Light decorations have already popped up at Krodel Park in preparation for the annual Christmas Fantasy Light Show, and plans are underway for Point Pleasant’s Annual Holiday Parade.
The parade, slated for 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 19, will kick off the Christmas season in Mason County. Several groups, organizations and festival royalty will be featured in this year’s parade. Parade line-up will take place at 5 p.m. beside the Mason County Board of Education Office. The parade route will then continue down Main St. Those who wish to participate in the parade are encouraged to call the Mason County Tourism Center at 304-675-6788.
At the parade’s conclusion, Krodel Park’s Christmas Fantasy Light Show will officially begin. The light show will be open from 5:30-9:30 p.m. nightly through Dec. 31. A variety of animated light displays are featured at the light show, including Point Pleasant’s own legendary Mothman creature. There is no admission fee for the show, however, donations are encouraged and appreciated.
On Saturday, Dec. 4, Christmas will be celebrated 17th Century-style with Fort Randolph’s Christmas on the Frontier. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will feature a variety of demonstrations. Christmas on the Frontier will be the last fort event for the 2010 year. The New Haven/Mason Christmas Parade also will take place 11 a.m. Dec. 4. For more information, call the New Haven city building at 304-882-3203.
Starting Friday, Dec. 10, the West Virginia State Farm Museum’s Holiday Light Festival will begin. The show runs from 6-9 p.m. nightly through Dec. 20. During the festival, Santa Claus will be featured nightly and there will be free hot chocolate and cookies available for children.
Henderson will celebrate the holidays Dec.18-19 with their annual Christmas Parade and events. The parade is set for 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, and Toys and Treats with Santa will follow at the Henderson Community Center from 6-9 p.m. The town’s Christmas dinner will take place Dec. 19 from 2-6 p.m. at the community center. The dinner is free for all local residents. For more information on the upcoming parade and dinner, contact Henderson Mayor Jack McCoy at 304-675-5722 or 304-675-1682.