(Posted Dec. 13, 2021)
By Jeff Pfeil, staff photographer
West Jefferson celebrated Christmas in the Park on Dec. 11. The day started with high winds and rain and ended with dropping temperature, but spirits were high as a parade kicked off the festivities, traveling through downtown and ending at Garrette Park. There, visitors enjoyed hot food and beverages, crafts, carriage rides, visits with Santa, and the light display. The entertainment was cancelled when winds caused the loss of a tent. Mud was an issue in some areas due to the playground construction. Despite the challenges, the night was a success. The lights will be on at the park nightly through Jan. 1.