
(757) 664-1000

 

November 17, 2018 – January 5, 2019 (Select Dates)

Busch Gardens Christmas Town

The world’s most beautiful theme park is one of the largest Christmas light displays in North America featuring more than 10 million sparkling lights. Enjoy the park along with festive food and drink, holiday shopping, and heart-warming shows and experience Christmas in Williamsburg in a new way. There will be plenty of kid-friendly attractions and shows, delicious treats, thrilling rides, roller coasters, and all of your favorite Christmas characters. You may even find Santa in his Workshop, preparing for his Christmas Eve journey!

Cost: 

Time: November 17, 2018 – January 5, 2019; Dates and times vary. Click here for a complete schedule.

Contact/Venue:
Busch Gardens Williamsburg
1 Busch Gardens Boulevard
Williamsburg, VA 23185
(800) 343-7946

 

November 23 – December 24, 2018 (Select Dates) 

Legendary Santa at the Children’s Museum 

Perhaps one of the most beloved Christmas icons here in Richmond, Legendary Santa is a staple of the holiday season for many families. Since 1936, Legendary Santa has been listening to the Christmas wishes of children –  children who grew up to take their own children and grandchildren for visits in later years. What began as a holiday tradition at the Miller & Rhoads Department Store downtown moved to the Children’s Museum in 2005. Today, 82 years after he first began, Legendary Santa is available for visits during selects dates and times from the day after Thanksgiving until Christmas Eve. Be sure to book your time with Legendary Santa early, or reserve a spot at one of these special events:

Sunrise With Legendary Santa
This ticketed program allows a limited number of families to visit Legendary Santa without lines. Families can watch Santa come down the chimney and enjoy a picture taking opportunity. The program begins promptly at 8am on the select dates. Click here for dates, times and costs.

Sunset with Legendary Santa
Just like Sunrise with Legendary Santa, this event allows for an exclusive visit with Santa. All the same activities occur, but the event takes place promptly at 6pm on select dates. Click here for dates, times and costs.

Sensitive Legendary Santa
Families with children who have sensory or other special needs are invited to a sensory-friendly visit with Legendary Santa, presented by Altria Companies Employee Community Fund, including special access to the Genworth Foundation Holiday Village, Children’s Museum Downtown’s Exhibits, and the Fawn Shop. Guests will receive one free e-mailed photo. Additional photo packages will be available for purchase. Event dates are November 29, November 30 and December 1 from 5:30pm – 8:30pm. Learn more.

Tea with Santa
Join Legendary Santa and the Singing Elf for a warm afternoon of seasonal beverages, tasty treats and merriment in an intimate setting. This long standing tradition will once again be held in the Old Miller & Rhoads Tea Room, located in the Hilton Richmond Downtown. Tickets are $37 for Children’s Museum Patron Members and Passholders, and $45 for Non-Members. Children under one are free, in a stroller or adult’s lap. Get more details here.

To learn more about other events and activities available during your visit, visit Legendary Santa at the Children’s Museum.

Cost: Costs vary for ticketed events and photo packages. Click here for details.

Time: Click here for a complete schedule.

Contact/Venue:
Children’s Museum – Downtown
2626 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 474-7062

 

November 23 – December 31, 20187 (Select Dates)

WinterFest at King’s Dominion

Create new family traditions this holiday at Kings Dominion’s WinterFest. Friends and families are treated to an ultimate holiday celebration the park magically transforms into a winter wonderland – full of enchantment, cheer and classic family fun.

WinterFest is packed with all the sights, sounds, food and experiences of the holiday season. The park shines bright with over 2 million shimmering lights, a 300-foot tree and lavish displays. Twelve live shows and up to 34 strolling performers delight guests and spread Christmas cheer for all to hear. Festive fun and hands-on holiday activities are located throughout the park, and sweet aromas from special holiday dishes and desserts fill the midways. Plus, up to 21 of your favorite rides will be open to complete your night of memory making.

Cost: Costs vary with individual nightly tickets starting as low as $25. Add-ons: Ice skating ($15); Souvenir Hot Chocolate Mugh ($10.99); Cookie Decorating with Ms. Claus ($14.99). Get complete pricing information here.

Time: WinterFest is only available on select nights. Click here for a complete schedule.

Contact/Venue:
Kings Dominion
16000 Theme Park Way
Doswell, VA 23047
(804) 876-5000

 

November 23, 2018 – January 7, 2019

Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

The annual GardenFest of Lights at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is a holiday tradition for many in the area, but it’s also a beautiful winter event, regardless of how you celebrate the holidays. Featuring more than half-a-million twinkling lights, hand-crafted botanical decorations, model trains, holiday dinners, firepit with s’mores and hot chocolate (for purchase), GardenFest offers ongoing nightly family activities from November 23 until January 7, 2018.

This year, famous works of art will come alive during Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights. The exhibition will reinterpret well-known works of art in a spectrum of sparkling color, inviting guests to discover how sculpture, dance, music and paintings are informed by the natural world. Visitors will wander through a festive landscape alight in glimmering radiance and delight in handcrafted botanical decorations, all designed to illuminate nature and her power to inspire. Learn about Dominion Energy GardenFest Illumination night on November 23, 2018.

Cost: $13 adults; $11 seniors (age 55+); $8 children (ages 3 – 12); free for children under 3; $7 for garden members; $5 for children on Garden Membership (ages 3 – 18)

Time: 5pm – 10pm nightly (closed December 24 and 25, 2018)

SPECIAL EVENTS :

Grand Illumination
November 23, 4pm – 10pm
Kick off the GardenFest holiday tradition with a countdown to flipping the switch on more than half-a-million twinkling lights. After the illumination, stroll through the Gardens, enjoy hand-crafted botanical decorations, see model trains, enjoy family activities, and much more.

