November 23rd – 29th

kid in leavesToday – Sunday, November 29th

Disney’s Mary Poppins.  The Robins Theatre at The Steward School.  Performed by Character Works.  One of the most popular Disney movies of all time is capturing hearts in a whole new way: as a practically perfect musical! Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s MARY POPPINS delighted Broadway audiences for over 2,500 performances and received nominations for nine Olivier and seven TONY Awards, including Best Musical.  Fee.

Today – January 2nd

Illuminate Light Show & Santa’s Village.  Nightly 5:30pm – 10:00pm.   The Meadow Event Park in Doswell, Virginia.   The light show consists of hundreds of thousands of LED lights synchronized to music from your car radio, and features an 80-foot tunnel of lights, 50-foot Christmas trees, dancing snowmen, singing trees and Santas and festive decorations.  At the conclusion of the drive, guests can visit Santa’s Village, which will include opportunities for photos with Santa, children’s activities and holiday treats for purchase.  Fee.

Monday, November 23rd

Music & Movement Mondays.  Children’s Museum of Richmond – All Locations.  Activity times vary by location.  Kids can take part in an activity that focuses on music and movement every Monday!  Free with museum admission.

Itsy Bitsy Artists.  10am. Cartwheels and Coffee, Carytown.  Explore your creative side with Miss Lisa.  FREE with admission.

Tuesday, November 24th

Tinker Tuesdays.  Children’s Museum of Richmond – All Locations.  Activity times vary by location.  Kids can take part in an fun Math or Science project every Tuesday!  Free with museum admission.

Time to Sing. 10am. Cartwheels and Coffee, Carytown.  You and your little ones will enjoy singing, dancing, and making music together. Kids will use simple instruments and movements to learn new songs as well as sing along with their favorites. FREE with admission.

Weekly Storytime.  11am.  Pottery Barn Kids, Short Pump Mall.  Kids can enjoy some of their favorite books read aloud.

Children’s Storytime. 11am. Barnes and Noble Chesterfield. Every Tuesday and Thursday at 11:00 am. Free.

Family Jump Night.  6pm-8pm.  Pump It Up, 9555 Kings Charter Drive, Suite I, Ashland , VA.  Come play on the giant, soft, fun-filled interactive inflatables during Family Jump Time, then enjoy a pizza dinner together! Pizzas and 2-liter drinks can be ordered at check-in, and food will be available later in the playtime. Check the calendar for any schedule changes. Fee.

Wednesday, November 25th

Art Workshop Wednesday.   Children’s Museum of Richmond – All Locations.  Activity times vary by location.  Kids can head to the Art Studio for an instructor-led art activity every Wednesday!  Free with museum admission.

Move with Me. 10am. Cartwheels and Coffee, Carytown.  Clap your hands, stomp your feet, move your bodies to the beat! Miss Sarah Ruppel, of the Richmond Ballet, leads a creative and energetic movement time for your little dancers every Wednesday at 10. Free with admission.

Story Time.  11am.  bbgb tales for kids, 3003 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23221.  A local children’s bookstore in Carytown with story time every Wednesday at 11am.

Thursday, November 26th
          Happy Thanksgiving!
Friday, November 27th

Black Friday Jump-N-Shop Drop Off.  8am-2pm.  Pump It Up, 9555 Kings Charter Drive, Suite I, Ashland , VA.  Want to get a jump on holiday shopping? Bring the kids to us and make everyone happy! Drop off and pick up when it works for you between these times. Activities, playtime and organized games, pizza lunch and supervision all included. 4-12 years old. Nov 27, 2015.  Pre-sale thru 11/22 – $5 off – only $20 per child.  Regular sale 11/23-11/25 – only $25 per child.  At the door 11/27 (if space avail) – $30 per child.

Fit Fridays.  Children’s Museum of Richmond – All Locations.  Activity times vary by location.  Kids can take part in an activity that focuses on getting fit every Friday!  Free with museum admission.

Storytime. 10am. Cartwheels & Coffee, Carytown.  Sponsored by bbgb tales for kids and lead by Miss Hannah, story time will take you to far away lands, introduce you to new friends with all sorts of interesting creatures, and allow you to discover a world of imagination inside your favorite books!   Free with admission.

Thanksgiving Family Fun Night.  5pm -8pm.  Pump It Up, 9555 Kings Charter Drive, Suite I, Ashland , VA. Family in town, lots of kids to entertain, need to burn off some of that wonderful Thanksgiving dinner? Bring the family out for a night of activities, dinner and fun! Pizza Dinner available at additional cost.  Fee.

Friday, November 27th – Sunday, November 29th

Free Skating Weekend.   Friday – Saturday hours are 11 am to 7 pm and Sunday 12 noon to 6 pm.  Stony Point Fashion Park Ice Rick.  Kick-off the holiday weekend and enjoy free skating.   Complimentary sessions begin every hour on the hour. Each one hour session consist of 45 minutes of skating with 15 minutes in-between sessions to condition the surface.  Free.

TORUK – The First Flight.  Cirque du Soleil’s new touring show inspired by James Cameron’s AVATAR.  Richmond Colesium.  Fee.

38th Annual Model Railroad Show.  9:30am to 5:00pm.  Science Museum of Virginia.  enjoy unique and traditional model train displays from across the state. Prance with Clydesdales, see healthy holiday cooking demonstrations and take a ride on the Teddy Bear Train! Learn how trains work, conduct experiments, check out special demonstrations and enjoy a holiday weekend filled with fun for the whole family.  Fee.

Friday, November 27th – Jan. 11, 2016. (Closed Dec. 24 & 25)

Dominion GardenFest of Lights H2Whoa!  Nightly 5pm–10pm.  Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens.  Dominion GardenFest of Lights is a holiday tradition featuring more than a half million lights, botanical decorations, trains, holiday activities & more.  The first illumination will be 5pm-10pm on the 27th.  Fee.

Saturday, November 28th

Friendship, Trade & Feast at Henricus. 10am – 5pm.  Henricus Historical Park, 251 Henricus Park Rd, Chester, VA 23836.  Join the English and Virginia Indian historical interpreters at Henricus for the autumn harvest feasts and fun common to all people in 17th-century Virginia. Visitors will have a chance to be immersed in the cooking, games, songs, and dances that were common to the homes in 1611-1622 Virginia. This event will further interpret the history of the first “Thanksgiving” in English America – the one which happened in 1619 in Virginia! Fee.