Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, warm mulled wine, fire pits, and the seasonal sounds of holiday music… That’s how we spread Christmas cheer at Valerie Hill!
Join us for a special holiday evening of great wines and holiday fellowship. And just like the classic Christmas song, we really will be roasting chestnuts outdoors over an open fire for all to enjoy. (And they’re complimentary!)
The Manor House will be decked out in all her Christmas Glory with multiple Christmas trees, garlands, and thousands of ornaments! Make plans to join us on for this very special holiday event.
Come spend some time in Old Town this holiday season during our Holly Jolly Celebration on December 14th!
Enjoy caroling and holiday activities including free holiday wagon rides from 1-4 p.m. Specials at shops and restaurants all day.
Returning for a second year, shop at the Old Town Farmers Market – Holiday Market from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Here you will find local in-season farm goods including varieties of garlic, squash, heritage breed pork, jams and jellies, fresh small batch roasted coffee beans, spice rubs and seasonings, artisan chocolates and cake pops, natural health and beauty products, festive iced cookies and gingerbread kits, botanical ornaments and home decor items, homemade novelty soaps, and handcrafted jewelry and hair accessories. Sip on hot cocoa and enjoy warm frosted nuts and fresh kettle corn while you shop!
Children can create a holiday craft while waiting to meet Santa Claus at Santa’s Headquarters from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Godfrey Miller House (28 S. Loudoun Street).
Enjoy holiday carols throughout Old Town Winchester provided by local choral groups.
Free horse drawn wagon rides will be offered from 1-4 p.m. Meet in front of the Old Courthouse (20 N. Loudoun Street) to pick up a timed ticket beginning at 1pm. Tickets go fast! No need to stand in line! Enjoy holiday shopping and dining in Old Town and return to the wagon area prior to your ticket time.
Families can visit Handley Library from 1-3 p.m. for classic holiday movies as well as interactive stations and make-and-take crafts.
Santa Claus will be taking a break from his busy schedule to visit with children in Old Town Winchester at the Godfrey Miller Fellowship Center this holiday season. Santa will be taking visitors on Saturday from 10am to 2pm. Make a Christmas craft while you wait to visit the jolly old man himself!
Admission is free!
It’s A Patsy Cline Christmas!
Featuring Con Burch and The Con Burch Band! Come share the evening with Con Burch and her band and enjoy the songs from Winchester’s own Patsy Cline!
After several successful shows as a highlight performer at The Barns of Rose Hill, celebrating the birthday of Patsy, Con Burch has created a lively, delightful show of her favorite Patsy Cline songs including most of her popular hits to honky tonk to songs you may have never heard.
Con’s expressive vocals combined with her wit and ease with an audience endears her to all.
Cash Bar available all night.
Dinner and Show Tickets:
$30/Person or Purchase a Full Table of 8 for $200
Roasted Chicken Quarters
Baked Honey Ham
Baby Roasted Potatoes
Country Style Green Beans
Greek Pasta Salad
Dessert served during intermission
Tickets must be purchased ahead.
Click the link below to be directed to ticket sale.
Winchester Little Theatre brings you another great holiday presentation!
“I REMEMBER CHRISTMAS”
Based on two short stories:
The Thanksgiving Visitor & A Christmas Memory, by Truman Capote
MENU: First Course: Jordan Springs Winter Salad; Entrée: Chicken Parmesan, Italian Pasta, Southern Style Green Beans, Rolls & Butter; Dessert: Cheesecake Trifle; Beverages: Iced Tea & Water (Gratuity not included)
CASH BAR: Beer, Wine, Mixed Drinks, and Sodas (No Outside Alcohol Permitted)
Vegetarian & Gluten Free (GF Add $5/ticket) option available upon request with reservation. Meal info: 540.773.3157
Enjoy tea, savory delights, and desserts as MSV Curator of Collections Nick Powers presents an illustrated program about the ways people in the Shenandoah Valley historically celebrated the holidays, including “Belsnickeling” and more.
MSV members: $35; all others: $45 (includes admission). Registration required by December 8; register online or call 540-662-1473, ext. 240. Sponsored by Six Star Events.
The Bough & Dough Shop, located on the first floor of the Hexagon House, is a boutique-style holiday gift shop featuring talented local artisans. You will find unique handmade items, freshly baked goods, as well as a selection of freshly-cut greenery, wreaths, and premade bows for your holiday decorating.
The shop will feature free food samples for taste testing products, pottery, art glass, handwoven baskets, unique handcrafted gifts, ornaments, artwork, and books on local history.
Purchases will help support Preservation of Historic Winchester’s mission to preserve the best of the area’s past.
See Preservation of Historic Winchester’s website for details on the participating artisans.
Hours of Operation:
November 22 – December 15, 2019
Tue.-Sat., 10 AM – 5 PM
Sun. (December 1, 8, and 15 only) Noon – 5 PM
Extended Evening Hours (open until 6 PM):
Grand Opening weekend, November 22 & 23
Holiday House Tour weekend, December 6-8
Closed for Thanksgiving
Join us for Preservation of Historic Winchester’s Annual Holiday House Tours!
The Daylight Tour is the main attraction of the Holiday House Tour weekend, drawing crowds of up to 500 visitors. The tour is a staple of Winchester holiday traditions – the first tour was held in 1975.
This year, we partnered with the Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society to present the Holiday House Tour Through the Centuries, visiting homes constructed in each epoch of Winchester’s architectural history from its founding in 1744 until the modern day, to commemorate Winchester’s 275th birthday. See more 275th events here!
226 Amherst Street, The Daniel Morgan House (c. 1786)
421 West Clifford Street (c. 1895)
512 Courtfield Avenue (c. 1932)
163 Academy Lane (c. 2006)
Admission: $25 in advance, $30 at the door
Holiday House Tour Tickets go on sale in mid November at The Final Yard, Kimberly’s, Winchester Book Gallery, Winchester-Frederick County Visitors Center (1400 S. Pleasant Valley Rd), and the Bough & Dough Shop at the Hexagon House. Preview Party tickets may only be reserved at the PHW Office or the Bough and Dough Shop.