Ring in the New Year at First Night Winchester from the comfort of your HOME! We are going VIRTUAL this year. We have reimagined our celebration and are giving performing artists from across the country, a platform on which they can share their talents with you. Join us online for our first-ever, virtual event!

Make yourself comfortable as we bring the arts to you. There's no need to get all bundled up this year--you can warm yourself by a fire or relax in your recliner.

The evening has been planned for you. We've taken care of everything except the food. (NYE decorations not provided)

Share your experience by gathering your family or your friends online.
First Night Winchester is bringing back some of your favorite artists and they'll be joined by their peers from all over the country.

You can help support First Night Winchester by purchasing the First Night Winchester 2021 button.  It is not required to attend the event but it will help support us in our mission.  The button is available in two sizes: small and large.  The traditional (large) sized button costs $10.74 + shipping.

Download your copy of the First Night Winchester 2021 virtual program here:  FNW 2021 Program

Act I – Children’s Programming

Beginning at 2pm, programming for children will be online.  Some of the activities include “how-to” videos like creating a noisemaker and doing magic tricks.  A list of supplies you will need will be made available soon.

Reptile World

Barefoot Puppets

Kevin Spencer | Hocus Focus

Jeff Boyer | Bubble Trouble

Act II – Celebration of the Arts

Beginning at 4pm and concluding at 6pm.

Latin Ballet of Virginia

Jack Dunlap

Radmila Stojanovic-Kiriluk

Andrew McKnight

Daniel Kelly II Trio

Mark Nizer

Rich Follett

Dong Xi

Spontanea Band

Act III – Messages of Hope for 2021

Beginning at 8pm and concluding at 10pm.

Bobby BlackHat Band

Robbie Limon

Terra Voce

El Gleno Grande

Tracey Wygal

Crys Matthews

Mean Mary


Joyce Kwon

Carla Ulbrich