The following events are planned this weekend:

Christmas parades

• Edinburg will hold its annual parade at 6 p.m. Thursday

• Woodstock will hold its “Light Up Woodstock” event and parade beginning at 5:30 p.m. Friday

• Strasburg will hold its “Tis the Season” Christmas parade at 4:30 p.m. Saturday

• Front Royal’s Christmas parade and festival will begin at 4 p.m. Saturday

• The Clarke County Christmas Parade is at noon Saturday on Main Street

• Toms Brook’s annual Christmas parade will take place at 5:30 p.m. Sunday

• Middletown will hold its holiday parade at 2 p.m. Sunday on Main Street

Drive-thru parade

New Market will hold its Winter Wonderland Drive-Thru Parade from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the New Market Community Park. The “reverse” parade allows spectators to drive through the park to view stationary floats rather than watch them proceed down a street.

Holiday concert

Arts Chorale of Winchester's holiday concert, "A Candlight Christmas," will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 26 W. Boscawen St., Winchester. This choir will present a program of familiar tunes such as "Ave Maria" and "The Holly and the Ivy." Tickets available at Cost: $15 for adults, children 12 and under are admitted free of charge. Seats are limited. Some tickets will be available for purchase at the door.

Candlelight tour

Abram's Delight Candlelight Tour is 6-8 p.m. Friday and 3-7 p.m. Saturday. Located at 1340 S. Pleasant Valley Road, Abram's Delight was built in 1754 and is the oldest house in Winchester. Although the house will be closed, guests are invited to walk the museum grounds and view the beautiful holiday decorations created by local garden clubs. The 1780s log cabin will be open. Admission is free.

Light show

Walking in a Winter Wonderland holiday light show, Clearbrook Park, 130 Poolside Drive. Continues nightly through Jan. 2. Closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Eve. Admission is $6.50 for ages 3 and up. Purchase tickets online at

Follow the Star

Follow the Star drive-thru living nativity is set for Saturday and Sunday from 5-9 p.m. at Fellowship Bible Church, 3217 Middle Road. Experience from the warmth and safety of your vehicle. Expect delays when you arrive. Free admission. In the case of inclement weather, the event will be held Dec. 11 and 12.

Holiday tours

Holiday Tours at Belle Grove. Belle Grove is decorated for the holiday and open for touring from Friday through Dec. 30. Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Self-guided Christmas by Candlelight Tours are Fridays and Saturdays from 4-8 p.m. Guided tours are Monday-Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (last tour at 3:15 p.m.) and Sundays from 1-5 p.m. (last tour at 4:15 p.m.). For more information, call 540-869-2028 or visit

Holiday House Tour

Preservation of Historic Winchester's Holiday House Tour is from noon-4 p.m. Sunday. Three sites are featured. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. They are available for purchase at Kimberly's, Winchester Book Gallery, Winchester-Frederick County Visitors Center, PHW's Bough & Dough shop at The Hexagon House at 530 Amherst St., and online at

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