Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden to present GardenFest of Lights through Jan. 13
November 29 2013 - Featuring more than half-a-million twinkling lights, model trains, family activities and more, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., $7 to $11
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will present the Dominion GardenFest of Lights nightly from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Nov. 29 to Jan. 13 (closed Dec. 24-25). This holiday tradition features more than half-a-million twinkling lights, hand-crafted botanical decorations, model trains, holiday dinners, family activities and more. This year’s theme is A Natural Love Affair. Admission is $11 for adults, $10 for seniors, $7 for children ages 3-12 and free for children under age three.
CACGA’s holiday decorated tree exhibit ‘Illumina’ on display through Jan. 3
December 02 2013 - Each tree has its own special theme from trains to musicology 101, 5 p.m., Free
“Illumina,” a holiday decorated tree display, will begin at 5 p.m. at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd. Curator Yvonne Hopkins will present a beautiful bounty of Christmas trees, each with its own special theme from trains to musicology 101. Santa and his elves will be on site for visits with children. Illumina continues through Jan. 3. Admission is free. For details, call 261-ARTS or visit http://www.artsglenallen.com
West End Assembly of God presents ‘Glorious Christmas Nights’ Dec. 4-15
December 04 2013 - 'A Storybook Christmas', Times vary, $18
West End Assembly of God, 401 N. Parham Rd., will present “Glorious Christmas Nights: A Storybook Christmas” Dec. 4-15. This charming musical spectacle will illustrate a storybook of family values and spiritual truths to challenge and touch everyone. Glorious Christmas Nights is now in its 30th year. Tickets are $18. For a complete performance schedule and to purchase tickets, visit http://www.gloriouschristmasnights.com
The Bizarre Bazaar to present its 38th Christmas Collection Dec. 5-8
December 05 2013 - Richmond Raceway Complex, 10 a.m., $1.50 to $7
The Bizarre Bazaar will present its 38th Christmas Collection from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 5-7 and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Richmond Raceway Complex, 600 E. Laburnum Ave. The holiday marketplace will feature 500 juried exclusive exhibitors and more than 100 new exhibitors only seen at The Bizarre Bazaar. Admission is $7 for adults and $1.50 for children 2-12. Parking is free. For details, call 673-6280 or visit http://www.thebizarrebazaar.com
The 2003 film ‘Elf’ to play at Henrico Theatre Dec. 6-7
December 06 2013 - Both evening performances will include seasonal singing and dancing, pre-movie fun, Times vary, $1
The 2003 film “Elf” will play at 7 p.m. Dec. 6 and at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 7 at Henrico Theatre, 305 E. Nine Mile Rd. Tickets are $1 and can be purchased at the door. Both evening performances will include seasonal singing and dancing (a la the Rockettes) and pre-movie fun. For details, call 328-4491 or 501-5859 or visit http://www.henricorecandparks.com
Gayton Baptist Church to present its sixth annual Jazz Nativity Dec. 6-8
December 06 2013 - Featuring David Esleck and gourmet coffee and desserts from Starbucks, Times vary, $8 to $12
Gayton Baptist Church, 13501 Gayton Rd., will present its sixth annual Jazz Nativity featuring David Esleck at 7 p.m. Dec. 6 and at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 7-8. Enjoy jazz music inspired by the Christmas season. Gourmet coffee and desserts will be available from Starbucks. Proceeds from Jazz Nativity will benefit Feed My Starving Children. Reserved tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for kids 11 and younger and are available online at http://www.gaytonchurch.org
Innsbrook’s holiday craft market ‘Innsbazaar’ to feature local crafters, artisans
December 06 2013 - The Innsbazaar is open to the public and free to attend, 11 a.m., Free
Crafters and artisans will be at Innsbrook’s holiday craft market Innsbazaar from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 4501 Highwoods Pkwy. During lunchtime, browse through the array of potential gifts and enjoy food prepared and sold on site by The Grapevine. The Innsbazaar is open to the public and free to attend. For details, visit http://www.innsbrook.com
UR’s Modlin Center for the Arts to present the Salzburg Marionette Theatre
December 06 2013 - They will perform Mozart’s 'The Magic Flute', 7:30 p.m., $11 to $22
The Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond will present the Salzburg Marionette Theatre at 7:30 p.m. in Alice Jepson Theatre. They will perform Mozart’s “The Magic Flute.” Tickets are $11 to $22. For details, call 289-8980 or visit http://www.modlin.richmond.edu
Shady Grove Coffeehouse continues its 13th season at UUCC
December 07 2013 - Featuring Karen Trump, Jackie Frost and Robin Payne, 8 p.m., $12 to $15
The Shady Grove Coffeehouse at the Unitarian Universalist Community Church, 11105 Cauthorne Rd., continues its 13th season with Richmond favorites Karen Trump and Jackie Frost and up-and-coming Richmond guitarist Robin Payne at 8 p.m. Admission is $12 in advance, $15 at the door and free for children 12 and under; teens are admitted at half-price. Net proceeds benefit UUCC. For details, call 323-4288 or visit http://www.shadygrovecoffeehouse.com
Tuckahoe Library to screen short film ‘Virginians at War: Pearl Harbor’
December 07 2013 - Presented by Jon Hatfield, executive director of the Virginia War Memorial, 2 p.m.,
Jon Hatfield, executive director of the Virginia War Memorial, will present the short film “Virginians at War: Pearl Harbor,” and an overview of the War Memorial, at 2 p.m. at Tuckahoe Library, 1901 Starling Dr. Sponsored by Friends of the Tuckahoe Library. Adults and high school students welcome. For details, call 290-9100 or visit http://www.henricolibrary.org
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