Legendary Santa

Tickets for the 2020 season of Legendary Santa are sold out. Thank you so much for your understanding as we have adjusted this year's festivities to see as many families as possible, as safely as possible.

As Richmond legends since 1936, Legendary Santa and the lovely Snow Queen have been delighting families for 84 years. It all started on the 7th floor of the historic Miller & Rhoads department store and now 25,000 children and families head to the Children’s Museum to continue, or start, their family tradition. Here are some tips for getting the most out of the day.

Have additional questions not answered on our FAQ page? Please email santa@childrensmuseumofrichmond.org.

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Everyone becomes a believer when they listen for the sleigh bells and see Santa’s feet appear in the chimney. Adults turn into children again when Santa cries out “My babies! Merry Christmas!” after his ceremonial decent. When it is your turn to walk onto the stage, you are first greeted by the Snow Queen who gives a Snowflake of Courage to Santa’s smallest visitors. Eyes widen and jaws drop when Legendary Santa leans from his green and gold throne to call each child by name to come tell him what they want for Christmas.

An emailed professional photo is available with the Legendary Santa ticket; additional packages are also available for purchase. Please note, no flash photography is permitted inside Santa Land.
Admission to the Children's Museum is not included with the Legendary Santa visit.

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Photo credit: Sangjib Min/Richmond Times-Dispatch

Capture the Magic

Capture the magic of your family’s visit with a professional picture package! Start or complete your collection with our 2020 Legendary Santa Ornament!

Chimney Visit

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The Chimney Visit allows a limited number of families to enjoy the magic of watching Legendary Santa come down the chimney along with an emailed photo. The program begins promptly on the hour, please arrive at Children's Museum Downtown 10 minutes prior to your ticketed time.

Tickets are $65 for up to 6 family members and must be purchased in advance. For complete details, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Chimney tickets do not include museum admission.

Regular Visit

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Regular ticketed visits this year will assist with limited time in line as well as safety precautions that are necessary due to the pandemic. Each visit will include an emailed photo, with additional photo package purchases available. Please arrive at Children's Museum Downtown 10 minutes prior to your scheduled time.

Tickets are $30 for up to 6 family members and must be purchased in advance. For complete details, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Regular visits do not include museum admission.

Virtual Santa

SOLD OUT 

For the first time, and in response to our new virtual world, families can enjoy a special visit with Santa from their own home!

Tickets are $25 for a personal virtual visit with Santa for up to 10 minutes.

Tea with santa

Tea with Santa, Richmond’s beloved holiday tradition that began in the Miller & Rhoads Tea Room years ago, returns again “Virtually” filmed from its original location now the Hilton - Richmond Downtown. Hosted by the Hilton – Richmond Downtown in partnership with the Children’s Museum of Richmond.

Tickets and the link for Tea with Santa “Virtually” can be purchased for one of the following dates: December 12th, 13th, 19th, or 20th. The event starts promptly at 2:00 p.m. on the scheduled days. For more information, please visit the website.

Questions regarding Tea with Santa? Please call the Hilton Richmond Downtown directly 804-344-4300.

Sensitive Santa

Families with children who have sensory or other special needs are invited to Sensitive Legendary Santa! Save the date for Wednesday, December 2nd from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

One ticket includes a visit with Legendary Santa for up to six individuals, plus one free emailed photo.