Santa visits, carriage rides, and so many lights!

(Posted Dec. 11, 2023)

By Jeff Pfeil, staff photographer

West Jefferson hosted Christmas in the Park Dec. 8-9. Wonderful weather greeted a large crowd on Friday night while rain dampened the grounds but not the spirit of Christmas on Saturday. Garrette Park glowed and hummed thanks to a display of hundreds of thousands of lights, carriage and train rides, warm food and beverages, entertainment, visits with Santa, and good cheer. On Saturday, a lighted parade traveled down Main Street.

The entrance to Garrette Park welcomes visitors to Christmas in the Park. Lights will be on nightly from 5 to 10 p.m. through Jan. 1.
West Jefferson High School’s jazz band entertains the crowd at Christmas in the Park on Dec. 8.
Moses and Lenna Yutzy have their Christmas picture taken with Santa inside the Santa House.
Kiddos climbed aboard a trackless train for a ride around the grounds.
Christmas in the Park visitors enjoy a carriage ride through the neighborhood by Garrette Park.
Dakota Belcher, 3, came from London to enjoy West Jefferson’s Christmas in the Park.
For the lighted parade, the West Jefferson Post Office entered a mail truck driven by The Grinch who handed out books to children along the special route.
Santa arrives in his Santa’s Workshop float complete with a working Ferris wheel following him.
The West Jefferson Ox Roast queens and their court ride their float in the lighted parade on Saturday night.


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