Starts ThursdayTacky Lights

Tacky Lights season is here! Tacky Lights is a Richmond-area tradition in which local houses light up with over-the-top, supersize, mega-wattage displays. The biggies worth checking out this weekend, before the long lines start, are: 8720 River Road, 2300 Wistar Court and 9604 and 9606 Asbury Court in western Henrico County, and 9716 Wendhurst Drive in Glen Allen. Check out the full list of Tacky Lights in the A section or at www.richmond.com/holiday/tacky-lights/ complete with photos and driving directions

Opens FridayOutdoor ice-skating rink

The Children’s Museum of Richmond is debuting a 1,344-square-foot outdoor ice-skating rink in front of the museum, timed with the arrival of Legendary Santa. The rink will be open throughout the holiday season; times vary. 2626 W. Broad St. Skating will cost $10, plus $5 for skate rental. c-mor.org or (804) 474-7062

Starts Friday‘Cinderella’

Virginia Rep is staging a dreamy production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s “Cinderella” with fairy godmothers, pumpkin carriages and glass slippers, just in time for the holidays. Times vary at the November Theatre, 114 W. Broad St. $36-$63. (804) 282-2620 or va-rep.org. Through Jan. 5

Friday – SundayModel Railroad Show

All aboard, the model railroads are here! Check out elaborate towns, cities and model railroad creations at the Science Museum of Virginia. Plus, little ones can take a ride on the Teddy Bear Express, watch a blacksmith at work and meet Clydesdale horses. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday through Sunday at the Science Museum of Virginia, 2500 W. Broad St. $10-$15.50; free for ages 2 and younger. www.smv.org or (804) 864-1400

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