Lingering Holiday Lights & Decorations in Downtown Richmond Virginia

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Have any of your visiting friends or relatives suddenly announced that they're luckily staying with you for a few extra days longer than originally expected?  There still are a few holiday diversions to help entertain guests.


For people who enjoy viewing a few more nights of seasonal holiday lights and decorations, one option for visitors and residents of Richmond Virginia is coming downtown to view the interior lobby area and the exterior surroundings at the James Center.  There still is plenty to see both indoors and outdoors!


The other night after finishing our workouts at the James Center YMCA, a friend and I took a few minutes to explore the Three James Center lobby and view the holiday decorations there.  Some were indoor lighted themes that carried to the outdoor plaza.  Other decorations besides lights also remain in the lobby until the holiday takedown, which is shown as scheduled on the James Center Complex Events Calendar on Jan. 4, 2014.  Fortunately, I carry my iPhone 5 with me almost everywhere to capture amateur photos at a moment's notice!


The nutcracker is one familiar indoor theme at the James Center.

A familiar nutcracker stands surrounded with other presents inside Three James Center.


Santa's mailbox is located in the James Center lobby for the holiday season.

Another fun display for many kids visiting the James Center lobby is Santa's mailbox.


Seated reindeer in James Center Lobby

Above is a lighted and seated reindeer form inside the James Center lobby.


Standing reindeer inside the James Center

Above is a standing lighted reindeer form, a familiar holiday theme that continues outdoors.


Outdoors in the plaza is a lighted Christmas tree.

A large Christmas tree stands in the plaza outside of the James Center, Richmond Virginia.


More lighted reindeer forms cluster at the James Center plaza.

More reindeer often are found in clusters outside at the James Center plaza.


More lighted decorations are found at the James Center plaza.

Above is view of lighted decorations and trees with office buildings in background.


Are you looking to buy or sell a home in close proximity to downtown Richmond Virginia?  Call me today, and let's get started looking at your own unique path of options!

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Andrew Payne, Realtor®

Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

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Comments (9)

Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216, - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Hi Andrew, I came over today after finding you on Ms. Debbie Reynolds post about her Saturday Subscriber's List. You are doing a great thing having your iPhone handy to take all these nice photos.

Welcome to Active Rain, and Have a Blessed 2014!

Dec 28, 2013 01:16 AM
Jane Chaulklin-Schott
TEAMCONNECT REALTY - (407) 394-9766 - Orlando, FL
TeamConnect Luxury Homes - Orlando, Florida, 32836

Andrew, what a super collection of your photos at the Three James Center. Very pretty; liked them all and especially the white light reindeer  and red poinsettias. Lovely. Good shots, Andrew, with your iphone 5 and your artistic spirit. Have a wonderful, joyful, healthy, and prosperous New Year.

Dec 28, 2013 01:08 PM
Andrew Payne Realtor® Richmond VA Homes For Sale~804-938-5257~
Piedmont Real Estate - Richmond, VA
Richmond, VA, Real Estate, SRES®, NAR Green

Thanks Jerry & Jane.  I appreciate your supportive comments.  Best wishes to you both for good health, happiness and prosperity in 2014!

Dec 28, 2013 01:11 PM
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
RE/MAX Gold - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Those are pretty good photos, Andrew. I have an iphone, and I shoot a lot of photos with mine, too. In fact, the photos in my blog today were shot with my iphone. You can't really tell the difference, especially if you use a editing app like Snapseed. Check it out.

Dec 28, 2013 09:49 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Andrew, these are some wonderful decorations and fun to enjoy the last of the season!

Dec 28, 2013 10:59 PM
Andrew Payne Realtor® Richmond VA Homes For Sale~804-938-5257~
Piedmont Real Estate - Richmond, VA
Richmond, VA, Real Estate, SRES®, NAR Green

Elizabeth & Joan,

Thanks for your comments above.  Snapseed sounds like very worthwhile app, so I'll explore using it soon!  

Dec 29, 2013 01:01 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Have you photographed the lights at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden?  That is a place that we would love to see this week.

Dec 29, 2013 01:04 AM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Richmond goes all out for the holidays.  Our city lights pale in comparison! Just beautiful, thanks for the treat!

Dec 29, 2013 02:50 AM
Andrew Payne Realtor® Richmond VA Homes For Sale~804-938-5257~
Piedmont Real Estate - Richmond, VA
Richmond, VA, Real Estate, SRES®, NAR Green

Roy & Evelyn,

It's good having feedback from both of you!  Taking photos of lights at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is scheduled for late tomorrow afternoon.  We have opportunities to explore and appreciate features of the places where we live!

Dec 29, 2013 11:04 AM

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