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The 2013 Holiday Almanac 

From Thanksgiving to New Year's, our guide to the Richmond events, celebrations and people who help to make the season bright.

click to enlarge From left to right: Lucifer Ball, played by Tameka Peters in River City Rollergirls' "Season's Beatings"; Storm Trooper, played by Stoagie Schwank in the Dominion Christmas Parade; Clara played by Natalie St. John in Richmond Ballet's "The Nutcracker"; Josh, played by Jody Ashworth in Hanover Tavern's "A Lug Nuts Christmas."

Scott Elmquist

From left to right: Lucifer Ball, played by Tameka Peters in River City Rollergirls' "Season's Beatings"; Storm Trooper, played by Stoagie Schwank in the Dominion Christmas Parade; Clara played by Natalie St. John in Richmond Ballet's "The Nutcracker"; Josh, played by Jody Ashworth in Hanover Tavern's "A Lug Nuts Christmas."

Events

Cast of Characters
A photographic who's-who of Richmond's holiday events.

Made in the USA
A former IT specialist shifts gears with Christmas village keepsakes.

Holy Haircut
A ceramic congregation gathers 'round the preacher in this Richmond barbershop.

Parade of Memories
Dominion chairman Robert Kelly reminisces about the ups and downs of Richmond's longest-running seasonal parade.

Carytown Krampus
What happens to the city's bad children? A new event aims to celebrate the answer?

Sensitive Santa Debuts
A new event helps children with special needs enjoy a visit with Legendary Santa.

The Holiday Almanac Calendar
All the rest from November to January.

 

Food & Drink

Gingerbread Town
The belly-warming story behind the hottest seasonal beer in Richmond.

Santa's Little Helper
When the work is done, canny bar elves know where to throw one back.

 

Gift Shopping

Punk Rock Frames
Veteran Richmond bassist Greta Brinkman starts a new business.

Top Three Local Best Sellers at Chop Suey Books

A Bird Told Us
Need a one-of-a-kind local gift? Give these a shot.

Now Hear This
Local Jazz Singer Emme St. James makes a play for Bad Santa, plus other local releases for the holidays.

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