November 19, 2019 News & Features » Cover Story


The Holiday Almanac 

Looking ahead to holiday happenings, local gifts and giving thanks.

click to enlarge Gardenfest of Lights at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, through Jan. 6.

Don Williamson

Gardenfest of Lights at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, through Jan. 6.

It’s not even Thanksgiving yet, but we’re already in the holiday mood. Check out an early calendar of upcoming events running from now until Dec. 30, as well as a piece about the tree lighting at the Jefferson Hotel, the relocation of Grand Illumination to Kanawha Plaza, places to find local handmade gifts, and we talk to the folks who keep Richmond’s homeless shelters humming in this year’s Holiday Almanac.


Selfie Central
Meet the designing elf who brings the holidays into the majestic Jefferson Hotel.

Grand Illumination Relocates to Kanawha Plaza

Handmade Holidays
Some places to shop for artisanal fare and local gifts.

Thankful for Hope
Three people who help run local homeless shelters share their stories and what it’s like for the homeless during the holidays.

Holiday Almanac Calendar



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