Wellsburg "Home for the Holidays" Christmas Parade

The parade is sponsored by Main Street Bank & Wellsburg Chamber of Commerce.

The parade starts at 23rd Street, proceeds to Downtown Square, and later everyone, goes to Central Park for refreshments and welcoming of Mr. and Mrs. Claus.

Business giveaways and items for purchase will also be available!


Hancock County Museum Christmas Open House

The Hancock County MuseumThe Hancock County Museum, located in the lovely Queen-Anne-style Marshall House, is having a Christmas Party Open House on Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 2:30 pm to 5:30 pm. There will be Victorian carolers, a live reading of “The Night Before Christmas,” accordion music by Tom Zielenski, and musical selections performed on the French horn by Peggy Lee. A wonderful array of hors d’oeuvres and other refreshments will also be available to visitors. It's a perfect way to celebrate the beginning of the holiday season!

The Hancock County Museum is located at 1008 Ridge Ave, New Cumberland, WV 26047. For more information, please call (304) 564-4800 or visit their website, located at: www.hancockcountymuseum.com/.

Stuff a Police Cruiser & Fire Truck

Between 5pm and 7 pm, community members are invited to contribute toys and non-perishable food items to fill up both a police cruiser and a fire engine in the parking lot of the Weirton Covenant Church.

The toys will be donated to the Salvation Army and food to the Community Bread Basket.

Light the Night, downtown Weirton


Renaissance Weirton Corp. Presents--

Weirton, WV's Light the Night Tree Lighting

6 p.m., North End of Main Street
Fireworks, Free Food, Santa, and Live Entertainment

Small Business Saturday at Summit Art Gallery

Please join us from 1 pm to 6 pm at Summit Art Gallery (3393 Main Street, Weirton) for Small Business Saturday on November 30! For sale will be art, handmade items, holiday décor, and artisan jewelry by members of the Top of WV Arts Council.
The drawing for the Fiestaware raffle will also take place! Kick off the holiday shopping season, get one-of-a-kind gifts, support local artists, and enjoy light refreshments!

Art Hop - Weirton -Wellsburg

Join the Top of WV CVB, the Top of WV Arts Council, and Top of WV member Highland Springs Farm and Barn With Inn Bed and Breakfast for a celebration of our growing local art scene and wonderful cultural organizations.

If you purchase your ticket digitally, please be sure to bring a printout with you, as you will use this to collect stamps at each location. Each fully-stamped and submitted ticket will then be entered into a series of drawings for prizes that include dinner for two at the Sarah Miller House in Wellsburg, WV and a gift basket from Wellsburg's Family Roots Farm. There will also be a Chinese auction for art and jewelry donated by various participating Art Hop artists. These drawings will take place at the closing reception with wine and light refreshments. The closing reception begins at 4 pm at Martha's Gallery (Hop Spot 7, located at 736 Charles Street in Wellsburg)

All locations will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with the exception of "Hop Spot 4," the historic Sarah Miller House, which will close between 12 pm and 1:30 pm for a special luncheon. (Please refer to the "LUNCH BREAK" section below for further details.)

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Summit Art Gallery (3393 Main Street, Weirton, WV)
Dennis Jones uses photography to capture the beauty of the outdoors within our neck of the woods.
Savannah Schroll Guz is a mixed-media artist and metalsmith based in Weirton; she will have both her artisan jewelry and framed 2D works available.

Weirton Area Museum & Cultural Center (3149 Main Street, Weirton, WV)
Amy Franey-Cunningham works in watercolors and the occasional Micron pen. Her jewelry uses stones from around the world.
• Judi Noble loves the combination of color, art, and the written word. She works in a variety of media.
• Lambros Tsuhlares, affectionately known as the “Clay Ninja,” is a ceramic artist based in Short Creek, West Virginia and a former Adjunct Professor of Ceramics at West Liberty University.
• Robert L. Watson works predominately in transparent watercolor with subjects of rustic landscapes and nautical elements.

Mary H. Weir Public Library (3442 Main St, Weirton, WV)
• Paul Spencer is a self-taught artist and enjoys painting wildlife, pets, and portraits.
• Helen Sweeney is primarily a watercolorist.

Historic Sarah Miller House circa 1840 (900 Main Street, Wellsburg, WV)*
• Joyce Beatty has been creating art in many different forms most of her adult life. Although she has worked with oils, acrylics are her choice of mediums. Christmas Cottages and “Santas from a Christmas Past” are the one-of-a-kind creations that she will be presenting at the Art Hop.
• Nancy Wright has enjoyed painting since her retirement four years ago. She considers herself an impressionist artist, whose artwork is done in acrylics.

*12:00–1:30 pm Sarah Miller House closed for luncheon

LUNCH BREAK: 12:00 - 1:30 pm

SARAH MILLER HOUSE (**Reservations required; please see below for how to reserve your space**)

Historic Sarah Miller House circa 1840 Luncheon Menu:
>>Chicken Piccata over angel hair pasta
>>4-cheese mac & cheese
>>Kale and quinoa salad
>>Sugar cream berry pie

Please contact Chatman Neely via email at barnwithinn@gmail.com or by phone at (304)-692-0141 to reserve your space for the special luncheon, prepared by Chef Brian Magliochette, at the historic Sarah Miller House. Please note: this cost is separate from your Art Hop ticket. Space is limited; be sure to make your reservation today.

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DOVETAIL FIRE & ALE (855 Main Street, Follansbee)
Dovetail Fire & Ale is offering 10% off your bill when you show them your Art Hop ticket. View their delicious offerings on their website, located at https://dovetailfireandale.com/.

>> HOP SPOT 5:
American Defenders of Bataan & Corregidor - ADBC Museum WWII (945 Main Street in Wellsburg, WV)
Dale Biesecker works primarily in acrylics, and he loves to do landscapes, still lives, and aging architectural themes. But, he adds, “I'm pretty eclectic .and whimsical too.”
Michael C. Swartzmiller is a self-proclaimed “painterly impressionist” with the unique DNA "Hair-Embedded" signature.

>> HOP SPOT 6:
Highland Springs Farm and Barn With Inn Bed and Breakfast (4859 Bealls Ridge Road, Wellsburg, WV)  #barngoers
Suzi Whitaker creates art with a touch of whimsy.

Martha’s Gallery (736 Charles Street, Wellsburg, WV)**
• Kimberly Jo Lawless is the featured artist at Martha’s Gallery; her current exhibition, “There is Spirit Here,” is an exploration of animals as guides and sentinels, but also as beings of beauty, strength, and value separate entirely from their connection to the human race.
• Donna Sullivan creates both pottery and stunning pierced tin art.
**4:00 pm Closing Reception with prize drawings will take place here.

Festival of Trees

The Festival of Trees is a community fundraising event. Local businesses, organizations, and clubs decorate trees and wreathes and donate them to be auctioned off. A live auctioneer will get the bidding going and auction items at the conclusion of the event Sunday afternoon.  Craft and food vendors will be present throughout the event. For more information on how to donate a tree or wreath, contact Susan Hineman at 330-843-3215.

Chester Christmas Parade

This year's Christmas Parade theme is A Christmas Story!