Dominion Gardenfest of Lights at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, “East Meets West” opens Friday, November 23rd – January 7th, 5-10pm, www.lewisginter.org or 804-262-9887.
The Giving Heart Community Thanksgiving Feast, Thursday, November 22, 11am-2pm, The Greater Richmond Convention Center, free admission and parking at 3rd & Marshall Street Parking Deck, www.thegivingheart.org.
Legendary Santa at The Children’s Museum of Richmond, Friday, November 23rd – Christmas Eve, December 24th, Santa’s Hotline 804-474-7009 or www.c-mor.org.
35th Annual Model Railroad Show at The Science Museum of Virginia, Friday, November 23rd – Sunday, November 25th, IMAX Dome Rocky Mountain Express & The Polar Express, www.smv.org or 804-864-1400.
Farm Bureau Winter Park at RVA On Ice, Friday, November 23rd – January 31, Downtown between 6th & 7th Streets at Richmond CenterStage, Regular hours, Wednesday – Friday, 4-10pm, Saturdays 10am-10pm, Sundays 10am -6pm, Mondays & Tuesdays reserved for private bookings, birthday parties, www.RVAOnIce.net or 804-592-3330.
“Shop at the Top” Big Brothers Big Sisters Fundraiser, take the hassle out of Black Friday, park at South River Compounding Pharmacy, corner of Gaskins Road & Mayland Court and shuttle service will take you to and from Shot Pump Towne Center, or shop at the Cottage Market, local craftsmen, artisans and culinary artists on-site, raffle prizes throughout the day & gift wrapping, benefits Big Bros Big Sis, www.bigbrobigsis.com or 804-261-4940.
Multi-Grammy award Winner Michael Bolton, Monday, November 25th, in Emporia at The Meherrin River Arts Council Concert Series, www.mrac-arts.com.
5th annual FREE Community Thanksgiving Dinner, Thursday, November 22, noon-3pm at First Baptist Church, 800 Thompson Street, Ashland, 804-746-5983.
Christmas Town A Busch Gardens Celebration, Holiday Traditions, dazzling shows & one-of-a-kind gift ideas, opens Friday, November 23 – Monday, December 31st,
Victorian Holidays at Maymont: Maymont Mansion Holiday Tours through January 6, 2013, 12-5pm; Wreath Workshops, November 27, 28 & 29; Deck The Halls Workshop, Saturday, December 1, 9am-11am & 12-2pm at Stone Barn; Old-Fashioned Christmas, Sunday, December 2nd, 12-5pm, Maymont Mansion & Carriage House Lawn; Maymont By Moonlight, Fridays December 7th & 14th, 5:30-9:30pm, Maymont Hampton Street Entrance, www.maymont.org/holidays or 804-358-7166.
Thanksgiving Weekend at VMFA, open Thanksgiving Day & VMFA After Dark, Virginia Music of Fine Arts, an evening of music, cocktails, and tours, Friday, November 23, 6-9pm, 200 North Boulevard, www.vmfa.museum or 804-340-1400.
The Board of Directors of the Mary Cater Beacon House For Elderly & Handicapped Adults, Inc., “An Evening Of Elegance” Sunday, November 25th, 3pm, at The Union Train Station, 103 River Street, Petersburg, 804-861-1890.
Events Friday, November 30
28th annual Grand Illumination of The James Center,10th & East Cary Streets, 6-7pm, 804-344-3232.
Main Street Station Holiday Open House & Rock Around the Clock, 5-9pm, 1500 east Main Street, Free, 804-646-5633.
Free Canal Boat Rides, 14th & Dock streets, 6-9pm, 804-788-6466.