Last week’s Downtown Holiday Festival was truly magical.

For four hours the East Bay Center was filled with laughter, holiday cheer, and joy.

In addition to the annual festivities that we all look forward to (Santa! and A Richmond Nutcracker), this year’s event included some new features that were a big success: LifeLong Medical Care and the Census Bureau joined Kaiser Richmond’s Ask a Doc to offer valuable resources to participants.

And a cheerful snow family popped up near the coloring station, providing a pop of whimsy and the perfect holiday selfie scenario.

Check out our Downtown Holiday Festival 2019 Facebook album for more pics and to download your Santa portrait.

We offer huge thanks to the generous support of our co-hosts, East Bay Center for the Performing Arts, our sponsors–Mechanics BankLifeLong Medical Care, and Sims Metal Management–and community partners: City of RichmondNIAD Art CenterKaiser RichmondWest County ReadsFriends of the Richmond Public LibraryRPAL, individual donors and our fabulous Main Street volunteers.

Photo credit (from top): Ellen Gailing (photos 1, 2, 4) and Robin Lopez (photo 3, cover)

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