GardenFest for Fidos
Thursday, December 6, 2018
Thursday, January 3, 2019
Dogs can enjoy the holiday lights at GardenFest for Fidos! Leashed pets are allowed on these special nights. Regular hours and admission apply.

Dinner with Santa
Sunday, December 16 – Wednesday, December 19, 2018, 5:30pm
Make our GardenFest Dinner with Santa your next family tradition! GardenFest of Lights Dinner with Santa package includes a buffet dinner, a visit with Santa, and admission into Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights. Santa is expected to arrive between 6-6:15 p.m. and will be seated in the room for photographs.

Ongoing Weekly Events
On select weeknights, enjoy special nightly themes including Merry Mondays, Caroling Tuesdays, Artful Wednesdays, and Musical Thursdays.

Contact / Venue:
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond, Virginia 23228
(804) 262-9887
contactus@lewisginter.org

 

December 1 – 22, 2018 (Select Dates)

Light Up The Tracks Holiday Celebration

Watch as Ashland turns into a winter wonderland for the holidays. From December 1 through New Year’s Day, track-side homes, businesses and Randolph-Macon College will be strung with twinkling lights from one end of town to the other! The result is a living holiday postcard for train travelers and downtown visitors that locals like to call “Light Up the Tracks.” Throughout the month of December, downtown Ashland will host special holiday festivities each Saturday afternoon and evening leading up to Christmas. See a full list of events at www.lightupthetracks.com.

Cost: Free

Time: Every Saturday, December 1 – 22, 2018. Times vary. Click here for a complete schedule.

Contact:
Mainstreet Ashland
210 South Railroad Avenue, Suite 6
Ashland, VA 23005
(804) 301-6913

Venue:
Various downtown locations.

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Holiday Music and Theater Performances 

November 7, 2018

An Evening of Holiday Favorites 

Celebrate the season with your favorite holiday songs, performed by Offering– Friday, December 7th at 7pm at The Cultural Arts Center! With their acoustic rock sound anchored in guitar and piano, enriched by strings and world percussion, this is the perfect holiday treat with tickets starting at just $17. Invite friends, co-workers and neighbors to this one-night-only concert event and enjoy dinner and a full bar/drinks at the show!

Cost: $17/advance or $21/door. Click here for $17 advance tickets.

Time: Wednesday, November 7, 7pm

Contact/Venue:
The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen
2880 Mountain Rd
Glen Allen, VA 23260
(804) 261-2787

 

November 16, 2018 – January 5, 2019

A 1940s Radio Christmas Carol

In this long-awaited sequel to the popular musical The 1940s Radio Hour, it’s Christmas Eve, 1943, and the Feddington Players are now broadcasting from a hole-in-the-wall studio in Newark, New Jersey. The company’s take on Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol descends into all the comedic mayhem and madness of a live radio show, resulting in a heart-warming dramatic climax.

Cost: Adult: $40; Dining: $17 plus meal tax; Senior, Military & Student Tickets Available; Click here for tickets.

Time: Fridays, Saturdays, Select Thursdays, 8pm; Matinees Select Dates, 2:30pm.
Doors Open for Dining 2 Hours Prior to Curtain, Reservations Required. Click here for a complete schedule.

Contact/Venue:
Swift Creek Mill Theatre
17401 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Colonial Heights, VA 23834
(804) 748-5203

 

November 23 – 25, 2018

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical

As part of the Broadway in Richmond series, the beloved TV classic RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season. Come see all of your favorite characters from the special including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph, as they come to life in RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL. Don’t miss this wonderful holiday tradition that speaks to the misfit in all of us.

Cost: $30.50 – $68.50; Tickets are available at the Altria Theater and Dominion Energy Center box offices, by phone at (800) 514-3849 and online at etix.com.

Time: Friday, November 23 – Sunday, November 25; Click here for showtimes.

Contact/Venue:
Altria Theater
6 N. Laurel St.
Richmond, VA 23220
Info Line: (804) 592-3368

 

November 24, 2018

Union Bank & Trust LolliPops 2: The Snowman

Continue this special holiday tradition with the Richmond Symphony! This charming animated film tells the story of a young boy’s magical friendship with a snowman. Enjoy other holiday favorites during this program as well.  Arrive early and join us for a free pre-concert festival, featuring our instrument petting zoo and enjoy interactive activities for the whole family that will enhance your concert experience. Pre-concert festivities begin at 10am in Rhythm Hall. LolliPops concerts are ideal for children ages 5 and up, but music lovers of all ages are welcome.

Cost:
$20 / Adult; $10 / Child (3-18); children 2 and under are free; $10 / College Student (with ID); FREE for Military – 4 free tickets for Active Military. Must present valid Military ID at Will Call to pick up.

Tickets are available at Dominion Arts Center and Altria Theater box offices, online at etix.com and Charge-By-Phone at 800-514-ETIX (3849).

Time:
Saturday, November 24, 11am
(Pre-show festival starts at 10am)

Contact:
Richmond Symphony
612 East Grace Street, Suite 401
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 788-4717

Patron Services: (804) 788-1212
patronservices@richmondsymphony.com

Venue:
Carpenter Theatre
600 E Grace St #400
Richmond, VA 23219

 

November 25, 2018

Jim Brickman: A Joyful Christmas

Be part of the holiday concert tradition of the season with Grammy nominated songwriter and piano sensation Jim Brickman as he celebrates A Joyful Christmas with carols, classics and original songs on his 22nd annual holiday tour. Bring your family, friends or that special someone and make Jim Brickman your new holiday tradition. Celebrate the faith, love and togetherness that we value most this time of year and share in the celebration of A Joyful Christmas.

Cost: Ticket prices vary. Tickets are available at Dominion Arts Center and Altria Theater box offices, online at etix.com and Charge-By-Phone at 800-514-ETIX (3849).

