November 19th – 25th

There are lots of fun family events in November and plenty of holiday events too. Don’t miss our complete listing of holiday events, including:

And be sure and check out our complete November Monthly Calendar of events to help you plan ahead.

For the scoop on the plays and performances around town – including inexpensive movies, click here for Movies, Plays, and Performances.

For a list of Seasonal Kid Consignment Sale dates in November and December – click here.

To have an event posted on the Completely Kids events listing, send us an email.

Monday, November 19th

Girls Will Be Girls and Boys Will Be Boys (Parents of children birth-12 years).  6:30pm-8:30pm.  Delivered by Commonwealth Parenting.  Fee.

Tuesday, November 20th

Young @ Art: Magnificent Animals.  3pm-4pm. Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Kids Programs.  Fee.

Thursday, November 22nd

Thanksgiving Day. Happy Thanksgiving!

Friday, November 23rd

Legendary Santa Begins! 9am.  Children’s Museum – Central.  Museum Doors open 1 hour before Legendary Santa.  Please keep in mind that Legendary Santa must leave promptly at closing time so be sure to plan your trip accordingly as waiting times can exceed 2 hours.  Please note that museum hours differ from Legendary Santa – view the hours of operation for CMoR Central here.

Drop the Kids and Shop9am-noon. All 3 Richmond-area Romp n’ Roll locations invite children ages 2-5 years to come in for play, crafts, and fun. Enjoy some shopping, decorating, or just resting while the kids have fun.

Friday, November 23rd – Sunday, November 25th

35th Annual Model Railroad Show.  9:30am to 5:00pm.  Science Museum of Virginia.  Enjoy the most magical train layouts inVirginia. Learn to build your own train layout and enjoy a brand new IMAX® film on what else – Trains!!!! Tour the Museum’s RF&P Car ONE, watch blacksmith Gerald Boggs create items from railroad spikes and play Railroad Jeopardy! The Model Railroad Show is included with exhibit admission. Films in the IMAX®DOME are $9 or $5 for members.

Friday, November 23rd – Monday, January 7th (Closed Dec. 24 & 25)

GardenFest of Lights.  Nightly, 5pm-10pm.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.  One of Richmond’s most popular family holiday events.Holiday tradition features more than a half million lights, botanical decorations, trains, holiday dinners, family activities and more. Activities for families and children include Merry Mondays every Monday evening from 5pm-8pm throughout GardenFest, featuring story time with the Garden Keeper, s’mores at the warming fire, and Santa sightings in the Conservatory.  Fee.

Friday, November 23rd – January 31st

RVA on Ice4pm-10pm.  6th and Broad Strret.  Grand Opening of ice skating rick next to CenterStage.  Open through January 31st (weather permitting).  Visit the website for rink times and hours.  Fee.

Saturday, November 24th

Moonbounce Mania.  CMoR Chesterfield.  Bounce the day away with multiple moonbounce stations around the museum!  Free with museum admission.

Williamsburg Virginia Tree Lighting event at 9 pm.

Sweet Spot in Short Pump Book Signing. 1-4pm. They are hosting a book signing for UVA graduate and children’s book author, Kristen Stiff. She is introducing and selling her book, Lulu, The Cocker Spaniel.

Sunday, November 25th

Caring Santa at Virginia Center Commons. 6pm-8pm. Children with special needs are welcomed into a calm photo environment designed to suport their sensory, physical and developmental needs. Visit the website for more information.