Old Town hosts Holiday Open House

Old Town Winchester is celebrating the most wonderful time of the year today with a Holiday Open House from noon to 5 pm.

In addition to all your favorite Walking Mall stores, a Winter Market with unique gifts from local vendors will open in the Feltner lot on Loudon Street.

Old Town Spirit will be in effect for the duration of the event, so grab your favorite beverage as you shop and stroll.

The Children’s Wonderland will have visits from Santa and the Grinch as well as free, family friendly activities.

If you hate wrapping presents like I do, they’ve got you and your presents covered with a free wrapping station.

Froggy’s Closet and The Evans Home is also hosting a Donation Drive for toys, cloths, blankets, or a monetary gift to help our local children in need.

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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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Walk a Mile in Her Shoes through Old Town

The Laurel Center is hosting the annual Walk a Mile in Her Shoes: The International Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault, and Gender Violence.

The event will begin at 11 am on the Old Town Walking Mall in Winchester near Water Street Kitchen.

Male participants will then walk a mile in high heels through downtown.

This march helps raise awareness in the community about the causes, effects, and remediation of sexual violence against women.

The men participating also help acknowledge how women are not the only ones affected by sexual violence.

No registration is required and donations are encouraged.

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