Time: Sunday, November 25, 3pm

Contact/Venue:
Carpenter Theatre
600 E Grace St
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 592-3330

 

November 26, 2018

Holiday Festival of Music: A Victorian Inspired Evening of Christmas Classics and Carol

In honor of the 175th anniversary of Charles Dickens’ classic, A Christmas Carol, Commonwealth Catholic Charities’ 2018 Holiday Festival of Music will feature a Victorian theme—including period musical selections, food, and costumed carolers. This elegant concert, performed in the majestic Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, features the music of the Richmond Symphony and draws nearly 1,000 guests of all ages.

The funds raised by Holiday Festival of Music benefit the services and programs that Commonwealth Catholic Charities provides to the most vulnerable members of our communities.

Cost: General admission $40; Priority seating $60; Children (6-12) $20; Children 5 and under free (limited free tickets available). Click here to purchase online.

Time: Monday, November 26, 7pm – 9pm

Contact:
Commonwealth Catholic Charities 
1601 Rolling Hills Drive
Richmond, VA 23229
(804) 285-5900

Venue:
Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
800 South Cathedral Place
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 359-5651

 

November 28, 2018

Mannheim Steamroller Christmas by Chip Davis

MANNHEIM STEAMROLLER CHRISTMAS has become synonymous with Christmas for many families and has been America’s favorite holiday tradition for over 30 years! The 2018 program celebrates the group’s recent anniversary of 30 years since the first Christmas album and 40 years since the first Fresh Aire album and includes dazzling multimedia effects performed in an intimate setting. Experience the magic as the spirit of the season comes alive with the signature sound of Mannheim Steamroller.

Cost: $38.50 – $73.50; Tickets are available at the Altria Theater and Dominion Energy Center box offices, by phone at (800) 514-3849 and online at etix.com.

Time: Wednesday, November 28, 7:30pm

Contact/Venue:
Altria Theater
6 N. Laurel St.
Richmond, VA 23220
Info Line: (804) 592-3368

 

November 28 and 29, 2018

Spirits of Dickens’ Christmas

In this dramatic holiday performance, we see Charles Dickens in a new light. Twelve years after he wrote A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens is going to America. He is to perform a dramatic reading about the values of Christmas. At home in London with his family, he struggles to write his script. He will get some help. The dreams, phantoms and ghosts that always guided Dickens’ imagination do not fail him. Some of his imaginary friends arrive with words of wisdom and a little humor to inspire and remind him of the true meaning of Christmas.

Cost: $10; Click here for tickets

Time: Wednesday, November 28 and Thursday, November 29, each night there will be two  performances starting at 6:45pm & 7:30pm respectively.

Venue:
Hanover Tavern
13181 Hanover Courthouse Road
Hanover, Virginia 23069
Box Office (804) 282-2620
Administrative Office (804) 783-1688

 

November 28 – December 9, 2018

Glorious Christmas Nights

This year, Glorious Christmas Nights features a spectacular holiday musical called “Angels & Kings.” After arriving late to the daily briefing by the Archangel Michael, two zealous and good-hearted – if questionably competent – angels, Ted and Randall, are assigned the task of helping the Three Kings find the manger. In the zany twists and turns that ensue as they seek to locate the kings, Ted and Randall take the opportunity to rescue two wayward youths and teach them what is important in life — taking them, ultimately, to the stable in Bethlehem for their divine appointment with the Christ Child.

Cost:
Tickets range from $18-$30
Call (804) 754-0738; order online here; or visit the West End Assembly of God box office (401 N. Parham Road).

Time:
Wednesday, November 28 – Sunday, December 9, 2017
Click here for a complete list of show times.

Contact/Venue:
West End Assembly of God
401 N. Parham Road
Richmond, VA 23229
(804) 740-7042

 

November 29, 2018

Home Free: A Country Christmas Tour

Home Free brings A Country Christmas Tour to Richmond on Nov. 29 at Dominion Energy Center.  Home Free is bringing new music, new production, more country and holiday favorites as they come to town in “A Country Christmas Tour”!  The 5-man band has become known for their show-stopping performances that mix their signature no-instrument, all-vocal music with their quick-witted humor. VIP packages are available!

Cost: $29.50 – $49.50

Tickets are available at Dominion Arts Center and Altria Theater box offices, online at etix.com and Charge-By-Phone at 800-514-ETIX (3849).

Time: Thursday, November 29, 8pm

Contact/Venue:
Carpenter Theatre
600 E Grace St
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 592-3330

 

November 29 – December 1, 2018

Miracle on 34th Street 

Bring your family to the Henrico Theatre to see one of the most beloved holiday movies of all times on the big screen. Performers from Henrico Theatre Company will sing and dance to holiday tunes prior to the movie. Tickets and concessions always just $1.

Cost: $1/person

Time: Thursday, November 29 & 30, 7pm – 9pm
Saturday, December 1,  2pm – 4pm and 7pm – 9pm

Contact/Venue:
Henrico Theatre
305 E. Nine Mile Road
Henrico, VA   23075
(804) 652-1460
HenricoTheatre@henrico.us

 

November 30, 2018 – January 6, 2019

The Game’s Afoot: Holmes for the Holidays

Murder, mystery, and mirthful merriment color this twisty whodunit. Centered on Broadway star William Gillette, admired worldwide for his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes, this wacky comedy follows the actor as he must reprise his role in order to solve the mystery of his own attempted murder during holiday festivities with his castmates.

Cost: Single tickets start at $44. Order online or call (804) 282-2620

Time: Friday, November 30 – December 31, 2017
Click here to see a complete listing of show times or to order tickets.

Contact:
Virginia Repertory Theatre
114 W. Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 282-2620
contact@virginiarep.org

Venue:
Hanover Tavern
13181 Hanover Courthouse Road
Hanover, Virginia 23069
Box Office (804) 282-2620
Administrative Office (804) 783-1688

 

December 1 and 2, 2018

Symphony Pops 2: Let it Snow!

Celebrate the holidays with a concert featuring the sounds of the season! Join the Richmond Symphony and Richmond Symphony Chorus for this magical holiday tradition the whole family will love.

