The Nutcracker

Please join us for the 40th annual production of THE NUTCRACKER, a Winchester Holiday Tradition Since 1982!

Tickets are reserved seating. You are able to select your seats using an interactive seating chart. If you have a special seating request or need help selecting seats, please call 540-665-0343. Tickets may also be purchased by cash or check at the studio, 20 West Cork Street, Winchester, Virginia Monday-Thursday 4:00-8:00 pm or by appointment.

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Christmas Cheer Party

It’s Valerie Hill Vineyard & Winery’s annual CHRISTMAS CHEER PARTY! Saturday, December 18th from 6-9pm. Warm mulled wine, the seasonal sounds of holiday music, and of course, wine. That’s how we spread Christmas cheer at Valerie Hill! Join us for a special holiday evening of great wines, exclusive food offerings, and holiday fellowship! 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!

Holiday Open House at Willow Moon Farm

We are so excited to announce our ANNUAL OPEN HOUSE here on the farm on December 18th from 10am – 3pm!
What can you expect?

Our apothecary building open- where we will have all of our products and items that we offer displayed for you to shop, ask questions and talk with Sara (owner) about the farm. You can expect to see our unique skincare products, soy candles, goats milk soaps, herbal remedies, Certified Naturally Grown eggs, canned goods, dried herbs and much more. All items are made/produced here on the farm from scratch!

Whisked Sugar Bakeshoppe will be set up with a variety of baked goods- cakes, cupcakes, cookies & hot cocoa bombs! All handmade and locally made here in Gore.
1 free raffle ticket to each family that will have a chance to win a gift basket full of our products and an item from our featured baker.
Farm tours where you can visit our livestock and get all of the goat snuggles.
Hot cocoa bar
Christmas music
We hope you will visit us to see our farm and see how much we have expanded this past year!
We look forward to seeing you and spreading holiday cheer!

Christmas Tree Lighting

Join us for our annual lighting of the winery Christmas tree!

Gather around for a spectacular tree lighting with friends and family. We’ll have you swaying with good cheer, with LIVE music featuring all your favorite Winter tunes. We’re excited to welcome Marie Dana, a local chocolatier. Try her gourmet truffles in flavors like cappuccino, cheesecake, and cherries jubilee!

We will light the tree at 7:30pm.

We have dinner covered, too, with Asian-fusion eats from Little Bamboo Food Truck.
Not to mention our signature mulled wine that is sure to keep you toasty and in good spirits!

Admission fee: Free


Holiday Open House

The Holiday Open House is an all-day event starting at the War Memorial Building/Recreation Center (1001 E Cork St, Winchester), from 9-11am, with activities for adults and children leading up to the arrival of Santa.

At 11am, follow Santa on his firetruck down to Old Town for photos and fun on the Loudoun Street Pedestrian Mall, with live music, holiday shopping specials, art displays, holiday crafts, and more!

Schedule of events

– 11:30am, Santa arrives downtown
– 11:30am-1pm, Billy Thompson Group @ Taylor Pavilion
– 12-2pm, Santa & Mrs. Claus walk the mall
– 12-5pm, free gift wrapping @ Taylor Pavilion
– 1pm, Winchester Little Theater carolers @ Taylor Pavilion
– 2pm, Sing! Shenandoah carolers @ Taylor Pavilion
– 2-4pm, Gingerbread Jamboree @ Handley Library
– 3pm, Holiday Concert @ Museum of the Shenandoah Valley
– 3-5pm, Holiday Chorale Concert @ Handley Library
– 5-10pm, Old Town Spirit in effect (alcoholic beverages purchased in businesses may be carried outdoors and into other establishments where allowed by merchants)

Breakfast with Santa

Santa Claus is coming to town 🎅

Join us for Breakfast with Santa in The Grand Ballroom on Saturday, December 11th!

Seatings at 8:30 am or 11:30 am

Adults (10 Years & Older) | $35
2 – 9 Year Olds | $25
Under 2 | Free

Email for reservations.

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Middletown Christmas Parade

Come out and Celebrate the Magic of the Holiday Season with Friends & Family in Historic Middletown, VA on Sunday, December 5, 2021.

The Christmas Parade begins at 2pm with horses, floats, bands and more leading the way for Santa and Mrs. Claus to travel down Main Street. Immediately following the parade we will host Santa with free hot chocolate and cookies at Wayside Inn.

Come early to get a great spot for watching the parade and while you are in town explore the local shops and restaurants.


Holiday House Tours

Join us for Preservation of Historic Winchester’s Annual Holiday House Tours!

We welcome you back to the 45th annual tour with three spectacular homes that have never been part of the tour before.

Plan an afternoon of holiday festivities at 25 West Piccadilly Street, 321 South Stewart Street, and 814 South Washington Street to see these recently-renovated architectural gems. Visit the houses on your own in any order for guided tours of these spectacularly-decorated buildings.

PHW will be following CDC guidelines at the time of the tour. Come prepared with face masks!

Tickets will go on sale starting November 15 at Kimberly’s. Winchester Book Gallery, Winchester-Frederick County Visitors Center, and the Bough & Dough Shop at the Hexagon House.

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Eugene Smith Gallery Holiday Open House

Join us for a Holiday Open House at Eugene B. Smith Gallery.

Shop for holiday gifts at the gallery while enjoying the vocal stylings of Tracey Wygal!

She will be performing the music of Patsy Cline in honor of Eugene’s 2021 Christmas image, which features Patsy’s former home. The image is featured on a Christmas ornament as well.

“The Gift” is in the gallery now!
Friday, December 3rd 6-9pm

Christmas Movies and Santa at the Drive-In Theatre

This is our final weekend of the season! Thank you for a wonderful season and we hope you can make it out one last time. Please share with any of your friends or family who may not know we are closing for the winter.

And this weekend you can come on out for movies and visits from Santa Claus!

Our shows for Friday and Saturday, December 3rd and 4th are
The Polar Express with A Christmas Story
Disney’s Encanto with Marvel’s Eternals

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