Winter Wander 2022

December 1, 2022

Emaline Kayer-Solomon
Public Relations & Marketing

Winter Wander 2022

RICHMOND — The Valentine is excited to announce the return of the annual holiday event Winter Wander. Winter Wander will take place on Sunday, December 11, from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. We invite those throughout the Richmond Region to join us in celebration of the winter holidays in the Court End neighborhood! Historic sites will open their doors for a day of free admission and holiday festivities, and Clay Street will be filled with carriage rides, live music, crafts, and more.

Winter Wander is free and open to the public!

In partnership with Court End Council, Winter Wander will include free admission to the following historic sites:

The Valentine: Children’s activities, refreshments, carriage rides, live entertainment on Clay Street, tours, and a silent dance party to kick off the holiday season.

The Valentine First Freedom Center: Explore the history of religious freedom in Virginia at the Valentine First Freedom Center, located on the same corner where Virginia’s General Assembly met in secret during the American Revolution. The Valentine First Freedom Center will be open for self-guided tours.

St. John’s Church: Open 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. for ticketed tours. Stop in the Visitor’s Center for shopping and refreshments. Visit Colonial Santa from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. inside the church.

-Mason’s Hall: Historic Masons’ Hall in Shockoe Bottom. Built in 1785 by founding fathers Edmund Randolph & John Marshall it is oldest continuously used Masonic lodge building in the Western Hemisphere.

-Virginia Executive Mansion: Stop by for an open house tour of Virginia’s Executive Mansion.

-John Marshall House: Stop by for an open-house of the Christmas in Early America tour; kid’s holiday crafts and warm refreshments.

-The American Civil War Museum’s White House of the Confederacy: Explore the first floor of the White House of the Confederacy and learn the history of the home with stationed interpretations.



The Valentine has been collecting, preserving and interpreting Richmond’s 400-year history for over a century. Located in the heart of historic downtown, the Valentine is a place for residents and tourists to discover the diverse stories that tell the broader history of this important region.