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

West Oaks Farm Market Holiday Craft Bazaar

Critty’s Crafty Creations will be attending the West Oaks Farm Market Holiday Bazaar in Winchester VA. Please come visit us Saturday, November 30th from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm to do a little holiday shopping!

Plaid Friday Walking Tour

Looking for a fun activity to do with visiting relatives over the Thanksgiving holiday? This special Winchester history tour has a unique holiday spin!

Learn about local traditions and hear stories about Christmases past. Meet in front of the Kurtz Building (2 N. Cameron Street) on the corner of Cameron Street and Boscawen Street.

Fee: $10. Kids 12 and under are free.

Please reserve in advance by calling (540) 542-1326.

Bough and Dough Shop

The Bough & Dough Shop, located on the first floor of the Hexagon House, is a boutique-style holiday gift shop featuring talented local artisans. You will find unique handmade items, freshly baked goods, as well as a selection of freshly-cut greenery, wreaths, and premade bows for your holiday decorating.

The shop will feature free food samples for taste testing products, pottery, art glass, handwoven baskets, unique handcrafted gifts, ornaments, artwork, and books on local history.

Purchases will help support Preservation of Historic Winchester’s mission to preserve the best of the area’s past.

See Preservation of Historic Winchester’s website for details on the participating artisans.

Open 10am-6pm, November 22-23

Additional Hours of Operation:
November 22 – December 15, 2019
Tue.-Sat., 10 AM – 5 PM
Sun. (December 1, 8, and 15 only) Noon – 5 PM
Extended Evening Hours (open until 6 PM):
Grand Opening weekend, November 22 & 23
Holiday House Tour weekend, December 6-8
Closed for Thanksgiving

Bakery Festival

Grab a plate and help us celebrate the Bakery Festival!

Enjoy a free sampling of delicious baked goods. The market will be taking orders for Thanksgiving and Christmas.



First Friday in Old Town

Our November First Friday will get you in the Holiday spirit! Local artists will be set up throughout Old Town Winchester live painting and selling art. Please come and support our local businesses and artists. Big thanks to Other Side of the Tracks Art and Winchester Main Street Foundation for partnering with Old Town Winchester Business Association.

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?



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