Annual Holiday Open House begins today

Winchester Herald-Chronicle
Linda Stockwell, Staff Writer
November 6, 2015

Winchester Holiday Open House

Crews and bucket trucks from Winchester are busy hanging wreaths and garlands on light posts along the Square. The holiday decorations will be a festive touch through the Christmas season as well as give a holiday flair to the Winchester Holiday Open House today through Sunday. —Staff Photo by Philip J. Lorenz III

Winchester’s downtown will be dressed in holiday attire this weekend for the 27th annual Holiday Open House.

The three day event includes Winchester’s retail shops, restaurants, service and professional businesses. It all starts today and runs through Sunday offering special discounts, sneak peeks at what merchandise will be available this Christmas season, door prizes and promotional specials.

For example Orr Décor and More on the Square will be offering a storewide 10 percent discount.

Pretty Discoveries will not be charging sales tax during the event and Bennett Pharmacy is getting in on the action with 20 percent off all its Vera Bradley merchandise.

Also, the newest downtown business, The White Rabbit Gift Boutique opens its doors on Saturday so visitors can stop by and see their new selections.

The City of Winchester has partnered with two local artists, Karen Ingle and Emily May Ragland this year and they will debut some exciting new Christmas decorations around the Square so be sure to check that out as well.

The Winchester Downtown Program encourages everyone to visit, see a movie, have dinner at a local restaurant and do some shopping around the historic square.

Shopping local not only invests in the community, the small businesses make our community unique. Small business owners are most likely local residents and less inclined to leave.

If you haven’t shopped Winchester’s downtown recently, or even if you have, this weekend promises to be a delightful outing for anyone looking for an early taste of the holiday spirit, a fun experience and some pretty good bargains.

The hours of the open house include today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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