Looking for something fun to do this weekend in Richmond? Here’s our list of the top free and cheap events, discounts, and deals to have fun around Richmond this weekend.
These are things to do this weekend in Richmond that won’t cost you your whole week’s paycheck.
Besides some of the highlighted events listed here, check out posts highlighting museums and historical sites. If you are looking to keep the kids busy and entertained, clothed or fed on a budget this weekend, peruse the Fun With Kids category for leads. Check out the list of the Top FREE Things to Do in Richmond for more good ideas of possibilities. If you are looking to make the weekend special be sure to check out our ideas for a cheap date including viewing Richmond’s FREE outdoor murals.
Some events may require advance registration, and some deals may end before the event occurs, so plan early. But if this list feels a bit short check out these “must do’s.”
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⭐️ Fri. Dec. 4, 2020 at 5pm – RVA ILLUMINATES – VIRTUAL EVENT
⭐️ Fri. Dec. 4, 2020 from 6-8PM – Holiday Lights on the Riverfront, is a FREE and NEW holiday display of lights organized by Venture Richmond, be there when the lights switch on at Brown’s Island. Enjoy vendors Espresso-A-Go-Go and Curbside Creations and family entertainer Jonathan the Juggler on Brown’s Island or take a festive stroll along the Canal Walk to the Turning Basin. Presented by Venture Richmond. Please practice safe social distancing. Parking is available at the American Civil War Museum ($), Belle Isle parking lot, and on-street parking along 2nd and 5th Streets.
⭐️ Dominion Energy Gardenfest of Lights at Ginter Botanical Garden runs nightly through January
Friday, December 4, 2020
🔔 SAT. Dec. 5-10 AM – 12 PM-37th Annual Dominion Energy Christmas Parade TELEVISED Special
🌲 Fri. (12/4) 3-6pm & Sat. (12/5) 9:00am-2pm (or until sold out!) Fox Elementary PTA Christmas Tree and Wreath Sale – 2300 Hanover Ave., Richmond, VA
🎄 Busch Gardens Christmas Celebration limited-capacity event on select dates from now through Jan. 3.
⭐️Sat. Dec. 5, 2020 from 11 AM– 4 PM Carytown Open Air Christmas Market, 2810 W Cary St, Richmond, VA 23221
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Saturday, December 5, 2020
⭐️ Whether visiting Legendary Santa, taking weekday classes or dropping in during a rainy day to play and explore, the Children’s Museum of Richmond offers enriching experiences for families and children. Find out about Places to take photos with Santa in the Richmond area
Sunday, December 6, 2020
🎄 Sun., Dec AT 12 PM EST – 4 PM –Winter Wander event at The Valentine museum (1015 E Clay St. Richmond, VA)
⭐️ Richmond Triangle Players (Robert B. Moss Theatre, 1300 Altamont Avenue, in Scott’s Addition, Richmond, Virginia) presents The Santa Closet by Jeffrey Solomon – onstage and streaming through December 19, 2020. In this hilarious and at times touching one-person show Little Gary’s gender-atypical gift request, sent to the North Pole, is denied. A series of subsequent heart-felt letters from the child nudge Santa Claus out of the closet and right into the center of a heated culture war.
Want to see more than just this weekend’s events? You can view any date on our Richmond events calendar. Learn about more food and drink deals in Richmond and as well as events at eating establishments. And don’t forget to check our current restaurant deals category, as well as the list of the Top FREE Things to Do in Richmond for more good ideas. Sign up for deals through Goldstar to learn about discounted events and shows in Richmond and nearby areas.
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Thankfully, Richmond has lots of free events and affordable entertainment so you never have to be bored or broke! You’re bound to find something fun to do.