Mt. Hope’s Christmas celebrations go virtual this year

MT. HOPE, WV (WOAY) – Harmony for Hope, a nonprofit in Mt. Hope, has announced that their Christmas celebrations will be virtual this year.

Typically they put on “Hope’s Christmas Town” with a parade and tree lighting even breakfast with Santa.

However, this year with COVID-19, they are calling on the public to send in videos of themselves and their families spreading holiday cheer. They will then compile the videos to release a big one on December 20 at 8:30 p.m. to begin the virtual tree lighting.

“We would like to see maybe some carols, anything that’s just Christmas-related that your family would like to share with the rest of the region,” Executive Director Carrie Kidd said. “And those can be shared through our website at

Videos need to be submitted online by December 14.

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Anna Saunders
Anna Saunders is a weekend reporter for WOAY. With a diploma from Princeton Senior High School and a mother from Fayette County, she is no stranger to the area. She received a degree in Media Arts and Design from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia and wanted to return home to start her career as a reporter.