The annual Ronceverte Christmas Parade brought festive lights and sounds to the River City!
Set after a weekend of daytime parades, the nighttime parade came through Ronceverte on Monday, December 6.
Line up began at Island Park at 5:30, with snacks and socializing, before the parade itself began at 7 p.m.
Friends of Ronceverte, local fire departments, emergency medical services, the Eastern Greenbrier Middle School band, Ronceverte River Festival Queen, Bridgette Altizer, contestants for the 2021 Snow Queen, decorated vehicles new and old, the Spartan Football team, County Clerk Robin Loudermilk, Greenbrier Valley Shriners, Batman with Seneca Health Services, and more marched through downtown, throwing candy into the street.
The parade ended with Santa, lit from below on a fire engine.
“We’re thrilled with the turn out and that everyone is full of holiday spirit,” said Ronceverte Mayor Deena Pack. “We can’t wait for the rest of the month. Thank you to all of the participants that braved the cold to come out for the Ronceverte parade.”
|The Christmas lights on trucks, the siren lights from emergency responder vehicles, and more lit the downtown at night.|
|Main Street across from City Hall was one pedestrian gathering place.|
|The Greenbrier East Spartan Marching Band|
|Several festival vehicles, new and old, drove through town.|
|Eastern Greenbrier Middle School band|
|Several candidates for Snow Queen rode through the parade.|
|The colors both began and ended the parade.|