November 25th – December 1st

fall kidsToday – December 31st

Block by Block: National Tour.  Children’s Museum Chesterfield location.  This exhibition features ten landmark skyscrapers from around the world and visitors can create their own architectural marvels with blocks.  Free with museum admission.

Today – Saturday, January 4th

Identity: An Exhibition of You.  Science Museum of Virginia.  Challenge your perception of personal identity. Discover the connection between our thoughts and relationships with our genes, brains and all things scientific! Included with exhibit admission, free for members.

Today – Sunday, January 5th

Outdoor Skating Rink.  Stony Point Fashion Park.  Bring the kids to Stony Point Fashion Park to skate, spin and glide. View  operating hours here.  Fee.

Today – Monday, January 20th

RVA on Ice.  The entrance, skate rental desk and the ticket box office are located near the entrance to Richmond CenterStage located at 600 East Grace Street, Richmond, VA 23219. All children MUST BE accompanied by an adult. Cash and all major credit cards are accepted. Call 804-592-3400 for more information.

Tuesday, November 26th

Celebrating Seasons.  10am-11am.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Preschool Programs.  Register online.  Fee.

Celebrating Seasons.  2pm-3pm.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Preschool Programs.  Register online.  Fee.

Friday, November 29th

Black Friday Fun.  8am-2pm.  Pump It Up – Both Locations.  Start off the day with jump-n-shop until 2:00 p.m., followed by family fun night starting at 5pm.  Fee.

Friday, November 29th- Saturday, November 30th

Cirque Dreams Holidaze.  Landmark Theatre.  Presented by Broadway In Richmond.  Experience gingerbread men flipping mid-air, toy soldiers marching on thin wires, snowmen daringly balancing, icemen powerfully sculpting, penguins spinning, puppets dancing and reindeer soaring high above a landscape of holiday wonderment. Visit the website for show times and ticket prices.

Friday, November 29th – Sunday, December 1st

36th Annual Model Railroad Show.  9:30am – 5pm.  Science Museum of Virginia.  Enjoy the most magical train layouts in Virginia. Tour the Museum’s RF&P Car ONE, check out the 1918 Bocock Streetcar and watch blacksmith demonstrations with Gerald Boggs. Saturday at 1 pm, see live link with scientists in the Aquarius underwater lab. Included with museum admission, free for members.

Friday, November 29th – December 15th

Ring Around the Rosy Holly Days Sale.  Oxbridge Square Shopping Center, 9939 Hull Street Rd.  Richmond, VA 23236.  At the intersection of Hull Street & Courthouse Rd. Next to Martin’s.  Shop for Holiday Wear, Winter Clothing, Toys, Books, DVD’s, Home Decor, Holiday Decor and gifts, coats, Women’s Clothing & Accessories, shoes, Infant Equipment & Supplies, Furniture and Much Much More!!!Now Accepting ALL Major Credit Cards.  (NO MINIMUM PURCHASE!)

Friday, November 29th – Tuesday, December 24th

Legendary Santa Opens.  The Children’s Museum – Central.  Visit Richmond’s Favorite Santa Claus.  A visit with Legendary Santa is free to the public.  There are also special ticketed programs like Sunrise, Sunset or Tea with Santa.

Friday, November 29th- Sunday, December 29th

’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.

Friday, November 29th – Monday, January 13th (Closed Dec. 24 & 25)

Dominion GardenFest of Lights.  Nightly, 5pm-10pm.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.   Featuring more than a half million lights, botanical decorations, trains, holiday dinners, family activities and more. This is a “rain or shine” event and is only closed for extreme inclement weather.  Fee.

Saturday, November 30th

A Charlie Brown Christmas Movie.  Tom Leonard’s Haybale Theater.  5:30pm.  Free.

Holiday Gifting: Make a Small Toolbox.  9am-Noon. Local Home Depot Stores. Have fun building a small toolbox for the holidays at this special holiday Kids Workshop!  FREE hands-on workshops designed for children ages 5 – 12 offered at all The Home Depot stores. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills, tool safety and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a FREE Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin and certificate of achievement while supplies last.  Register online.  Free.

Affairs of the Hearth.  10am-5pm.  Henricus Park.  Explore 17th-century cooking in the daily life of English soldiers, middle-class colonists and Virginia Indians. Demonstrations at the Virginia Indian site will feature the smoking of meat and making of harvest stew and corn cakes. Historical interpreters will demonstrate how soldiers made small rations.

Tree Lighting Celebration.  6pm.  Westchester Commons.  Along Main Street there will be wagon rides, caroling and light refreshments.  Free.

Sunday, December 1st

Open Studio Sundays.  Noon-4pm.  Virginia Museum of Fine Arts – Family Programs.  Enjoy “make-it, take-it” art activities inspired by objects from the VMFA collection.  Free.

Thomas & Friends™ are pulling into the station!  1pm-5pm.  Community Idea Station, 23 Sesame Street, North Chesterfield, VA.  An open house event where families can come in during the day to meet Thomas and enjoy many other activities.   Meet & Greet Times: 1:20-2:20 p.m., 2:40-3:30 p.m., and 4:00-5:00 p.m.  Overflow parking is being offered at Huguenot Park.  Free.

Welcome to Whoville: A Grinch Storytime.  2pm-4pm.  Chesterfield Barnes and Noble.  Don’t miss this Grinch-themed Storytime, featuring a reading of Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, fun activities, treats and more!  Free.

Hanukkah Storytime.  4pm-6pm.  Chesterfield Barnes and Noble.  Local author Elizabeth Thalhimer Smartt helps celebrate Hanukkah with great stories, a lighting of the menorah, fun activities and snacks! Free.