Cost:
Prices vary. Click here for more information.

Time:
Saturday, December 1, 8pm and Sunday, December 2, 3pm

Contact:
Richmond Symphony
612 East Grace Street, Suite 401
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 788-4717

Patron Services: (804) 788-1212
patronservices@richmondsymphony.com

Venue:
Carpenter Theatre
600 E Grace St
Richmond, VA 23219

 

December 1-15, 2018 (Saturdays)

Drifty’s Warm and Cozy Holiday

A sack full of toys belongs on Santa’s sleigh, unless you put Drifty the Snowman in charge of getting it there. He’s not so good at reading, so his three sacks labeled “toys,” “trash,” and “mail” get delivered to the wrong places. It might seem like a nice gesture to give your postman a sack full of toys, but Grumpy MacGregor is not in the mood. And when the power company doesn’t receive payment – the lights go out, forcing Grumpy to spend the night in Santa’s living room, slumber-party style. Don’t forget to bring your camera or phone for pictures after the show!

Cost: $0 – $14.25. Get tickets here.

Time: Saturdays, December 1, 8, 15, 2018; 10:15am and 1pm

Contact/Venue:
Swift Creek Mill Theatre
17401 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Colonial Heights, VA 23834
(804) 748-5203

 

December 6, 2018

Chris Tomlin Christmas: Christmas Songs of Worship

Grammy® winner Chris Tomlin brings his 2018 Christmas Tour to Richmond, offering audiences an up-close and personal concert experience. The Chris Tomlin Christmas: Christmas Songs of Worship celebrates his favorite time of the year an intimate, “evening with” show that contrasts his usual large arena shows. Join Chris for a special evening that recalls the “reason for the season.”

Cost: Ticket prices vary. Tickets available at the Altria Theater box office, by phone at (800) 514-3849 and online at etix.com.

Time: Thursday, December 6, 7pm

Contact/Venue:
Carpenter Theatre
600 E Grace St
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 592-3330

 

December 6, 2018

The Mavericks: Hey! Merry Christmas!

The genre-defying Mavericks are putting their own twist on the holidays! In support of their upcoming album Hey! Merry Christmas!, The Mavericks are bringing holiday cheer to the Modlin. Blending elements of rock, swing, soul, Latin, folk, blues, and country has been a unique hallmark of The Mavericks’ sound and has netted the group a long list of awards and nominations from the Country Music Association, Academy of Country Music Awards, and GRAMMYAwards. Join us for a new Christmas tradition the whole family will enjoy!

Cost: $50/adult; $25/child (0-12); $44/senior (62+); $10/UR student; $42/UR Employee; $44/Group (20+)

Time: Friday, December 6, 7:30pm

Contact/Venue:
Modlin Center for the Arts
453 Westhampton Way
Richmond, VA 23173
(804) 289-8980

 

December 8, 2018

Handel’s Messiah

Don’t miss the Richmond Symphony and Richmond Symphony Chorus performing Handel’s masterwork, a holiday classic that has delighted Richmond families for generations.

Cost:
For pricing, please visit Etix.

Time:
Saturday, December 8,  7:30pm – 8:30pm

Contact:
Richmond Symphony
612 East Grace Street, Suite 401
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 788-4717

Patron Services: (804) 788-1212
patronservices@richmondsymphony.com

Venue:
Carpenter Theatre
600 E Grace St
Richmond, VA 23219

 

December 9, 2018

45th Annual Festival of Lessons and Carols

Join the singers of Schola Cantorum and Women’s Chorale for a joyous Christmas celebration through a Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols in the tradition of King’s College, Cambridge.

Cost: Free

Time: Sunday, December 9, 5pm – 7pm and 8pm – 10pm

Contact:
The Modlin Center for the Arts
University of Richmond
28 Westhampton Way
Richmond, VA 23173
(804) 289-8980

Venue:
Cannon Memorial Chapel
28 Westhampton Way
Richmond, VA 23226
(804) 289-8500

 

December 11, 2018

Cirque Musica Holiday presents Wonderland

CIRQUE MUSICA HOLIDAY presents Wonderlandis a fun-filled concert experience for the whole family featuring the talented cast of Cirque Musica accompanied by holiday songs performed by the Richmond Symphony.

Audiences will journey into a visual world of “Wonderland” with amazing acrobats, aerialists, hilarious hijinks and holiday cheer. The show blends the spellbinding grace and daredevil athleticism of today’s greatest circus performers with the sensory majesty of a symphony orchestra performing the greatest holiday music of all time.

CIRQUE MUSICA HOLIDAY presents Wonderlandis the perfect opportunity for the entire family to experience great holiday music, LIVE, while enjoying an edge of your seat circus experience.

Cost: $54.50 – $79.50

Tickets are available at the Altria Theater and Dominion Energy Center box offices, by phone at (800) 514-3849 and online at etix.com.

Time: Tuesday, December 11, 7:30pm

Contact/Venue:
Altria Theater
6 N. Laurel St.
Richmond, VA 23220
Info Line: (804) 592-3368

 

December 12, 2018

3 Redneck Tenors Christmas SPEC-TAC-YULE-AR

Imagine if  you invited Larry the Cable Guy, Il Divo, and Mrs. Doubtfire to Christmas. Well, that’s what you’ll get with the 3 Redneck Tenors! This hilarious trio is a mixture of down home laughs with big city music. These singing trailer park angels are packing their festive Christmas mullets and will be dashing through the snow just in time for some down-home holiday cheer.  These real-life Broadway and Opera stars are ready to warm your holidays with a deep-fried feast of musical delights, including both traditional and not-so-traditional holiday songs!

Cost: Ticket prices vary. Click here to order online.

