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

Front Royal Oratorio Society Christmas Concert

The FRONT ROYAL ORATORIO SOCIETY presents “Celestial Celebration”, a free Christmas concert on Saturday, December 8, 4:00 PM, at Braddock Street United Methodist Church.

Celebrate the message of Christmas with glorious choral music under the baton of George Amos. A portion of the proceeds of this concert’s freewill offering will support WINC-FM’s annual “Chain of Checks” benefiting “Froggy’s Closet” which addresses the needs of foster children and their families.

This concert is a tradition in the community and all are welcome. The program features beautiful and timeless sacred and classical Christmas music, celebrating the joy and message of the yuletide season The whole family is welcome, including the kids and tots.

The concert is free with a freewill offering taken.





Holiday Bazaar

Millbrook High School band boosters holiday bazaar will be Saturday December 1st, 2018 from 8am-2pm. It will be held in the cafeteria of Millbrook High School. The holiday bazaar will include 56 local vendors, local foods, pictures with Santa (parents may take their own free pictures or there will be a professional photographer on site) and raffles all day!

Admission is free.

Polar Express Family Event

Come dressed in your pajamas for family adventure!
Tickets are $5 and each young guest receives activity sheets and a souvenir train ticket.
Our train conductor leads the fun and gets everyone in the holiday spirit.

Great for school and youth groups for a low-cost holiday outing.

When a doubting young boy takes an extraordinary train ride to the North Pole, he embarks on a journey of self-discovery that shows him that the wonder of life never fades for those who believe.

We believe….do you?

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Hometown Christmas

Stephens City is hosting its first Hometown Christmas from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday along Main Street.

The event will feature food, music, a craft show and sale, house tours, wagon rides and an appearance from Santa Claus.

Shoppers can take advantage of a business scavenger hunt with prizes! Scavenger hunt cards are available at any of the participating businesses. Once the cards have been filled out, they can be deposited in a box at Lantz’s Pharmacy, 5015 Main St. One lucky winner’s card will be drawn for a $25 gift card.

Businesses taking part in the scavenger hunt include Sophia’s, Treasures on Main, The Flower Center, The Cloth Peddler, Stephen City Outlet, Ed’s Heads, Clem’s Garage, Newtown Music Center, High Point Restaurant, Lantz’s Pharmacy and Classics on Main.

Other events include:

A house tour at 3 p.m., which starts at The Flower Center at 5405 Main St. Town Council member Butch Fravel will lead the tours. Those interested must check in with Fravel at The Flower Center by 2:30 p.m.

A gingerbread house contest, with categories for children 11 and under and one for ages 12 and up. Entries are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday. The houses must be made of edible ingredients and brought to Clem’s Garage, 5170 Main St. An application can be picked up at the Stephens City town office. Judging will take place Wednesday night, and the houses will remain on display through Hometown Christmas.

A holiday meal offered at Stephens City United Methodist Church for $10 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring oven fried chicken with all the fixings. Entertainment is scheduled by local talent. The church also will host a sing-along in the sanctuary at 1 p.m. Wendy Oesterling will direct, and David Renner will play. At 2 p.m., participants will go downstairs to sing for people enjoying the meal. The church is asking people to bring a pair of mittens to donate to C-CAP, a Winchester-based nonprofit group that helps those in need. Cards and paper will be provided to send to people in the military.

Free wagon rides. Stops will be located along Main Street between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

A performance by the Sherando High School jazz band at Newtown Commons, 5165 Main St., at 4:30 p.m. At 5 p.m., Santa will arrive on a fire truck to light the tree. Camp of Life Church will sing Christmas carols and provide hot chocolate.

A craft show at Trinity Lutheran Church on the corner of Main and Fairfax streets. There will be signs to direct shoppers.

Santa portraits at Treasures on Main from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., as well as a Secret Santa shopping area from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., where children can purchase gifts for friends and family for $1 to $5 (the gifts will be wrapped and tagged).