December Event Guide 2019

Richmond is rich with culture and festivals celebrating the holiday diversity of the area. As we move into December, Richmond continues to host a variety of events to celebrate the Holiday Season.

Check out these upcoming events and their links for more information:


  •       Dominion Energy Gardenfest of Lights – Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens – 11/22 - 1/6

Take part in this light extravaganza with one million twinkling lights, decorations, activities, and your favorite holiday treats.


  •       Holiday Merriment at Maymont – Maymont – 11/22 – 1/5

Visit Maymont and enjoy the holiday lights and events for all ages.


  •       RTD Tacky Lights Tour - Richmond-Metro Area - December

Check out the Richmond Times-Dispatch Tacky Light tour! Homeowners around the Richmond and Henrico-areas get to show off their creativity with their holiday decorations! In the below link, you will find a guide to the best home light shows local to you! You might even stumble across entire neighborhoods decked out for the holiday season!



  •       Kings Dominion Winterfest – Kings Dominion – 11/23 - 1/1

Enjoy your local park turned into a magical display of lights with activities throughout.


  •       Busch Gardens Christmas Town - Busch Gardens - 11/16 - 1/5

Explore this Christmas-styled theme park where you can view Christmas decorations and lights from the many rides and coasters Busch Gardens has to offer. Find your way through the new Traditions Tree Maze and visit with Santa & Rudolph! Don;t forget to reserve your tickets for some of the great musical shows the park has to offer!


  •       Merry Christmas Charlie Brown Exhibition – VA Museum of History & Culture – 11/23 – 1/12

Take part in tradition of watching A Charlie Brown Christmas and then visit the exhibition!


  •       Miracle on Cary Street 2019 – The Jasper – 11/26 - 12/31

Come out to this pop-up bar to enjoy holiday themed beverages.


  •       ‘Tis the Season! 2019 Christmas Bar Takeover – Rapp Session – 11/29 – 12/29

Enjoy Christmas music and drinks/snacks from their holiday menu.


  •       The Nutcracker – Carpenter Theatre at Dominion Energy Center – 12/13 - 12/23

Take the entire family to enjoy the live performance of the nutcracker. 


  •       Richmond Juggling Festival 2019 – Richmond Waldorf School – 12/13

Juggling workshops and a fun show for all ages.


  •       No BS! Brass’ Annual Canned Food Drive – The Broadberry – 12/13

Nothing like good New Orleans brass and donate to a good cause.


  •       Three Centuries of VA Christmas – Henricus Historical Park – 12/14

Experience and learn about the holiday traditions celebrated as early as 1619.


  •       James River Parade of Lights – Various Locations – 12/14

Visit the James River to view the holiday decorations of local vessels.


  •       2019 Fan District Holiday House Tour – Fan District – 12/14 - 12/15

Purchase your tickets to view the beautiful architecture of the Fan District and holiday décor.


  •       Greater Richmond Children’s Choir Festival of Holidays Concert – Westover Hills United Methodist Church – 12/15

Listen to all the holiday songs – Winter Solstice, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa & New Years Day


  •       Jolly Old St. Nicholas – The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen – 12/21

Enjoy a holiday musical with the entire family.


  •       Holiday Glitter Walking Tour – Monument Avenue – 12/26 - 12/27

Meet on Monument Avenue to take a walk with family/friends to take in the holiday lights.


  •       Capital City Kwanzaa Festival – Elegba Folklore Society – 12/28

Performances, workshops, activities for all ages!



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