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The Bizarre Bazaar’s Christmas Collection

November 30, 2017 - December 3, 2017
Richmond Raceway Complex, 600 E Laburnum Ave
Richmond, VA 23222
$

An annual Christmas shopping tradition for over 40 years. This event brings together the best gifts, arts and crafts, gourmet foods, clothing, jewelry, accessories, and home decor under one roof.

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Movie: White Christmas

November 30, 2017 - December 2, 2017
Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Road
Henrico, VA 23075
Free

Performers from Henrico Theatre Company will sing and dance to holiday tunes prior to the movie. Thur, Nov 30 at 7pm Fri, Dec 1 at 7pm Sat, Dec 2 at 2 & 7pm

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Grand Opening – Kid to Kid Short Pump

November 30, 2017 - December 2, 2017
Kid to Kid, Short Pump, 11740 W Broad St, Ste 105
Richmond, VA 23233
Free

There will be daily raffles, prizes, and instant giveaways.  VIP swag bags for the first 25 customers in the store daily. Short Pump location only. Doors open at 4PM Thursday.

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Toys of the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s

December 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017
Virginia Museum of History and Culture, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond, VA 23220
$

Gumby. Barbie. Slinky. Mr. Potato Head. Wham-O. Spirograph. Hot Wheels. Experience the toys and their stories through three imagined living rooms that bring the decades back to life. ($, Free for members)  

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The Andrew Brothers

December 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017
Swift Creek Mill Theatre, 17401 Jefferson Davis Highway
Colonial Heights, VA 23834
$

A USO performance in the south Pacific by the Andrews Sisters is in jeopardy of cancellation when they fail to appear shortly before curtain time. Luckily, three hapless stagehands are determined that the show must go on – and go on it does. This music-fest is filled to the brim with over 25 famous songs. […]

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Illuminate Light Show and Santa’s Village

December 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017
Meadow Event Park, 13111 Dawn Boulevard
Doswell, VA 23047
$

Lighted displays dance and twinkle to Christmas music throughout the drive-through park. Santa’s Village has activities for the kids, Christmas trees, food, and more.  

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Legally Blonde: The Musical

December 1, 2017 - December 3, 2017
$

Our favorite sorority girl, Elle Woods, braves the world of Harvard Law on a quest to win her boyfriend back.  With the power to bend and snap, Elle manages to defy convention and expectations as she rises through the ranks of her law school peers, all in the name of love. Recommended for about ten […]

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ICE! featuring Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

December 1, 2017 - January 1, 2018
Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, 201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20745 United States
$

Larger-than-life vignettes that bring to life the beloved 1964 TV classic, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, in ICE! The 9-degree walk-through attraction features 13 scenes of more than two million pounds of hand-carved ice sculptures including everyone’s favorite characters – Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster and more.  

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Bethlehem Walk

December 1, 2017 - December 3, 2017
Salem Baptist Church, 465 Broad Street Road
Manakin, VA 23103
Free

A life-sized re-enactment of Bethlehem at the time of the birth of Christ.  

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Miracle on South Division Street

December 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017
Virginia Rep at Hanover Tavern, 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road
Hanover, 23069
$

The Nowaks of Buffalo, New York, have always known they are special, ever since the miraculous night in 1942 when the Blessed Mother appeared to Grandpa in his barbershop! When a deathbed confession reveals a secret, the family legend comes into question. This heartfelt and hilarious play will have the whole family laughing through the […]

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Christmas Town

December 1, 2017 - January 1, 2018
Busch Gardens Williamsburg, 1 Busch Gardens Boulevard
Williamsburg, VA 23185
$

Kid-friendly attractions and shows, delicious treats, thrilling rides, roller coasters, and all of your favorite Christmas characters.

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Shop with Santa

December 2, 2017
The ARTS Community Center, 10179 Hull Street Road
Midlothian, Virginia (VA) 23112
Free

A holiday shop for kids.

