Unlike many American cities, we don't have an urban center or major league sports teams or even big-time college football to rally around. The college basketball season is still young. Therefore, Richmond is ready for something big and goes all out at the holidays.
While there are hundreds of Christmas activities and more to be announced, the following 15 events, listed in approximate sequence of their origin, stand the test of time and together define a very Richmond Christmas.
For further instructions on how to navigate many of these classic holiday traditions, as well as getting the scope on many other events that should make the season jolly and bright, we present our annual holiday almanac.