Christmas Events in Central Virginia December 7, 2009 at 12:40 pm Leave a Comment Bethlehem Alive – a re-enactment of the village of Bethlehem, located on Afton Mountain. Admission is FREE! Miracle of Christmas – Live at the Zoo: at the Richmond Metro Zoo, a live re-enactment of the Christmas story, with animals from the zoo. Gardenfest of Lights – at the Botanical Gardens in Richmond. More than half a million lights arranged through the gardens. The Nutcracker – in Orange. There are still a few shows left. A Christmas Story play – at Four County Players Living Nativity – Lake Christian Church in Palmyra. Dec 11th/12th at 6pm.