This Week In Richmond

I am getting super excited at the moment. My sister and her family (who live in Pennsylvania) are coming to spend Thanksgiving with me and mine! Naturally, I can’t allow my sister’s first visit to Richmond to go by without hitting all the ‘hot spots’ so I’ve been making a list of all the things that I want to show her – and then once she gets here she can pick what she wants to see. Lord knows she’d need to be here for three weeks to fit in everything I have on my list! I thought I would share a few of the highlights of my list that would make great fun for your visiting relatives as well Richmond!

No visit to the metro Richmond area during the holidays is complete without a visit with Legendary Santa and the Snow Queen! Both will be appearing at the Children’s Museum of Richmond Central Location at 2626 West Broad Street through December 24th at 2pm. Visits with Santa begin at 9:00 a.m. but check the website for particular times and dates here.


Sad to say, I’ve been living in Richmond for over 17 years now and have only taken my children to see Legendary Santa once – and that was when the eldest two were young. Tre has never been – so this will definitely be a treat for them all. I have to admit, I hold a certain fascination with the Snow Queen who is always just so extraordinarily beautifully breathtaking. I think I’m more excited to go than the rest of them put together!

It will be an absolute cardinal sin if I allowed my sister to visit our fair city and not take her to Maymont! Never fear my fellow Richmonders, we will be visiting and partaking in the Maymont Mansion Holiday Tour and of course, a visit to the Nature Center and with to the Children’s Farm is a must!

It has always been a secret pleasure of mine to visit the Maymont Estate during the holidays. The Victorian decorations are absolutely beautiful, reminding each and every one of us of a simpler time, a more elegant time. I cannot wait to share this with my sister!

I really wish that they could be here for the Grand Illumination ceremony of the entire downtown Richmond area on December 1st. That is always so much fun for the kids. Be sure to take your family out and welcome in the holiday season at this event!

We will also be taking a walking tour of downtown Richmond along the canal walk and visiting the 17th Street Farmer’s Market and historic Shockoe Bottom. There are also a few side trips planned to visit the Stony Point Fashion Park for the light show and holiday music, we might even take Mollyanna along for a walk!

If nothing else, Richmond knows how to celebrate the holidays in Style. I am definitely going to have to drag her back next month for a Tacky Light Tour of Richmond’s finest holiday homes!

What are some of your favorite holiday events to attend and share with family and friends?