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Light Up the Tracks

Ashland 500 S. Center Street

Downtown Ashland Association transforms the trackside historic district into a vintage Christmas village. A mile-long light display and three weeks of special events. lightupthetracks.com  

Free

Illuminate Light Show

Meadow Event Park 13111 Dawn Boulevard, Doswell

Lighted displays twinkle to Christmas music throughout the drive-through park. Through December 31. 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM

$

The Virginia Watercolor Society’s 41st Annual Exhibition

Virginia Museum of History and Culture 428 North Boulevard, Richmond

Features more than 80 watercolor paintings—all by members of the VWS—and includes original works on paper and in various water media from transparent watercolor, acrylic, gouache, or mixed media. Subjects range from landscapes, scenes of everyday life, and imaginary scenes…

$

Holiday Lights on the Riverfront

Brown's Island 7th and Tredegar Streets, Richmond

A display of decorative lights is open on Brown’s Island. Presented by Venture Richmond. Parking is available at the American Civil War Museum ($), Belle Isle parking lot, and on-street parking along 2nd and 5th Streets.

Free

Stony Point On Ice

Stony Point Fashion Park 9200 Stony Point Parkway, Richmond

Spin, glide and skate. Details online.

$

Giant Insects Exhibit

Science Museum of Virginia 2500 W Broad St, Richmond

See everyday insects up close and personal. This touring exhibition features six gigantic, robotic insects ranging from 40 to 120 times larger than life size. This exhibition is sure to excite insect lovers of all ages. Open Wednesday* through Sunday,…

$

Holiday Tours

Berkeley Plantation 12602 Harrison Landing Road, Charles City

Tour the home and see how Christmas was celebrated in the 18th century.

$

Illumination A Festival of Trees

The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen 2880 Mountain Rd, Glen Allen

Artisan created Christmas trees deck the Center's halls as they celebrate their annual Illumination. Each tree designed with its own special theme is sure to thrill the youngest to oldest visitors. Don't forget the scavenger hunt or you'll miss out…

Free

Santa’s Enchanted Workshop Virtual

Virtual

 For Stanley, Christmas has lost some of its magic. Stanley and his baby sister, SuSu, set out to find out about Christmas by traveling to the North Pole. Trapped in a blizzard, they wind up in a dilapidated gas station…

$

Winter Break Culinary Camp

Ages 5 years old to 16 years old get ready to make some healthy meals together. Example Menu: specialty sweet breads, desserts, winter casseroles, winter soups, and more. 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

$
Ongoing

Tree Decorating

West Broad Village 3950 Wild Goose Lane, Glen Allen

Local non-profit organizations will partner with the shops and restaurants at West Broad Village to decorate trees at the property. Customers will be invited to vote on their favorite tree and text-in to vote. All participating non-profit organizations will receive…

Free

The capABLE Project – Exhibition at the VMHC in The Story of Virginia

Virginia Museum of History and Culture 428 North Boulevard, Richmond

Yearly since '17, the VMHC has partnered with the The Next Move Program—a nonprofit organization that provides work and educational experiences to young adults with disabilities—presenting this display featuring the stories of young adults with diverse abilities-demonstrating how our entire…

Free

December Friday Evening Culinary Club

Victoria's Kitchen 249 Stonebridge Plaza Avenue, Richmond

Ages 5  to 16 will enjoy starting class at a later time, allowing a resting time after virtual learning.

$

Winter Wonderland Camp

Little Scholars 1512 Willow Lawn Dr Suite 204, Richmond

The journey will include a stop to make gingerbread houses, a sled full of reindeer games, and a workshop of activities to keep any elf busy and happy. New activities and content each week. This in person camp will be…

$

Triangle Rock Club – Holiday Camp

Triangle Rock Club Richmond 4700 Thalbro St, Richmond

Combines lots of climbing with games and basic climbing safety in a full-day program. Geared towards participants ages 6 to 13. Single day registration available.

$
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