Good Food Lovers Club

Fellowship of the Sip Restaurant and Tea House invites you to its new initiative, the Good Food Lovers and Promoters Club!

The club is a special program that aims to offer good food and beverage to those who love it and love to promote it.

Tickets can be purchased per event ($10) or discounted membership can be obtained.

The club hosts two parties each month, at one of the events we will be serving a full dinner and the second will be a food tasting of a variety of food and drink samples, alongside an additional program during each party, including wine tastings, live music, talks and presentations from chefs, producers and others, as well as lotteries, art exhibitions and more.

We collaborate with good food producers, businesses, shops and other businesses to bring even more special offers to you. The members will also be invited to attend a yearly food fair for free, organized by this initiative, bringing activists of the food scene, like chefs, food producers, experts and educators offering discounts and special offers to the Good Food Lovers and Promoters Club Members.

Questions? Give us a call at (540) 845-3543

 

Chocolate Escape

Sample chocolate desserts at participating downtown restaurants, enjoy special discounts and treats at participating shops, listen to live music, and pamper yourself during the annual Chocolate Escape!

Diners and shoppers will have the chance to make Valentine’s Day reservations and purchase gifts for loved ones or just browse. Old Town Winchester offers fine dining, artisan shops and specialty boutiques, florists, jewelry stores as well as a day spa and a salon. Escape to Old Town Winchester for Valentine shopping specials and indulgent chocolate morsels.

For participating venues, specials, and activities, visit: oldtownwinchesterva.com/events/major-events/chocolate-escape

Free First Friday

The Discovery Museum loves to give back to the community! Admission is free from 5-7:30 PM on the first Friday of every month. Explore all four floors of exhibits and we might even have a special program planned. Bring the whole family and for something new every month!

 

Good Food Lovers Club

Fellowship of the Sip Restaurant and Tea House invites you to its new initiative, the Good Food Lovers and Promoters Club!

The club is a special program that aims to offer good food and beverage to those who love it and love to promote it.

Tickets can be purchased per event ($10) or discounted membership can be obtained.

The club hosts two parties each month, at one of the events we will be serving a full dinner and the second will be a food tasting of a variety of food and drink samples, alongside an additional program during each party, including wine tastings, live music, talks and presentations from chefs, producers and others, as well as lotteries, art exhibitions and more.

We collaborate with good food producers, businesses, shops and other businesses to bring even more special offers to you. The members will also be invited to attend a yearly food fair for free, organized by this initiative, bringing activists of the food scene, like chefs, food producers, experts and educators offering discounts and special offers to the Good Food Lovers and Promoters Club Members.

Questions? Give us a call at (540) 845-3543

Drag Brunch

Join us for all your favorite drag queens auctioning off art donated by local artists. Your ticket includes a buffet brunch, bottomless mimosas and/or bloody Mary’s! In addition to the auction and drag show, local artists will be set up selling their one of a kind creations.

SVERN (Shenandoah Valley Equine Rescue Network) will be selling tip jars and doing 50/50s as well as having a silent auction of our own! Come out and support your only local rescue dedicated to the exclusive rehabilitation of abused and neglected equine!

Historic Winchester Food Tours

Discover Winchester one step, sip, bite at a time!

Explore the city’s unique and thriving food scene on our downtown Winchester walking mall food tours. Your experienced guide will introduce you to great local dishes and drinks while sharing stories about Winchester’s rich history and architecture.

Meeting location changes, participants will receive information with their tickets.

Purchase Tickets

Holiday Market

Mark your calendars for December 14 when the Old Town Farmers Market will return to the Loudoun Street Mall for a one day Holiday Market as part of our annual Holly Jolly Celebration!

We expect to have market vendors with in-season produce, meats, canned items and the like, seasonal greenery and agricultural products, as well as artisan vendors with locally handmade items.

Interested in participating as a vendor for the Holiday Market? Applications are now available. Apply now!

Merry Murder Mystery Comedy

Eat. Drink. Laugh. Solve a Murder.

Tis the season for another Die Laughing Productions hilarious whodunit Murder Mystery Show. This show sold out last December and now it’s back with more laughs and lots of brand new twists and turns!

You are transported to Nakatomi Consulting’s annual Holiday Party and Secret Santa gift exchange. The guest who gives the best gift will be the hit of the party. The one with the worst gift might just end up dead.

98 Rock morning show co host Justin Schlegel and Bright Box favorites Rob Maher, Joe Robinson, , Katie Robinson, Tommy Sinbazo and Erik Woodworth return to star alongside you, the audience. Several willing audience members will get to play roles in the production and everyone in the audience will get to guess, who’s been naughty and who’s been nice.

Two shows:
7pm and 10pm

More Information and Tickets

 

Holiday House Tours

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

The Daylight Tour is the main attraction of the Holiday House Tour weekend, drawing crowds of up to 500 visitors. The tour is a staple of Winchester holiday traditions – the first tour was held in 1975.

This year, we partnered with the Winchester-Frederick County Historical Society to present the Holiday House Tour Through the Centuries, visiting homes constructed in each epoch of Winchester’s architectural history from its founding in 1744 until the modern day, to commemorate Winchester’s 275th birthday. See more 275th events here!

Houses:
226 Amherst Street, The Daniel Morgan House (c. 1786)
421 West Clifford Street (c. 1895)
512 Courtfield Avenue (c. 1932)
163 Academy Lane (c. 2006)
Admission: $25 in advance, $30 at the door

Holiday House Tour Tickets go on sale in mid November at The Final Yard, Kimberly’s, Winchester Book Gallery, Winchester-Frederick County Visitors Center (1400 S. Pleasant Valley Rd), and the Bough & Dough Shop at the Hexagon House. Preview Party tickets may only be reserved at the PHW Office or the Bough and Dough Shop.

More Information: www.phwi.org

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.