Holiday Parade returns to Old Town

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Monday marks the return of the Holiday Parade to Old Town Winchester. The parade will feature floats, bands, local organizations and Santa himself!

The parade will start down Piccadilly Street before turning on to Braddock Street and then E Cork Street.

Those roads along with a few others in the immediate area will close at 5:45 pm on Monday.

The tree lighting ceremony will take place immediately after the parade on the walking mall.

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Middletown celebrates with Tree Lighting Ceremony

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‘Tis the season in Middletown as they got in the Christmas spirit with their annual Tree Lighting Ceremony last night.

They welcomed Super Bowl Champion and Washington legend Brian Mitchell as a special guest to help light the tree which is located off Reliance Road as you are entering Middletown.

Middletown will continue their festivities next weekend with their Christmas Parade down Main Street next Saturday at 2:00 pm.

If you’re in Middletown anytime through the holidays, don’t forget to stop by their mailbox to Santa and Mrs. Claus to drop off your letters which they have promised Mayor Harbaugh to respond to.

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Winchester places the Christmas tree on the Old Town Mall

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In a social media post from Winchester Police Department the City of Winchester welcomed its Christmas tree to the Old Town Mall.

The 20 foot tall blue spruce was brought in by flatbed truck and placed by crane across from the Civil War Museum on the Loundoun St. Mall yesterday Nov. 18.

The tree this year was donated by Debra Rotz of Cider Mill in Frederick County.

After the task of decorating the massive Christmas tree is complete the community is invited to the annual tree lighting ceremony.

A City of Winchester social media post states that the tree lighting will be held Dec. 3 at 6:30.

Tonight Nov. 19 voting in the Jolly Old Town Storefront Contest begins with voting running through Nov. 29.

The celebration of Chanukah takes place on Nov. 28 at 5 p.m. with music and the lighting of the Menorah.

First Night Winchester this year is a full day and night of activities to bring in 2022.

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