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

This is the largest, 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

Please note: food & beverages are not allowed in the churches.


  • Events kick off at 10 am on 12/31

  • Culminates at midnight with the Apple Drop and a spectacular Fireworks display

Admission (All-Access Wristband)

  • Provides general access to the event

  • Required for all indoor attractions

  • Wristbands must be securely fastened around wrist and displayed at all venue entries.

How much?

  • Wristbands are $10 each

  • Children 5 yrs & under are FREE

  • Limited Edition Buttons may be purchased at First Night Headquarters the evening of the event for $5. These are souvenirs and do not allow access.


  • Wristbands and buttons may be reserved online beginning December 1st and then will be available for pick-up or purchase beginning December 21st and running through December 31st. For 10 days only, you can buy your wristbands for $10 each; children 5 and under are FREE.

Where to purchase wristbands?