Blog Category - Richmond, VA

Top Holiday Must-Do’s in the Richmond Area

Categories: Blog, Richmond, VA | Posted: November 29, 2017

The holidays are always fun and festive in the Richmond area. Thanks to the maintenance-free Cornerstone lifestyle, you have more time to spend with your grandkids during the holidays! Luckily, there’s plenty of revelry for your family to enjoy. Here are a few of our favorites!

34th Annual Richmond Christmas Parade

December 2, 2017

Downtown Richmond, VA

The Annual Christmas Parade will depart from the Science Museum on W. Broad Street and continue east to 7th Street. The parade will feature a very special Grand Marshal, holiday floats, marching bands, huge helium balloons, and, of course, Santa himself.


Historical Christmas

December 9, 2017

Henricus Historical Park – Chester, VA

Experience the changing traditions of English Christmas during the reigns of King James I (1621), King George III (1776) and Queen Victoria (1864).


Miracle of Christmas – Live Nativity Pageant

December 21, 22 & 23, 2017

Metro Richmond Zoo – Outdoors (dress for the weather)

Live re-enactment of the Christmas story featuring animals from the zoo. The 20-minute pageant is free; they will be collecting non-perishable foods to help families in need.


Tacky Light Tours

Black Friday –  January 1, 2017

Metro Richmond area

Featuring private homes throughout Richmond and the surrounding areas, Tacky Lights tours are available in both guided and self-guided versions. Check out the ever-growing list of homes with The Richmond Times Dispatch Tacky Lights guide.


Visit the “Legendary Santa”

November 24 – December 24, 2017

Children’s Museum of Richmond – Richmond location

Since 1936, visiting the Legendary Santa has been a holiday tradition. Today, Santa makes his holiday home at the Children’s Museum of Richmond, where he and his faithful elves and the Snow Queen are available for visits. Check out The Genworth Foundation Holiday Village while you’re here, too!


Outdoor Ice Skating

November 10 – January 15, 2017

The Rink at West Broad Village – Glen Allen, VA

If you’re looking for a place to make winter memories and enjoy some quality family time, then the Rink at West Broad Village fits the bill. This scenic outdoor rink offers skate rentals, lessons, public skating, private event options, and more! Check out their extended holiday hours.