MARTINS FERRY, Ohio (WTRF) – Martins Ferry Winterfest kicked off Friday for the third consecutive year.
Hosted by Project Forward Martins Ferry, the two-day holiday festival features a Christmas parade, city tree lighting, live music, fireworks, food trucks, skating rink and games.
This year’s theme was “Home for the Holidays”, which meant that the parade featured exclusively local participants.
Martins Ferry Winterfest was established three years ago as an effort to revitalize businesses downtown. It’s since grown into a holiday event with something for the entire family.
Festivities will take over the corner of 5th and Hanover Streets again on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.