RICHMOND: Legendary Santa arrives to The Children’s Museum of Richmond Friday November 25th at 9 am through Saturday, December 24th at 2pm. Entrance to Legendary Santa is FREE and professional photographs can be purchased. All photo proceeds support the operation of museum programs such as Legendary Santa, the Central Book Bank and CMOR’s Scholarship Fund. To visit the museum, separate admission is required - $9 per person for adults and children over one year.
Families can also skip the lines to see Santa with Sunrise or Sunset with Santa, an advance ticket program with the opportunity to experience the magic of Legendary Santa, including watching Santa come down the chimney, without waiting in the public line. Tickets are $60 and photo packages are not included in the ticket price but may be purchased during the visit. While waiting to see Santa families can visit the Genworth Foundation Holiday Village, located across from Santa Land, this exhibit invites guests to explore the cultural symbols, family traditions and customs of six holidays (Diwali, Eid, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Lunar New Year, and Christmas) celebrated around the world. The Genworth Foundation Holiday Village is open through January 1st and is FREE of charge. For more information visit http://www.c-mor.org/legendary-santa or call Santa’s hotline at 804-474-7009.
39th Annual Model Railroad Show
Friday November 25 – Sunday November 27 at the Science Museum of Virginia, featuring trackless train rides on the Teddy Bear Express, tours of vintage train cars and gigantic model train displays. Families can also see model train layouts, scaled locomotives and intricate landscapes and miniature cities. In addition to trains, the show also showcases blacksmiths, Clydesdale horses and hands on activities. The Model Railroad Show is included with exhibit admission, tickets are $14 with $1 discounts for ages 4-12 and 60 plus. For more information visit www.smv.org or call 804-864-1400.