There are so many amazing Holiday Music, Plays and Performances – we had to create a special list for them all!
Fiddler on the Roof. The Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre (formerly the Empire). Visit the website for show times and fees. Through January 14th.
’Twas the Night Before Christmas. The Children’s Theatre at Willow Lawn. This charming Christmas musical is complete with a jolly Santa, reindeer on the roof, moonlight on the snow, Ma and Pa in their caps, and sugarplums dancing in the dreams of hopeful children. Visit the website for show times and fees. Through December 29th.
A Lug Nuts Christmas. Hanover Tavern. Visit the website for show times and fees. Through January 5th.
Friday, December 6th
Salzburg Marionette Theatre, The Magic Flute. 7:30pm. University of Richmond, Alice Jepson Theatre. Fee.
Richmond Symphony: Handel’s Messiah. 7:30pm. Richmond CenterStage. Fee.
Friday, December 6th – Saturday, December 7th
The Gift of The Magi. Ashland Firehouse Theatre. Friday, December 6th at 7pm and Saturday, December 7th at 4pm & 7pm. Join The Whistle Stop Theatre Company for a one-act production of The Gift of The Magi. Appropriate for ages 8+. Admission $5. Stay after the show for a holiday reception and carol sing along by Frederick D. Horn. Make your reservation at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saturday, December 7th – Sunday, December 22nd
The Nutcracker. Performed by The Concert Ballet of Virginia. Performances will be held at Benedictine college Prep, Monacan High School, and Atlee High School. Look in your Reach magazine for a special Free ticket offer. Fee.
Sunday, December 8th
Richmond Symphony Genworth Symphony Pops: Let it Snow! 3pm. Richmond CenterStage. Fee.
Monday, December 9th
Henrico Concert Band Holiday Concert. 7:30pm. Henrico Theatre, Highland Springs. Festive music for the entire family! Reservations are required at 501-5859. Free.
Tuesday, December 10th
Holiday Concert. 7pm. River Road United Methodist Church, 8800 River Road, Richmond. The Richmond Concert Band, Richmond’s oldest and largest community band, presents four Christmas concerts. All concerts are free, and handicapped accessible.
Wednesday, December 11th
Susan Greenbaum: Carols in the Library. 6pm- 7pm. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden – Education and Library Complex . Richmond’s favorite singer/songwriter Susan Greenbaum performs and you can sing along, too. Free with garden admission.
Thursday, December 12th – Sunday, December 22nd
Hello Dolly. Weinstein JCC, 5403 Monument Avenue, Richmond. . Visit the website for fees and show times.
Saturday, December 14th – Monday, December 23rd
Richmond Ballet’s Nutcracker. Carpenter Theatre at Richmond CenterStage. A beloved holiday tradition returns to Richmond, when Richmond Ballet presents Stoner Winslett’s full-length The Nutcracker. Heralded as “one of the country’s most perfect [Nutcracker productions]” by The New York Times, The Nutcracker will feature the company’s full roster of professionals, as well as 26 trainees and over 150 accomplished students from The School of Richmond Ballet. This grand Richmond tradition returns with live music by Richmond Symphony, with 13 performances in the grand Carpenter Theatre. Make your holiday season complete and share the fun of the Mouse King, the Chinese Dragon, the Russian Bear, and much, much more! Visit the website for fees and show times.
Sunday, December 15th
Holiday Concert. 4pm. Tabernacle Baptist Church, 1925 Grove Ave., Richmond. The Richmond Concert Band, Richmond’s oldest and largest community band, presents four Christmas concerts. All concerts are free, and handicapped accessible.
Tuesday, December 17th
Holiday Concert. 7pm. Greek Orthodox Cathedral, 30 Malvern Ave, Richmond. The Richmond Concert Band, Richmond’s oldest and largest community band, presents four Christmas concerts. All concerts are free, and handicapped accessible.
Henrico Pops Chorus Holiday Concert. 7:30pm. Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. A holiday concert for the entire family! Under the direction of Bobbie Moore, the chorus will perform many of your favorite “Holiday Traditions.” Reservations are required and can be made beginning November 4th at 804-501-5859. Free.
Wednesday, December 18th
Concert Ballet of Virginia Presents. 6pm-7pm. Deep Run Recreation Center. All ages. Registration of a paying adult is required. Come see the Concert Ballet of Virginia present dance and music selections from the “Nutcracker.” Young viewers will enjoy watching dancers perform in full ballet attire. The evening will conclude with refreshments and time to meet the dancers. A very special guest will also be on site to greet the children. Pre-register. Fee.
Saturday, December 21st
Center Season – A Christmas Carol. 11am and 1pm. Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. Theatre IV on Tour presents this adaptation of Dickens’ classic that is perhaps the best loved holiday story of all time. Recount as Scrooge comes face to face with ghosts and visions of his past, present and even his future. Join Scrooge in Christmas morning as he wakes up a changed man, thanking the spirits who helped him see the real truth about all life has to offer beyond wealth. Suitable for all ages. Fee.