Holidays are a busy time of year for everyone. No matter what holidays you celebrate, you’re sure to get caught up in the shopping and events around town. For parents and grandparents who are looking for some fun events, you’ll love the comprehensive calendar on Richmondmom.com.
This calendar is updated daily with new events, locations, times, and other information. You can also submit additional events to be included on the calendar and shared with others. It’s a one-stop location to find lots of great activities for kids and adults of all ages.
Here are just a few events happening in November and December:
- RVA on Ice Opening! Holiday and patriotic music, The Lady Raiders Cheer and Dance Team and the Raider mascot entertain. Begins at 6:00 p.m. and last about 30 minutes. Rink closes at 10:00 p.m. Located between 6th and 7th streets.
- The Nutcracker: Choreography by Stoner Winslett with music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky. December 16-26, 2011 – A Richmond tradition!
- Genworth Foundation Holiday Village at Children’s Museum of Richmond.
- Holiday Portraits with Santa – Photos with Santa in the Food Court at Short Pump Town Center. Enjoy photos and visits with Santa.
- Polar Express (film in IMAX®DOME) at the Science Museum of Virginia. November 25 – December 31.
- Science Museum of Virginia Annual Railroad Show is Friday, November 25-Sunday, November 27 Celebrate Thanksgiving weekend with a family visit to a Richmond tradition. Watch model trains travel through miniature cities, towns and detailed landscapes. Join in the fun and explore the science behind model railroading.This show is going to be awesome with trains filling the Museum.
- Henrico Holiday Spectacular – multiple events from December 2 – 10, 2011.
- Legendary Santa Begins at CMoR
- Dominion Gardenfest of Lights at Lewis Ginter
- The Science Museum Fruitcake Science is Monday, December 26-Friday, December 30, 9:30 am-5 pm: Tis the season for fruitcake and what better time to test its ability to conduct electricity, its reaction to gravity, is ability to float or what happens to it when you freeze it?
- Maymont Mansion Holiday Tours Tuesdays – Sundays, November 18 – January 8 from 12 noon til 5:00 p.m. Celebrate the season in Victorian beauty and family fun. Maymont House Museum.
- Henrico Theatre – Tickets are only $1.00 per person! Highland Springs, 305 E. Nine Mile Rd. Henrico, VA 23075 Phone: 804.328.4491. Fun holiday movies all month long. A Christmas Story – 1983 (PG) Fri, Dec 2nd, 7pm & Sat, Dec 3rd, 2pm & 7pm; Scrooge – 1970 (G) Fri, Dec 9th, 7pm & Sat, Dec 10th, 2pm & 7pm; A Disney Christmas Gift and How the Grinch Stole Christmas – 1966 (NR) Fri, Dec 16th, 7pm; Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – 1968 (G) Fri, Jan 6th, 7pm & Sat, Jan 7th, 2pm & 7pm.
- Bethlehem Walk – FREE – November 30 – December 4. Visit website for times and dates throughout the weekend. Salem Baptist Church/Broad Street Campus, 465 Broad Street Road, Manakin, VA 23103. 6 miles west of Short Pump. Bethlehem Walk 2011 is Salem’s holiday “gift” to the community. Many families will take their children to see Santa Claus at the mall this year. Bethlehem Walk is a way to experience the true meaning of Christmas.
- Tacky Light Tour begins as Richmond homes light up for the holidays on Thanksgiving weekend (beginning November 24). Houses must have a minimum of 40,000 lights to be on the tacky tour and it’s FREE. Enjoy hilarious and unbelievable fun. November 24th at 5:30 p.m. kicks off tacky lights. Visit the website for tour locations since some have changed from previous years. Enjoy tacky lights all throughout December.
Holiday parties, reverent celebrations, musicals, plays, food fests, and more are all included on the daily post. Just click on Richmondmom.com Holiday Calendar of Events to find out what’s happening in the coming week. Be sure and visit often to see what’s new on the calendar and submit your own events so they can be included too.
Enjoy all that Richmond has to offer during the grandest of holiday celebrations during December.