Time: Wednesday, December 12, 7pm – 9pm

Contact/Venue:
Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen
Sarah Belle November Stage
2880 Mountain Road
Glen Allen, VA 23060
(804) 261-2787

 

December 14 and 16, 2018

Central Virginia Masterworks Chorale Winter Concert: Magnificat and Missa Carolae

Join the Masterworks Christmas Chorale for their 2018 Winter concert featuring J.S. Bach’s Magnificat along with James Whitbourn’s Missa Carolae.

The Magnificat is the first large choral work that Bach composed after his appointment in Leipzig in the spring of 1723. The Missa Carolae is a contemporary work by British composer James Whitbourn, and reflects the artist’s love of medieval musical language as it fuses American and English Christmas traditions.

Ryan Tibbetts will conduct the singers and orchestra, and nationally-renowned organist Daniel Stipe will accompany and perform. Please plan to attend and enjoy the classical as well as the contemporary with your entire family!

Cost:
$10 advance; $15 at the door; $5 for students. To purchase tickets by phone, call Brown Paper Tickets at (800) 838-3006.

Time:
Friday, December 14, 7:30pm and Sunday, December 16, 3pm

Contact:
Central Virginia Masterworks Chorale
Becky Severin, Board President
(804) 798-3999
contact@cvamc.org

Venues:
December 14:
Grace Baptist Church
4200 Dover Rd
Richmond, VA 23221
(804) 353-0134

December 16:
Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church
201 Henry Street
Ashland, VA 23005
(804) 798-7224

 

December 14 – 23, 2018

Richmond Ballet’s The Nutcracker

The Richmond Ballet’s timeless family classic, The Nutcracker, returns in December to enchant audiences with all of its splendor and beauty. Join Clara as she revels in the joy of Christmas Eve, bravely witnesses a battle beneath the branches of a mystical Christmas tree, and journeys through a winter white forest to the delectable Kingdom of Sweets. As the beloved characters of this dazzling production come to life to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score, children and adults alike will be swept away by the magic of the holidays.

CLARA’S TEA PARTY: Join Clara and her friends for a special party after select matinee performances of The Nutcracker! Set in Dominion Energy Center’s festive Rhythm Hall, guests will enjoy meeting their favorite characters from the Kingdom of Sweets along with an elegantly seated tea and tasty sweets all accompanied by live piano. This intimate family event is an experience not to be missed.

Cost: $25 – $125

Tickets are available at the Dominion Energy Center box office (limited hours) and Altria Theater box office, by phone at (800) 514-3849 and online at etix.com.

Time: Showtimes vary. Click here for the complete schedule.

Contact:
The Richmond Ballet 
407 E. Canal Street
Richmond, VA 23219
(804)344-0906

Venue:
Carpenter Theatre
600 E Grace St
Richmond, VA 23219

 

December 15, 2018

Christmas with KOS and Susan Greenbaum

Bring the entire family for an evening filled with holiday favorites from Richmond’s own KOS and Susan Greenbaum. Listen to their unique arrangements and get in the holiday spirit with the sounds of your favorite seasonal songs. Part of Henrico Live’s 5th Season.

Cost: $10

Time: Saturday, December 15, 7pm – 9pm

Contact:
Henrico Recreation and Parks
(804) 501-7275
henrec@henrico.us

Venue:
Henrico Theatre
305 E. Nine Mile Road
Henrico, VA   23075
(804) 652-1460
HenricoTheatre@henrico.us

 

December 15, 2018

VA Rep On Tour Presents: The Shoemaker and the Christmas Elves

Bring the whole family out for this delightful holiday musical featuring a classic tale with a Christmas twist. Performed by VA Rep, one of the nation’s largest touring theaters for young audiences, The Shoemaker and the Christmas Elve takes a yuletide spin on the classic Brothers’ Grimm fairy tale. The fun begins when the poor shoemaker and his wife are visited by Christmas elves on assignment from Santa. You won’t believe what happens next!

Cost:  Click here for $15 advance tickets or call 804-261-ARTS (2787) for preferred seating.

Time: Saturday, December 15, Showtimes available at 11am and 1pm

Contact/Venue:
Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen
Sarah Belle November Stage
2880 Mountain Road
Glen Allen, VA 23060
(804) 261-2787

 

December 15 and 16, 2018

Christmas in Killarney: An Irish Christmas Celebration

Come and explore what it really means to celebrate Christmas in Ireland!  Enjoy an evening of Irish traditions and your favorite Christmas songs while the pure energy of Irish dancers leaping through the air and tapping their feet transport you to the old village of Killarney, Ireland – where some of the most iconic Christmas traditions originated!

Cost: $40/adult; $35/senior (62+); $35/student

Time: Saturday, December 15, 7:30pm and Sunday, December 16, 2pm

Contact/Venue:
Modlin Center for the Arts
Alice Jepson Theatre
453 Westhampton Way
Richmond, VA 23173
(804) 289-8980

 

December 17, 2018

Henrico Concert Band Holiday Performance

The holidays come home with a live performance by the Henrico Concert Band. Join director Randy Abernathy and the Henrico Concert Band for a free holiday concert for the entire family! Reservations can be made beginning Nov 19 by calling (804) 652-1460.

Cost: Free, but call (804) 652-1460 for reservations.

Time: Monday, December 17, 7:30pm – 9pm

Contact:
Henrico Recreation and Parks
(804) 501-7275
henrec@henrico.us

Venue:
Henrico Theatre
305 E. Nine Mile Road
Henrico, VA   23075
(804) 652-1460
HenricoTheatre@henrico.us

 

December 18, 2018

Christmas with the Richmond Pops

Join the Richmond Pops Band for their annual Christmas Celebration featuring the Richmond Choral Society and special guests from the United States Armed Forces.  This is a holiday tradition you don’t want to miss!

Cost: To receive Free tickets to Richmond Pops programs, send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to the address listed below and include a note indicating how many tickets you need.  Please request only those tickets that you know you will use.  Requests must be received at least one week prior to the program.  After that date, you will need to call to see if tickets are still available.

