KEYSER - The City of Keyser is stepping back in time a bit as they have returned the city Christmas tree to the spot where it sat many years ago - the Boggs property at the corner of East Piedmont and North Main streets.

By Liz Beavers
lbeavers@newstribune.info
Tribune Managing Editor
KEYSER - The City of Keyser is stepping back in time a bit as they have returned the city Christmas tree to the spot where it sat many years ago - the Boggs property at the corner of East Piedmont and North Main streets.
City workers put the tree up on Thursday, in addition to placing the lighted decorations on the poles and placing lights back on the trees along the street in an attempt to return to the “hometown Christmas” feeling, according to the mayor and council.
The official tree lighting will be held Wednesday, Dec. 5, but first area children will be invited to City Hall on Tuesday evening to decorate a Frosty the Snowman ornament for the tree.
The decorating party is scheduled for 6-8 p.m. in the council chambers of City Hall, and parents planning to bring their children are being asked to notify the city by visiting and posting on the event page.
On Wednesday, those children who decorated an ornament will be invited to stop by the tree at 5:30 p.m. to place it on the tree.
The lighting ceremony gets underway at 6:30 p.m., and will include a holiday message from Mayor Damon Tillman, as well as music, a special guest, and more.
Hot chocolate and cookies will be available for those in attendance.
The annual Keyser Christmas Parade will then follow on Friday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m.
Lineup will begin at 5:30 p.m. on the side streets along South Main Street, and the parade will move north on Main and through the downtown to Armstrong Street.
The City of Keyser’s Christmas celebration will culminate on Saturday, Dec. 15, with Breakfast With Santa at the Keyser Presbyterian Church. Co-sponsored by Faith Productions, the Keyser Presbyterian Church, Lynn’s Art Classes and the Mineral Daily News Tribune, the event will feature a pancake breakfast, crafts with Lynn, and a visit by Santa and Frosty the Snowman.
Children who have not yet dropped their Letters to Santa off at the News Tribune may bring them at that time and place them in the special mailbox.
For further information on any of these events, visit the City of Keyser Facebook page.