Events in Richmond This Week: December 3 – 9

Richmond Events The weather’s getting colder, the malls are getting more crowded, and the lights are twinkling everywhere. Yep, the holidays are here! Now that we are in the thick of it, don’t forget to find plenty of time to stop and enjoy some family time, too. For many families, visits with Santa are more than just wish lists and holiday photos, they’re a chance to get the whole crew in one place and enjoy time together. If you’re looking for the perfect Santa visit for your family, be sure to check out our all-new 2018 Santa Guide for Richmond! From smaller intimate visits to larger, more festive celebrations, you’re sure to find the Santa spot that’s right for your family.

In the meantime, get ready…because the week is packed with holiday events from start to finish! Start with some of our highlighted events below, then visit our full events calendar for family-friendly events – holiday or otherwise – throughout the month!


Events on Monday, December 3

Jingle Jam

Jingle Bell Bazaar

Movement Monday

Astronomy 101

Merry Mondays at Lewis Ginter

More Events on Monday


Events on Tuesday, December 4


Maymont Mansion Holiday Tours

Gingerbread House Decorating

Ugly Sweater Party

On the Air Radio Players present The Bishop’s Wife

More Events on Tuesday


Events on Wednesday, December 5

TRC RVA Homeschool Indoor Climbing Visit

Artful Wednesday at Lewis Ginter

Holiday Movies at the Market

The Game’s Afoot: Holmes for the Holidays

More Events on Wednesday


Events on Thursday, December 6

Strut Your Stuff: Stuffed Animal Pet Show

Collecting and Preserving Your Family History

Holiday Farm & Craft Market

JFT Presents: Annie

The Mavericks, Hey, Merry Christmas!

More Events on Thursday

Events on Friday, December 7

Frosty the Snowman Scavenger Hunt

Legendary Santa

Gingerbread House Creations

RVA First Fridays

2018 RVA Tacky Light Tour

An Evening of Holiday Favorites

More Events on Friday


Events on Saturday, December 8

Santa Paws at Short Pump Park

City Singers Youth Choir Winter Concert: The Snowy Day

Home Alone (PG)

Tea with Santa

CarMax Tacky Light Run

Richmond Symphony: Handel’s Messiah

More Events on Saturday


Events on Sunday, December 9

Santa Cares Event – Santa Visits for Special Needs

Local x ASHBY: A Holiday Pop-In

Elf (2003) – Open Caption Screening at The Byrd

Hannukah Celebration and Dinner

A Renaissance Holiday Concert and Tree Lighting

More Events on Sunday