Parks Special Events

Santa Letters

Write a letter to Santa and put it in his special mailboxes in Winchester for mailing. Remember to include your return address and Santa might just write you back. Mailbox locations: Jim Barnett Park Rec Center, Rouss City Hall (15 N. Cameron Street), Winchester-Frederick County Visitors Center (1400 S. Pleasant Valley Road).
Date: 11/18-12/2
​Fee: FREE

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Cookies with Santa (1+)

Enjoy the room full of age-appropriate arts and crafts to celebrate the holidays at your own pace. Visit with Santa and take your own photos. Parent/guardian must stay with child. Advanced registration required (no day-of registrations accepted).
Date: W, 12/4
Time: 6:30 pm
​Fee: $5/child
Register by: 12/2
Activity #: 641347-12
Location: Jim Barnett Park, Social Hall

PB&J Club Special Friday Evening

Play, Bounce & Jump to refine motor skills and have fun in a gym full of toddler-appropriate play equipment every second Friday. This exciting program lets kids and parents play freely without worrying about the clean up or weather. All equipment is safe and properly sanitized before each program. Advanced registration not required.
Date: 2nd F, 12/3/19-3/13/20
Time: 3-7:30 pm
​Fee: $3 R $3.50 NR per child age 1-5 (under 1 and adults are free)
Punch Pass: $30 R $35 NR for 10 visits
Location: Jim Barnett Park gym

Santa's Headquarters

Make a Christmas craft while you wait to visit the jolly old man himself, Santa!
Date: 12/14
Time: 10 am-2 pm
​Fee: FREE
Location: Godfrey Miller Center, 28 S. Loudoun Street (pedestrian mall)


Special Event Permits

Click here for more information about holding a special event in Jim Barnett Park.


Leslie Bowery
Recreation Coordinator - Special Events
Winchester Parks & Recreation
1001 East Cork Street
Winchester, VA  22601
(540) 662-4946
Fax (540) 678-8791
Email