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Christmas in Ranson

Holiday Events & More

November 26, 2022 Ranson Tree Lighting Ceremony at Lancaster Circle

6:00pm – 8:00pm Santa & Mrs. Claus will be arriving on a horse-drawn sled to help turn on the city lights! Visit Santa’s Christmas Cottage in front of City Hall, enjoy Christmas music, horse-drawn carriage rides, hot cocoa, s’mores, and visits from Santa’s helpers, of course!

December 3, 2022 Charles Town Ranson Christmas Parade Ceremony at Lancaster Circle

1:30pm @ United Bank Santa Claus will be arriving from the North Pole to kick off the holiday season!

Charles Town & Ranson Light the Cities 2022

The theme this year is Holiday Whobee Whatee- the GRINCH! Your house does not have to be in theme, but if it is, there is a best theme category!

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  • People’s Choice 1st, 2nd, 3rd (Charles Town and Ranson) (Voted on by the Public)
  • Best Griswold (Charles Town and Ranson) (Houses with a lot of lights!)
  • Best Light Show (Charles Town and Ranson) (Houses with Lights and Music)
  • Santa’s Pick (Charles Town and Ranson)
  • Mrs. Claus Pick (Charles Town and Ranson)
  • Grinch’s Pick (Charles Town and Ranson)
  • Best Neighborhood
  • Best Commercial Business

Ranson Holiday Events

December 3: 7am – 11am  Breakfast with Santa at Independent Fire Hall

December 3: 2:00pm Charles Town/Ranson Christmas Parade

December 3: Charles Town/Ranson Light the Cities Contest Begins; ends December 24. 

December 10: 11am – 2pm Pizza with at Santa Ranson Civic Center

December 16: 6pm –10pm  Skating Into the Holidays at Ranson Civic Center

December 17: 2pm – 7pm  Skating into the Holidays at Ranson Civic Center

Area Holiday Events

November 26 9:00am Small Business Saturday. Support your local businesses and shop small.

November 26 9:00am Charles Town Historically Hip Holiday

December 2 4:00pm–5:30pm Charles Town Christmas Tree Ornament Making at Charles Washington Hall

December 2 6:00pm–8:00pm Charles Town Merry & Bright City Lighting

December 2 5:00pm–8:30pm Santa & S’mores Storytime Sing Along. Sam Michael’s Park, cost $12. Visit website for more info:

December 9 5:00pm–8:30pm Santa & S’mores Storytime Sing Along. Sam Michael’s Park, cost $12. Visit website for more info:

December 3 10:00am Shepherdstown Christmas Parade

December 10 4:00pm Harpers Ferry Christmas Parade

City of Ranson Tree Lighting Ceremony

216 N Mildred St

Ranson WV 25438

Opening Hours:

Mon – Fri:10:00 am – 6:00 pm

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