Archive for November, 2010

December is coming!

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

December is right around the corner and that means Richmond is a-whirl with events and happenings.  Just this weekend alone there are lots of fun-filled holiday events to attend.

Friday evening, December 3rd, the official State tree in Capitol Square will be lighted at 5 PM. Best viewing will be at the South Portico of the Capitol. Afterwards, beginning at 5:30 PM the Executive Mansion, home of the Governor, will be hold an open house between 5:30 PM and 8 PM. It’s your chance to see inside this historic Virginia home!

The James Center’s Grand Illumination takes place at 6 PM between 9th and 12th Streets along Cary Street. The event is free, parking is available at the deck at 10th and Canal after 4 PM for $3.

Bizarre Bazaar’s Christmas shopping spree opens at the Richmond Raceway Complex, 600 East Laburnum Avenue – Thursday December 2 through Sunday December 5th. The Bizarre Bazaar is celebrating 35 years of shopping fun…..There is a preview on Wednesday, December 1 to benefit the Massey Cancer Center. Information.

Saturday, December 4th is Richmond’s Annual Holiday Parade at 10:00 Am. It kicks off in front of the Science Museum of Virginia at 2500 W Broad Street and runs east to 7th Street. This year there will be a special tribute to Sgt. Santa, who distributed toys and gifts to Richmond’s needy.  This parade is complete with balloons and floats, music, bands, and, of course, Santa!

If parades are not your style, check out the Gingerbread and Tea Tour at Virginia House, 4501 Sulgrave Road. You’ll even be able to build your own gingerbread house! 10 AM to Noon.

Sunday, December 5th, the City of Richmond Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities presents “Amahl and the Night Visitors” at the Landmark Theater, 6 N Laurel Street. FREE!

And, while you make your plans to take advantage of these events, remember Richmond’s premier bed and breakfast is in the historic Fan District, right in the middle of it all!

Small Business Saturday in Carytown

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Carytown’s mile of style is preparing for Small Business Saturday. Carytown’s merchants are stocking their shelves, posting discounts, and preparing for shoppers looking for a lot less stress while they shop for unique gifts.

As the Carytown Merchants Association says:

“Anyway, as with most everything else, Carytown does holiday shopping differently. Everyone’s heard of “Black Friday”… waking up at 4am to shop with lots of others who haven’t had their coffee yet. It’s quite an experience.  The merchants in Carytown have adopted an new philosophy. “Black Saturday”… Still the same great deals and deeper discounts, just a lot less stress! and no getting up at 4am! Carytown’s “Black Saturday…Because Black Friday was sooooooo yesterday!”

Join in the fun in Carytown on Saturday, you’ll find carriage rides starting at 10 AM!

Carytown is just a mile away from Richmond’s premier bed and breakfast – right in the middle of all Richmond has to offer from sightseeing, shopping, and dining. Richmond is a wonderful place to live and a great place to visit!

Happy Thanksgiving from our house to yours

Sunday, November 21st, 2010

Thanksgiving is a time devoted to bringing together friends, family, and food to share in the bounty that the fall harvest has brought forth.

Wishing you tempting treats for Thanksgiving

We thank each of you, our friends and guests, for sharing your precious time with us, and we hope the experience of your stay at our bed and breakfast inn has become one of your most treasured memories! Soon, this autumn pause will be over and we’ll all be rushing around with winter holiday preparations; so take the time to enjoy your family and this special time of year!

May your kitchens be filled with the warmth of your stoves, fabulous food, and the familiar chatter of friends and family!  Happy Thanksgiving from the William Miller House bed and breakfast in Richmond’s historic Fan District!

46th Annual CRAFT+DESIGN in Richmond This Weekend

Wednesday, November 17th, 2010

The Science Museum of Virginia is THE place to be this weekend November 20th and November 21st. In the museum’s spectacular rotunda, 70 fabulous artists from 18 states will be showing and offering their works in ceramics, fiber, glass, jewelry, mixed media, and wood to benefit the Visual Arts Center of Richmond.

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A Salute to Military on Veteran’s Day

Sunday, November 14th, 2010

Bed and Breakfasts and inns around the US and in Canada opened their doors for free-nights to active-duty military service members and retired military service members and their dependents in honor of Veteran’s Day on Wednesday, November 10. Veteran’s Day was November 11 and there were additional offerings of all kinds from many different restaurants, vendors, and providers.  Our Veteran’s Day guests even visited Colonial Williamsburg and their military service identification cards were keys to free admission!  So they enjoyed a full day of visiting and exploring 18th century life with horse-drawn carriages, wig-making, book binding, blacksmithing, mortise-and-tenon construction, the armory, and so on. They had a beautiful sunny fall day to explore the paths, walkways, and structures and to interact with the folks in 18th century character.  It was a history learning opportunity and fun besides! And, what a deal!

While the free night at the William Miller House Bed and Breakfast for active duty military personnel or retired military service personnel and their dependents was only on Wednesday, November 10, 2010, we continue to offer our military discount all year long off our regular room rate.  It’s our way of thanking service members and their families for the sacrifices they make for us.