The annual Elkins-Randolph County Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade is becoming one of the largest “small town” parades in Randolph and surrounding counties. We would like to invite you to join this popular event! If you would like to participate in the parade, please contact the Chamber office. Directly following the parade, Santa Claus & Mrs. Claus will be at the YMCA to take “wish lists” and distribute treats to the children.
The City of Nitro hosts its Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting Saturday, Dec. 9 starting at 4 p.m. The parade route runs from Pickens Road/1st Avenue to 21st Street and then on to Living Memorial Park. Officials will light the city’s Christmas tree, and free pictures with Santa and cocoa will be available.
This televised Christmas Parade has Santa arriving by helicopter at the Oakes Field Football Stadium. Crowds line D street to
Santa comes to town accompanied by marching bands, holiday floats and all the trimmings in the annual Charleston Christmas Parade.
The historic town of Shepherdstown WV will kick off its annual "Christmas in Shepherdstown" celebration on Friday, November 24, the day after Thanksgiving. The November 24 schedule will include a series of evening events that are traditional for the town: a bonfire, the lighting of the town tree, the arrival of Santa, and children's visits with Santa. Other highlights of that weekend will be live Nativity performances, a "Children's Extravaganza" at the Community Club, and a Christmas concert at O'Hurley's store. After that, there will be many different events every weekend and some weekdays until Christmas. Most events will be free. Every weekend will include children's activities; holiday marketplaces selling handmade crafts, baked goods, and greens; carriage rides; and special musical performances. Many shops will be open late on Fridays and Saturdays. The town will hold its annual Christmas parade at 10 a.m. Saturday, December 2. That evening, Shepherd University's Masterworks Chorale will present a concert featuring the Fauré Requiem. Also that weekend, the George Tyler Moore Center for the Study of the Civil War and the Shepherd University History Department will present a "Civil War Christmas in Shepherdstown," which will include many activities such as lectures and panel discussions, military re-enactments, children's activities, period music and street entertainment. Highlights of the remaining weekends before Christmas will include Shepherd University's annual Holiday Gala concert December 9 and 10, performances of " "The Nutcracker" at the Frank Center December 16 and 17, and a TUBACHRISTMAS concert December 16. There will be free parking in all the town's metered spaces on Friday, November 24 and every weekday from the 18th of December through January 6. There is always free parking at Shepherdstown's metered spaces on weekends. Free weekend parking is also available in the Shepherd University parking lot at High and Princess streets, one block from downtown. Events and activities will continue to be added. For an up-to-date listing of all events keep checking the calendar on the Shepherdstown Visitors Center website at www.shepherdstown.info. Or contact the Center at 304-876-2786 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join us for our annual Philippi Christmas parade! Afterwards, the Philip Barbour High School Band will perform a special concert during the tree-lighting ceremony, and children will have the opportunity to meet Santa at the gazebo!
Nestled in the picturesque mountains of West Virginia you can step back in time and enjoy Fayetteville’s Old Time Christmas Celebration. Fayetteville gets all dolled up for the holidays celebrating with true small-town flair. Escape the hustle and bustle of the holidays and enjoy a getaway with your family. You can shop small and enjoy strolling around historic downtown Fayetteville as the storefronts come to life with Christmas displays all month long. The town square will be lit up like a Christmas storybook with lights strung and fresh greenery bringing the town square to life. The Festivities kick off December 1st with Fayetteville’s Annual Christmas Parade. Head over to see the light show at the Fayetteville County Park and participate in the Ugly Sweater Run. Fayetteville’s Christmas Craft Show is held Saturday, December 2nd with over 50 craft vendors. The Grove will be hosting The Fayetteville Arts Coalitions Holiday Sampler during that evening. Experience the town coming together for the Greening of The Town. Make cookies with Santa at The Station, enjoy hot cocoa from Koolbeanz or a Christmas treat from Sweet T’s Candy Land Bakery, lots of activities for the kids, carols, and a town-wide ugly sweater contest.
On December 1, 2017, join us for the annual Christmas Light Up activities: Christmas tree lighting at 6:30 p.m. on the garden plaza of the International Mother's Day Shrine, followed by Christmas caroling inside the National Historic Landmark structure where Mother's Day began. Caroling will be followed by a reception in the downstairs lecture room. Come back on Saturday, Dec. 2 for the annual Community Christmas Parade and Gigantic Toy Giveaway in downtown Grafton. Hope you can kick off the 2017 Christmas season with a whistle stop in Grafton, WV. See you there!
Santa has a full day planned in Ripley. It begins with "Race to the Chimney," a 5K race and 1.5 mile fun walk at 10 a.m. to benefit "America's Largest Small Town Independence Day Celebration." The town's annual Christmas parade will follow at 11 a.m. After the parade, the kids may visit with Santa in the historic Alpine Theatre. Main Street Ripley will have it's annual Frosty Snowball Drop with specials from Ripley merchants. Free showings of the popular holiday comedy "Elf" are scheduled in the Alpine Theatre at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Santa and the gang travel through downtown Inwood to kick up some holiday cheer and kickoff the Christmas season. Santa will be joined by festive floats, decorated cars, firetrucks and more for this great annual tradition.
Watch Christmas come to life at Martinsburg's annual holiday parade. You'll see familiar characters like Santa, Mrs. Claus and Rudolph as well as festive floats, antique cars, firetrucks and more.
Parade Route: Birch Lane from WVSDB to School St. Line up: 11:00 am at WV Schools for the Deaf and the Blind an hour before starting time. Contacts: Sallie 301-707-6369 or G.T. 304-671-8558 Sponsored by the Hampshire Review and the Romney Volunteer Fire Dept.
Christmas Cookies and hot cocoa, Santa and all his helpers from the North Pole and a train ride to see