Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Richmond’s beloved Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden sparkles even brighter during the holidays. Each November through January, the garden puts on an elaborate display called Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights. This holiday tradition features more than half a million dazzling lights, botanic decorations, interactive displays, model train exhibits, and more. Families and friend groups adore strolling through the illuminations after dark. Grab a warm beverage and soak in the splendor. The GardenFest of Lights feels like a scene straight out of a Hallmark holiday movie. Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden lights up each evening from 5-10 PM between Thanksgiving and early January. To travel in comfort with your group, rent a party bus from Richmond Party Bus Company. We’ll pick you up and drop you off right at the garden entrance. After your holiday lighting tour, we’ll be waiting to take you to your next destination.

Address: 1800 Lakeside Ave, Richmond, VA 23228

Phone: (804) 262-9887

Virginia Repertory Theatre

The performing arts are a treasured part of Richmond’s culture. For professional theater with a festive spin, check out the holiday productions at the Virginia Repertory Theatre. Virginia Rep puts on joyous seasonal plays and musicals guaranteed to entertain. Some past shows include A Christmas Carol, Elf the Musical, The Santaland Diaries, and more. These heartwarming shows are perfect for a night out with family, friends, or coworkers.

Address: 6 N Laurel St, Richmond, VA 23220

Phone: (804) 282-2620

Celebrate the Season with Holiday Cheer at The Jefferson

For an elegant holiday experience, book a group outing to the magnificent Jefferson Hotel. This historic Richmond landmark dazzles during the Christmas season. The luxurious lobby boasts massive Christmas trees, miles of garland and lights, and elaborate botanical arrangements. Seasonal teas, brunches, and holiday meals make it a lovely destination for celebrating with loved ones.

Address: 101 W Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23220

Phone: (804) 649-4612

Science Museum of Virginia

All aboard for holiday magic at the Science Museum of Virginia! Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, the museum puts up its delightful Trains Over the Holidays exhibit. Wander through an extensive display of model trains zipping along festive miniature landscapes. This kid-friendly tradition delights visitors of all ages. After viewing the model trains, explore the museum’s many interactive science exhibits. There are four floors of fun to keep your group entertained for hours. Traveling by Richmond Party Bus Company charter bus allows easy transportation for your school group, youth organization, or extended family. Simply contact us to book your bus transportation. We’ll take care of the rest!

Address: 2500 W Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220

Phone: (804) 864-1400

Take a Twilight Riverboat Ride

For gorgeous views of Richmond’s holiday lights, book your group on a twilight riverboat ride along the James River. Richmond’s three riverboat companies offer special holiday cruises during November and December. You’ll relax in a climate-controlled, enclosed boat while taking in illuminated landmarks like the James River Bridge, the Richmond skyline, and historic sites along the canal walk. These river tours last 1-2 hours and include holiday treats and live musical entertainment. It’s a serene way to take in the sights of the season without any transportation stress. Simply make your reservation with Richmond Party Bus Company and we’ll provide easy group transportation to and from the cruise port.

Address: 1414 Dock St, Richmond, VA 23224

Phone: (804) 788-6479

Stroll through the Magical Holiday Illumination Walk

An enchanting new Richmond tradition is the Holiday Illumination Walk at Deep Run Park. On select dates in December, this beloved Henrico County park transforms into a magical wonderland. Visitors stroll along a mile-long walking trail illuminated by over one million twinkling lights. You’ll also find festive music and colorful light displays around each bend. Along the walk, warm up with hot chocolate, s’mores, and other holiday snacks. The Holiday Illumination Walk feels like stepping into a Hallmark Christmas movie! Bundle up and marvel at the mile-long spectacle with your family or community group.

Address: 9900 Ridgefield Pkwy, Henrico, VA 23233

Phone: (804) 501-7275

November Theater

November Theater is Richmond’s trusted spot for outrageous holiday entertainment. Each November and December, this local professional theater puts on raunchy yet hilarious Christmas productions such as The Santaland Diaries, Miss Richfield 1981’s Holiday Pageant, and others. These R-rated shows make for an extremely fun date night or night out with friends.

Address: 114 West Broad St, Richmond, VA 23220

Phone: (804) 893-1787

Richmond Ice Zone

If you’re dreaming of a winter wonderland, spend a day ice skating at the Richmond Ice Zone! This popular skating complex offers public skating sessions throughout the holiday season. Grab a group of friends or family and head to the rink for festive fun on the ice.

Address: 639 Johnston Willis Dr, Richmond, VA 23236

Phone: (804) 378-7465

See the Magic of the Nutcracker Ballet

Attending a performance of the Nutcracker Ballet is a beloved holiday tradition for many families. Richmond Ballet puts on an enchanting production of this Christmas classic each December at the Carpenter Theatre. Watch young Clara’s magical journey come to life through exquisite dance and Tchaikovsky’s cherished score.

Address: 600 E Grace St, Richmond, VA 23219

Phone: (804) 344-0906

Rent with Richmond Party Bus Company to Hit Every Holiday Attraction

The holidays in Richmond are full of festive fun for groups and families. From elaborately decorated botanical gardens to classic Nutcracker productions, Richmond shines each Christmas season. Avoid the parking headaches and traffic by renting a party bus from Richmond Party Bus Company. Our comfortable buses allow you to travel together in style. Call 757-975-8487 to reserve your holiday transportation today!