Each Holiday season, Richmond transforms into a wonderland of lights and festivities. From pop-up bars and igloo dining to family-friendly light displays, there is something for everyone. Check out the list of the best places to see Richmond VA Holiday lights!
Experience the holiday spirit at the iconic Jefferson Hotel, adorned with hundreds of poinsettias, wreaths, and twinkling lights, including a thirty-foot tree in the rotunda. Don't miss the highlight – the half-ton Jefferson gingerbread house. Crafted with 550 pounds of gingerbread, 350 pounds of royal icing, and 100 pounds of marshmallow by a dedicated team of 10 over 800 hours, it's also adorned with 100 pounds of candy, including nerd rope, gumballs, and cinnamon drops. A festive showcase of creativity and craftsmanship, the Holiday tradition of unveling the current year's gingerbread theme is one of Richmond's favorites. Learn more about the Jefferson Hotel during the holidays here!
Stroll through the holiday season as you make your way to Kanawha Plaza, where the city's tree stands against the backdrop of Richmond's illuminated skyline. Get into the holiday groove surrounded by twinkling lights from the many trees, wreaths and bows around the plaza. The whole city turns into a light show, with every building throwing its party of colors against the night sky.
Take a leisurely stroll across the James River on the T. Potterfield Bridge, linking Manchester to Brown's Island, and treat yourself to a mesmerizing view of the illuminated Richmond skyline. It's expansive views provides a unique vantage point to experience the city after dark. As you make your way across, be sure to look up for the stunning skyline that comes alive with a kaleidoscope of lights reflecting on the James.
Step into the holiday wonderland at one of Downtown Richmond's bustling office complexes, where the entire space transforms into a dazzling spectacle of festive lights. From the towering trees to the twinkling stars and whimsical reindeer, the intricate display brings a touch of magic to the heart of the city.
Grab your friends and family and enjoy a meal in your own personal, heated igloo downtown! Igloos include heat, seats for up to 4 people, and Bluetooth speakers for a personalized experience.