Holiday lights in Richmond, Virginia

4 Holiday Events in Richmond, Virginia

Grab a cozy sweater and some hot chocolate—it’s time for holiday events in Richmond, Virginia! Of course, living in our upcoming 55+ community in Chesterfield County provides the perfect location to enjoy special events like these all year-round. Here are some of our favorites this holiday season.


Light up the Tracks Celebration

1. Light up the Tracks Celebration

Just twenty minutes north of Richmond is the charming town of Ashland, Virginia—host to one of our favorite annual holiday activities! Certainly, residents of our 55+ Chesterfield County community will love this Light up the Tracks Celebration. During this special event, the Downtown Ashland Association transforms the trackside historic district into a vintage Christmas village. Here, visitors can enjoy a mile-long light display and scheduled events including a gingerbread scavenger hunt, live music, and more. This cheerful event takes place November 6th, 2021 – January 1st, 2022.


Merriment at the Maymont

2. Holiday Merriment at Maymont

Maymont is decked out for the holidays, and now you can experience the Victorian holiday splendor. Holiday Merriment at Maymont includes workshops, audio tours, and guided tours through the spectacularly decorated Gilded Age home. For example, guests will marvel at a 12′ Christmas tree, evergreen decorations, and a beautifully set formal dining room table. The festivities take place November 30th, 2021 – January 2022 (Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day & New Year’s Day).


Tacky Lights Tour Richmond

3. Tacky Lights Tour

Looking for something over the top this holiday season? You’ll love the Tacky Lights Tour of Richmond! This fun tradition can be enjoyed from the comfort of your car, a shuttle, or a limousine. In addition you can even enjoy all of the lights on foot by joining the CarMax Tacky Lights 6k Run. View these displays December 1st – 30th, 2021 (Select Dates).


The Nutcracker

4. The Nutcracker

Finally, our holiday events in Richmond list concludes with The Nutcracker at Carpenter Theatre at the Dominion Energy Center. This holiday classic runs from December 11th – December 23rd, 2021, featuring iconic music played by the Richmond Symphony. Watching this cherished story unfold makes for a great date night or a memorable time for visiting friends and family!


TOA Neighbors

Holiday Events in Richmond are Just the Beginning!

When you live at a Traditions of America 55+ community, like our upcoming community near Richmond, Virginia, you can enjoy a full calendar of events year-round. In addition, there are always community events to share with friends and neighbors. Contact us today to learn more!