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Holiday Open House

December 2, 2017
James Madison’s Montpelier, 11350 Constitution Highway
Montpelier Station, VA 22957 United States
Free

Take a break from the holiday frenzy to relax and enjoy the season with a bit of history, tradition, and family-friendly activities. The Madisons' home will be decorated according to 19th-century customs. At the David M. Rubenstein Visitor Center, enjoy visits with Santa, kids' hands-on history crafts, a delicious buffet prepared by the BBQ Exchange ($), […]

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Saxon Shoes for the Needy

December 1, 2017 @ 10:00 am - December 24, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Saxon Shoes, 11800 West Broad Street
Henrico, Virginia 23233 United States
Free

Individuals, families, and groups from the community are encouraged to clean out their closets and donate their used, but still usable shoes to the collection. More donations mean more benefit to local families. Benefits The Salvation Army.

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The Dream Seller and the Forest Dwellers

December 1, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - December 9, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
Hickory Hill Community Center, 3000 E. Belt Blvd
Richmond, VA 23234 United States
$

A world premiere of a delightful children’s musical. This play is set in a magical forest, in a world of mostly animated animals that dream of a life much different from their own. Hoping to make their dreams come true, this team of delightful characters search for the Dream Seller. Show dates and times are […]

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8:00 am

The Jingle Bell Run

December 2, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Mary Munford Elementary School, 211 Westmoreland Ave
Richmond, VA 23223 United States
$

Get decked out and be festive. Put on your favorite holiday costume. Tie jingle bells to your shoelaces. Bring a team of family, friends and co-workers, and even dogs to run or walk, spread smiles, and good cheer. Benefits The Arthritis Foundation.

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9:00 am

Jingle Bell Bazaar

December 2, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Ecoff Elementary, 5200 Ecoff Ave
Chester, VA 23831
$

Over 100 crafters will feature: accessories, baskets, baked goods, birdhouses, books, candles, clothing, decorations, florals, health and beauty products, handbags, porcelain, glass, slate, jewelry, kitchenware, pet products, photography, totes, wood signs, plus door prizes and concessions. $1 admission to benefit Ecoff Elementary PTA. For more information, contact ecoffpta@gmail.com

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Sports Center of Richmond SCOR Grand Re-Opening

December 2, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
SCOR, 1385 OVerbrook Road
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
Free

Celebrate SCOR's Grand Re-Opening with Adult and Family Fun activities such as Dodgeball/Soccer Tournaments, Bouncy Houses, Live DJ, Food Trucks, Kids Camps, Bubble Ball, and more.

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9:30 am

Jingle Jam

December 2, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am
Melody Magic Music Studio, 3041 Lauderdale Drive
Henrico, VA 23233
$

Leave the hustle and bustle behind. Celebrate the holidays in a music class for kids that will get them singing, dancing, and playing to all the holiday favorites. For ages 0 to 5 years.

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A Christmas Breakfast with Santa

December 2, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
The ARTS Community Center, 10179 Hull Street Road
Midlothian, Virginia (VA) 23112
$

Games, karaoke, and crafts. Tickets are required and can be purchased on their website.

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10:00 am

Gingerbread House Workshop

December 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Goochland Library, 3075 River Road West
Goochland, VA 23063
Free

Make and decorate your own gingerbread house for the holidays. Call or visit the library to sign up (Max. 10 participants). For ages 11 and under.

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SAT Practice Test

December 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Midlothian Library*, 521 Coalfield Road
Midlothian, 23114-4406
Free

Flamingo Tutoring, LLC is offering a free SAT practice test to high school juniors and seniors. The test is full-length, officially released, and proctored. Students need only bring their pencils and calculator. Please contact testprep@flamingotutoring.com to reserve your spot.

