Santa’s Wonderland

Experience the magic of Christmas at Santa’s Wonderland at your local Bass Pro Shops and Cabela’s! Bass Pro Shops and

Elkins- Randolph County Children’s Christmas Parade

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.

Nitro Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting

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.

South Charleston Christmas Parade

This televised Christmas Parade has Santa arriving by helicopter at the Oakes Field Football Stadium. Crowds line D street to

Christmas in Shepherdstown

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 Or contact the Center at 304-876-2786 or

The Elf Limited Train

Join Jinx the Elf on board the The Elf Limited, Santa’s Holiday Train voyage in Cass, W.V. For centuries, every

Holiday Open House in White Sulphur Springs

Main Street White Sulphur Springs will light up the village for the town’s annual Holiday Open House. Downtown businesses featuring gift items, holiday décor, food, home accessories and more will be open and offering refreshments. Ice sculpting by The Greenbrier, a parade through town, a trolley for the kids and a chance to visit the big guy himself (that's Santa, of course) are part of the festivities.

Race to the Chimney

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.

Sissonville Branch Library Holiday Open House

The holidays are approaching so join us for Sissonville Branch Library's holiday open house! We will have music, games, snacks and even a visit from a very jolly old fellow.

Riverside Public Library Holiday Open House

Enjoy live holiday music, crafts, and pictures with Santa. Explore the library and get in the holiday spirit. Refreshments will also be available.

Camp Virgil Tate’s 4th Annual Breakfast With Santa 2016

You’re invited! Camp Virgil Tate invites you camp this December 10th from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. You will have a chance to take pictures with Santa, shop for handcrafted gifts, enjoy a delicious pancake and sausage breakfast, ride a pony, or in the buggy of the Christmas mule and more! For $5 each: leave with a professional printed photo taken with Santa, enjoy a pancake and sausage breakfast, and go on a pony ride. Also, we should mention, Santa loves animals and is taking pet pictures too!

Olde Town Christmas Parade

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.

Santa Claus – Cacapon State Park

Bring your entire family and get your Christmas picture taken with Santa! Craft time with the kiddies and also a yummy bake sale will be available for purchase. Want to write a letter to Santa instead of setting on his lap? Elves will be on the premises to help write your letter and Santa will respond via USPS! For overnight reservations, call Cacapon Lodge at 304-258-1022. Need the naturalist's email to ask what time Santa is visting Cacapon? It is, one of Santa's helpers.

Snowflake Express Train Rides with Santa

Christmas Cookies and hot cocoa, Santa and all his helpers from the North Pole and a train ride to see