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First Night Winchester

December 31, 2020


On December 31, 2020 you can celebrate First Night Winchester 2021 online! 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.

Every New Year brings HOPE. As we embark on the 34th year, it is our hope that the coming year is better than ever. Would you like to share your hope, simply send us a 20-second video with your Message of Hope for 2021 that we can broadcast on December 31st. #MessageofHope

Join us online for our first-ever, virtual event! First Night Winchester will be webcasting live NYE on YouTube and Facebook beginning at 2pm, just search for First Night Winchester.

Make yourself comfortable as we bring the arts to you. There’s no need to get all bundled up this year–you can warm up by a fire or relax in your recliner. The evening has been planned for you. We’ve taken care of everything except the food.

Act 1 – Children’s Programming begins at 2pm and runs until 3:30pm (online)
Act 2 – Celebration of the Arts begins at 4pm and runs until 6pm (online)

Battle of the Buskers on the Old Town Walking Mall from 5pm-8pm. Registration is required. This is the only in-person activity planned for New Year’s Eve. Please wear a face mask, wash your hands often, and watch your distance. If you are sick, please stay home. Out of an abundance of caution, NO fireworks, NO apple drop, and NO countdown dance party are planned for December 30, 2020.

Act 3 – Messages of Hope for 2021 begins at 8pm and runs until 10pm (online)

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.

We offer our appreciation to all the sponsors that make the event possible: Valley Health, Shenandoah Valley Westminster-Canterbury, W.O. Grubb Crane Rental, Malloy Toyota, Virginia Commission for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts, just to name a few.

Winchester, VA is a destination location on NYE and all throughout the year. We are thankful for the support we receive from everyone at the City of Winchester.

For more information, please visit our website at www.firstnightwinchester.com

First Night Winchester | Winchester, VA
A New Year’s Eve Tradition of Celebrating the Arts in Historic Winchester, VA.


December 31, 2020
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First Night Winchester