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First Night Winchester

First Night Winchester is the largest, family-friendly, non-alcoholic, budget-friendly, non-profit New Year’s Eve celebration in the Northern Shenandoah Valley, offering entertainment for nearly every age and taste: musicians, dancers, magicians, comedy, and so much more. Celebrate in-person for the 35th anniversary on December 31, 2021!

Beginning December 1, 2021, you can reserve your wristband online. The cost is $12 per wristband, which includes a convenience fee. Please retain your printed receipt for online purchases; it is required for pick up of wristbands. Digital copies cannot be accepted. Wristbands that are ordered online will be available for pick-up at the Winchester-Frederick County Visitor’s Center on Pleasant Valley, beginning December 21, 2021.

Wristbands may be purchased in-person, beginning December 21, 2021, and running through December 31, 2021, or while supplies last. You can buy your wristband admission for $10 per person, children 5 and under are FREE. You can purchase your wristband at the locations below: (Please verify hours with individual locations)

Museum of the Shenandoah Valley – Gift Shop
Winchester Book Gallery (Old Town Winchester)
Winchester-Frederick County Visitors Center (Pleasant Valley Road)

On December 31, 2021, First Night Winchester Headquarters is located at 33 E. Boscawen Street. Only then can you purchase your wristband and commemorative button from 5-9 pm. Cash and credit cards will be accepted at headquarters. There is a $2 convenience fee for each admission purchased by credit card.

Masks are required, regardless of vaccination status, to enter indoor performances.

New Year’s Eve Schedule-at-a-Glance:

Children’s Activities 10am-5pm
6 pm, 8 pm, 10 pm: Live Performances
7 pm, 9 pm, 11 pm: Live Performances
8-11 pm: Musical Artists and Buskers
11 pm: KISS 98.3 Dance Party
Apple Countdown & Midnight Fireworks

New Year’s Day Schedule-at-a-Glance:

Noon walk on The Trails at MSV. (Dress appropriately. Tiaras and beads are welcome. Walk as long as you like.)

Let’s strive for better physical health and mental wellness in 2022.

This opportunity requires advanced registration (details below).

December 31, 2021
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Old Town Winchester
Winchester, Virginia 22601
(540) 662-4946
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Important Disclaimer: This opportunity is curated from a public source and subject to changes/cancelations that might not be reflected here. Always verify with the event source/venue before participating.