West Point prepares for Winter Carnival - Local news, weather, sports Savannah | WSAV On Your Side

West Point prepares for Winter Carnival

Posted: Updated:
Courtesy: Judy Wilkinson Courtesy: Judy Wilkinson
Courtesy: Judy Wilkinson Courtesy: Judy Wilkinson
Courtesy: Judy Wilkinson Courtesy: Judy Wilkinson
WEST POINT, Ga. -

The City of West Point's second annual Winter Carnival will be held Saturday, Nov. 23 at the West Point Depot and Museum.

This year's Winter Carnival will be an all day event beginning at 10 a.m. and ending at 8 p.m.

KIA of West Point is sponsoring snow tubing for the festival. Carnival organizer Judy Wilkinson says, "We are excited to partner with KIA to bring such an unique experience to many who never get a chance to see this much snow."

Snow tubing will be free to the public, and it can be enjoyed by adults and children of all ages. Tubing will begin at 4 p.m., but snowmaking will start at 1 p.m. if citizens would like to watch the snow being made.

The Winter Carnival will have Christmas Caroling and other musical entertainment, and a Cake Walk to benefit the West Point Food Closet. You can also enjoy holiday goodies and other food from Mrs. Claus' Kitchen, reindeer games and inflatables for the children, holiday crafts at Santa's Workshop, and shopping at the Holiday Market featuring over 70 vendors and downtown businesses. A Tacky Holiday Sweater Contest will also take place on the stage at 5 p.m.

Santa will arrive at the Depot at 6 p.m. At 7p.m. Mayor Ferguson and the City Council will light up the city's Christmas Tree. The festivities will end shortly after 8 p.m. with a special reading of "Twas The Night Before Christmas" presented by Hawkes Library.

The City of West Point is also currently seeking businesses, organizations and schools to sponsor and decorate trees in the Depot parking lot for the Festival of Trees Decorating Contest.

Ribbons will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. There will also be a People's Choice Award. From 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. the day of the carnival. Attendees will vote for their favorite tree by donating change. The money will be donated to the charity designated by each tree sponsor. The trees will stay up until after the New Year.

If you would like to participate in West Point's Winter Carnival, visit the city's event page, West Point Happenings on Facebook, or contact Judy Wilkinson at jlwilkinsonconsulting@gmail.com.

Jessi Mitchell

Jessi joined the WRBL news team in October 2012 after working as a freelance production assistant for MTV Networks in Los Angeles.
More>>

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Developing: Teen killed in South Columbus shooting

    Developing: Teen killed in South Columbus shooting

    Friday, August 22 2014 12:16 PM EDT2014-08-22 16:16:47 GMT
    The Columbus Police Department is investigating a death at the intersection of Winston Road and Head Street in South Columbus.As of early Friday morning, detectives continue to investigate at the intersection where a car had crashed into a ditch past the intersection. Witnesses tells News 3 they heard several gun shots and then heard the car crash. The car appeared to be a black or dark blue sedan with significant damage.A detective with the Columbus Police Department at the Public Safety Bui...
    The Columbus Police Department is investigating a death at the intersection of Winston Road and Head Street in South Columbus.As of early Friday morning, detectives continue to investigate at the intersection where a car had crashed into a ditch past the intersection. Witnesses tells News 3 they heard several gun shots and then heard the car crash. The car appeared to be a black or dark blue sedan with significant damage.A detective with the Columbus Police Department at the Public Safety Bui...
  • Baby, mother found dead after "suspicious" Columbus house fire

    Baby, mother found dead after "suspicious" Columbus house fire

    Thursday, August 21 2014 7:40 PM EDT2014-08-21 23:40:04 GMT
    A mother and her baby were killed in a house fire in Columbus early Thursday morning.
    A mother and her baby were killed in a house fire in Columbus early Thursday morning.
  • Chattahoochee Valley “Purge” is an urban legend, police say

    Chattahoochee Valley “Purge” is an urban legend, police say

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:28 PM EDT2014-08-20 18:28:17 GMT
    Several police departments across the Chattahoochee Valley are reassuring concerned citizens that there will be no real-life "purge" after a social media campaign spread across Facebook on Tuesday.
    Several police departments across the Chattahoochee Valley are reassuring concerned citizens that there will be no real-life "purge" after a social media campaign spread across Facebook on Tuesday.
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • 59 Arrested By Greenville Police In Latest Prostitution Sting

    59 Arrested By Greenville Police In Latest Prostitution Sting

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:30 PM EDT2014-08-20 01:30:28 GMT
    Greenville Police released information Tuesday that 59 people were arrested in a four day long prostitution sting.
    Greenville Police released information Tuesday that 59 people were arrested in a four day long prostitution sting.
  • Ice Bucket Challenge Hits Home for Savannah Family

    Ice Bucket Challenge Hits Home for Savannah Family

    Thursday, August 21 2014 9:54 PM EDT2014-08-22 01:54:48 GMT
    We've all seen Ice Bucket Challenge videos taking over social media.It's one of the first times ALS has received this much publicity and those dealing with it every day say it's a relief to see people learning about the disease.But they say many of those people still don't understand the severity of it, and how it also affects the family and friends of patients struggling with it."Having to cope with the loss while coping with the severity of the disease and all that it entails," says Blake H...
    We've all seen Ice Bucket Challenge videos taking over social media.It's one of the first times ALS has received this much publicity and those dealing with it every day say it's a relief to see people learning about the disease.But they say many of those people still don't understand the severity of it, and how it also affects the family and friends of patients struggling with it."Having to cope with the loss while coping with the severity of the disease and all that it entails," says Blake H...
  • Teen gets 11 years for carving swastika on boy

    Teen gets 11 years for carving swastika on boy

    Thursday, August 21 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-08-21 19:45:59 GMT
    An Oregon teenager who carved a swastika into another teen's forehead as he and others tortured the boy has been sentenced to 11 years in prison.
    An Oregon teenager who carved a swastika into another teen's forehead as he and others tortured the boy has been sentenced to 11 years in prison.
Powered by WorldNow

1430 East Victory Drive
Savannah, GA 31404

Telephone: 912.651.0300
Fax: 912.651.0320
Email: newsemailalert@wsav.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.