Parkersburg Holiday Events (+ Parade Application)

Tis the season!

Make time to celebrate the upcoming holidays in Parkersburg at the following events

November 18, 2023 - Holiday in the Park Opening Ceremony

Join us at the Horseshoe Pit  at 6pm on Saturday, November 18th for the official opening ceremony of the Holiday in Park lights! 

Hear Christmas carols from the Hamilton Middle School choir, take a ride through the park on an antique fire truck, and see a special guest appearance! Following this event, the lights will be on Monday through Thursday from 6-9pm and Friday - Sunday from 6-10pm.

From childhood favorites to modern-day exhibits, the lights are a long-standing tradition at the Parkersburg City Park. Be sure to stop as you exit for a special treat and to make a donation to ensure this tradition continues for years to come. 

December 2, 2023 - Christmas Parade

2pm: Parkersburg Christmas Parade
Download more information and an application to participate here (opens in a PDF)

Please direct all questions to Lori at (304) 481-4159 or John at (304) 699-9108.

December 2, 2023 - Winterfest

4:30 - 6:30 pm
: Winterfest, hosted by Downtown PKB
Find more information at

December 3, 2023 - January 28, 2024

Visit the new holiday ice skating rink at Discovery World on Market! 
Open to museum members and guests Friday through Sunday from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm. 
Open for those 18 and over without children on Saturdays from 5:30 - 8:00 pm
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the Discovery World on Market website

For more holiday event information, visit the Greater Parkersburg CVB website!