by Chevont’e Alexander
The holidays are the time to give back, spend time with family, and be thankful. There are many ways to celebrate and express thanks during the Thanksgiving holiday. Even in difficult times, there are always things for which to be grateful. Richmond has plenty of events in store this holiday for you, family, and friends. Get your tummy full, go see an exhibit, and get a head start on your Christmas shopping this Thanksgiving holiday. Listed below are some great Richmond events and mall opening and closing times for you to start your Christmas shopping. Urban Views Weekly wishes you and yours a great Thanksgiving holiday.
Some stores will be opening at midnight to give customers an extra few hours on Black Friday. Remember to be safe, courteous, and patient while shopping on Black Friday.
The Giving Heart Community Thanksgiving Feast
The Giving Heart Community Thanksgiving Feast is a free event for those in the Greater Richmond Metropolitan Area. Giving Heart is an all-volunteer; nonprofit organization founded in 2003, and has made this community thanksgiving feast a Richmond area tradition. A special invitation is extended to the less fortunate and elderly, and for those who would normally spend Thanksgiving alone.
Thursday, November 24: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Greater Richmond Convention Center
Free Parking at 3rd and Marshall St. Parking Deck
ArtWorks Day After Thanksgiving Art Affair
The ArtWorks Day After Thanksgiving Art Affair is a Black Friday shopping event with local artisans selling handmade gifts. Customers are able to enjoy cookies and cider while browsing and shopping. There will also be free children’s gift-making activities. At 7 p.m., enjoy live music, refreshments, and meet the local artists.
320 Hull Street
Friday, November 25: Noon to 10 p.m.
34th Annual Model Railroad Show
Bring the family to visit this Richmond tradition. You are able to watch model trains travel through miniature cities, towns, and detailed landscapes. The Science Museum will explore the science behind model railroading.
Science Museum of Virginia
2500 West Broad Street
Friday, November 25- Saturday, November 26: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, November 27: 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The author of Legendary Santa’s 75th anniversary book, Leeanne Ladin, will be coming for a book signing. Children will also be able to visit Santa Claus and see Genworth Financial’s Holiday Village, which explores international traditions.
Children’s Museum of Virginia
2626 West Broad Street
Friday, November 25: 10 a.m. to noon
• Regency Square Mall
Black Friday: 7am to 10pm
Saturday, November 26: 9am to 10pm
Sunday, November 27: 11am-6pm
• Chesterfield Towne Center
Black Friday: Midnight to 10pm
Saturday, November 26: 10am to 10pm
Sunday, November 27: Noon to 7pm
• Short Pump Towne Center
Black Friday: 8am to 10pm
Saturday, November 26: 8am to 10pm
Sunday, November 27: 10am to 7pm
• Stony Point Fashion Park
Black Friday: 8am to 9pm
Saturday, November 26: 10am to 9pm
Sunday, November 27: Noon to 6pm
Major retailers’ Black Friday hours may vary, so give your favorites a call or visit their website. Happy shopping.