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Holiday events continue in town

By Staff | Dec 20, 2013

Shepherdstown’s annual Christmas celebration will continue through Dec. 22, with many events scheduled for the next two weekends.

The Dec. 20-22 weekend will feature a “Tuba Christmas” concert on Saturday afternoon and a Christmas Blues concert with the Billy Thompson Band that evening.

For full details, go to the Shepherdstown Visitors Center website at www.shepherdstownvisitorscenter.com. Or contact the Visitors Center at 304-876-2786.

Throughout the period, the town’s restaurants will offer holiday fare and many shops will be open late on Fridays and Saturdays.

The town’s regular shops will be supplemented by two special holiday marketplaces: one at the War Memorial Building offering art, home dcor, seasonal items, specialty foods, clothing and jewelry; and another at the Entler Hotel offering wreaths, holiday food, bird houses, pottery, soaps, clothing and candles.

There will be free parking in all the metered spaces through Dec. 25. In addition, free parking will be available weekends in Shepherd University parking lot “A” at High and Princess streets, one block from downtown.

Details of some activities may change and new events may be added. Please check the Shepherdstown Visitor’s Center website at for the latest schedule information.


(Events and activities that require an admission fee are marked with an asterisk [*]).

Friday, Dec. 20

6-8:30 p.m. Jala Yoga Winter Solstice Celebration.* Pot luck supper follows; bring a dish to share. War Memorial Building, 102 East German Street. (Donation requested to benefit local families.)

Saturday, Dec. 21

11 a.m.-5 p.m. Historic Shepherdstown Museum. One of Shepherdstown’s major historic icons will be open. Santa will be in residence 12:00-2:00 p.m. 129 East German Street

11 a.m. Dramatic reading of “A Christmas Carol, by the Genesius Players. 122 West German Street.

12-5 p.m. Roasted chestnuts. King and German Streets

12-2 p.m. Little House. Another Shepherdstown landmark, a small limestone cottage in full detail, will be open. Princess Street, between German and High streets.

12-2 p.m. Holiday crafts, games and fun for children. For ages 10 and under. At the Train Station, 100 Audrey Egle Drive.

1 p.m. Music: Tuba Christmas performance on the steps of McMurran Hall, King and German streets.

2-3:30 p.m. Children’s Film at the Opera House: A Christmas Story. 131 West German Street.

3:30-5 p.m. Ugly Christmas Sweaters. Prizes offered for wearing the ugliest Christmas sweater. Light refreshments. ReFINEments store, 123 West German Street.

8-9:30 p.m. Music: A Blues Christmas with the Billy Thompson Band at the Opera House.* 131 West German Street. (Admission $5.)

Sunday, Dec. 22

9 a.m.-1 p.m. Shepherdstown Farmers Market on King Street behind Library.

12-4 p.m. Ornament-making workshop. Yarnability store, 219 South Duke Street.

1-4 p.m. Historic Shepherdstown Museum. One of Shepherdstown’s major historic icons will be open. 129 East German Street.

1-6 p.m. Church Open House: Shepherdstown Presbyterian Church, 100 West Washington Street.

2-5 p.m. Church Open House: Enjoy hot drinks and cookies while you view collection of Nativity Scenes. New Street United Methodist Church, 202 West New Street.