Lights and Lyrics of the Holidays in Richmond

Richmond Region Holiday Lights
Richmond Region Holiday Lights
Richmond Region Tourism
401 North 3rd Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Region Central Virginia
Locality Richmond City
Phone: (804) 783-7409

Day One

Agecroft Hall

Visit this Tudor home built in Lancashire, England in the late 15th century. Set amid gardens, this country manor house is lovingly decorated for the holiday season and contains an extensive assortment of Tudor and early Stuart art and furniture pieces.

Virginia House

Here you get to make a gingerbread house with an afternoon tea service and house tour to follow.


Known for its variety of one-of-a-kind shops, boutiques and food stores, Carytown is the perfect place to find that gift you've been looking for.

Virginia State Capitol

Designed by Thomas Jefferson, stop by and see how the Commonwealth shows off its Capitol during the holidays.

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

On display from late November to early January, GardenFest of Lights features more than a half-million holiday lights arranged in botanical themes.

Optional Activity

Before the return to your hotel, enjoy a drive through downtown Richmond neighborhoods and take in all the ornate decorations. Stop for a stroll through the James Center with its thousands of white lights and hundreds of lighted reindeer.

Day Two


Enjoy dazzling tours of the Maymont mansion, lavishly decorated with Victorian Christmas décor, and experience old-fashioned Christmas festivities.

Jefferson Hotel

The Jefferson's beautiful decorations, giant gingerbread house and magnificent tree will put anybody in a holiday spirit.

Richmond Region Tacky Light Tours

For your evening entertainment, take the beloved Richmond Tacky Lights Tour. Mapped routes are available each year that feature the most outlandishly decorated houses in the Region. This is one ride that won't soon be forgotten!

Court End Christmas - The Valentine Richmond History Center, Museum & White House of the Confederacy, John Marshall House & Gardens and St. John's Church host musical performances, carriage rides and more.

Bizarre Bazarr's Christmas Collection - Richmond's largest gift show features gourmet foods, crafts and much more.

The Nutcracker Ballet - The Richmond Ballet invites families to join Clara on her journey through a holiday dream at The Carpenter Center at Richmond CenterStage.

Swift Creek Mill Theatre offers dinner and theatre in a restored 1630s gristmill, believed to be the oldest gristmill in the nation.

James River Parade of Lights - Decorated boats parade the waterway on the James River every year.

Last Updated: 6/3/2014 3:58 PM