Ring in the New Year at First Night Winchester
We have built a spectacular program to celebrate the 35th anniversary of First Night Winchester on December 31, 2021

Entertainment Schedule
10:00am - 5:00pm

Museum of the Shenandoah Valley
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley
10am – 5pm
901 Amherst Street
FNW wristband is required to enter at no cost.

The mission of the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley is to preserve and enrich the cultural life and heritage of the Valley.  At 214 acres, the Museum’s landscape is the largest green space in the city of Winchester.

Museum of the Shenandoah Valley Learning Center
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley Learning Center
Party Hat Kits
10am – 5pm
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley Learning Center
901 Amherst Street
Sponsored by:  Museum of the Shenandoah Valley

Create your own party hat with the kits that are being provided by the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley.  

Magic Pro Events
Magic Pro Events
Magic Pro Events – Balloons
11am – 3pm
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley
901 Amherst Street
Sponsored by:  Museum of the Shenandoah Valley
Blue Ridge Wildlife Center
Blue Ridge Wildlife Center
Blue Ridge Wildlife Center
2pm & 4pm
Museum of the Shenandoah Valley
901 Amherst Street
Sponsored by:  Museum of the Shenandoah Valley and Q102

BRWC provides a variety of education programs to encourage the public to learn about and help our wild neighbors.  

Entertainment Schedule
6:00pm | 8:00pm | 10:00pm

Andrew McKnight
Andrew McKnight
Andrew McKnight
6pm | 8pm | 10pm
Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church
26 W. Boscawen Street
Sponsored by:  National Endowment for the Arts and Virginia Commission for the Arts

Award-winning singer/songwriter/guitarist blends Appalachian-tinged folk, feisty anthems, spooky slide & jazzy blues with crisp & vibrant lyrics.

Barefoot Puppet Theatre
Barefoot Puppet Theatre
Barefoot Puppet Theatre
6pm | 8pm | 10pm
Christ Episcopal Church – Social Hall
132 W. Boscawen Street
Sponsored by:  Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury

Join Little Red as she pursues a mischievous Gingerbread cookie through the woods to Grandma’s house. A seasonal favorite for our youngest audiences.

Brass 5
Brass 5
Brass 5
6pm | 8pm | 10pm
Braddock Street United Methodist Church
115 Wolfe Street
Sponsored by: National Endowment for the Arts, Virginia Commission for the Arts, and Country Inn & Suites-Kernstown

Brass 5 is one of America’s most successful brass

Carla Ulbrich
Carla Ulbrich
Carla Ulbrich
6pm | 8pm | 10pm
Christ Episcopal Church
114 W. Boscawen Street
Sponsored by:  Valley Health and COURTYARD by Marriott-WMC

A comical singer-songwriter who has been featured on the BBC, Dr. Demento, SiriusXM Comedy Radio, and NPR’s Morning Edition.

Daniel Kelly II Trio
Daniel Kelly II Trio
Daniel Kelly II Trio
6pm | 8pm | 10pm
Market Street United Methodist Church
131 S. Cameron Street
Sponsored by:  The Woltz-Winchester Foundation

Experience a jazzy and groovy atmosphere shift when listening to the Daniel Kelly II Trio.

Louie Foxx - Magician
Louie Foxx - Magician
Louie Foxx – Magician
6pm | 8pm | 10pm
First Presbyterian Church – Fellowship Hall
116 S. Loudoun Street
Sponsored by:  The Bank of Clarke County Foundation and COURTYARD by Marriott-WMC

Award winning comedy magic of Louie Foxx.

Razor Hill
Razor Hill
Razor Hill
6pm | 8pm | 10pm
Centenary Reformed United Church of Christ
202 S. Cameron Street
Sponsored by:  Dr. Gerald & Paula McNichols

Beautiful vocals and rollicking fiddle, some tunes borrowed and some self invented, in a contemporary/traditional folk setting.

Reptile World
Reptile World
6pm | 8pm | 10pm
Braddock Street United Methodist Church – Fellowship Hall
103 S. Braddock Street
Sponsored by:  McDonald’s and Nerangis Family

Since 1970 Michael Shwedick has introduced America to the fascinating world of reptiles.  

Tracey Wygal
Tracey Wygal
Tracey Wygal
6pm | 8pm | 10pm
Handley Regional Library
100 W. Piccadilly Street
Sponsored by:  Winchester Host Lions Club

Tracey Wygal performs Patsy Cline’s great hits- honoring the voice and legacy of Winchester’s own country icon.

Entertainment Schedule
7:00pm | 9:00pm | 11:00pm

Acoustic Soul
Acoustic Soul
Acoustic Soul
7pm | 9pm | 11pm
Centenary Reformed United Church of Christ
202 S. Cameron Street
Sponsored by:  Dr. Gerald & Paula McNichols

Acoustic Soul, Authentic American Duo: Playing the best rock, blues and R&B for your holiday!

