The Polar Express will be rolling through Elkins throughout the weekend, and several events will take place today and Saturday. Even through the train rides may be sold out, there are still several ways to celebrate the holidays in Elkins.
Throughout downtown, members of Santa's Workshop have planned activities.
Several different activities will be offered as part of Santa's Workshop.
Evelynn Norris meets with Santa Claus while aboard the Polar Express. Even though train rides have sold out, several activities are still planned to celebrate the holiday season. (The Inter-Mountain photo by Casey Houser)
Wooden toys, glass, textile and wood products have been constructed, and this weekend artists Jen and Kevin Boyle will be teaching about the art of pottery, while they work on hand-building projects.
"Barefoot Pottery" is an extension of the duo's love of nature.
The two use materials of clay and wood ash to help protect the planet.
Their handmade functional pottery reflects a desire to have the smallest impact upon the planet. "Barefoot Pottery" is defined by using environmentally friendly materials in a natural and healthy way.
All the pottery is safe in the oven, microwave, freezer and dishwater.
The pair will be at Artist at Work from 1-4:30 p.m. Sunday, hosting demonstrations.
Other events include performances and other demonstrations.
Today and Saturday, the following free events will be offered in the downtown area during Santa's Workshop: Do-A-Dot Art Project at Hopscotch from 1-2 p.m.; Make a Cloth Ornament at the Elkins Sewing Center from 2-3 p.m.; Mountain Music with Pete Tenney at Clara Belle's from 6-9 p.m.
On Sunday, there will be a bonfire and marshmallow roast at the Elkins Town Square from 4-8p.m.
There will also be a community Christmas Carol sing-a-long from 5-6 p.m. and from 6-7 p.m. at Town Square.
More information can be found at mountainrail.com.