Parking Restrictions and Road Closures for First Night Winchester

Wed, 12/29/2021 - 09:45

Due to the First Night Winchester (FNW) event in Old Town, several road closures and parking garage access restrictions will be implemented for safety precautions.

Road Closures on December 31:

  • Boscawen Street between Cameron Street and Kent Street (4 pm-1 am)
  • Boscawen Street between Indian Alley and Cameron Street (8 pm-1 am)
  • N. East Lane between Woodstock Lane and Boscawen Street (8 pm-1am)
  • Cameron Street between Piccadilly Street and Cork Street (11 pm-1 am)
  • Kent Street between Piccadilly Street and Cork Street (11:30 pm-12:30 am)

Parking Garage Instructions and Restrictions:

Starting at 12 pm on December 31, parking at all four Old Town garages is FREE during the First Night Winchester event (courtesy of FNW Sponsor: The Bayliss Wealth Management Group). Upon arrival at the garage, FNW parkers are asked to take a ticket at the gate and keep it in a safe place until exiting. Then, all FNW parkers must remove their vehicles by 12 pm on January 1, 2022 to avoid paying a fee.

Due to the "Apple Drop" occurring at the intersection of Boscawen and Cameron Streets, the following garage restrictions will be in effect on December 31:

  • Court Square Autopark - Customers must enter and exit via the Kent Street gate
  • George Washington Autopark - Customers must enter and exit via the Kent Street gate
  • Braddock Autopark - No restrictions
  • Loudoun Autopark - No restrictions

For safety precautions, parking on and viewing fireworks from the rooftops of all garages on December 31 is prohibited and will be strictly enforced.

City’s New Year Eve Schedule:

  • City offices will close at 12 pm on December 30 and remain closed through December 31
  • The Jim Barnett Park Rec Center will be closed December 31-January 2
  • WinTran will not be operating December 31-January 1
  • The Winchester-Frederick County Visitor Center will be closed on January 1
  • The Joint Judicial Center will be closed December 30-31
  • Trash collection on Friday, December 31 was moved to Wednesday, December 29 (yard waste collection on Wednesday was canceled)