WHEELING – City of Wheeling officials are getting ready to decorate the hallways, hang the lights and kick off the holiday season this year.
Following social distancing requirements from the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions on mass gathering last year, the return of town halls has been greeted with open arms this year, making upcoming holiday events in the city a giveaway. welcome which seems even more special and eagerly awaited.
This week, Wheeling City Council members passed a resolution authorizing City Manager Robert Herron to spend $ 17,500 from the city’s Coal Separation Fund with the Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce on the City of Lights program. .
The bedroom was busy preparing for the triumphant return of the Main Street Bank Fantasy in Lights Parade on the evening of November 19.
“After last year’s hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I can’t wait to see the Fantasy in Lights Parade and see the sights and sounds of the holiday season echoing through our downtown area in new this year, ”said Wheeling Mayor Glenn Elliott. “I appreciate the efforts of the Wheeling Area Chamber of Commerce Parade Committee in organizing this event, and I invite the public to join us as we kick off the holiday season the third week of November.”
Two days before the grand parade begins, the city will once again host its winter tree lighting celebration in the Plaza. The Winter on the Plaza event is scheduled to take place at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 17 at Market Plaza, 1053 Market St., downtown. There will be vendors, music, activities for the kids, and a tour of global celebrity and holiday icon, Santa Claus.
City leaders are urging area vendors interested in attending the Winter on the Plaza event to call Wheeling City Clerk BJ Delbert at 304-234-6401 or email him at [email protected] to more information.
This will only mark the second Winter on the Plaza event in the city, as the rally was suspended last year due to the pandemic. The inaugural Winter on the Plaza event saw hundreds of locals attend the festivities.