First Night Winchester

Winchester, VA 22604

Mission:
The mission of First Night Winchester, Inc. is to bring friends and families together and unite our community in all its diversity through the visual and performing arts.

History:
First Night Winchester was started in 1986 by Kathy Nerangis - who believed in the core mission of First Night. Kathy, along with several other friends and local authorities, got together to incorporate what is now First Night Winchester. Twenty-seven years later, First Night Winchester has become a highly respected family-friendly event for our entire community and the surrounding areas. Thousands come to Winchester to ring in a new year with us each year.

First Night Winchester is a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. We are operated by a volunteer Board of Directors that meets year-round to plan this event. With support from the community, we raise 100% of the funding annually in order to produce this celebration.  First Night Winchester is a dues-paying member of First Night USA. All programs are designed to appeal to people of all ages and backgrounds and to broaden and deepen the public's appreciation of the arts.

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