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Arts & Culture Events

  1. A Christmas Carol

    November 30, 2:00 PM - December 23, 7:30 PM @ Wells Theater

    It wouldn't be the holidays without Dickens' A Christmas Carol at the Wells Theatre. Experience the childlike wonder of this heartwarming story that follows the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future as they take Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey of redemption where he learns the power of kindness and compassion. This play is recommended for all ages and, in our opinion, is better the more kids you bring.

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  2. Offsite Gallery exhibition opening "Knotworks"

    December 7, 5:00 PM, 2018 - January 18, 2019, 5:00 PM @ Offsite Gallery, 1st Floor, World Trade Center

    "Knotworks" is the most recent iteration of a 5-yr. collaboration between Cuba native Jorge Benitez, an Asst. Professor in the Communication Arts Dept. at VCU & Reni Gower, a Professor in the Painting & Printmaking Dept. at VCU. Through complex patterning & laborious processes, their works reveal the universal language of sacred geometry. Gower's work resonates with geometric constructs intrinsic to Islamic tilework motifs that reflect the mathematical & geometric basis of weaving. Whether woven, cut, or tied, "Knotworks" resonates with ancient observations, discoveries, & traditions consequential & far-reaching throughout the visual arts & the sciences.

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  1. Photos with Santa in the Ice Palace

    November 10 - December 24 @ MacArthur Center North Garage

    Visitors are transported to a winter wonderland when they step inside the spectacular holiday Ice Palace, featuring a 30-foot ice dome with falling snow, a light show and interactive fun for all ages. Visitors can also marvel at the larger-than-life snow globes, leave an icy handprint and sit on the chilly Ice Throne. The adventure culminates with a visit to Santa and a special gift.

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  2. Dickens Christmas Towne

    November 17 - December 31 @ Decker Half Moone Center, Next to Nauticus

    Celebrate family, art and literature during six magical weeks in this delightful holiday village. In recognition of the 175th anniversary of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, this season will feature the first-ever U.S. exhibition of original book sketches by Christmas Carol illustrator P.J. Lynch. Let your imagination soar with magical fairies, carousel horses, weekend tea parties, a second giant train display, carolers, new entertainment, shops and more! Every child will receive a FREE copy of A Christmas Carol. Returning to this year’s experience will be Father Christmas, Geoffrey “the Talking Christmas tree”, puppet shows, magicians, a children’s crafts corner, and lots of free family activities! PLUS, special programming returns the week between Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

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  3. MacArthur On Ice

    November 17, 2018 - January 14, 2019 @ The ice skating rink is located just outside MacArthur Center, at the corner of Monticello Avenue and Freemason Street.

    MacArthur Center kicks off the fourteenth season of ice skating at the coolest place in town. Whether it’s a family tradition or a first date, the center’s 7,200-square-foot outdoor ice rink is the place for good times this winter. Throughout the season, enjoy public skating sessions, ice hockey clinics, figure skating exhibitions and more. Those new to the ice or feeling a bit rusty can sign up for private lessons or get a helping hand from skate guards on-site. The ice skating rink is located just outside MacArthur Center, at the corner of Monticello Avenue and Freemason Street

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  4. Garden Of Lights

    December 16, 5:30 PM - December 31, 10:00 PM @ Norfolk Botanical Garden

    Don’t miss Virginia’sfavorite holiday tradition. Bring your family and friends to our 25th annual light show extravaganza for a magical holiday experience. During this event, the Garden is transformed into a winter wonderland where you will enjoy a 2-mile drive through a million sparkling lights bringing the four seasons to life. Visit the Norfolk Botanical Garden website for ticket information.

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