Holiday Open House

The Holiday Open House is an all-day event starting at the War Memorial Building/Recreation Center (1001 E Cork St, Winchester), from 9-11am, with activities for adults and children leading up to the arrival of Santa.

At 11am, follow Santa on his firetruck down to Old Town for photos and fun on the Loudoun Street Pedestrian Mall, with live music, holiday shopping specials, art displays, holiday crafts, and more!

Schedule of events

– 11:30am, Santa arrives downtown
– 11:30am-1pm, Billy Thompson Group @ Taylor Pavilion
– 12-2pm, Santa & Mrs. Claus walk the mall
– 12-5pm, free gift wrapping @ Taylor Pavilion
– 1pm, Winchester Little Theater carolers @ Taylor Pavilion
– 2pm, Sing! Shenandoah carolers @ Taylor Pavilion
– 2-4pm, Gingerbread Jamboree @ Handley Library
– 3pm, Holiday Concert @ Museum of the Shenandoah Valley
– 3-5pm, Holiday Chorale Concert @ Handley Library
– 5-10pm, Old Town Spirit in effect (alcoholic beverages purchased in businesses may be carried outdoors and into other establishments where allowed by merchants)

Donuts with Santa

Santa is taking time out of his busy schedule to stop by for a visit. He will be here from 11:00-2:00, so don’t forget to bring your camera.

While Santa’s here we will be serving hot chocolate and apple cider donut holes.

This is a free event, so all ages are welcome to come and visit with Santa.

There will also be an area for the children to make ornaments and we’ll have the cow train decorated and running.

We are so excited to have Santa here at the farm!

Breakfast with Santa

Santa Claus is coming to town 🎅

Join us for Breakfast with Santa in The Grand Ballroom on Saturday, December 11th!

Seatings at 8:30 am or 11:30 am

Adults (10 Years & Older) | $35
2 – 9 Year Olds | $25
Under 2 | Free

Email for reservations.

For more information

Middletown Christmas Parade

Come out and Celebrate the Magic of the Holiday Season with Friends & Family in Historic Middletown, VA on Sunday, December 5, 2021.

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 free hot chocolate and cookies at Wayside Inn.

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


Christmas Movies and Santa at the Drive-In Theatre

This is our final weekend of the season! Thank you for a wonderful season and we hope you can make it out one last time. Please share with any of your friends or family who may not know we are closing for the winter.

And this weekend you can come on out for movies and visits from Santa Claus!

Our shows for Friday and Saturday, December 3rd and 4th are
The Polar Express with A Christmas Story
Disney’s Encanto with Marvel’s Eternals

Purchase Tickets at:

Santa Letters

The Visitors Center is a mailbox location for Santa Letters! Write a letter to Santa and he will write you back. Make sure to include your return address!

We are located at 1400 S. Pleasant Valley Road, Winchester, VA 22601, and we are open 7 days a week, 9am-5pm.

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!



Merrimint in Middletown

Come one, come All! Tour Historic Middletown, Virginia at this FREE Holiday event! Activities will take place at several venues in Middletown.

Hoffman House (7827 Main Street)
Tour the Hoffman House, , decorated in 1800’s holiday style. There will be hot cocoa and cookies. Kids can make and take free sparkly Santa Slime!

Wayside Inn (7783 Main Street)
Visit Father Christmas at The Wayside Inn. There will be caroling and storytelling by a cozy fire, face painting, and free tea and scones.

Aunt Caroline’s Cabin (corner of 1st and Church Streets)
Visit Middletown’s historic district. Tour and hear the story of Aunt Caroline’s log cabin on the corner of 1st and Church.  They will be providing hot cider and donuts.

St. Thomas Chapel (7854 Church Street)
At Historic St. Thomas Chapel the dulcimer group “Heartstrings” will perform at 2pm.

Mount Olive Baptist Church (1893 Senseney Road)
“A JESUS Merrimint” – from 1-2:30pm
• “A Christ Mas “Praise & Praise” singing.
• “A Youthful Blessing”; in one or more of the following: (Wearing Costumes of That Season of Long Ago, Dance, Dramatic Reading and Song).
• “Our Nativity Barn” with the “The Star of Shining Wonder” atop it, … and Straw Bales (for sitting inside “Our Nativity Barn” to take pictures for your Christmas Cards this year, with your own camera / phone.
• “A Tasty Fellowship” ; (A Cup of Soup and a Cup of Cider or a Cup of Cocoa).

Belle Grove Plantation (336 Belle Grove Road)
Nearby Belle Grove Plantation‘s historic Manor House presents “All Creatures Great and Small.” Enjoy the tour. The winter kitchen & gift shop are open to everyone. (A small fee to tour upstairs.)

Please come enjoy all the free activities. For more information call Tess Klimm 540-247-2211

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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