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RVA Lights The Way: A Holiday Walking Tour of Downtown Richmond

Be Merry & Stay Bright in Downtown Richmond

Explore downtown Richmond's winter wonderland with our self-guided walking map that will take you on a tour of holiday lights and festivities to make the most of your holiday season!

RVA Lights The Way: A Holiday Walking Tour of Downtown Richmond

RVA Lights the Way

Take in the magic of every stop along your holiday stroll by visiting nearby restaurants and businesses!

Download PDF Walking Map

1. Brown's Island

  • Holiday Lights on the Riverfront: This Friday, December 4th from 6-8PM, Brown's Island will flip the switch, along with the rest of downtown Richmond, with a display of decorative lights that is open and FREE to the public this year. 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.

2. Riverfront Canal Walk

  • Casa del Barco - 320 S. 12th Street
  • Bateau - 301 Virginia Street

3. Turning Basin at 14th & Cary

  • Bottom's Up - 1700 Dock Street
  • Southern Railway Taphouse - 100 S. 14th Street

4. 17th Street Farmers Market

  • Rosie Connolly's Pub
  • Havana '59
  • Hot Chick
  • Carmela's
  • C'est Le Vin

5. Shockoe Bottom at Main Street

  • Oak & Apple - 1814 E. Main Street
  • Sumo San - 1725 E. Main Street
  • Nota Bene - 2110 E. Main Street

6. Main Street Station

7. Reconciliation Statue

8. First Freedom Center

9. Shockoe Slip at Cary Street

  • Urban Farmhouse - 1217 E. Cary Street
  • Sam Miller's -1210 E. Cary Street
  • Sine Irish Pub - 1327 E. Cary Street
  • Tobacco Company - 1201 E. Cary Street

10. Kanawha Plaza

  • RVA Christmas Tree
Explore shops and stores to browse while you're downtown!
RVA Lights The Way: A Holiday Walking Tour of Downtown Richmond


  • American Civil War Museum ($) at 480 Tredegar Street
  • Belle Isle Parking Lot
  • East Cary and Virginia Street parking deck (fronting Virginia St)
  • Surface parking lot along the Flood Wall between Virginia Street and 12th Street
  • 14th and East Cary Street parking deck at 1410 E. Cary Street
  • 12th and Canal Street parking deck at 111 S. 12th Street
  • Omni/James Center parking deck (underground, limited space) at 1051 E. Cary Street
  • 15th and East Cary Street surface lots at 1422 E. Cary Street
  • On-street parking
Check out the 2020 Downtown Richmond Holiday Calendar here!