Wintery Event Picks

Wherever you are in Richmond, there's plenty to see during the holidays. From tacky light tours in the region's west end to downtown brunch, go out and make your season bright. 

Boozy Brunch with Santa

 Quirk Hotel

Quirk Hotel

Multiple Dates

Quirk Hotel, 200 W. Broad St.

It's the adult version of asking mall Santa what you want for Christmas! Quirk Hotel has made this boozy brunch a Richmond holiday tradition after last year's sell-out events. Reservations needed. (804) 340-6050


GardenFest of Lights

  Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. Photo by Trevor Wrayton.

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. Photo by Trevor Wrayton.

Multiple Dates

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
1800 Lakeside Ave.

If you're looking for twinkling lights all in one place, then Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is the place. You'll get to experience hand-crafted decorations, trains and warming fire pits with s’mores and hot chocolate available for purchase. This year's theme is Naturally Ever After and features a half-million holiday light!
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John Waters Christmas

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Thursday, Dec. 20
8 - 10 p.m.

The Byrd Theatre
2906 W. Cary St.

The director of classic films like Hairspray, Female Trouble, and Serial Mom returns to Richmond for a live Christmas special. This fundraiser for the Byrd Theatre and independent radio station WRIR has Waters sharing some corrupted and profane holiday stories. Tickets available here.


Tacky Light Tour

  Credit Virginia.org

Credit Virginia.org

Multiple Dates

Multiple Locations

The region has been featured nationally as a destination for tacky Christmas lights -- and Richmonders KNOW how to do lights. Leave the map behind and let the professionals chauffeur you. James Limousine offers tours for you or your group by reservation.


Santaland Diaries

  Photo by John MacLellan

Photo by John MacLellan

Multiple Dates

Richmond Triangle Players
1300 Altamont Avenue

This stage adaptation of David Sedaris's beloved holiday memoir returns to the Richmond Triangle Players. First produced in by the theatre company 15 years ago, satirical classic brings two of Sedaris's popular stories to life. Of note is the popular "Macy’s Santaland" as told by Crumpet the Elf. Tickets available here.