Holiday Celebrations in West Virginia for 2011

December can be a busy time of year. We get so caught up shopping for gifts and trimming our trees that we sometimes forget to take a deep breath, relax and enjoy the Holiday festivities offered in our communities. Charleston, West Virginia. and surrounding communities are filled with an abundance of Holiday Cheer to share with one and all.

Enjoy the magic of glittering lights with your family at the Christmas Fantasy Light Show at Krodel Park in Point Pleasant. The light show takes place every night from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. through December 31st. From December 9 through the 19th, the West Virginia State Farm Museum in Point Pleasant will hold its Holiday Light Festival. Visitors drive through area to view the lights from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. nightly. Santa and free cookies and cocoa will be present each night. There is no admission fee but donations are greatly appreciated!

Help yourself to free hot cocoa and cookies at the St. Albans Festival of Lights where children and the young at heart can visit with Santa and smile for the camera for a small fee. The Festival is open from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the City Park in St. Albans through the end of December. Santa, caroling, and horse-drawn wagon rides will be at Hurricane’s Yuletide in the Park at Valley Park. The old-fashioned festivities will continue through January 1. You can call (304) 562-0518 for more information on this fun celebration.

The Charleston Civic Center is playing host to a couple of Holiday events. Check out “The Littlest Angel, a classic Christmas tale, presented by the Children’s Theatre of Charleston. Performances take place on December 8 – 11 at the Little Theater. Tickets are only $12 for adults and $10 for children. Get yours at the Civic Center Box Office or purchase them at the door. On December 20, the B.E. Taylor Christmas Concert will be held at the Charleston Municipal Auditorium. Ticket prices range from $26.50 to $38.50 and can be purchased at the Civic Center Box Office or through Ticketmaster.

Finally, don’t miss out on South Charleston’s Christmas Parade marching along D street at noon on December 10. Santa will arrive in style bringing joy to the hearts of young and old.

Take some time out of your hectic Holiday schedules to enjoy the festivities with your community. With a variety of events, Charleston and surrounding areas are sure to have something for everyone.

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