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Little Women the Broadway Musical

November 28, 2018 - December 2, 2018
SPARC, 2106-A North Hamilton Street
Richmond,Virginia23220
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Based on Louisa May Alcott’s life, this follows the adventures of sisters, Jo, Meg, Beth, and Amy March. Jo is trying to sell her stories for publication, but the publishers are not interested – her friend, Professor Bhaer, tells her that she has to do better and write more from herself. Begrudgingly taking this advice, […]

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Movie: Miracle on 34th Street

November 29, 2018 - December 2, 2018
Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Road
Henrico,VA23075
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Enjoy movies on the big screen. Tickets are only $1 and can be purchased at the door. Concessions are available for $1 per item. Thursday, Nov 29, 7:00 p.m. Friday, Nov 30, 7:00 p.m. Saturday, Dec 1, 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.

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The Bizarre Bazaar’s 
Christmas Collection

November 29, 2018 - December 2, 2018
Richmond Raceway Complex, 600 E Laburnum Ave
Richmond,VA23222
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This event brings together the best gifts, arts and crafts, gourmet foods, clothing, jewelry, accessories, and home decor.

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17th Street Market’s Grand Opening

November 30, 2018 - December 1, 2018
17th Street Farmers Market, 100 N 17th St
Richmond,VA23219
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Free

The Grand Opening will feature ice skating, hot chocolate, live music, and twenty-two oak trees illuminating at 6:00 p.m. After 17th Street Market’s opening, head up to Main Street Station to see Santa, a Tuba Ensemble, and aerialist performances. On Saturday, Shockoe Bottom’s holiday weekend continues with a Winter Market at Main Street Station and […]

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Jazz Nativity

November 30, 2018 - December 2, 2018
Gayton Baptist Church, 13501 N Gayton Rd
Henrico ,VA 23233
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Many Christmas favorites in musical styles ranging from big band swing to Trans-Siberian Orchestra style rock. Gourmet coffee and desserts will be for sale from Starbucks during each performance. Benefits Feed My Starving Children. November 30th, 7:00 PM December 1st, 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM ​December 2nd, 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM

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Mr. Popper’s Penguins

December 1, 2018 - December 30, 2018
Virginia Rep’s Children’s Theatre at Willow Lawn, 1601 W. Broad St
Richmond,Virginia23230
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The tale of the gentle British house painter, with a fondness for Antarctic exploration, who finds himself and his family the proud domesticators of a family of penguins. This heartwarming tale will be a holiday treat for the entire family as they follow Mr. Popper, his family, and his talented little penguins.  

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The Game’s Afoot: Holmes for the Holidays

December 1, 2018 - December 30, 2018
Virginia Rep at Hanover Tavern, 13181 Hanover Courthouse Road
Hanover,23069
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Murder mysteries 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 in his castle during holiday festivities with his cast-mates. […]

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Kings Dominion’s WinterFest

December 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018
Kings Dominion, 16000 Theme Park Way
Doswell,VA23047
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Guests are immersed in the season’s spirit with brilliant lights and décor, live entertainment, luscious treats, and fanciful experiences throughout the park. Their signature tower transforms into a 300-foot-tall holiday tree that will come alive each evening at a special tree-lighting ceremony. Features, a sleigh-full of hands-on experiences, including ice skating, make-and-take ornaments, and even the […]

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A Christmas Carol

December 1, 2018 - December 16, 2018
The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd
Glen Allen,VA23260United States
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By suggesting famous Christmas carols, this author incorporates appropriate music for the re-telling of this classic story. An old miser is given a chance for redemption when he is visited by three ghosts on Christmas Eve.

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Illuminate Light Show and Santa’s Village

December 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018
Meadow Event Park, 13111 Dawn Boulevard
Doswell,VA23047
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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. Santa will be on-hand through December 23. 5:30 PM – 10:00 PM

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Legendary Santa

December 1, 2018 - December 24, 2018
Children’s Museum of Richmond, Downtown, 2626 W. Broad Street
Richmond,VA23220
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Visit with Santa, stroll through Genworth Foundation’s Holiday Village of Fan-inspired houses featuring holiday celebrations from around the world.

