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Shepherdstown WV Christmas Celebration
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The historic town of Shepherdstown W.Va. will kick off its annual "Christmas in
Shepherdstown" celebration on Friday, Nov. 24, the day after
The Nov. 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, Dec.
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
Highlights of the remaining weekends before Christmas will include Shepherd
University's annual Holiday Gala concert Dec. 9 and 10, performances of
"The Nutcracker" at the Frank Center Dec. 16 and 17, and a TUBACHRISTMAS
concert Dec. 16.
There will be free parking in all the town's metered spaces on Friday,
Nov. 24 and every weekday from the 18th of Dec. through Jan. 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