Downtown Lewisburg celebrates a Holiday First Fridays after 5 on Friday, Dec. 7.
Join the fun with horse drawn carriage rides, a Santa visit, artist receptions and tasty treats throughout town, all free to the public. Everyone is welcome!
To start off your evening, bring the family to the downtown Lewisburg Branch of Premier Bank for a visit with Santa Claus from 3 to 5 p.m. (1085 Washington Street East, 647-3216)
Then, the shops and restaurants of downtown Lewisburg are excited to offer free horse drawn carriage rides from 5 to 7 p.m. along festive main street, filled with holiday lights and decorations. Catch your ride in front of City Hall and enjoy!
Lee Street Studios welcomes West Virginia ceramic artist Sean O’Connell with a show titled “In It Together,” a solo show of new ceramic and mixed media sculpture. Sean lives in Alderson and maintains a working studio at Lee Street Studios. (232 Lee Street North, 681-318-3551)
“You’re an Angel” at Harmony Ridge Gallery. Stop by to take a picture of yourself and your friends with the wings of an angel! Enjoy complimentary holiday refreshments and wine specials, as well. (886 Washington Street West, 645-4333)
The Greenbrier County Convention and Visitors Bureau is partnering with Greenbrier County Schools to present the fifth annual “Sharing the Gift of Our Talents” exhibit. The exhibit features artwork from middle and high school students. Complimenting this year’s art show will be the display and silent auction of select historical school desks that have been transformed into functional and captivating works of art by partnering artists of Lee Street Studios. Proceeds will go to the United Way of Greenbrier Valley’s Project Apple Seed, supporting purchases of classroom supplies and basic student needs items. Please join us as we celebrate the talented students of Greenbrier County Schools and the community that supports art programming in our schools. (905 Washington Street West, 645-1000)
WV Fine Artisans presents Rose Dobbins, well known for her portraits in pastel. She will be demonstrating her techniques with oil paint. Rose will be working on a Monroe County scene featuring Sunset View Farm and their llama, “Spooky” (affectionately known as Tony). Please stop in for a complimentary cup of mulled apple cider and chat with an artist or two! (1042 Washington Street East, 667-0320)
There will be a Wish List Party at Wolf Creek Gallery. Prizes will be drawn throughout the evening. Enjoy their special punch, while making your own holiday list. (967 Washington Street West, 645-5270)
Bella’s holiday tradition includes Jeff’s Breads Chocolate Cherry Bread and a sip of the new December wines added to Bella’s Shelf! Talk about an elf on the shelf! (1017 Washington Street East, 520-4921)
The Asylum welcomes Iron Lion World starting at 9 p.m. Check out their new December cocktail list. Make this your final stop on First Friday and enjoy some great tunes! (399 Randolph Street East, 681-318-3515)
First Fridays after 5 takes place all year long, except January, in downtown Lewisburg with shops, galleries and restaurants in downtown Lewisburg open until 8 p.m. serving complimentary refreshments and entertainment, sponsored by City National Bank. Downtown Lewisburg, America’s Coolest Small Town, is just 1 mile south of I-64 via exit 169. The town center is located at Washington Street (Rt. 60) and Jefferson Street (Rt. 219). For more information go to www.downtownlewisburg.com or become a fan on FaceBook.