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ICE! featuring A Charlie Brown Christmas

December 1, 2018 - January 1, 2019
Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, 201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor,MD20745United States
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Beloved characters including Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, and friends will come to life in more than 2 million pounds of colorful, larger-than-life ice sculptures. This attraction also includes two-story ice slides and culminates with a breathtaking, crystal clear ice sculpture Nativity scene.

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Cirque Dreams Unwrapped

December 1, 2018 - January 1, 2019
Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, 201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor,MD20745United States
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A vibrant Christmas fable including spectacular costumes, soaring imagination, gravity-defying feats, and on-the-edge-of-your-seat excitement. Audiences will be mesmerized by this spellbinding production that combines breathtaking artistry and music.

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Santa Photos

December 1, 2018 - December 24, 2018
Short Pump Town Center, 11800 West Broad Street
Richmond,VA23233
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Come have your keepsake portrait taken with Santa. Santa's Holiday Village is located on the upper level near L.L.Bean. Hours vary. Visit ShortPumpTownCenter.com for details.

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I See Me! A Reflective Look at Black Dolls

December 1, 2018 - December 22, 2018
Black History Museum of Virginia, 122 W. Leigh Street
Richmond,VA
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Original Black dolls may have been made with stuffed fabric or sticks and colored with dye or mud. Those dolls and others through the years were created as a way to embrace our cultural heritage and instill a sense of dignity. The 100 dolls currently on display were collected by sisters Ms. Grace E. DeLoatch […]

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Holiday Cookies and Santa wish Lists

Free

Enjoy Holiday Cookies and create your Santa lists.

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Saxon Shoes for the Needy

December 1, 2018 - December 24, 2018
Saxon Shoes, 11800 West Broad Street
Henrico,Virginia23233United States
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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. The collected shoes will be presented to The Salvation Army Adult Rehab Center in Richmond and The Salvation Army in Fredericksburg.

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Jingle Jam

December 1, 2018 - December 19, 2018
Melody Magic Music Studio, 3041 Lauderdale Drive
Henrico,VA23233
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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, with a parent. Advance registration required

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Photos with Santa

December 1, 2018 - December 24, 2018
Stony Point Fashion Park, 9200 Stony Point Parkway
Richmond,VA23235
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Capture your child's special visit with Santa with a photo! Santa will be available for photos through Monday, December 24th at 5:00 pm. Santa is located across from Yankee Candle in space 189. Each child visiting Santa will receive a complimentary gift.

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Visit Santa in South Court

December 1, 2018 - December 24, 2018
South Park Mall, 230 Southpark Circle
Colonial Heights,VA23834
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Visit with Santa and choose from one of several photo packages.

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Santa Claus Is Coming To Town

December 1, 2018 - December 24, 2018
Virginia Center Commons, 10101 Brook Road
Glen Allen,VA23059
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Enjoy a visit with Santa.

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Santa’s North Pole Annex Train Station

December 1, 2018 - December 24, 2018
Westchester Commons Shopping Center, 15786 WC Main Street
Midlothian,VA23113
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Your entire family is invited to visit with Santa and have professional photos taken with Santa and his 19-foot train engine. Plus, see the new Holiday décor and all the other surprises that Santa may have in store for you!

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Santa Photos

December 1, 2018 - December 24, 2018
Yankee Candle Village, Williamsburg, 2200 Richmond Rd
Williamsburg,VA
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Photo's with Santa are located beneath the clock tower.

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Ongoing

Family Camp-In: Fantastic Beasts

November 30, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - December 1, 2018 @ 9:00 am
Maymont, Nature Center, 2201 Shields Lake Drive
Richmond,VA23220
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Sleep in the Nature Center gallery, take an evening hike through the estate in search of native beasts and meet a few of Maymont’s own animal ambassadors. Afterward, make s’mores and enjoy stories around the campfire. Following a night in the Nature Center, enjoy a continental breakfast and take a morning hike. Ages 4 and […]

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The Nutcracker Sweet Ballet

November 30, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - December 2, 2018 @ 9:00 pm
Manchester High School, 12601 Bailey Bridge Rd.
Midlothian,Va.23112
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The cast represents 12 dance studios, from Chesterfield Co, Hanover Co, Henrico Co, Petersburg, Powhatan Co, Prince George Co, and Richmond City. They range in age from 4 to 55 years young. Presented by PDM Productions. Tickets available at Momentum Dance Center (Hanover), Pointe Dance Boutique (Midlothian), Prestige Dance (Midlothian) and tututix.com/PDMProductions.

