These 6 ways to get your jingle on this holiday season in the Richmond Region are sure to brighten up your holidays. Whether you're oohing and aaahing with the kids on a tacky lights tour or sipping the coveted Hardywood Gingerbread Stout this holiday season or hitting the rapids in a dry suit in a kayak, the Richmond Region has something for every reveler.

1. Tacky Lights

Tacky lights are a big deal in the Richmond Region. Our friends at put together an amazing Tacky Lights Tour guide. That's their map embedded below:

2. Krampusnacht!

This year's RVA Krampusnacht is Dec. 5 in Carytown. We wrote a post last year about why this event is a can't miss in the Richmond Region.

3. Lewis Ginter Dominion GardenFest of Lights

A holiday tradition featuring more than half-a-million twinkling lights, hand-crafted botanical decorations, model trains, holiday dinners, fire pit with s’mores and hot chocolate (for purchase); nightly family activities & more. The region’s ultimate holiday extravaganza!

4. Ice Skating!

Skate on Broad Street with RVA on Ice or at Stony Point Fashion Park

5. DreamWorks Adventure to Santa @ Chesterfield Towne Center

We're gonna let the video speak for this unique holiday experience.


6. James Center Grand Illumination

The Grand Illumination is Friday, but these lights will be light all month: Bring your family to James Center for a beautiful (free) family tradition. At 5:59 p.m. Santa and Lite 98 will count down the seconds to turn on the downtown office buildings AND James Center’s Great Tree & Reindeer! From 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. experience the magic of the holidays with two blocks of family entertainment. James Center is very excited to present Big Ray and the Kool Kats as our featured performance at 6:30 p.m. With performances from Bellagio Las Vegas to The Kennedy Center, Big Ray and the Kool Kats will bring their unique brand of holiday musical festivity to the 2012 Grand Illumination.