Embrace the Chill, Feel the Thrill this Winter in Waynesboro, VA

December 21, 2023
Outdoors, Arts & Culture, Food, Craft Beverage

Waynesboro, Virginia might be a small city, but our winter offerings are nothing short of spectacular. From igloos to outdoor karaoke and the 'coolest' hike in Virginia, our vibrant town is nestled in the Shenandoah Valley just a couple of miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway and Shenandoah National Park and has something for everyone, even in the chill of winter.


Bottles and Games: Winter fun headquarters


A visit to Bottles during your winter stay in Waynesboro is a must. Thursday through Saturday nights, it’s THE spot for adults to let loose—open till 1 AM, 18+ after 9 PM. Sundays? Family day, with free entry for guests under 17 and BOGO boneless wings. This is a one of a kind hang out with indoor/outdoor on-demand karaoke, corn hole, darts, ping pong, indoor/outdoor billiards, video games, and lots more. Plus, with five fire pits and plenty of heaters you can hang out on their impressive patios and decks and play outdoor games year-round!

*Local tip: Bottles also has a mechanical bull that will be back in April!


Outdoor Igloos at Stable Craft Brewery: A Unique Winter Retreat


For a truly unique winter experience, head to Stable Craft Brewery and cozy up in their outdoor igloos. Yes, you read that right—igloos! These heated domes provide a magical setting to sip on craft brews while surrounded by the winter wonderland of the brewery grounds. With picturesque views and a warm ambiance, it's an ideal spot to gather with friends or enjoy a romantic evening. A winter vibe like no other! Igloos must have advanced reservations so book yours now.


The Foundry: Your Hub for Winter Music and Entertainment


Winter nights in Waynesboro come alive at The Foundry, a dynamic music venue that boasts a packed schedule during the colder months. From local bands to national acts, The Foundry offers a diverse lineup of entertainment that guarantees an unforgettable evening. Check their schedule and get your tickets for a great evening of live music.


Outdoor Adventures: Nature’s Winter Playground


While the temperatures drop, Waynesboro’s outdoor offerings remain just as enticing. Take advantage of the crisp winter air by exploring nearby outdoor destinations. The Blue Ridge Parkway, Shenandoah National Park, and the Appalachian Trail are all within easy reach. Go for a brisk hike, try your hand at winter photography amidst stunning landscapes, or embark on the Blue Ridge Tunnel Trail – a hike in a repurposed train tunnel that stays 50 degrees year-round for a comfortable winter walk. Bring a head lamp or flashlight, the tunnel is totally dark in the middle!


Downtown Delights: Small Town Charm, Big City Trends


Winter is the perfect time to explore the charming downtown area of Waynesboro. Warm up with a hot cup of coffee or cocoa at The French Press. Indulge in delicious comfort food at local restaurants that serve up seasonal dishes using fresh, local ingredients. Don’t miss the chance to explore the unique shops and boutiques for some one-of-a-kind winter finds. And check out all the art exhibits and museums downtown has to offer.


Waynesboro, VA offers a delightful mix of indoor and outdoor activities to make the most of the chilly season. Whether you’re sipping drinks in an igloo, enjoying live music at The Foundry, or exploring the great outdoors, this charming city ensures an unforgettable winter experience.


So, pack your warmest clothes and get ready to embrace the chill in Waynesboro—it’s a winter adventure waiting to happen!


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