Azure Wolf
Azure Wolf
Azure Wolf
7pm | 9pm | 11pm
First Presbyterian Church – Fellowship Hall
116 S. Loudoun Street
Sponsored by:  The Bank of Clarke County Foundation

Azure Wolf is a female-fronted dreamy indie band from Winchester. They’re driven by haunting lyrics, swelling guitar tones and energetic beats.

Barker & Schuster
Barker & Schuster
Barker & Schuster
7pm | 9pm | 11pm
Handley Regional Library
100 W. Piccadilly Street
Sponsored by:  Winchester Host Lions Club

Barker and Schuster is an acoustic/electric duo, performing classic rock and 90’s alternative rock.

Casey Carle-BubbleMania!
Casey Carle-BubbleMania!
Casey Carle-BubbleMania!
7pm | 9pm | 11pm
Braddock Street United Methodist Church – Fellowship Hall
103 S. Braddock Street
Sponsored by:  Valley Health

International entertainer, Casey Carle, returns with his pop-ular soap bubble spectacular to amaze, amuse and get all ages to say “Wowza!”

Larnell Starkey & The Spiritual Seven Gospel Singers
Larnell Starkey & The Spiritual Seven Gospel Singers
Larnell Starkey & The Spiritual Gospel Seven
7pm | 9pm | 11pm
Braddock Street United Methodist Church
115 Wolfe Street
Sponsored by:  National Endowment for the Arts and Virginia Commission for the Arts

A singing group that focus on sharing a family oriented performance consisting of a variety of harmonic original foot tapping songs.

Mike Long Trio
6pm | 8pm | 10pm
Market Street United Methodist Church
131 S. Cameron Street
Sponsored by:  Kiwanis Club of Winchester

Listen to the lovely sounds of Jazz and Brazilian Standards played by a trio consisting of Classical Guitar, Bass, and vocals. 

Moody McCarthy
Moody McCarthy
Moody McCarthy
7pm | 9pm | 11pm
Christ Episcopal Church – Social Hall
132 W. Boscawen Street
Sponsored by:  Alamo Drafthouse Cinema and 99.3 The Fox

Stand-up comedian seen on Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel, Conan, and House Hunters.

Terra Voce
Terra Voce
Terra Voce
7pm | 9pm | 11pm
Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church
26 W. Boscawen Street
Sponsored by:  National Endowment for the Arts and Virginia Commission for the Arts

Terra Voce thrills audiences with a lively and colorful array of musical styles from around the world.

Comedy Ventriloquist Ian Varella
Comedy Ventriloquist Ian Varella
Ventriloquist – Ian Varella
7pm | 9pm | 11pm
Christ Episcopal Church
114 W. Boscawen Street
Sponsored by:  Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury and Country Inn & Suites-Kernstown

Fast-paced comedy ventriloquist show with lots of audience participation!

Entertainment Schedule
8:00pm - 11:00pm

Matthew Mills
Matthew Mills
Matthew Mills
8-11pm
Winchester Book Gallery
7 N. Loudoun Street
Sponsored by:  W.O. Grubb Crane Rental

Matthew Mills is an instrumental guitarist that combines classical Flamenco Neoclassical Rock in his performance on acoustic and electric guitar.

Rich Follett
Rich Follett
Rich Follett
8-11pm
Espresso Bar & Café
165 N. Loudoun Street
Sponsored by:  John & Jenny Neumann

Rich Follett performs easy-on-the-ears acoustic folk music with insightful lyrics and inviting melodies you will want to hear over and over again.

Battle of the Buskers
8-11pm
Old Town Walking Mall
Loudoun Street from Piccadilly to Cork

Busk“: to entertain by dancing, singing, or reciting on the street. Anyone can pick their favorite Busker and cast their vote on Facebook.

Entertainment Schedule
11:00pm - MIDNIGHT

Apple on NYE
Dance Party
11pm
Intersections of Boscawen and Cameron Streets

Join the dance party as we wait for the countdown to midnight!  Wristbands are not required to participate everyone is welcome.

Apple Drop and Fireworks
12am
Intersections of Boscawen and Cameron Streets

Join us with our official emcee, Barry Lee as he leads the crowd to countdown the official Apple Drop.  A spectacular fireworks show immediately follows.  Wristbands are not required to participate.  Everyone is welcome!

*All performances are 45-minutes unless it is otherwise noted in the description.

New Year's Day
NOON

Kick off your New Year’s resolution with First Night Winchester and walk on The Trails at MSV.  Dress appropriately, tiaras are welcome, walk as long as you like.  Let’s strive for better physical health and mental wellness in 2022.