Legendary Santa

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? Please email santa@childrensmuseumofrichmond.org for member-only link access and help with other Santa questions.

Legendary Santa

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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.

Chimney Visit

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 or to purchase tickets, call 804-474-7062, beginning Nov. 2.

Chimney tickets do not include museum admission.

Regular Visit

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 or to purchase tickets call 804-474-7062, beginning Nov. 2.

Regular visits do not include museum admission.

Virtual Santa

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

  • Personal virtual visit with Santa for up to 10 minutes ($25)

Tea with santa

The Hilton Richmond Downtown is pleased to offer a virtual version of their Tea with Legendary Santa experienceDetails and tickets for Virtual Tea with Santa are coming soon! 

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!

One ticket admits up to 6 individuals.

The 2020 Sensitive Santa Schedule is coming soon!