holiday special eventsHenrico Holiday Spectacular
Thu, Dec 4, 6pm, Fri, Dec 5, 7pm, Sat, Dec 6, 2 & 7 pm, $1. Henrico Theatre
This year the performance, prior to the showing of White Christmas, will star Henrico’s own version of the Rockettes and a visit from Santa Claus! Information: 328-4491.

It’s a Wonderful Life
Dec 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20 & 21. Performances at 8pm. Additional performance on Sat, Dec 20 at 2:30pm. Ticket are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors (55+) and students. The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen
This clever live radio play adaptation invites you to experience Frank Capra’s beloved story in a refreshingly new and intimate way. Join us live in the studios of WBFR Radio on Christmas Eve, 1946. There the dozens of characters and locations of the classic movie will be brought to life by the long-lost radio formula of five actors, a live sound effects artist, and your imagination. For more information, call 501-5859.

Cinema Classics at the Henrico Theatre
Tickets are only $1 per person and can be purchased at the door.
White Christmas (NR)
Thu Dec 4, 7pm, Fri Dec 5, 7pm, Sat Dec 6, 2 & 7pm

For All Who Truly Believe – Jump Aboard The Polar Express
Ages 2-5. Fri, Dec 12, 10:30 am.
All ages. Fri, Dec 12, 7 pm, Sat, Dec 13, 2 pm $1, Henrico Theatre
Come see holiday favorite The Polar Express at historic Henrico Theatre. Visit the train exhibit, meet the conductor, and receive your golden boarding ticket and bell. Information: 328-4491.

Mountain Road Corridor Holiday Celebration
Sat, Dec 6, 2:30-5pm at Historic Sites along Mountain Road
Mountain Road is ready for the holidays! Spend the afternoon touring several of our sites and celebrating the season. Trolley rides from site to site will make traveling part of the fun! Information: 501-2130.

Courtney Road Service Station
Step back to a time of impromptu social gatherings at Courtney Road Service Station. Listen to period Christmas music on a phonograph player and take a peek at artifacts on exhibit. Visit with the mechanic and admire antique vehicles of the era for photo opportunities. Information: 501-2130.

Meadow Farm Museum
Take a tour of Meadow Farm and join St. Nick as he reads ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas by the fireside. Learn the traditions of Christmas as you tour the historic farmhouse. Information: 501-2130.

Virginia Randolph Museum
Pass by Forest Lodge Cupola on the way to Virginia Randolph Museum where guests can make a handmade holiday craft and enjoy museum tours of this iconic educator and her achievements. Information: 261-6898.

Walkerton Tavern
Enjoy musical sounds of the season as you mingle with tavern guests at Walkerton Tavern. This open house includes tours of the Tavern with craft activities and special music. Information: 261-6898.

The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen
A special ending to this day of holiday festivities is the annual tree lighting ceremony at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. Enjoy holiday music and a toasty bonfire as the celebration begins at 4:30pm. Information: 328-4491.

Meadow Farm Holiday Lantern Tours
Sun, Dec 7, 5:30-8pm at Meadow Farm Museum/Crump Park
Someone’s getting married! Costumed interpreters will guide guests through Meadow Farm for a special wedding. Learn traditions that surround the holiday season and why weddings occurred this time of year. Enjoy sights and sounds of 1860 and even participate in the wedding. Bring your own flashlight and sign in at the Orientation Center as guided group tours leave every 15 minutes from 5:30-8pm. Information: 501-2130.

Henrico Pops Chorus Holiday Concert
Tue, Dec 9, 7:30 pm, Henrico Theatre
Under the direction of Bobbie Moore, the chorus will perform seasonal classics and holiday favorites. Reservation information: 501-5859.

James River Parade of Lightsparade of lights
Sat, Dec 13, 4:30-8:30pm at Osborne Park and Boat Landing
Looking for a unique holiday event for the entire family? You won’t want to miss the James River Parade of Lights sponsored by the James River Advisory Council in cooperation with Henrico Recreation and Parks. Henrico County’s viewing celebration will take place at Osborne Park. Join us around the bonfire as we enjoy holiday music and activities to celebrate the magic of the season. Beginning at 3pm, the Toy Parade sponsored by the Battlefield Ruritans will precede the Parade of Lights. Entertainment begins at 4:30pm. For a pdf of more viewing sites click here. Concessions will be available for purchase. Information: 343-3506.

Eastern Henrico Holiday Extravaganza
Sun, Dec 14, 2:30-5pm
Join holiday celebrations at The Armour House and Dabbs House as we share in the experience of tradition and holidays past. Information: 343-3506.

The Armour House & Gardens
Enjoy decorations of the season and a holiday tree adorned with period ornaments as you tour The Armour House, circa 1917. Children’s craft activities, refreshments, and your favorite holiday songs presented by local school chorus groups are all a part of this rich holiday experience. Information: 343-3506.

Dabbs House Museum
Step back in time to discover how Christmas was celebrated 150 years ago! Tour historic Dabbs House and explore how General Lee celebrated Christmas. Time travelers can sample popular 1860’s holiday refreshments while children create a Civil War era Christmas ornament. Make connections between past and present holiday traditions while interacting with a Civil War Santa Claus and soldiers. Information: 652-3409.

Christmas with the Rinards
Fri, Dec 19, 7pm, $5, Henrico Theatre
You’ll hear beloved hymns, toe-tappin’ country songs, and holiday favorites – with a little bit of everything in between! Tickets can be purchased in person up to three weeks in advance. Information: 328- 4491.

A Classic Christmas with the KOS Band and Friends
Sat, Dec 20, 4pm & 7pm, $5, Henrico Theatre
Listen to your favorite Christmas music performed by the KOS Band and friends. These Christmas classics will span multiple genres from upbeat high energy renditions to tradition Christmas ballads. Tickets can be purchased in person up to three weeks in advance. Information: 328- 4491.