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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

$

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

Treasures of Ancient Egypt: Sunken Cities

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts 200 N Boulevard, Richmond

See treasures recovered from two powerful ancient Egyptian cities that sank into the Mediterranean more than a thousand years ago. Destroyed by natural catastrophes in the 8th century AD, Thonis-Heracleion and Canopus were once mighty centers of trade, where Egyptian…

$

Ain’t Misbehavin’: 1920s Richmond

The Valentine 1015 East Clay Street, Richmond

An exhibition of costume, textiles, art and artifacts in the Nathalie L. Klaus and Reynolds Family Galleries. The 1920s are remembered in America as a decade that “roared” with change, including urban expansion, equal suffrage, social integration, jazz music, fast…

$

Edith Shelton’s Richmond

The Valentine 1015 East Clay Street, Richmond

For decades, Edith Keesee Shelton (1899-1989) took numerous photographs documenting Richmond. She focused primarily on the downtown districts of Carver and Jackson Ward in the 1950s. Now using captivating images from Shelton to examine mid-20th century Richmond neighborhoods.

Free

Warm Up Fitness Challenge

Your Route, Your Way VA

Participants can take part in a wide range of physical activity options. Teams of up to four or eight will virtually join together to log as many active minutes as possible over one month.

$

Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden 1800 Lakeside Avenue, Richmond

A holiday tradition featuring lights, decorations, model trains, holiday dinners, hot chocolate, and more. The region’s ultimate holiday extravaganza. Prepurchased tickets with 30-minute arrival window required for all visitors (No walk-ups). Masks Required. 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM

$
Ongoing

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.

$

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.

$

Swift Creek Mill Theatre Digital Plays for Students and Families

Swift Creek Mill Theatre 17401 Jefferson Davis Highway, Colonial Heights

Young People's Playhouse: Professionally-filmed plays for educators, children, and families which follow Virginia Standards of Learning. Bonus features, craft activities are included.

$

Triangle Rock Club – Parents Night Out

Triangle Rock Club Richmond 4700 Thalbro St, Richmond

This climbing event is for youth ages 4 and up (participants must be able to independently use the restroom). Participants will get to climb, enjoy dinner, and make a small craft to take home. Rental Harness, TRC Staff Belayers, and…

$
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