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8:00 am

Fighting for the Right to Fight

December 1, 2018 @ 8:00 am - December 22, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Black History Museum of Virginia, 122 W. Leigh Street
Richmond,VA
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An exhibition that examines how hopes of equality inspired many African Americans to enlist, the discouraging reality of the segregated noncombat roles given to black recruits, and the continuing fight for "Double Victory" that laid the groundwork for the Civil Rights Movement. The oral histories, profile panels, and artifacts, tell wartime stories of individual service […]

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9:00 am

Christmas Music Adventure

December 1, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Greater Richmond School of Music, 9109 Dickey Drive
Mechanicsville,VA23116
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Grades K through 5 will get to make music on a variety of instruments: voice, keyboards, strings, rhythm instruments, and more. There will also be music history exploration: carols and Christmas songs. Learn about Christmas celebrations around the world: music, decorations, and art. Each participant will bring their own lunch and snacks (no peanuts, PLEASE). […]

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10:00 am

35th Annual Dominion Energy Christmas Parade

December 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W Broad St
Richmond,VA23220United States
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Starting at the Science Museum and continuing along Broad Street to 7th Street. The parade features award-winning marching bands, dance troupes, giant helium balloons, floats, and Legendary Santa himself. If you can’t experience the parade in person, you can watch it live on WTVR-CBS6 on the day of the parade from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 […]

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My Richmond

December 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am - December 22, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Black History Museum of Virginia, 122 W. Leigh Street
Richmond,VA
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For Darrick Claiborne, a painting begins with a blank canvas or a computer screen. Typically, the paintings are created with acrylic paint on canvas. Darrick also creates digital paintings that are printed and converted to mixed media by applying acrylic paint, fabric, jewels, and oil pastel.

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Gingerbread House Workshop

December 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Goochland Library, 3075 River Road West
Goochland,VA23063
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Free

Make and take home your creations. For ages 5 to 10. Call or visit the library to sign up.

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Meet Woodcarving Artisan Michael Denton

December 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Meet artisan Michael Denton and watch him at his craft. Demonstrations of tools and techniques will be featured. Registration begins two weeks before the program.

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11:00 am

Stories of Holiday Traditions

December 1, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Free

Explore the history of some of your favorite holiday traditions. Why do we place lit pine trees in our homes? What are the origins of some favorite carols? Learn the answers to these questions and others and make a holiday craft to take home.

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Stories at the Museum

December 1, 2018 @ 11:00 am
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One event on December 15, 2018 at 11:00am

Virginia Museum of History and Culture, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond,VA23220
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Enjoy a group reading of a history-themed book and a craft activity.

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kidsRVA ChristmasFest

December 1, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Highpoint in Scott’s Addition, 3300 West Broad Street
Richmond,VA23230
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There will be food and games for children of all ages. Plus, pictures with Santa, crafts, balloons and face painting, Christmas crafts, a Candy bar station, and more. Children 12 and under will receive free admission with the donation of a new children’s book. All proceeds and donated books will benefit Love of Learning, with […]

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12:00 pm

2018 Holiday Bazaar – in the City

December 1, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Courthouse Creek Cider, 3300 West Broad Street #106
Richmond,VA23230
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Sip on rustic cider while holiday shopping from the local vendor/artisans, and listen to a Christmas Jazz Duo in the tasting room. Vendors include Claybrook Pottery, WASH dsgn, Assemblagerva, Nicole Gomez Art, Cur Custom Blades, ObscurO Jewelry, Hickory Syrup by Happy Camper, and Stachesquatch.

