Take a break from checking things off your holiday shopping list by adding some of the best Richmond Christmas lights and events to your calendar.
From taking a holiday cruise to spending the night looking at brilliant lights that inspire holiday cheer, there’s plenty to do in the Richmond area this year! Check out some of the best Richmond Christmas lights and events as you celebrate the end of the year in style.
🎅 Santa’s Enchanted Workshop
The Virginia Repertory Theatre is ready to entertain you this holiday season with a charming musical that brings you a dancing doll, singing robot, and plenty of laughs.
- December 12 – 20
- Purchase tickets in advance.
- Production is socially distanced.
- Face masks mandatory.
✨ RVA Illuminates
ABC8 News is hosting RVA Illuminates this year in a virtual way! Tune in on Friday, December 4.
Grab a hot chocolate and watch!
- Complete coverage of all performances.
- The annual lighting begins at 6 PM.
- Watch the live stream here.
🧚♂️ 37th Dominion Energy Christmas Parade
The countdown has begun for the annual Dominion Energy Christmas Parade on Saturday, December 5 beginning at 10:00 AM.
Thanks to WTVR-CBS 6, we’ll get to see the holiday celebration of memories this year. We’ll still get to see the Legendary Santa.
📱 Contact The Wilson Group
🛷 GardenFest of Lights
One million twinkling lights await you at the GardenFest of Lights! Sponsored by Dominion Energy, all displays are outdoors for safety reasons.
- Open November 23 – January 10
- Closed Thanksgiving, December 24 & 25
- Nightly 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM
- Buy Tickets Here
- New: Outdoor Model Train!
🌟 13th Annual InLight Richmond
1708 Gallery is hosting the annual InLight Richmond event on November 12 – 15 throughout the city. There are 17 light-based artworks on the theme of Safety and Accountability.
Where to Look
- Near Virginia Union’s Campus
- Church Hill
- Downtown Arts District
- See Full List Here
🏞️ Holiday Lights on the Riverfront
Venture Richmond presents a festive strolling event on Friday, December 3 from 6 PM – 8 PM. The holiday strolling is from Brown’s Island to Turning Basin on Canal Walk.
- Free to the Public
- Practice safe social distancing.
- Vendors along the walkway.
- More Info Here
❄️ Winter Wander!
The Valentine is holding its first annual Winter Wander event. Live music in the Valentine Garden, hot beverages, and more!
Self-guided walking tour of historic Court End neighborhood.
- Face masks encouraged.
- Free event
- December 6 from 12 – 4 PM
- Learn more here.
🔔 Suggest Richmond Christmas Lights & Events
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