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A Taste of Art

December 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Free

Connect with the local art community and explore fine and performing arts. Enjoy exhibits, demonstrations, performances, crafts, and hands-on workshops provided by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

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Dominion Christmas Parade

December 2, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
Free

Huge helium balloons, floats, marching bands, and Santa, of course. The parade departs from the Science Museum on West Broad and continues east to 7th Street.  

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10:15 am

Jingle Jam

December 2, 2017 @ 10:15 am - 10:45 am
Melody Magic Music Studio, 3041 Lauderdale Drive
Henrico, VA 23233
$

Leave the hustle and bustle behind. Celebrate the holidays in a music class for kids that will get them singing, dancing, and playing to all the holiday favorites. For ages 0 to 5 years.

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11:00 am

Gingerbread Dream House!

December 2, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wegmans Short Pump, 12200 Wegmans Blvd
Henrico, VA 23233
$

You’re the decorator; they will have a gingerbread house for you with lots of fun decorations to help you make the perfect dream house that you take home. As you’re busy decorating you will have cookies and hot chocolate for all to enjoy. Hands-on class for a parent and a child.

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Gingerbread Dream House!

December 2, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wegmans Midlothian, 12501 Stone Village Way
Midlothian, VA 23113
$

You’re the decorator; they will have a gingerbread house for you with lots of fun decorations to help you make the perfect dream house that you take home. As you’re busy decorating you will have cookies and hot chocolate for all to enjoy. Hands-on class for a parent and a child.

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How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Story Time

December 2, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Barnes & Noble, Short Pump, 11640 W. Broad Street
Henrico, 23233
Free

This classic, heartwarming story about the effects of the Christmas spirit will grow even the coldest and smallest of hearts three sizes. Activities to follow.

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Molly Sanyour Ceramics Holiday Trunk Show

December 2, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Quirk Gallery, 207 W. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23220
Free

A special holiday trunk show featuring brand new pieces created specifically for this one-day-only event. Featuring handmade dishes in limited edition seasonal colors, wall vases, new tabletop sculptures in white, covered dishes, and brand new ceramic trees.  

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11:30 am

The Snow Queen

December 2, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Shafer Street Playhouse, 221 N Shafer Street
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
Free

The Red Brick Collective has created a short play targeted at 4th and 5th grade audiences addressing the themes of friendship, empathy, and the journey.

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12:00 pm

Nutzy’s Rotary Funn Run

December 2, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Moseley Architects, 3200 Norfolk St
Richmond, VA 23230
$

Runners, walkers, kids, and parents with strollers will take off from Moseley Architects, in the heart of Scott’s Addition. Odd-K finishers will return to Moseley Architects for the Finish Line Party and Funn Costume Awards. Benefits Junior Achievement of Central Virginia and The Flying Squirrels Charities.  

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Comfort Zone Family Grief Program

December 2, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Free

  The program is open to children ages 5 to 17 who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, or legal guardian. The whole family is invited and the day will be filled with a lot of fun activities, focusing on developing community and power of connection for the entire family. Space is limited […]

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Geological Agriculture Workshop

December 2, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Ashland Ace Hardware, 105A N Washington Hwy
Ashland, MD 23005 United States
Free

Learn how to assemble a semi-permanent micro-farm in your basement or closet, and enjoy winter gardening using a bag of rocks and sand from the hardware store.

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1:00 pm

Gingerbread Workshop

December 2, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design, 2501 Monument Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220
$

An exploration of holiday gingerbread with a decorating demonstration. Build your own house and find out how to use ginger in your holiday concoctions with recipes. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.  

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A Nutcracker Christmas

December 2, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Magnolia Grange House Museum, 10020 Iron Bridge Road
Chesterfield, VA 23832
Free

Lavishly decorated for the holiday season with trees and holiday decorations in every room, nutcrackers displayed throughout the site, docents dressed as characters from the Nutcracker tale, music from this much beloved ballet, and more. Features a visit from Santa, music, refreshments, house tours, a craft for children to make, and special holiday discounts in […]

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2:00 pm

Gingerbread Dream House!

