GardenFest at Lewis Ginter near Richmond New Homes

GardenFest of Lights at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden PHOTO CREDIT: Daniel Williamson Photography

For many of us, the holiday season is our favorite time of the year. From spending time with loved ones to enjoying a family tradition, the holidays are full of fun, laughter and cheer. When you live in a Richmond new home, there are plenty of opportunities to make new memories during the holiday season.

Dominion GardenFest of Lights                                                       

From now until Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden invites you to join it for the Dominion GardenFest of Lights. GardenFest of Lights is a holiday tradition that showcases more than half-a-million twinkling lights and hand-crafted botanical decorations. Additional highlights of this spectacular event include model trains, holiday dinners, firepit with s’mores and hot chocolate. GardenFest of Lights is open nightly from 5 to 10 p.m., except on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Special activities will be available on specific nights, so make sure to click here for more information on GardenFest of Lights 2013.

It’s a Wonderful Life at the Byrd

You may have seen It’s a Wonderful Life on the small screen of your TV over and over again, but have you ever experienced George Bailey on the big screen? Richmond’s classic movie theatre, The Byrd, is offering select screenings of the holiday favorite this Christmas Eve at 7:15 p.m. and Christmas Day at 7:15 p.m. and 9:45 p.m. For more information on the Byrd Theatre, visit www.byrdtheatre.com.

Downtown Ice-Skating

You don’t have to travel to New York City to experience holiday ice skating. Nestled in the heart of downtown Richmond, RVA On Ice is a unique ice skating experience located at the corner of Broad and 6th streets. In addition to lacing up their skates, visitors can pick out a freshly-cut Christmas tree as they support the March of Dimes, enjoy hot chocolate, eat gooey s’mores, listen to holiday music, warm-up near the pit fire or grab a bite to eat at the Snack Shack provided by Johnny Rockets. Free arts and crafts sessions will be offered by, Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities’ Office of Cultural Arts Programs on Saturdays from noon to 4 p.m. For more information on RVA on Ice, visit www.rvaonice.net.

Richmond Ballet’s Nutcracker

Watch one of the all-time favorite Christmas stories come to life when Richmond Ballet performs The Nutcracker this holiday season. From Dec. 14 to 23, 2013, Richmond Ballet will perform several shows of The Nutcrackers with tickets affordably priced from $20. After select matinee performances, attendees will have the opportunity to meet their favorite characters from the Kingdom of Sweets during Clara’s Tea Party. The Nutcracker will be performed at Carpenter Theatre. For more information, including performance times, visit www.richmondballet.com.

These are just a few of the fantastic holiday events going on throughout the month of December and the good news is, all of them are conveniently located to our Richmond new home communities. While you head out to enjoy some holiday fun with family, make sure to stop by one of our communities. We might just have the perfect gift to complete your holiday shopping!

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