THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS COMES TO LIFE AS LEGENDARY SANTA AND SNOW QUEEN RETURN TO THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF RICHMOND BEGINNING FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29th
|The Children’s Museum of Richmond welcomes Legendary Santa and his beautiful Snow Queen to the museum’s central location beginning Friday, November 29 through Christmas Eve. Legendary Santa is sponsored by St. Mary’s for Kids.For generations, visits to Legendary Santa have delighted thousands of children and their families who want to continue a holiday tradition or start a new one by visiting the museum and having their picture taken with Legendary Santa.One of Richmond’s most beloved holiday traditions began decades ago at the old Miller and Rhoades department store and the legend continues at the Children’s Museum of Richmond’s Santa Land.Legendary Santa says, ” We’ve created many special memories over the years. That’s why I’m pleased to work with the Children’s Museum of Richmond, my permanent home when I’m not at the North Pole, to continue the Holiday tradition that is so special to the Richmond area.Children can also shop for family members at the Legendary Santa Fawn Shop, which is sponsored by Virginia 529. They can also ride the Polar Train and write their Christmas wishes in the Legendary Santa’s post office.Visits with Legendary Santa are free; picture packages are available and vary in price. Proceed from picture sales go to support the museum’s scholarship program that allows under-resourced children to visit the museum for free.
Legendary Santa leaves promptly at closing time so visits should be planned accordingly. Waiting times may exceed two hours.
Those wishing to avoid waiting in line may want to consider the museum’s Sunrise and Sunset with Legendary Santa as well as Tea with Santa. Sunset and Sunrise with Legendary Santa is a ticketed program which allows a limited number of families the opportunity to of seeing Santa come down the chimney and have their commemorative picture taken without waiting in a long line. Sunrise and Sunset tickets do not include museum admission and picture packages are sold separately. Tickets are $60 for up to six family members and must be purchased in advance beginning November 1st by visiting www.LegendarySanta.org or by calling 804-474-7009.
The Children’s Museum of Richmond’s Tea with Santa, Richmond’s long time holiday tradition has returned to its original location, the old Miller and Rhoads Tea Room, now the Hilton Garden Inn located at 501 East Broad Street, in downtown Richmond.
Generations have grown up with the experience of spending time with Santa and his lovely Snow Queen, frolicking with the singing elf, and enjoying seasonal treats including the famous Reindeer Cake, and listening to a holiday story read by the Jolly One himself. Tickets for Tea with Santa are available for purchase only in advance beginning November 1st at www.LegendarySanta.org.