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  • Civil War


  • Family Fun


  • Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival
See Civil War artifacts and soldiers' graffiti, tour the office of a General, and pay respects to thousands of soldiers at their final resting place.

Experience life during the war as a civilian, or follow the footsteps of a soldier into battle with a Civil War tour led by an experienced guide.

civil war events
  Learn more about upcoming Civil War events!

Some of our attractions may just bring out the kid in everyone.
Enjoy a day in the country as you pick fruit from the trees, take a scenic wagon ride, or let the kids play on the playground at one of our local farm markets.
After a day picking apples, pack a picnic lunch for the park, relax at one of our swimming pools, ride a paddle boat, or try hiking, fishing, or horseback riding.
The Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival is Winchester’s signature event! Each year, hundreds of thousands of people join together to celebrate the arrival of the apple blossoms and adorn the city in pink and green. Since its beginnings in 1924, the festival has grown over the years to a ten-day celebration with over 30 events, including two huge parades, a carnival, dances, concerts, a 10K race, wine festival, golf tournament, and so much more!

Visit for more information about this exciting annual event!


Throughout the season, enjoy the wonder of the holidays with our magical light show, Christmas parades, holiday concerts, candlelight tours of historic homes and museums, christmas movie events, unique shopping experiences, and the grand finale to the year - First Night Winchester!

Full Listing of December Events

Nov 28-Jan 4 Walking in a Winter Wonderland
Nov 30-Dec 11 Polar Express Movie Party
Dec 1 Old Town Winchester Christmas Parade
Dec 5-6 Candlelight Tours of Winchester Historic Museums
Santa's Headquarters
Dec 6-7 Follow the Star Living Nativity
Holiday House Tours
Dec 6-21 Holiday Concerts at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley
Dec 7 Middletown Christmas Parade
Festival of Lessons and Carols
Dec 12-13 Christmas Movie Weekend at the Family Drive-In
Dec 12-30 Candlelight Tours at Belle Grove Plantation
Dec 13 Holly Jolly Old Town Celebration
Dec 20-21 Christmas Open House at Long Branch Plantation
Dec 31 First Night Winchester




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