ELKINS, W.Va. – To kick off a series of fun holiday events, the town of Elkins has elected to become the town of Elfkins during the month of December.
From Dec. 2-24, several holiday events and activities will be held by the community and promoted by members of The Old Brick Playhouse theater who will regularly visit various locations throughout town dressed as elves.
“We are here to find joy and to celebrate Christmas in Elkins, and so it’s really fun that we’re going to be able to name it Elfkins and have so many fun things going on around town, and we’re going to have a really fun thing at the old brick playhouse and it’s going to be a great time for friends and families and anybody that what’s to just get into the holiday spirit,” said Elf Kringlee, Elven Ambassador from the North Pole.
The Old Brick Playhouse will also be holding Frosty’s Night In, an immersive family event that includes a a sing-a-long production of Frosty the Snowman, a visit with Santa, winter carnival games, yuletide treats, a snowball battle and puppet friends from the talented artists at Old Brick Playhouse, including Artist-in-Residence, Jacob Currence.
Frosty’s Night In will hold performances on Nov. 9 at 7 p.m., and two shows on Nov. 10-11 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are $30.
“We wanted to offer families something different this holiday season,” said Old Brick Playhouse executive director Missy Armentrout McCollam, “and we wanted to highlight the Frosty the Snowman theme song whose lyrics were written by Walter E. Rollins, raised in Keyser, W.Va.”
You can reserve your tickets at obpfrostynight.eventbrite.com.
The proclamation was signed by Mayor Jerry Marco on Nov. 28, officially declaring the town Elfkins for the month of December.
“We have a very unique setting up here in the mountains and it’s just a magical experience when you come to visit us, and we said you know what, we want to let people know about this, so we want people to come to Elkins and have a Merry Mountain Christmas. We want everyone to come visit us because it’s such a really cool place here, so Merry Mountain Christmas and welcome to Elfkins,” said Mayor Marco.
Elfkins will host its annual Christmas parade on Dec. 2 at 6 p.m. Directly following the parade, Santa will lead everyone over to the amphitheater behind the Elkins
Depot Welcome Center for the city’s official Christmas tree lighting.