First Night Winchester

First Night Winchester is the largest, safest, family-friendly, non-alcoholic, budget-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration in the Shenandoah Valley. One price gets you a button that allows you into all First Night events for the entire evening.

On December 31 this community event brings the night to life as businesses, churches, and other venues open their doors to multiple stages featuring performances throughout the evening. Entertainment includes, but is not limited to, folk, jazz, bluegrass, oldies, acoustical guitar, puppet shows, kids events and more throughout Old Town Winchester.

And then, just before the year ends, everyone comes together at the intersection of Cameron and Boscawen Streets to count down time with our official “Apple Drop” and midnight fireworks display!

Purchase buttons online at www.firstnightwinchester.com. Advance buttons may also be purchased at the Winchester-Frederick County Visitors Center, 1400 S. Pleasant Valley Road. Open daily, 9am-5pm, call (540) 542-1326 for details.

On New Year’s Eve, buttons will be available from 5-9pm at the First Night Winchester headquarters located at: 33 E. Boscawen Street.

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Holly Jolly Old Town Celebration

Come spend some time in Old Town this holiday season during our Holly Jolly Celebration on December 14th! Enjoy caroling and holiday activities including holiday wagon rides. Specials at shops and restaurants all day.

More information to come!

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Follow the Star – Living Nativity

Follow the Star is a dramatic and immersive live nativity experience celebrating its 10th year in Winchester, Virginia at the historic Kernstown Battlefield. This free event runs from 6-9 PM and is open to the public. All are welcome!

Join your tour guide who will take you on a walking journey through the scenes with live actors and animals depicting the night that Jesus was born. With dramatic lighting, sounds, special effects, and action all around you, it will feel as if you are an active participant in the Christmas story. At the tour conclusion join us for an all-you-can-enjoy fresh-baked cookies, hot drinks, caroling, photo station, and more. This memorable evening is sure to be a highlight of your holiday season.

Free parking and admission!

Inclement weather dates: December 14 and 15

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www.fbcva.org/outreach/local-outreach/follow-the-star

Middletown Christmas Parade

Come out and Celebrate the Magic of the Holiday Season with Friends & Family in Historic Middletown, VA on Sunday, December 1, 2019.

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 Cookies at Middletown Volunteer Fire & Rescue. Whether you have a little one with a Christmas list or just want to take a selfie with the jolly elf – this FREE event is open to all. Bring your cameras and your sweet tooth. We will once again have coloring pages to keep the kids entertained and a photo booth for both young and old to enjoy.

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

 

 

The Nutcracker

Please join us for the 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.

Harvest Party and Trunk-or-Treat

Shenandoah Valley Baptist Church AWANA Club is hosting a Kid’s Harvest Party and Trunk-or-Treat.

There will also be hayrides, bounce houses, and games.

All are welcome at this Free event.

Pumpkin Festival

Come find the “great pumpkin.” Choose from ones already picked or pick your own.

Enjoy pumpkin pie, pumpkin rolls, pumpkin bars and pumpkin donuts from our bakery. A variety of food will be available at the food building.

Come and enjoy this free event!

Richard’s Apple Festival

FREE Admission! Join us on Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 11am – 4pm for our Apple Festival! We’ll have live music, farm food (our own burgers, farm to crust pizza, hotdogs, peach milkshakes & more), a tasting table, wine & craft beer, and of course, LOTS of apples!

This is a family friendly event, so bring the kids and spend the day in the country with us! Have fun in our petting zoo, take a ride on the hay wagon, let the kids cruise around in the barrel train, or just run around til they’re exhausted. We’ll have badminton & corn hole too.

The event is rain or shine, but no worries – there’s plenty of undercover space if a sprinkle happens along.

 

 

 

Apple Harvest Festival

Saturday, Oct. 12 (9am-5pm) & Sunday, Oct. 13(10am-5pm)
Everything apples!

20 varieties of apples to choose from, with pick your own available. Apple cobbler and apple cider slushees can be enjoyed while sitting on the front porch or listening to the music each day from 1-3 P.M.

For the kids we have the cow train, a playground and room to run. A variety of food will be available at the food building. Wagon rides around the farm scheduled throughout the day.

AppleFest and Iris Sale

Another fun festival for the family! Kick off the fall season with a trip to the farm market!

APPLES APPLES APPLES AND MORE! Plus Apple Pies, Apple Dumplings, Apple Cider, Apple Cider Donuts, Apple Cider Slushies, Apple Salsa and many more delicious Apple Treats!

Corn Maze, Hayrides, and Pumpkin Patch will be open 10am-6pm!

Live music in the courtyard from Robbie Limon 1-4pm!

We will also be partnering with the Shenandoah and Potomac Iris Society who will be holding a large Iris Sale! You will have the opportunity to purchase high-quality rhizomes ready to take home and plant right away!