December 2, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wegmans Short Pump, 12200 Wegmans Blvd
Henrico, VA 23233
$

You’re the decorator; they will have a gingerbread house for you with lots of fun decorations to help you make the perfect dream house that you take home. As you’re busy decorating you will have cookies and hot chocolate for all to enjoy. Hands-on class for a parent and a child.

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3:00 pm

YES! Dance Festival

December 2, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Firehouse Theatre, 1609 W. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23220
$

Features three artists from Dance Magazine's 2017 "25 to Watch" including: Marcat Dance from Spain, Ching Ching Wong from Oregon, and Paige Fraser from Chicago. This production features 8 different choreographic thought-provoking works performed by expertly trained and poised artists.

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Annual Tree Lighting

December 2, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Walkerton Tavern, 2892 Mountain Road
Glen Allen, VA 23060
Free

A special holiday event featuring holiday music and a toasty bonfire, hot chocolate, and cookies. Old St. Nick makes his spectacular arrival just in time for the countdown to light a 60-foot cedar tree. Walkerton Tavern will be open for historic tours from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. Information: 652-1422.

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4:00 pm

Jazz Nativity – 10th Anniversary

December 2, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Gayton Baptist Church, 13501 N Gayton Rd
Henrico , VA 23233
$

Many holiday favorites in musical styles ranging from big band swing to Trans-Siberian Orchestra style rock. Gourmet coffee and desserts will be available from Starbucks Coffee Company during each performance. Benefits Feed My Starving Children.

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4:30 pm

18th Annual Tree Lighting

December 2, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd
Glen Allen, VA 23260 United States
Free

A holiday event featuring magical holiday music performances, hot chocolate and cookies, a toasty bonfire and, of course, a special visit from Santa to light the 60-foot cedar Christmas tree at The Center’s entrance. Plus, visit inside for their seasonal gift shop, holiday crafts for the kids, new art exhibits, and beautiful artisan crafted Christmas trees […]

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7:00 pm

Annual Chincoteague Old Fashioned Christmas Parade

December 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Main Street Chincoteague, Main Street
Chincoteague Island, Virginia 23336
Free

Visit beautiful Chincoteague Island and celebrate an annual Christmas tradition. Afterwards the festivities continue at the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company Fire House - visit with Santa, enjoy refreshments, and congratulate Parade winners.

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Christmas Spirituals: Songs of African-American Tradition

December 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm
Tabernacle Baptist Church, 1925 Grove Avenue
Richmond, VA 23220 United States
Free

City Singers Youth Choirs presents this concert featuring the voices of Lisa Edwards-Burrs, One Voice Chorus, Richmond Public Schools, and Collegiate School.

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Jazz Nativity – 10th Anniversary

December 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Gayton Baptist Church, 13501 N Gayton Rd
Henrico , VA 23233
$

Many holiday favorites in musical styles ranging from big band swing to Trans-Siberian Orchestra style rock. Gourmet coffee and desserts will be available from Starbucks Coffee Company during each performance. Benefits Feed My Starving Children.

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8:00 pm

Neil Diamond Tribute Night (Feat. Diamond Heist)

December 2, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Tin Pan*, 8981 Quioccasin Rd.
Richmond, VA 23229
$

The six-member band infuses its shows with nonstop fun, a little kitsch and full audience participation.

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YES! Dance Festival

December 2, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Firehouse Theatre, 1609 W. Broad St.
Richmond, VA 23220
$

Features three artists from Dance Magazine's 2017 "25 to Watch" including: Marcat Dance from Spain, Ching Ching Wong from Oregon, and Paige Fraser from Chicago. This production features 8 different choreographic thought-provoking works performed by expertly trained and poised artists.

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Symphony Pops 2: Let It Snow!

December 2, 2017 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Arts Center*, 600 E Grace Street
Richmond, VA 23219
$

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.

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