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!

Frequently Asked Questions

Apple

Out of an abundance of caution, the FNW Apple will NOT appear on December 31, 2020.  CDC guidelines must be followed and include wearing a face mask; watch your distance by staying 6′ apart; wash your hands often; DO NOT gather in large groups; if you are sick–STAY HOME.  We thank you for your cooperation.

Countdown and Dance Party

Out of an abundance of caution, FNW will not have a dance party or countdown on December 31, 2020.  But if you’re dancing at home, take a video and send it to us.  We’ll share your celebration on our social media pages.

Fireworks

Out of an abundance of caution, FNW fireworks will not appear on December 31, 2020.  CDC guidelines must be followed and include wearing a face mask; watch your distance by staying 6′ apart; wash your hands often; DO NOT gather in large groups; if you are sick–STAY HOME.  We thank you for your cooperation.

First Aid/Emergencies

In case of emergency, immediately contact any police officer or other emergency personnel. Local rescue workers travel up and down the Old Town Mall throughout the entire evening.

Food

We encourage you to visit our local restaurants. From fine dining to grab and go, there is something for everyone and a wide variety of foods to enjoy.

Hotels

You can contact the Winchester/Frederick County Visitor’s Center at visitwinchesterva.com to find lodging options.

Lost and Found

First Night Winchester headquarters is closed due to COVID.  In the event of a lost child, please report it immediately by calling 911.

Parking/Transportation

Parking is available in each of the downtown parking garages.

Pets

Each venue is independently owned and operated.  Pets are not allowed into the venues unless they are service animals.  Your cooperation is appreciated.

Restrooms

Due to COVID, all venues are closed this year.  All venues are handicap accessible. A public restroom is located near the splash pad on the south end of the walking mall for a small fee.

Weather

First Night Winchester goes on rain, shine, ice or snow—so please dress appropriately for walking to the venues. 

Questions?

If you still have questions, Contact Us for more information.