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November 2017
$5 - $13

Dominion Energy GardenFest of Lights

November 24, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - January 8, 2018 @ 10:00 pm

Nov. 24, 2017 – January 8, 2018 (Closed Dec. 24 & 25) Nightly 5 – 10 p.m. A holiday tradition featuring more than half-a-million twinkling lights, hand-crafted botanical decorations, model trains, holiday dinners, firepit with s’mores and hot chocolate (for purchase); nightly family activities & more. The region’s ultimate holiday extravaganza! The 2017-2018 theme is Naturally Ever After: Stories in Lights A “rain or shine” event; only closed for extreme weather. Tickets are not date specific and may be purchased…

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December 2017

Calabash Lessons

December 6, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - February 28, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

Join us for our monthly series of Calabash Lessons. We will enlighten, edutain, and share cultural stories with the community. Dance, sing, and learn lessons of tradition produced and performed by the members of Taaluma Arts and Education Academy. Show dates: December 6th, January 31st and February 28th.

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Irving Berlin’s White Christmas

December 14 @ 7:00 pm - December 17 @ 3:00 pm

This Christmas enjoy a timeless tale of joy and goodwill, with classic Irving Berlin songs, top it off with glorious dancing and lots of snow and come see IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS!  It’s a must-see classic! IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS is a musical that tells the story of a song-and-dance team putting on a show in a magical Vermont inn and falling for a stunning sister act in the process. Full of dancing, laughter and some of the greatest songs!  Give everyone the…

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Shoes & Brews

December 15 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Ardent Craft Ales is partnering with Soles4Souls to help wear out poverty. Stop by for Happy Hour and donate your gently used shoes to Soles4Souls! Have a few craft ales and learn about the newest Scotts Addition nonprofit. Every person that donates shoes will have the chance to win a Custom Stainless Steel Ardent Growler*! There will be fun swag from Ardent and Soles4Souls for everyone who donates shoes as well. *Does not include beer fill – ONLY 1 (one)…

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$8 - $13

New Year’s Eve Family Frolic

December 31 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Enjoy fun family activities all afternoon with the New Year’s Eve Family Frolic. Live music, a parade and more. Activities include: Photo opportunities with the Garden Keeper — bring your cameras! Make your own New Year’s party hat Write your wish for 2018 and add it to our “wishing chain” Be a part of the annual Garden tradition: “Rolling in the New Year” by rolling down the hill to the Cochrane Rose Garden. Those who attend the New Year’s Eve…

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January 2018
$8 - $13

GardenFest for Fidos

January 4, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Dogs can enjoy the holiday lights at GardenFest for Fidos! Leashed dogs are allowed on these select Dominion GardenFest of Lights nights: Thursday, November 30, 2017 and Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018. Regular Garden admission; $2 suggested “pet admission” benefiting the Richmond SPCA. All dogs must be leashed and current on a rabies vaccinations. Please Note: We welcome dogs in the Robins Visitor Center and Conservatory, but ask that they not enter the Kelly Education Center building. Leashed dogs allowed on…

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Volunteer Appreciation Winter Social

January 25, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us in thanking out amazing volunteers. Come enjoy some our highlights of our volunteering moments this year at McShin.

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February 2018


February 7, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Presented by Impact Makers and benefiting Family Lifeline, CHOCOHOLIC is Richmond’s sweetest cocktail party. Celebrating its 13th year, this chocolate-filled fundraiser features 700 guests enjoying sweet and savory delights from some of our area’s most renowned chocolatiers, bakeries, and specialty shops.

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April 2018

ICA Grand Opening Block Party

April 21, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The ICA Grand Opening Block Party is on the way! Mark your calendars for the grand opening of the Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU on April 21, 2018. Come celebrate the opening of this landmark institution and discover contemporary art from around the world at an exciting, family-friendly festival in the heart of downtown Richmond. Our free Block Party will feature: Outdoor stage with bands Artmaking activities Food trucks The public opening of our inaugural exhibition, Declaration Special programming…

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May 2018

Spring Give

May 1, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

The Spring Give is an opportunity to celebrate and support Family Lifeline and its work of strengthening the overall well-being and independence of families since 1877. Our annual fundraising luncheon, the Spring Give, brings together 200 community leaders who are passionate about giving hope and health locally. Featuring a call to action to financially support our work, the event will leave attendees inspired to join the Family Lifeline mission of bringing health and hope into the homes of Richmond’s most…

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