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Photo courtesy Magnolia Grange
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Photo courtesy Henricus Historical Park
Through 12/21 "Drowsy Chaperone" at Swift Creek Mill Theatre. A cast of 18 with a live eight-piece orchestra. Call 748-5203 for more information and reservations. 12/1, 8 & 15 Pet Photos with Santa at Chesterfield Towne Center. Bring your cats, dogs, birds and other pets to have their photos taken with Santa from 6:30 to 8 p.m. 12/2 through 21 "Drifty's North Star Jamboree" at Swift Creek Mill Theatre. An all-new version in the "Drifty" series. Call 748-5203 for more information and reservations. 12/7 Dicken's Themed Christmas Open House at historic Magnolia Grange house museum. This elegant home is decorated for holidays in the tradition of 1822. Santa Claus will be on hand. Magnolia Grange, 10020 Iron Bridge Road; 1 to 4 p.m., free. For more information, call 796-1479. 12/7 Spirited History Paranormal Tour at 1917 Court House Green from 8 to 10 p.m. $20, reservations are required. For more information, visit chesterfieldhistory.com . 12/7 Ongoing Holiday Concert Series at Chesterfield Towne Center food court, 1 and 7 p.m. For performance lineup, visit chesterfieldcenter.com . 1 2/11 & 18 Dicken's Themed Christmas Tea at Magnolia Grange, 10020 Iron Bridge Road. 1 to 4 p.m. $25. For more information, call 796-1479. 12/14 Christmas Homecoming Concert by Trinity United Methodist Choir at Old Trinity Chapel. 10111 Ironbridge Road. 7:30 p.m. 12/14 Civil War Winter Camp at Henricus Historical Park. Children learn about a day in the life of a Civil War soldier by participating in drills, chores, cooking, music and stories. For kids ages 8 to 12. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m Registration required by calling 804-318-8797 by Dec. 6. $30, or $25 for Henricus Foundation Patrons. 12/14 Parade of Lights This marks the 20th year for the James River Parade of Lights, which is staged by the James River Advisory Council. As many as 8,000 spectators gather for the 14-mile parade of boats decorated for the holidays. The parade travels from the City of Richmond to the Varina-Enon Bridge. Chesterfield viewing sites are Henricus Historical Park and Dutch Gap Boat Landing. From 6 to about 9 p.m. 12/14 Henricus Historical Park Colonial Christmas Experience Christmas in 17th-century Elizabethan-Jacobean English households. $8 for adults and $6 for children, ages 3 to 12. Free for Henricus Foundation Patrons. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.