Planning to spend Mother’s Day in the RVA? Here are some best bets for making Mom smile!
Mother’s Day Tea at Maymont
Popular Maymont Mansion will feature a special Mother’s Day Tea this year during its commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of its Japanese Gardens. At 2:00 PM on Saturday, May 12, guests will enjoy a Japanese tea ceremony on the lawn. Special guest, Toko Yomura will explain the traditions of the tea, and how both the Victorian and Japanese cultures celebrate important occasions with the ritual of taking tea. The $25 fee for non-members, or $20 fee for members includes an afternoon tour of the Mansion.
Mother’s Day Concert at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Lucky moms can spend May 13th at the beautiful Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden. Enjoy the morning touring the gardens and Garden shop, and plan to have lunch at Bloemendaal House or the Garden Café. A free jazz concert by Glenroy and Company will start at 1:00 PM. Visitors are welcome to and encouraged to bring picnic blankets and chairs (but no baskets or coolers).
Museum District Mother’s Day House & Garden Tour
From 1 – 6 PM on May 13, enjoy the biggest event of the year in the Museum District: the Mother’s Day House & Garden Tour. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 on the day of the event. 8 lovely properties are participating in the popular annual tour.
Mother’s Day Evening Concert at Agecroft Hall
Take Mom to see the Richmond Concert Band at 6:00 PM on May 13 at Agecroft Hall. Bring your lawn chair, blanket and picnic, enjoy the gardens and a lovely evening of free music and fun.
Of course, there is no better way to spend Mother’s Day than as a guest at one of our Historic Richmond Inns. Enjoy luxury accommodations, gourmet breakfasts and legendary Southern Hospitality conveniently located near popular Richmond attractions. Check our website for availability and to make reservations.
The Historic Richmond Inns
It’s almost impossible to be bored in Richmond in December. You can try, but the odds are stacked bitterly against you. Let your inner child give in and enjoy some of the quirkier events and exhibits that the RVA has to offer!
Tacky Lights Tours
The Tacky Lights Tour is synonymous with Christmas in Richmond. Several providers offer guided tours with and without narration throughout December. James River Limousine features 8 different charter vehicle options seating 1 to 55 passengers at a time. With reservations, a sedan or limousine can pick you up from your Historic Richmond Inn and whisk you from one display of twinkling lights to the next. Tours are 3 hours in length from Sunday through Thursday and 5 hours on Friday and Saturday, and can be customized to include dinner or drinks. Limousines are decorated for the holidays and stocked with water, soft drinks and ice. You can supply your own champagne for a super festive experience, if you’d like!
Ever wondered how well fruitcake conducts electricity? Well, clearly someone has, because it’s part of the Science Museum of Virginia’s “Fruitcake Science” experience between December 26 and December 30, 2011. The exhibit will be open from 9:30 – 5:00 PM daily and is free with museum admission. Leave knowing how a fruitcake reacts to gravity, whether or not it can float and what really happens when you freeze it. Everything you ever wanted to know about the holiday dessert plus a lot more!
Legendary Santa at the Children’s Museum of Richmond
It’s only right that the Children’s Museum of Richmond is the source of prime Santa viewing in December. CMoR celebrates its 75th year of their Legendary Santa program, including the big guy who knows all children by first name, in 2011. There are daily opportunities for photos, special reservations to watch Santa come down the chimney, story times and even Tea with Santa throughout the month. Some of the Historic Richmond Inns are suitable for families, so check age requirements when making your reservation and plan to spend some time enjoying the magic of the season in the RVA!
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