Charles Town-Ranson Christmas Parade

Celebration & Activities

The event is held the 1st Saturday in December, and brings people from every corner of Jefferson County to see the annual Christmas Parade. A favorite among locals, visitors will also enjoy the the talent and creativity displayed with an array of floats, marching units, and local organizations. Please join us in coming together to celebrate the holiday season in both towns. Spectators can enjoy the parade along Mildred St. or Washington St. 

August 17 - Gospel extravaganza at the Betty Roper Auditorium featuring the Chosen Vessels at 7pm.

In addition, a Youth Block Party will take place on the festival ground from 7 to 10pm. This party is being sponsored by the Jefferson County NAACP Youth Council.

August 18 - Parade will begin at 12 noon from West 3rd Ave in Ranson to the Festival ground located at 300 South Lawrence St. in Charles Town. Local school bands and independent marching units from Maryland will participate.

The festival ground activities will include pony rides and moon bounce for the children, health fair, fashion highlights, food and craft vendors, public service vendors, demonstrations and music. Local talent will be displayed throughout the festival. The highlight will be the Signature Live Band in concert at 7pm.

August 19 - The Sunday program will begin with an 8am Niagara Movement Pilgrimage at the Harpers Ferry National Historical Park followed by an Ecumenical Service at the Freewill Baptist Church in Harpers Ferry.