Christmas wreathe

BUCKHANNON, W.Va. — The City of Buckhannon announced Monday a slate of diverse holiday events, including a menorah ceremony, Christmas tree lighting and Kwanzaa observation.

“Today, we will be joining members of the Jewish community in town to light the menorah in honor of the second day of Chanukah, which is celebrated from Dec. 2 through Dec. 10 this year,” the city wrote in a press release Monday.

“On Friday, we will be holding a lighting of the tree at Jawbone Park following the annual Christmas Parade hosted by the Buckhannon Fire Department. We celebrate with members of the community who will be observing Kwanzaa from December 26 – January 1.

“And, we will all be welcoming the beginning of longer days after the winter solstice on Friday, Dec. 21. We are all in this together, and you, and everyone, are welcome for the holiday events happening at our parks and around beautiful downtown Buckhannon. Please join us!”

Santa will make an appearance at the annual Christmas parade sponsored by the Buckhannon Fire Department, which begins at 6:30 p.m. Friday. The parade will proceed down Madison Street, turn right on S. Locust Street, go right again on Main Street until it returns to Friendly Way.

And don’t forget, the city is also offering wagon rides around town every Saturday through Christmas. See details on those by clicking here.