Holiday Organ Recitals in Historic Churches

The Winchester Chapter of the American Guild of Organists is sponsoring its 3rd Holiday Organ Recitals in Historic Winchester Churches.

The program will start at Christ Episcopal Church at 3pm, followed by a recital at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church at 3:45, and will conclude at First Presbyterian Church at 4:30pm.

The visitors will have a procession of caroling and hand bell ringing walking between recital sites. Outstanding local organists and guest soloists will be featured. Refreshments will conclude the program.

The program is free and for the pleasure of the local community and features each church in their beautiful holiday decorations. A free will offering will be taken to benefit WATTS (Winchester Area Temporary Thermal Shelter).

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Christmas Cheer at Valerie Hill

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, warm mulled wine, fire pits, the seasonal sounds of beloved Christmas 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 the last Friday before Christmas for this very special holiday evening!

Pajama Day

Join us for a cozy day of play and fun (and wear your pajamas) at the Discovery Museum!

10:30 am — Storytime with Belle
11:00 am — How the Grinch Stole Christmas
12:00 pm — The Night Before Christmas
1:00 pm — Polar Express and cookie decorating
2:00 pm — Reindeer Games (interactive gross motor games with Dr. Megan McIntyre of Milestone Pediatric Therapy)
3:00 pm and 3:30 pm — Pajama Time with Mary Bruce (stories and crafts)

Old Town Christmas Party

Join the Polka Dot Pot, Once Upon a Find, and Fellowship of the Sip for Christmas activities on several weekends in December.

• Open Houses with Gift baskets and discount coupons!
• Christmas markets on the South Loudoun Mall!
• Live music concert at the Fellowship of the Sip!
• Stories about Christmas celebrations around the world and treats to taste!
• Free seminar!

Christmas Party Calendar:
7th, 8th & 9th — Open houses, outdoor markets with Christmas gifts, lights, lamps, tree ornaments, pottery, candles,teas and more at all three locations. Saturday 8th — 9am-11am, free seminar – Color Your Stress Away – Art and Music Therapy session at the Fellowship of the Sip

14th, 15th & 16th — Open houses, Christmas Markets on the South Loudoun Street Mall- more gifts & services offered, Christmas teas and cookies to taste! Visit all three locations! Saturday 15th — 2pm-3pm – Melanie Miller – Free Christmas concert – songs and melodies on electric piano and ukulele at the Fellowship of the Sip (weather permitting – outdoor)

20th, 21st, 22nd & 23rd — Last minute Christmas shopping and holiday treats and drinks tasting! Gift certificates & cards available. Saturday 22nd – 2pm-3pm – Chef Christopher McAvoy tells stories about Christmas celebrations all around the world – samples of treats to taste at the Fellowship of the Sip.

National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

Mele-ki-liki-maka is Hawaii’s way to say Merry Christmas to you.

Bad luck seems to follow Clark Griswold and his family no matter where they go or what they do. The perpetual optimist, Clark (the young and great Chevy Chase) tries to make the holidays a special family event by chopping down the biggest tree in the forest, hanging a million Christmas lights, and dealing with his obnoxious visiting family members. He does this all while banking on his holiday bonus – but will it come?

Is NATIONAL LAMPOON’S CHRISTMAS VACATION perfect Christmas movie?

Yes.

Tickets to this screening benefit 92.5 WINC FM’s CHAIN OF CHECKS!

Handcrafted Holiday at Willow Shade

Come join us for the 3rd annual handcrafted event at our historic home in Gore, VA this holiday season. We will be hosting an evening filled with good company and Christmas shopping!

We welcome you to invite friends and family to join us on December 15th between 1-5 for an open house. There will be handcrafted vendors including precious metal jewelry, goat milk soap, soy wax candles, handcrafted woodwork, bath & body products, and small batch jams. Even if you don’t need to stock up on gifts come hang out for the holidays!

Food and drinks will be provided!

Christmas Open House

Please join us for our Christmas Open House! Friday, Dec 14th from 12-5 pm. Stop by and have some holiday cheer with us and sample our delicious treats! Bring a non-perishable food item for our food drive for a very, very needy family that we are helping this year. All donations are appreciated.

Old Town Christmas Party

Join the Polka Dot Pot, Once Upon a Find, and Fellowship of the Sip for Christmas activities on several weekends in December.

• Open Houses with Gift baskets and discount coupons!
• Christmas markets on the South Loudoun Mall!
• Live music concert at the Fellowship of the Sip!
• Stories about Christmas celebrations around the world and treats to taste!
• Free seminar!

Christmas Party Calendar:
7th, 8th & 9th — Open houses, outdoor markets with Christmas gifts, lights, lamps, tree ornaments, pottery, candles,teas and more at all three locations. Saturday 8th — 9am-11am, free seminar – Color Your Stress Away – Art and Music Therapy session at the Fellowship of the Sip

14th, 15th & 16th — Open houses, Christmas Markets on the South Loudoun Street Mall- more gifts & services offered, Christmas teas and cookies to taste! Visit all three locations! Saturday 15th — 2pm-3pm – Melanie Miller – Free Christmas concert – songs and melodies on electric piano and ukulele at the Fellowship of the Sip (weather permitting – outdoor)

20th, 21st, 22nd & 23rd — Last minute Christmas shopping and holiday treats and drinks tasting! Gift certificates & cards available. Saturday 22nd – 2pm-3pm – Chef Christopher McAvoy tells stories about Christmas celebrations all around the world – samples of treats to taste at the Fellowship of the Sip.

Christmas Radio Show

BUDDY AND SOOK, presented by Winchester Little Theater

A Holiday Radio Special
Based on two short stories by Truman Capote, adapted and directed by Bill Heavner
Handley Library Auditorium

It is the early years of the Great Depression. Due to difficult circumstances in his immediate family, a young boy is sent to live with a pair of elderly distant cousins. One becomes his first and best friend. Many decades later the mature man Buddy has become, unpacks some of his most precious memories for us. In them we spend time with ten year old Buddy, his best friend, Sook, a bully, or two, and a few other residents of small town 1930’s Alabama. If this were a recipe the generous portion of laughter balanced with a tear or two then layered with injustice and retribution and sprinkled with plenty of smiles would make a wonderful Christmas treat.

All tickets $19.99* (includes dessert reception)
*Discount for K-12 Students

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Apple Valley Ringers

Handley Regional Library System will host a free holiday concert at Bowman Library by the popular Apple Valley Ringers Hand Bell Choir. The group is comprised of hand bell choir members from five different local churches and will perform holiday music. The concert is free and open the public and is perfect for all ages.

Apple Valley Ringers – Hand Bell Choir
Date: Sunday, December 9th
Start time: 3PM

For more information or questions about this event please contact Barbara Dickinson at (540) 662-9041 ext. 31