Ongoing Holiday Events
Millions of holiday lights and holiday shows at this family-favorite theme park. Some rides are in operation, too.
Richmond Ballet’s The Nutcracker
A favorite Richmond tradition with music provided by the Richmond Symphony.
Many Richmonders have fond memories of this famous Santa from years past and the tradition continues at CMoR.
The season starts with the Grand Illumination December 8, and continues throughout the month with musical performances, parades, and special tours.
The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen
Illumina Festival of Trees
A trove of Christmas trees, each decorated with a special theme from the elegant to eclectic.
RVA on Ice
Located next to CenterStage, this outdoor rink is a popular holiday
venue. Rental skates are available.
The Jefferson Hotel
Music at Midday
Choral and orchestral groups perform at noon in the beautifully decorated rotunda.
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
GardenFest of Lights
Thousands of lights indoors and outdoors, and the very popular model train display.
The mansion will be decorated in fantastic holiday splendor like it was during the time of the Dooleys.
Concert Ballet of Virginia
Performances at Atlee High School, Benedictine Sheppard Auditorium, and Monacan High School.
Science Museum of Virginia
Take in this holiday classic on the huge IMAX screen.
Stony Point Fashion Park
Animated light shows at the top and bottom of each hour, beginning at five o’clock. Plus, strolling holiday performers on weekends.