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

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

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 5 yrs & under are FREE


  • 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 buttons for $10 each; children 5 and under are FREE.

Where to purchase buttons?