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Now Open – Holiday Light Show

The Richmond Holiday Light Show is a drive-thru light show at Richmond Raceway that’s a little less mega-wattage than the Illuminate Light Show. It features a mile of light displays set to music. Select dates through Dec. 31. 4690 Carolina Ave., Gate 7. $25 in advance per car.

Thursday – Miracle of Christmas Live at the Zoo

The live Nativity pageant returns for the first time in two years to the Metro Richmond Zoo. Featuring Bactrian camels, donkeys, sheep, and baby goats and lambs. The 20-minute pageant is presented at 7 p.m., 7:45 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Gates open at 6:15 p.m. Free. 8300 Beaver Bridge Road, Moseley. (804) 739-5666 or MetroRichmond

Thursday – J. Roddy Walston Christmas to the Bone

Who’s ready for a rock ‘n’ roll Christmas? Rocker J. Roddy Walston and his band dress up in Santa costumes and elf suits for an epic holiday concert with Christmas songs and J. Roddy holiday originals at The Broadberry. 7 p.m. 2729 W. Broad St. $30. (804) 353-1888 or

Friday-Sunday – “It’s a Wonderful Life” at the Byrd

It’s a Richmond holiday tradition for many to catch the holiday classic “It’s a Wonderful Life” at the Byrd Theatre. Featuring the mighty Wurlitzer organ at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday; other times vary. $8. 2908 W. Cary St. (804) 353-9911 or

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