Celebrate the Magic of the Season at Winter Wander 2023

December 1, 2023

RICHMOND, VA – The Valentine and The Richmond Night Market invite you to celebrate the holiday season on Sunday, December 10, 2023 from 12:00 – 4:00pm in Downtown Richmond.

Winter Wander is the Valentine’s annual free holiday event that brings family fun and activities to our block of East Clay Street. Take a tour of the Court End neighborhood, explore the historic Wickham House, craft pressed clay ornaments, and enjoy performances throughout the day from Richmond Ballet’s Minds In Motion Ambassadors, Virginia Opera’s Musical Storytime, and Klezm’Or’Ami’m.

Holiday Villages at Winter Wander, presented by The Richmond Night Market is a multicultural holiday market shopping experience that features local goods, art, food, music and the best of Richmond culture.

“We are thrilled about the opportunity to partner with the Valentine Museum to produce a vendor market experience that promotes our beloved regional arts and small business community this holiday season. The vendor shopping experience coupled with the dynamic programming offered makes for the perfect holiday outing for the entire family,” says Melody Short, Co-Founder of the Richmond Night Market.

Visitors will also be able to hop on a free shuttle from the Valentine to visit nearby cultural sites for open houses and special tours.

These sites include:

The American Civil War Museum’s White House of the Confederacy
John Marshall House
St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
The Valentine First Freedom Center
The Poe Museum
Masons’ Hall
Monumental Church

Winter Wander starts at the Valentine at 1015 E. Clay Street. For more information click here.


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.

The Richmond Night Market is a small business and artisan incubator. Here is where you will find goods being sold that consist of but not limited to clothing, jewelry, ceramics, visual art, home decor items and more! In addition, through partnerships with sponsors to include Capital One, The Community Foundation, Bon Secours and Atlantic Union, small business services are offered to participating artisans to assist in business development and growing their business. Each month, a curated experience allows attendees the opportunity to support artisans and the small business community while celebrating the diversity and love of art, music and culture.

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Christina Swanson