You know and love it – it’s Church Hill, one of the most charming, historic neighborhoods in the city, and once again this year residents will open their doors and welcome in visitors for the 2013 Church Hill Holiday House Tourand Holiday Festival. From noon until 5 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 8, get a peek inside restored homes dating from the mid-19th to the turn of the century, all decked out in festive fashion for the holidays.
Last year we had what is known in the hashtag world as a #Santafail. One day my son and niece will look back at this precious, albeit creepy photo and laugh. Or they’ll blame us for years of therapy. If your little ones are haunted by Christmas activities past and you’re sweating big crowds at RVA’s well-known holiday events, then check out these laid-back alternatives.
Details: The Riddick's have moved from 6307 Millhiser Ave. and they brought their light display with them. They are now located in the Raintree subdivision. They will have a dancing light show with music, blowups, the manger scene, deer and much more.
The holiday saying remains true, it is always better to give than receive and this year during the holiday season it’s not only easier to give back to charities, foundations and other organizations; but it’s fun! Listed below are entertaining events and ways to give what could be the greatest gift given all season for someone in need.
“It’s a Jordan Christmas!” as Tracy Jordon of “30 Rock” might say. Actually, it’s not – it’s a Maymont Christmas! The Victorian estate that Richmonders know and love will once again feature a full slate of events and activities for the season of Noel.
With Turkey Day falling late this year, the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas will flash by faster than marshmallows dissolve in boiling-hot chocolate. So you better enjoy your holly-jolly while it lasts.
Known as “The Christmas House,” Frank Hudak’s display takes four miles of wiring. The twinkling and blinking is achieved via miniature variable computer circuits. This year, visitors will find 65,000 lights in the display for a total of over 40,000 watts.
I know, I know - everyone gets upset about Virginia ABC doing (and advertising) steep discounts on booze for its now third-ever Black Friday sale since restaurants cannot advertise booze at all, but then we all get discounted booze, so we get over it.
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