Friday through Sunday – “The Sound of Music” – Add another holiday must to your list. “The Sound of Music” come to the Altria Theater for a full-fledged rendition of the movie musical. The hills are alive, Richmond! $43-$73.
Starts Saturday – Richmond Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” – It’s here, Richmond. Time to dress up your kids in party dresses and clip-on ties for Richmond Ballet’s holiday spectacle (or maybe that’s just me). Matinee performances are the most popular for kids and sell out quickly. Starts Saturday night at 7 p.m., continues in matinee and evening performances through Dec. 23 at the Carpenter Theatre. $25-$125.
Saturday & Sunday – Holiday House Tours: The Fan & Church Hill – Many of Richmond’s most beautiful houses dress up for the holidays and open their doors for holiday house tours this weekend. The Fan District Association Holiday House Tour is Saturday, Dec. 9, and Sunday, Dec. 10, from noon to 5 p.m. each day. Advance tickets $25 and can be purchased online at www.fandistrict.org/holiday-house-tour. Tour-day tickets are $35. The Church Hill Association Holiday House Tour will be Sunday, Dec. 10, from noon to 5 p.m. Advance tickets $25 and can be purchased online at www.churchhill.org. Tour-day tickets are $30 and can be picked up at St. John’s Church Parish Hall, 2201 E. Broad St.
Saturday, Dec. 9 – Tacky Light Run – If you like to view your Tacky Lights while getting in some exercise, the Tacky Light Run is for you. Dress yourself up with bright lights or as a jolly old elf and join the runners through the holiday-friendly neighborhood of Walton Park, known to many as “Christmas Court.” Beginning at 6 p.m. (packet pickup 3-5:30) at Midlothian Mines Park, 13301 N. Woolridge Road. $25-$40; registration required.