A Glittering City is Richmond, Virginia


Photo of elegantly decorated mantle with mirror

Rich contrasts of culture, architecture and history contribute to the beauty of downtown Richmond and make it a must-see stop on any trip to Virginia.

One of the best times to enjoy the Old Dominion's capital city is when it's dressed up for the holidays. For the month-long seasonal festival called Reindeer Days, the city glitters with lights like an urban Disneyland. Twinkling lights outline skyscrapers and transform plazas into winter wonderlands.

What better way to see these dazzling displays and the historic downtown area than on the Reindeer Days Express Trolleys that run on weekends during Reindeer Days?

Lovers of holidays past can stroll through the historic Court End neighborhood, home to such national treasures as the John Marshall House, St. John's Church, the Valentine Museum and the Museum of the Confederacy. A number of historic houses are decorated for the season, including the Governor's Mansion, home to Virginia's governors for more than 150 years.

The fourth annual African-American Christmas Celebration at the Black History Museum and Maggie L. Walker House in historic Jackson Ward focuses on African-American holiday traditions. For history lovers, combining a trip to Richmond with a visit to nearby Colonial Williamsburg can be a winning combination.

Want more information? Write to Richmond Renaissance, 600 East Broad St., Suite 960, Richmond, VA 23219 or call 1-800-9-REINDEER.(NAPSI)


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