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December 2023: RVA Events and Things to Do

Be sure to check the Pastore Properties of Richmond website every month for updated events.

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Santa's Wonderland: Cabela's

  • Dates: December 1, 2023 - December 24, 2023

  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

  • Location: Cabela's

  • Address: 5000 Cabela Drive

  • Time: 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM

  • Price: Free

  • About: Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s are proud to invite families to the beloved tradition of visiting Santa Claus this holiday season during the annual Santa’s Wonderland experience.

Merry Market - Maymont

  • Dates: 12/2/2023, 12/8/2023, 12/9/2023

  • Location: Maymont

  • Address: 1700 Hampton Street, 2201 Shields Lake Drive

  • Time: Times vary

  • Price: $10 for adults, $5 for kids, free for members

  • About: Ring in the holiday season during Merry Market at Maymont — two weekends this year, Fridays and Saturdays, December 1-2 and 8-9. Gather around cozy fire pits under twinkling lights with a cup of good cheer or hot cocoa and browse hundreds of unique gift items in a curated local artisan market. On Saturdays, kids can snap a photo with Saint Nicholas or ride the holiday train around the lawn, while kids and adults alike can join in DIY craft workshops.

Christmas Market Pop-Up - Artisan Events

  • Dates: December 9, 2023

  • Location: Hardywood RVA

  • Address: 2410 Ownby Ln Richmond, VA 23220

  • Time: 12:00 PM to 3:30 PM

  • Price: Free

  • About: Shop Local this holiday season at our Christmas Market Pop-Up event at Hardywood RVA! We bring together amazing local artists and makers selling handmade home décor, art, jewelry, apparel, and more! Indoor Event, located inside Hardywood's Barrel Room.

Dr Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical

  • Dates: December 12, 2023 - December 16, 2023

  • Recurrence: Recurring daily

  • Location: Altria Theater

  • Address: 6 North Laurel Street

  • Time: 7:30 PM

  • About: Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical features the hit songs “You’re A Mean One Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas” (written by Albert Hague and Dr. Seuss) from the original animated series. Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is “two sizes too small,” decides to steal Christmas away from the Holiday loving Whos. Magnificent sets (John Lee Beatty) and costumes (Robert Morgan) inspired by Dr. Seuss’ original illustrations help transport audiences to the whimsical world of Whoville, while the Music and Book of Mel Marvin and Timothy Mason breathe new life into this timeless story of the true meaning of Christmas. "Grinch" is directed by Matt August and choreographed by Bob Richard based on the original choreography by John DeLuca and originally created by 3-time Tony Award® winning director, Jack O’Brien

Stavna Ballet's Nutcracker - Stavna Ballet

  • Dates: 12/16/2023, 12/17/2023

  • Address: 11810 Centre Street

  • Time: December 15th at 7pm, December 16th at 3pm and 7pm, and December 17th at 1pm

  • Price: $38

  • Age requirement: 8 years old or older. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

  • About: The Stavna Ballet will premier the magical world of The Nutcracker this December at the Perkinson Center for the Arts and Education! This family classic will come to life in a winter wonderland where falling snowflakes, twirling flowers and spinning stars guide Clara and her Nutcracker Prince through a dream-like world to the land of the sweets. Featuring dancers from our Stavna Youth Ballet alongside the professional Stavna Ballet company.

Christmas w/ Elvis & The Long Live The King Orchestra - The Tin Pan

  • Dates: December 20, 2023

  • Location: The Tin Pan

  • Address: 8982 Quioccasin Road

  • Time: 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

  • Price: $42.50

  • About: Christmas with Elvis stars Matt Lewis, "Best Elvis in Las Vegas" by USA Today, and features Big Ray and the Kool Kats as The Long Live the King Orchestra. Elvis loved Christmas and so do we. And of course, you'll also hear many of Elvis' biggest hits from his early years, the black leather 1968 Comeback Special, and of course the Vegas years. Complete with the All Live band and singers and of course the iconic costume changes. Matt Lewis has traveled the world with his Tribute to the King, and when on the east coast and during this Christmas tour, you’ll see him backed by the 12 piece Long Live the King Orchestra also known as Charlottesville’s very own Big Ray and the Kool Kats. Big Ray and the Kool Kats will also open the show with some holiday favorites and maybe even a little Motown.

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