Santa’s Headquarters

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!

 

 

Festival of Lessons and Carols

An annual holiday tradition of Shenandoah Conservatory, Festival of Lessons and Carols features a service of Christmas carols sung by the Conservatory Choir, Shenandoah Chorus and Cantus Singers.

FREE
Phone: (540) 665-4569

 

Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting Ceremony

Celebrate the fun and excitement of the holiday season in Old Town Winchester. Bands, floats, and specialty units along with Santa will be coming to see you. Don’t forget the tree lighting ceremony, immediately following the parade.

The Old Town Christmas Parade begins at 7pm and lasts until about 8pm. The parade route is Cameron Street to Piccadilly to left on Braddock St. to left on Cork St. and finish at Loudoun St.

Tree Lighting: Santa will walk down Rouss Avenue to the official Tree Lighting stand to light the tree.

Parking: There is a $5 flat rate fee upon entering any of the parking garages for the Christmas parade.

Street Closures: Cameron St. between Cork and Piccadilly will be closed at 6:00 pm for the line-up. Streets surrounding the pedestrian mall will close at 6:30 pm for the parade

Admission:
Free

Inclement Weather: The parade will be held on the day scheduled unless there is severe inclement weather. Weather announcements will be made on local radio and cable stations. There is not a cancellation date.

 

Walking in a Winter Wonderland

November 29-December 29

Don’t miss Frederick County Parks & Recreation’s annual light show – memories to last a lifetime! Don your stocking caps and wrap those scarves tight as you take a magical stroll through this winter wonderland. Warm up in the cabin, where you might run into Santa!

Free hot chocolate!

Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Peak Night Admission (December 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 22, 23)
Ages 12+: $10
Ages 2-11: $5
Age 0-1: FREE

Regular Admission
Ages 12+: $5
Ages 2-11: $3
Age 0-1: FREE

Veterans and active duty: $3 on non-peak nights with valid military ID.

Frozen Celebration

This interactive kids program will feature face painting, balloons, craft stations, sing-alongs, stores from Frozen, and a special meet and greet with Anna and Elsa characters from the movie Frozen!

A family 4-pack of tickets to the Alamo Drafthouse in Winchester will also be raffled off for a free trip to the movies. More information can be found at www.handleyregional.org/kids

Frozen II Extravaganza

It’s our last event of 2019 and we plan on ending our season with a bang!

Bring the children out in their best Anna & Elsa, Kristoff or Hans outfits on the weekend of Friday, November 22 thru Saturday, November 23rd and attend a ball (dance) in our heated tent complete with Frozen decorations – music, dancing, a magician and other fun activities. Then watch Disney’s new movie: Frozen 2. Event time: 5 PM.

More Information and Tickets:
www.thefamilydriveintheatre.com/events.html

Scottish “Backyard” Highland Games

The Kernstown Battlefield Association and Clan Adrenalin will host its second “backyard” Highland Games of the season.

This low-key event is a perfect family outing. The games benefit prostate cancer research. The games start at 9 am.

Bagpipers will play throughout the day. Refreshments will be for sale by Shaffer’s BBQ. Please bring your own chairs.

Apple Picking and Apple Butter Making

Visit Rinker’s Orchard to pick-your-own apples!

We take our traditions very seriously here at Rinker Orchards, and we know it wouldn’t be apple season without the local Stephens City Lions Club here making their famous apple butter! Join us on September 14 and 21 to watch members of the club make their famous apple butter and to pick some up to take home with you. This is an annual fundraiser that provides support for their many charitable projects throughout the year.

Crim’s Concessions will be on site September 14 making fresh kettle corn! It goes great with Rinker’s cider!

Regular and sugar free varieties available.

Rinker’s is open Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from 10:00am – 5:00pm! (September 6 through Columbus Day, October 14th, 2019.)

Touch A Truck

Join us for an interactive day to touch (and learn about) some of your favorite vehicles!

Trucks of all shapes and sizes, emergency response vehicles, RC cars, and more will be on hand for littles and bigs alike to explore.

We are offering a sensory-friendly block of time from 10 AM until 11 AM for our friends who may not wish to experience lights and sounds.

In addition to all the incredible vehicles, we will have bounce houses, face paint and different activities throughout the day!

Tickets are $5 per person. All proceeds benefit The Arc of Northern Shenandoah Valley’s Summer Camp Scholarship Fund.

Winchester Royals vs Purcellville Cannons

Bring the family and come out to enjoy a good old fashioned night at the ball park.

The Winchester Royals are a member of the 12 team, summer collegiate wooden bat Valley Baseball League, National Alliance of College Summer Baseball, an organization comprised of eight summer collegiate baseball leagues. The Valley Baseball League is endorsed by the National Collegiate Athletic Association and sponsored in part by a donation from Major League Baseball.

General Admission Ticket Prices:
$5.00 – Adults
$3.00 – Senior Citizens (60 & Over)
$2.00 – Youth (6 To 12 Years)
Free – Under 6 Years of Age