December 31 • 10 a.m.–5 p.m.

Celebrate First Night at the MSV! Enjoy free family-oriented entertainment and admission by donation to the MSV galleries, Glen Burnie House, and gardens.

In the galleries building, Magic Shows will take place at 10 a.m. & noon (ticket required), the Blue Ridge Wildlife Center will present programs at 2 & 4 p.m. (ticket required), and balloon animal making & face painting will take place from noon to 3 p.m. (no ticket required). 

Light snacks and drinks will be available for purchase in the Museum Store, and from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Artists of all ages are also invited to participate in the First Night Winchester Coloring Contest! This annual MSV tradition includes prizes for the winners from each age group, and the winning coloring sheets will be on display on December 31. Download the free coloring sheet here!

On New Year’s Eve, the galleries building will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and The Trails at the MSV will be open from 7 a.m. to dusk.

Get tickets for the shows online or by calling 540-662-1473, ext. 240; early registration encouraged as space is limited.