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A LIST: Antoinette’s holiday weekend events

Posted at 4:25 PM, Nov 28, 2012
and last updated 2012-11-30 14:25:15-05

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The Grand Illumination at The James Center Downtown, entertainment start 5:30pm, Santa counting down at 6pm.  Live entertainment continues until 8pm.

2012 Dominion Christmas Parade from the Science Museum of Virginia, Saturday, December 1st, 10am – noon, heads East down Broad Street, ending at 7th Street near the Coliseum, watch it live on CBS 6 or streaming Live on WTVR.Com, Rebroadcast on CBS 6 Tuesday, December 25, 5-7am.

Other Parades “The North Pole Experience”, The Petersburg Christmas Parade, 3pm on South Crater Road near The Water Tower & travels to Pine Hill PLaza. Sunday, 14th Annual Mechanicsville Parade at 3pm, from Hanover Green Drive, down to Atlee Road to the Windmill on Mechanicsville Turnpike.

Victorian Holidays at Maymont: Old-Fashioned Christmas, Sunday, December 2, 12-5pm, Maymont Mansion & Carriage House Lawn, Carriage rides, music, food, games, special activities and visits with St. Nick, the Fairy Godmother and the Pocket Lady, $5. St. Nick’s Holiday Party, Sunday, December 2, 3-4pm, Garden Hall, $15. Maymont By Moonlight, Fridays, December 7 & 14, 5:30-9:30pm, Maymont’s Hampton Street Entrance $25, $20 members. Maymont’s Candlelight Mansion Tours, Tuesday, December 11, 5-7pm, Maymont Mansion, details –, 804-3587166, 310.

The 37th Annual Bizarre Bazaar Christmas Collection, Thursday- Saturday, December 1, 10am-7pm, Sunday, December 2, 10am-5pm, Richmond Raceway Complex, 600 East Laburnum Avenue, adults $7, children 2-12 $1.50, Early-Bird Shopping Stroller-Free, 8-10am Thursday & Friday, $12.50, or 804-673-7015.

Genworth Symphony Pops “Let It Snow” , Saturday, December 1, 8pm, Sunday, December 2, 3pm, Richmond CenterStage, featuring the Richmond Symphony Chorus, City Singers Children’s Choir and Susan Greenbaum. Other concerts: Handel’s Messiah, Saturday, December 8, 7pm, Richmond CenterStage; Messiah Sing-A-Long, Sunday, December 9, 4pm at Goochland High School,

City Of Petersburg, Centre Hill Museum’s Holiday Open House, Revolutionary War Novels & a Classic Holiday Tale, December 1 & 2, “Scrooge” performed at 3pm, Centre hours 10am-5pm, 1 Centre Hill Avenue, or 804-733-2401. 

Callista & Newt Gingrich book signing “”Land of the Pilgrims’ Pride”, Friday, November 30, 7pm, Barnes & Noble, 11500 Midlothian Turnpike, 804-794-6640.

Prom Bring It Grand Opening Fundraiser, Saturday, December 1, 3pm -6pm, 8602 Staples Mill, Henrico, 804-266-3747.

The Virginians Barbershop Chorus, “Wishing You A Merry Christmas”, Saturday, December 1st, 7:30pm, & Sunday, December 2nd, 2:30pm, with the Greater Richmond Chorus, Scottish Rite Auditorium, 4204 Hermitage Road, tickets $20 adults, $17 seniors, or 866-827-4647.

Saturday Soul Social, An Acoustic Soul event featuring John Michael, hosted by Jarrard Anthony & DJ R. Simms, Saturday, December 1, 7-10pm, Addis Ethiopian, 9 North 17th Street, Shockoe Bottom,

Farm Bureau Winter Park At RVA On Ice, 6th & 7th Streets on East Broad street, opens Wednesdays – Fridays 4 -10pm, Saturdays, 10am -10pm, Sundays, 10am – 6pm, through January 31, 2013, or call  804-592-3401.

Recapture the Memory Musical Tribute, featuring local recording vocalist and musicians, Tina Turner, Aretha, Celine, AL Green, James Brown, Stevie Wonder tributes, Sunday, December 2, 3 & 7pm, The Henrico Theater, 305 East Ladies Mile Road, Highland Springs, tickets $20, 804-687-6166 or

Jazz Nativity, Gayton Baptist Church, November 30, 7pm, December 1 & 2, 4 & 7pm, 13501 North Gayton Road, Henrico,, 804-360-2801

Legendary Santa at the Children’s Museum of Richmond, through Christmas Eve, or call Santa’s Hotline 804-474-7009.

 Dominion Gardenfest of Lights at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 5 -10pm nightly through January 7th, or 804-262-9887.

 35th Annual Meherrin River Arts Council Concert Series, the Time Jumpers featuring Vince Gill – February 9, 2013; Perpetuum Jazzile – March 9, 2012; Herman’s Hermits starring Peter Noone – April 12, 2013 and Amy Grant May 4, 2012, performances at Emporia Greensville Performing Arts Center, Emporia, Va., or 434-634-6001.

Christmas Town A Busch Gardens Celebration, Holiday Traditions, dazzling shows & one-of-a-kind gift ideas, opens Friday, November 23 – Monday, December 31st,

Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Christmas The Musical! Through Sunday, December 2, Richmond’s Landmark Theater, 600 East Grace Street,, or 800-514-ETIX (3849).

Future Events: Executive Mansion Tree Lighting – Friday, December 7, Holiday Tour Dates & Hours: December 4, 5, 6, 11, 13, 18, 19, 20 10am – noon & 2-4pm.  Holiday Open House Days: December 12,11am-3pm & 14th, 11am -2pm,

The Richmond Divas Re-unite featuring Desiree Roots, Wednesday, December 12, 7pm, at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Road,

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