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Horse Drawn Carriage
MOC Reenactors
MOC Santa

27th Annual Court End Christmas
December 8, 2013
12:00 - 5:00 pm

Download/Print the 2013 Schedule of Events (PDF)

An annual holiday tradition! Ten historic sites in downtown Richmond, Virginia, open their doors for a day of free admission and holiday festiviites. Carriage rides, carolers, living history, live music, children's crafts, gift shops and more. A complimentary shuttle will circulate among all sites throughout the event. Event is rain or shine.

Participating sites:

Collaborating Partner
Church Hill Holiday House Tour

Advance Tickets: $20 available at www.churchhill.org
Day of Tickets: $25 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church

Cancellations Due to Weather Forecast
(updated as of 11:15 a.m. on 12/8)

  • The Beers House and the Egyptian Building will be closed.
  • The Virginia's Executive Mansion will be closed.
  • The Live Nativity scheduled from 12:30-1:00 pm at Monumental Church has been cancelled.
  • The Fox Elementary School Choir and the Richmond Ballet's Minds in Motion Team XXL will not perform at the Valentine Richmond History Center.
  • The Reenactment scheduled for 1:45 and the Vintage Santa scheduled from 2:30-4:30 pm at St. John's Church has been cancelled.
The public may find parking in several locations:

VCU Hospital Visitor Lot* accessible from 12th Street at Leigh (this parking location is adjacent to the Museum and White House of the Confederacy and two blocks from the Valentine Richmond History Center).

At St. Paul’s Episcopal Church deck accessible from 8th Street, between Grace and Franklin (direct access to St. Paul’s Church and one block from the Virginia State Capitol).

Parking Lot of Virginia Dept. of Transportation located at 1401 East Broad Street (across from Monumental Church).

On‐street, parallel parking at St. John’s Church in Church Hill and in the Court End neighborhood. An accessible, elevator entrance to St. John’s Church is available on 24th Street, just south of E. Broad Street.

Guests with accessibility issues should call (804) 649‐0711 x301 for specific instructions. Please note that the John Marshall House is not wheelchair accessible. Monumental Church will be wheelchair accessible.

*DIRECTIONS TO VCU HOSPITAL VISITOR LOT

From Downtown/Fan: Take Monument Ave/ Franklin Street east to Capitol Square. Turn left onto 9th Street and proceed five blocks to E. Leigh Street. Turn right onto Leigh, go three blocks to 12th Street. Turn right onto 12th and immediately turn left into the parking deck. Choose self‐park or valet.

From I‐64 Eastbound: Stay on I‐95 South when the two merged highways separate, and follow the next set of directions.

From I‐64 Westbound: Take exit 190, the 5th Street exit. Turn left onto E. Leigh Street, and go three blocks to 12th Street. Turn right onto 12th and immediately turn left into the parking deck. Choose self‐park or valet.

From I‐95 North or Southbound: Take exit 74C, Broad Street. Go west on Broad and take the third right onto 11th Street. Proceed north on 11th three blocks to E. Leigh Street. Turn right onto E. Leigh and go one block to 12th Street. Turn right onto 12th and immediately turn left into the parking deck. Choose self‐park or valet.

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Court End Christmas is an annual family friendly event that is free and open to the public. The event is generously supported by the VCU Medical Center and CWDKids.For more information, call (804) 649-0711 x301.