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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…

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Ansel Adams: Compositions in Nature

Virginia Museum of Fine Arts 200 N Boulevard, Richmond

Behold the drama and splendor of the American landscape as seen through the lens of photographer Ansel Adams. More than 70 photographs spanning over five decades present the breathtaking vistas, beguiling details, and inimitable style that define this most beloved…

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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…

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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,…

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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

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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

Stony Point On Ice

Stony Point Fashion Park 9200 Stony Point Parkway, Richmond

Spin, glide and skate. Details online.

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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 CLOSED Thanksgiving,…

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Legendary Santa

Children's Museum of Richmond, Downtown 2626 W. Broad Street, Richmond

This year there will be in person and virtual opportunities.  Admission to the Children's Museum is not required to visit Legendary Santa. Tickets are for up to 6 family members and must be purchased in advance. For complete details or…

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Christmas in Early America Tours

The John Marshall House 818 East Marshall Street, Richmond

A closed-group guided tour any  to see the Great Chief Justice's 1790 Richmond house bedecked for the holidays. Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, or during the week by appointment

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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

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…

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Bethlehem Walk

Salem Baptist Church 465 W Broad Street Road, Manakin

Bethlehem Walk is a life sized reenactment of the city of Bethlehem at the time of the birth of Christ. Due to COVID, reservations are required this year.

Free
Ongoing

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.

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The John Marshall House Reopens

The John Marshall House 818 East Marshall Street, Richmond

Now open Friday through Sunday for tours. Touchless ticketing is available. Select a tour slot, buy your tickets ahead of time online, and arrive at the day and time of your tour. Social distancing must be maintained and masks are…

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Virtual Santa

Virtual

Visit with Santa from the safety of your own home. Whether you want a family photo, a virtual call, or a story read from the man himself, they have you covered.

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Santa at Regency

Regency 1420 North Parham Road, Richmond

Visit Santa Claus at Regency this holiday season.

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Kid and Family Holiday Cookie Decorating Kits

Victoria's Kitchen 249 Stonebridge Plaza Avenue, Richmond

Start a tradition of decorating sugar cookies with family and friends. Kits include: 3 Bags of Frosting (Red, White & Green), 3 Sprinkle Packs, 12 Sugar Cookies(Regular, Vegan, and Allergy Friendly Options Available)

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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

Homeschool Winter Culinary Classes

Victoria's Kitchen 249 Stonebridge Plaza Avenue, Richmond

Ages 5 years old to 16 years old experience the joy of learning to make: winterland doughnuts, snowman cupcakes, winter wonderland sugar cookies, stuffed chicken w/apple cider cranberry sauce, mini sweet potato pies, and more.  

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Student Webinars: Virtual Program

Virginia Museum of History and Culture 428 North Boulevard, Richmond

During this live webinar, Sign of the Times, a VMHC Educator will lead your students through a guided inquiry process to analyze and interpret a variety of primary sources. The program schedule & sources are aligned with Virginia Standards of…

Free

Home School Visit

Triangle Rock Club Richmond 4700 Thalbro St, Richmond

Climb indoors while connecting with other home schooled students in the area. Each home school visit includes official TRC Event Belayers.

$

Foster Parent Information Session

HopeTree Foster Care Office 11745 Chester Rd, Chester

Have you considered becoming a foster parent? Please join HopeTree Foster Care for one of their online information sessions to learn more about how your family can become a foster family.

Free
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