Several events planned through the New Year
HURRICANE — Christmastime is a season of celebration in Putnam County, where not only friends and families, but also county agencies, cities, villages, churches and more plan a variety of holiday events.
This year brings a full slate of fun that gets rolling on Dec. 1 and continues until the New Year.
Here’s what’s on tap:
n Hurricane Civic Chorus at the Gazebo, 4-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1
n Hurricane Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting, Main Street, Hurricane, 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1.
n Yuletide in the Park, Dec. 1-Jan. 1, at Valley Park, Hurricane. Animated displays, horse drawn wagon rides, caroling, hayrides, Santa visits and lots of activities for all ages to enjoy. Call 304-562-0518 ext. 10 for dates and times for special activities like wreath making, Colonial Christmas, Rock Around the Christmas Tree and more.
n Christmas pictures by Tri-State Photo at the Buffalo Volunteer Fire Department, 12-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. $10 donation gets a 10-by-13-inch photo. No reservations required. For information, call Angela Whittington at 304-532-3380.
n Breakfast with Santa and Vendor Fair, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at Conner Street Elementary School. Pancake breakfast is $5, and photographs with Santa are available. Contact Andrea at firstname.lastname@example.org.
n Hurricane Fire Department Auxiliary Christmas Hot Dog Sale, 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at Hurricane Fire and Rescue, 2716 Main St., Hurricane. In conjunction with the Hurricane Christmas Parade. $5 for two hot dogs and toppings, drink and chips. Call 304-562-5663 or 304-549-8698.
n Old Time Christmas Celebration, 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, in the One Room School House at the Putnam County Park, Eleanor. Santa, wagon rides, activities and free refreshments. Sponsored by the Putnam County Parks & Recreation Commission and the Putnam County Convention & Visitors Bureau.
n Hay rides with Santa and the Hurricane Fire Department: 6, 7 and 8 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 3, at Hurricane Town Elementary; 6, 7 and 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Conner Street School; 6, 7 and 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, at the Hurricane Fire Department, 2716 Main St., Hurricane. Call 304-562-5896.
n Yuletide in the Park with the Princesses, 6 p.m. Dec. 6, Valley Park Community Center. Snow White, Belle and Cinderella will be there. Children are invited to come dressed as a favorite princess. Refreshments will be served to all who attend. Donations of hats and gloves for the needy children in Putnam County are requested. Sponsored by Putnam County Parks & Recreation and the Convention & Visitors Bureau.
n Annual Reindog Parade, 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Valley Park Community Center at the Wave Pool. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. The $10 registration fee will go to the new Putnam County Animal Shelter. Prizes will be awarded. Sponsored by Putnam County Parks and Recreation. For more information or to register early, call the park office at 304-562-0518, ext. 10.