A New Years Eve Celebration of the Arts in Historic Winchester, Virginia

Mark your calendar now to celebrate New Year’s Eve at First Night Winchester!

This is the largest, safest, family-friendly, non-alcoholic, budget-friendly, non-profit New Year’s Eve celebration in the Shenandoah Valley. We offer entertainment for nearly every age and taste: musicians, dancers, arts and crafts, magicians, comedy, and more…

Performance Venue Locations


  • Events kick off at 10 am on 12/31
  • Culminates at midnight with the Apple Drop and a spectacular Fireworks display

Buttons (All-Access Pass)

  • Provides general access to the event
  • Required for all indoor attractions
  • Pinned to outerwear for easy visibility

How much?

  • Buttons are $10 each
  • Children 10 yrs & under are FREE


  • Buttons will be available for purchase beginning December 21st and running through December 31st. For 10 days only, you’ll be able to buy your buttons for $10 each; children 10 and under are FREE. You can purchase your buttons at the Apple Blossom Mall, Museum of the Shenandoah Valley, Winchester Book Gallery, Winchester-Frederick County Visitors Center.

Where to purchase buttons?