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“The Joy of Illumination” Annual Tree Lighting – Free Holiday Event


  • December 5, 2020 | 4:00 pm
  • December 6, 2020 | 4:00 pm

Join us for the Joy of Illumination at The Cultural Arts Center! We have decked our halls with artisan-decorated trees and wreaths, all joyfully illuminated for the season.
Take a one-way stroll through The Center and marvel at the trees. We will have outdoor carolers, and indoor dancers from Central Virginia Dance Academy performing the Nutcracker’s Sugar Plum Fairy dance (at a distance, of course!). Plus, enjoy virtual concerts by Glen Allen High School students on our lobby monitors. At the end of the route, Santa has agreed to do a quick visit in our large Sculpture Garden to read “Twas the Night before Christmas” using a microphone to keep everyone separated. The local artist elves have been very busy in our gift shop full of unique, handcrafted gift items – perfect for knocking out your holiday shopping early!
Despite masks being required during your entire visit, this bit of joy is what we all need this season! We look forward to seeing you at this socially distanced event that’s free and fun for the whole family! This event is presented by The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen and Henrico Recreation and Parks. More information at 804-261-ARTS.