Time: Tuesday, December 18, 5pm – 7pm

Contact:
Richmond Pops Band
3811 Cottrell Road
Richmond, VA 23234
(804) 275-5253

Venue:
Altria Theater
6 N Laurel Street
Richmond, VA 23220
Info Line: (804) 592-3368
Tickets: (800) 514-ETIX (3849)

 

December 30, 2018

The Hip Hop Nutcracker

A holiday mash-up for the entire family, The Hip Hop Nutcracker, a contemporary work set to Tchaikovsky’s timeless music, is directed and choreographed by Jennifer Weber, artistic director of the all-female hip-hop crew Decadancetheatre in Brooklyn. It is adapted to today’s New York by Mike Fitelson, executive director of UPCA – the work’s original producer – and includes hip-hop interludes remixed and reimagined by DJ Boo and an on-stage electric violinist.

For its stop at Altria Theater in Richmond on Dec. 30, The Hip Hop Nutcracker features special guest MC Kurtis Blow, one of the founders and creators of recorded rap music.

The Hip Hop Nutcracker is an evening-length production performed by a supercharged cast of a dozen all-star dancers, DJ and violinist. Through the spells cast by the mysterious Drosselmeyer, Maria-Clara and her prince, Myron, travel back in time to the moment when her parents first meet in a nightclub. Digital scenery transforms E.T.A. Hoffmann’s story of a palace of sugarplums into a romance set in 1980s Brooklyn. The dance work celebrates love, community and the magic of New Year’s Eve.

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Holiday Bazaars and Shopping Events 

November 9, 2018

Holly Jolly Christmas on Lakeside Avenue

On November 9 and 10, enjoy free trolley rides to all of your favorite Lakeside Avenue shops and restaurants. Plus, meet Santa, shop for vintage treasures and browse the Farmer’s Market during a Holly Jolly Christmas on Lakeside Avenue.

Cost: Free

Time: Friday, November 9, 5pm – 8pm; Saturday, November 10, 10am – 4pm

Contact/Venue:
Lakeside Ave 
Henrico 23228
(804) 553-9602

November 9 and 10, 2018

Merry Marketplace 

Get your holiday shopping underway at The Cultural Arts Center. Shop from a wide selection of unique vendors featuring holiday gifts, home décor, and more! Plus, enjoy music, wine and beer, snack and lunch options until 3pm each day, a raffle, and artist demos. This family-friendly event offers free admission and parking.

Cost: Free

Time: Friday, November 9 and Saturday, November 10, 10am – 5pm each day

Contact/Venue:
The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen
2880 Mountain Rd
Glen Allen, VA 23260
(804) 261-2787

 

November 10, 2018

Grace Church Annual Holiday Bazaar

Join us for Grace Episcopal Church in Goochland for their annual holiday bazaar. There will be lots of local artists and vendors selling art, homemade crafts, wreaths, jewelry, edible gifts, hand painted cards, ornaments, LulaRoe, stained glass and so much more. Stop by and get a start on your holiday shopping and enter a raffle to win a $250 Visa Gift Card!

Cost: Free

Time: Saturday, November 10, 8am – 2pm

Contact/Venue:
Grace Episcopal Church
2955 River Road West
Goochland, VA 23063
(804) 556-3051

 

November 16 and 17, 2018

Holly Spree Shopper’s Market

Want first dibs on amazing gifts and goodies? Head to the Holly Spree Shopper’s Market at St. Gertrude High School for their SpreeView on Friday, November 16. Enjoy wine, appetizers, and music, as you get a first look at all the amazing items—and first crack at the frozen casseroles.

Can’t make it to the SpreeView? Stop by on Saturday, November 17. It’s free! We’ll also be joined by a special visitor on Saturday—Santa. Bring your little one for a trip to SantaLand where professional photos will be available. And if you get hungry, there are lots of goodies to eat, including Sally Bells.

With over 40 vendors, you are sure to find something. Door raffles include a wine and cheese basket, and a Serenity Hills goods basket with naturally made soaps, scrubs, and lotions. There will also be a 50/50 cash raffle.

Cost:
Friday: SpreeView
$20 advance order; $25 at the door

Saturday: Holly Spree
FREE admission for shopping

Time:
Friday, November 16, 6pm – 9pm
Saturday, November 17, 9am – 2pm

Contact:
Margie Shibley (804) 822-3950
mshibley@saintgertrude.org

Venue:
Saint Gertrude’s High School
Sr. Charlotte Lange Gym
3215 Stuart Avenue
Richmond, VA 23221
(804) 358-9114

 

November 16 and 17, 2018

The Vintage Home Market

The Vintage Home Market is an amazing gathering of some of the finest and unique vintage, shabby, rustic, coastal, French Country, industrial and Farmhouse chic dealers and artisans in the central eastern region. Each vendor has been carefully curated and handpicked for this special holiday event. All of these amazing artisans will be showcasing their talents and selling their incredible treasured finds and creations during this special 2-day market! Food trucks will be available both days. On Friday night, there will be limited VIP Tickets available, which include: an early bird shopping party, live music by Eddie Kitchen & The JackWagons, a local beer tasting with Vasen Brewing Co., a James River Wine Tasting, and Saturday admission. (Must be 21 or older for beer/wine tasting.) LIMITED VIP tickets available online.

Cost: Friday VIP Tickets $10, Saturday tickets at door $5, Kids 12 & under are free

Time:
Friday, November 16, 6pm – 9pm
Saturday, November 17, 9am – 5pm

Contact:
Gracie’s Cottage LLC
(804) 564-6717

Venue:
Richmond Raceway Complex
600 E Laburnum Ave.
Richmond, VA 23222
(804) 228-7500

 

November 16 – 18, 2018

54rd Annual Craft and Design Show

Hosted by the Visual Arts Center or Richmond, the Craft + Design Show is now in its 54th year. is a museum-quality show that has garnered a reputation for showcasing the finest in contemporary craft. Shoppers spend the weekend browsing the work of over 150 artists from across the country. Awards are presented in ceramics, precious metals, glass, wood and recycled materials, contemporary design, innovative use of traditional craft materials and fiber.  The event will take place November 16-18, 2018 at Main Street Station’s newly renovated train shed.

