Liz McCormick Published

Christmas Festival in Historic Shepherdstown


The annual “Christmas in Shepherdstown” festival continues tomorrow evening. A Civil War Christmas comes to Shepherdstown this weekend, with music, dance, carriage rides, and lectures all about the town at Christmastime during the Civil War.

Saturday morning will feature the annual Shepherdstown Christmas parade. During the festival, many landmarks throughout the town will host special events.

The festival began last weekend after Thanksgiving celebrating a 21st Century celebration in Shepherdstown, the second weekend looks at the Civil War, the third looks at James Rumsey and the late 18th Century in Shepherd’s Town, and the fourth features Christmas in Mecklenburg, the original name of the town, where re-enactors will be found strolling the streets.

Other Christmas themed events will be hosted throughout the eastern panhandle during December, including Olde Tyme Christmas in Harpers Ferry, events in Berkeley Springs, and parades in Charles Town and Martinsburg.