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12:30 pm

Kids Yoga

December 1, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - December 27, 2018 @ 1:30 pm
One Wellness Richmond, 4110 Fitzhugh Avenue
RIchmond,23230United States
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Free

Parents can practice with their kids or if your little yogi is feeling confident, they are welcome to solo practice with the children's yoga instructor. Please show up 15 minutes early to the class to get signed in with the front desk. They will also be offering adult classes all day. Check out the class schedule […]

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Holiday with Heroes

December 1, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Varina Library, 1875 New Market Road
Henrico,VA23231
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Celebrate real life and comic book heroes. Members of the Henrico County Fire Department will tell you all about the different, amazing, and downright dangerous jobs they do every day. Hear what opportunities and programs they offer for you to get involved in keeping our community safe. The event will wrap up with two movies […]

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1:00 pm

Family Fishing

December 1, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Learn to tie fishing knots, where and how to cast, and how to identify what you reel in. This course is focused on introducing those new to fishing basic skills, but they welcome seasoned anglers as well. Rods and reels will be provided. Participants that are 18 years and over that wish to fish must […]

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Chocolate-Making Demonstrations

December 1, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Saturday, repeating until January 5, 2019

Virginia Museum of History and Culture, 428 North Boulevard
Richmond,VA23220
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A journey through history and discover the ways in which chocolate was prepared and enjoyed in 18th-century Virginia. Guests will have the opportunity to observe chocolate being made using reproduction cooking tools and equipment appropriate to the 18th century.

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2:00 pm

Holiday House Tours

December 1, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design, 2501 Monument Avenue
Richmond,VA23220
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Learn about holiday celebrations that occurred in The Branch House and a guided tour through the historically accurate decorations. December 1 December 15 December 22 December 29

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3:00 pm

YES! Dance Festival

December 1, 2018 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Firehouse Theatre, 1609 W. Broad St.
Richmond,VA23220
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For 20 years, K Dance has introduced over 140 choreographers and performers to Richmond. These artists have traveled to Richmond from the east coast, west coast, mid-America and from Spain to share their contemporary choreography and exquisite dancing with our Richmond audiences.

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4:30 pm

20th Annual Tree Lighting

December 1, 2018 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd
Glen Allen,VA23260United States
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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. Arrive early and shop from 3:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m. at the holiday market.

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5:00 pm

The Little Match Girl

December 1, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hanover Arts and Activities Center, 500 S. Center Street
Ashland,Virginia23005
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A theatrical retelling of Hans Christian Anderson’s classic work and folk tales from Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa.

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6:00 pm

West Broad Village Annual Tree Lighting

December 1, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
West Broad Village, 3950 Wild Goose Lane
Glen Allen,VA23060United States
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Gather your family and friends to experience the magic of Santa lighting the West Broad Village 30' tree. Then, take photos with Santa, take a spin at The Rink, enjoy a live DJ, play interactive games to win gift cards and an ice rink skating package.

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Movie Night

December 1, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wegmans Short Pump, 12200 Wegmans Blvd
Henrico,VA23233
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Watch Arthur Christmas.

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7:00 pm

Annual Chincoteague Old Fashioned Christmas Parade

December 1, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Main Street & Maddox Blvd Chincoteague Island,VA23336United States
Free

The evening begins at 6:30pm with the Invocation in front of the Chincoteague Island Library followed by the parade 7:00 p.m. Fill the sidewalks on Main Street from Maddox Boulevard to the Chincoteague Volunteer Fire Company Fire House to see enchanting floats, bands, marching units, decorated boats, fire companies from across the Eastern Shore, equestrian […]

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Gingerbread Date Night

December 1, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design, 2501 Monument Avenue
Richmond,VA23220
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They will provide all of the materials you need to create your sugary and sweet gingerbread house. Enjoy wine and heavy holiday hors d’oeuvres as you decorate.

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8:00 pm

Symphony Pops 2: Let It Snow!

December 1, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Arts Center, 600 E Grace Street
Richmond,VA23219
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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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YES! Dance Festival

December 1, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Firehouse Theatre, 1609 W. Broad St.
Richmond,VA23220
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For 20 years, K Dance has introduced over 140 choreographers and performers to Richmond. These artists have traveled to Richmond from the east coast, west coast, mid-America and from Spain to share their contemporary choreography and exquisite dancing with our Richmond audiences.

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