Cost: Tickets prices and packages vary. Click here for options.

Time: Click here for the full weekend schedule, including special events.

Contact:
Visual Arts Center of Richmond
1812 West Main Street
Richmond, VA 23220
(804) 353-0094

Venue:
Main Street Station
1500 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219

 

November 17, 2018

Church of the Redeemer Annual Craft Bazaar

This exciting annual event features more than 110 vendors selling unique holiday gifts, décor and more. Join friends and family at the Church of the Redeemer for breakfast, lunch, a bake sale, door prizes, a raffle, pictures with Santa and much more!

Cost:
$1 donation at the door earns 1 door prize ticket
Donate a non-perishable food item for an additional ticket
Raffle tickets: 3/$5

Time: Saturday, November 17, 9am – 3pm

Contact / Venue:
Church of the Redeemer
8275 Meadowbridge Rd
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
(804) 746-4911

 

November 17, 2018

ShopFest Saturday at the Lewis Ginter Garden Shop

ShopFest Saturday is a chance to get an early start on holiday shopping — special discounts for Members only. With 20 percent off all purchases for members, this is your biggest discount of the year! Members, please show your membership card at check out for the discount.

Cost: Free

Time: Saturday, November 17, 10am – 5pm

Contact / Venue:
The Garden Shop at Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens
1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond, Virginia 23228
(804) 262-9887

 

November 17, 2018

Tussing Tinsel Town Bazaar

Join Tussing Elementary School in Colonial Heights for their 6th Annual Tussing Tinsel Town Bazaar featuring over 80 vendors, crafts, pictures with Santa, door prizes, a silent auction and more! The event is sponsored by and benefits the Tussing Elementary PTO.

Cost:
General Admission: Free
Craft Area for kids to make gifts: $5 per person
Pictures with Santa: $2 each

Time: Saturday, November 17, 9am – 2pm

Contact / Venue:
Tussing Elementary School
5501 Conduit Road
Colonial Heights, VA 23834
tinseltownbazaar@gmail.com

 

November 17, 2018

Northside Artists’ Holiday Artwalk

The Northside Artists’ Open Studio is an annual pre-holiday art walk and sale hosted in private Sherwood Park and Laburnum Park homes as well as the commons area of Ginter Place. All locations are within a three block walk of one another in a beautiful, historic section of Richmond’s Northside. Established in 1991, this group of (primarily) Northside Richmond artists, artisans, and hand-crafters is dedicated to creating unique and quality items perfect for gift giving and home adornment.

Cost: Free

Time: Saturday, November 17, 9am – 5pm

Contact/Venue:
Ginter Place
3323 Gloucester Rd
Richmond, VA 23227
(804) 257-7254

 

November 17 and 18, 2018

Colonial Williamsburg Employee Arts and Crafts Show

Colonial Williamsburg employees, volunteers and retirees combine to present and sell handmade gifts. Find fabulous jams, handmade jewelry, wreaths, candy, cards, gift boxes, ornaments, blankets, bags, pottery, paintings and more! Thanksgiving items and Christmas items will be available. All vendors are Colonial Williamsburg Employees and direct relatives, volunteers or retirees. All items are handmade craft items, there are no direct sales vendors.

Cost: Free

Time: Saturday, November 17 and Sunday, November 18, 10am – 5pm each day

Contact:
Colonial Williamsburg Employee Arts and Crafts Show

Venue:
Historic Triangle Community Services Building
312 Waller Mill Rd.
Williamsburg, Virginia 23185
(757) 945-1548

 

November 17 – December 16, 2018 (Select Dates)

Annual Holiday Crafters Showcase at Westchester Commons

The Annual Holiday Crafters Showcase kicks off Saturday, November 17th! Visit area and regional artisans and crafters to see and buy everything from jewelry to crochet items, photography to homemade food items, home décor to Holiday whimsy and many other unique gift items. Find one-of-a-kind gifts for everyone on your holiday list, even those hard-to-shop-for people!

Other Dates Include:
Saturday, November 24–11am-6pm
Saturday, December 1–11am-6pm
Sunday, December 2–12pm-5pm
Saturday, December 8–11am-6pm
Sunday, December 9–12pm-5pm
Saturday, December 15–11am-6pm
Sunday, December 16–12pm-5pm

The events are all located at 153 Perimeter Drive, between Office Max and Dress Barn. Hours for this show are 11am-6pm.

Cost: Free

Time: See dates and times above

Contact/Venue:
Westchester Commons
15786 WC Main Street
Midlothian, VA 23113
(804) 379-9292

 

November 29, 2018

Kersey Creek Elementary Holiday Market

Support Kersey Creek Elementary School at their 2nd annual Holiday Market! Bring the whole family for the school’s largest fundraising event of the year. This family-friendly event features pictures with Santa, vendors, a Holiday Carnival with activities and games, a Silent Auction, food trucks, cocoa and cookies with Mrs. Clause, and lots of Holiday MAGIC!

Cost: Free

Time: Thursday, November 29, 5pm – 8pm

Contact:
KCES PTA

Venue:
Kersey Creek Elementary School
10004 Learning Lane
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
(804) 723-3440

 

November 29 – December 2, 2018

The Bizarre Bazaar

The Bizarre Bazaar® returns to the Richmond Raceway Complex to offer a FABULOUS marketplace featuring exclusive exhibitors that you will find at no other show in our area.

