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Top 10 #RVA Holiday To-Do Favorites

With the holidays fast approaching check out these must do #RVA holiday favorites!

  1. Take a stroll through Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, decorated with thousands of twinkling lights during the holiday season. They also have a domed conservatory filled with exotic flowers and plants.

  2. Attend the Dominion Energy Christmas Parade, featuring floats, marching bands, and even Santa Claus himself. It's a festive event that takes place in downtown Richmond.

  3. Visit the historic Maymont Mansion, which is decked out in holiday decor during the Christmas season. Explore the beautifully decorated rooms and take a carriage ride around the estate.

  4. Go ice skating at the outdoor rink in West Broad Village. It's a fun activity for all ages and a great way to get into the holiday spirit.

  5. Experience the Tacky Lights Tour, where you can drive through various neighborhoods in Richmond to see over-the-top holiday light displays. Some homeowners go all out with extensive decorations, synchronized music, and even live performances.

  6. Enjoy a performance of the Richmond Ballet's "The Nutcracker." It's a classic holiday tradition and the ballet company puts on a spectacular show.

  7. Visit the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts to admire their collection of art, including their annual Christmas tree display. During the holiday season, they also have special events like caroling and family-friendly activities.

  8. Explore the Holiday Festival of Lights at The Meadow Event Park, where you can drive through a festive holiday light display. They also have holiday-themed attractions, food vendors, and Santa Claus.

  9. Attend the Riverside Christmas Carol Sing, a community sing-along event held on the lawn of the historic Wilton House Museum. Bring your own blanket or chair and join in the festive singing.

  10. Shop at the various holiday markets and craft fairs in Richmond, such as the Craft + Design Show, Handmade Holiday Craft Show, and South of the James Winter Market. You can find unique gifts and support local artisans.

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