A Virginia tradition for over 42 years, our unique offerings include seasonal gifts and decorative accessories for the home and garden, gourmet food and cookbooks, fine linens, designer women’s and children’s clothing, toys, fine crafts and artwork, furniture and jewelry. Sunshine Artist Magazine rated the Bizarre Bazaar® as the number 3 show in the country in its list of Top 200 Shows. Come see what all of the excitement is about!

Cost: $9 / Adults; $1.50 / Children (2-12)
Purchase tickets and learn more about early bird specials online here.

Time:
Thursday, November 29 – Saturday, December 1, 10am – 7pm each day
Sunday, December 2, 10am – 5pm

Contact:
The Bizarre Bazaar
Call (804) 673-7015 or email here.

Venue:
Richmond Raceway Complex
600 E Laburnum Ave.
Richmond, VA 23222
(804) 228-7500

 

December 6 and 13, 2018

Holiday Farm and Craft Market

Head out to the newly renovated 17th Street in Shockoe Bottom for a seasonal farmers market from 4pm to 7pm on Thursday, December 6th and Thursday, December 13th. The market will feature local farmers, seasonal products, specialty vendors, artisans, music, and more! If you’re looking for locally sourced holiday food and gifts, this is the perfect place to find them!

Cost: Free

Time: Friday, December 6 and 13, 4pm – 7pm each day

Contact/Venue:
17th Street Market
100 N 17th St
Richmond, VA 23219

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Holiday Fun Runs and Races 

December 8, 2018

CarMax Tacky Light Run

Join in on one of the season’s most festive holiday events – the Tacky Light Run, sponsored by CarMax of Midlothian. The 6k course shows off Midlothian’s best display of tacky lights on a course that takes you past dozens of homes with over-the-top tacky lights in the Walton Park neighborhood, including the famous Dawnridge Ct. Dig up your tackiest holiday gear, load up with anything that lights or glows and get ready do your best to match the scenery in this fun-filled event that is sure to become one of your favorite holiday traditions. Be sure to get there early for a pre-party at the “North Pole” complete with Santa photo ops!

Cost: Between $10 – $45. Click here for registration details.

Time: Saturday, December 8, registration begins at 4pm and the run begins at 6pm
See a full schedule here.

Contact:
Sports Backers
100 Avenue of Champions
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23230
(804) 285-9495
info@sportsbackers.org

Venue:
Mid-Lothian Mines Park
13301 N. Woolridge Rd
Midlothian, VA 23114

 

December 8, 2018

Richmond Jingle Bell Run for Arthritis

The Arthritis Foundation’s annual Jingle Bell Run is the longest-running, holiday-themed 5k anywhere! And not only is it fun for all ages, but it’s for a GREAT cause! Get decked out and be festive, while racing to raise funds and awareness to cure America’s #1 cause of disability. Put on your favorite holiday costume. Tie jingle bells to your shoelaces. ’Tis the season to live it up and be jolly for a reason! Bring a team of friends, family and co-workers to run or walk, spread smiles and good cheer. After the race, be sure to stick around for a festive holiday celebration!

Cost: Click here for registration and fundraising information.

Time: Saturday, December 8, registration begins at 7:30 am and the post-race celebration begins at 10am.

Contact:
Sarah Tunner at stunner@arthritis.org or call 804-375-2821.

Venue:
Mary Munford Elementary School
211 Westmoreland St
Richmond, VA 23226

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Holiday Workshops and Classes

November 27 – November 29, 2018

Wreath Workshops

Have you ever strolled through Maymont around the holidays and envied the beautiful greenery decorating the estate? Sign up for one of these popular workshops and learn from the experts how to create spectacular evergreen wreaths. Create one special wreath to take home and use your new talent to help make another wreath to decorate Maymont. Greens, forms, wire, and instruction are supplied; bring your own clippers and gloves.

Cost: $30 / person; $25 / members
Register online by November 27

Time:
Tuesday, November 27, 6-9pm
Wednesday, November 28, 9am – 12pm and 6pm – 9pm
Thursday, November 29, 9am-12pm

Contact/Venue:
The Stone Barn at Maymont
1700 Hampton Street
Richmond, VA 23220
Call 804-358-7166, ext. 310

 

November 29, 2018

Wreath Class at Maymont 

Make your own wreath at Maymont. Learn from the experts how to create a wreath from freshly cut greens, just like those used at the estate. Greens, forms, wire and instruction are supplied; bring your own clippers and gloves.

Cost: $40 / person; $32 / members
Register online by November 28

Time: Thursday, November 29, 2pm – 4pm and 6pm – 8pm
Register

Contact/Venue:
The Stone Barn at Maymont
1700 Hampton Street
Richmond, VA 23220
Call 804-358-7166, ext. 310

 

November 30, 2018

Deck the Halls Workshop

Whether for an American estate, your house or apartment, creating your own holiday decorations can be fun and easy! Learn from Maymont’s experts the special techniques needed to make and take home a holiday evergreen topiary and window swag. Greens, forms, wire, and instruction are supplied; bring your own clippers and gloves.

Cost: $45 / person; $37 / members
Register online by November 28

Time:
Friday, November 30, 6pm – 8pm

Contact/Venue:
The Stone Barn at Maymont
1700 Hampton Street
Richmond, VA 23220
Call 804-358-7166, ext. 310

 

December 6, 2018 

The Outdoor Classroom – 17th Century Winter Holiday Meals

This special holiday classroom is the perfect way to get a little grown-up “me time” in the midst of the holiday madness. Join fellow cooking enthusiasts and history buffs at Henricus Historical Park and watch and participate in preparations for both English and Indian winter festivity meals as they would have been prepared 400 years ago. From gathering crops, natural foods and herbs from the gardens, to preparing the meal, to making household holiday decorations, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time! (Please note, this is an adults-only program.

Cost: $18; Registration required by calling 804-318-8797.

Time: Thursday, December 6, 1pm – 3:30pm

Contact/Venue:
Henricus Historical Park
251 Henricus Park Rd.
Chester, VA 23836
(804) 318-8797

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