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Fun and safe Mountaineer holiday events

The holiday countdown is on, Mountaineer Country! Enjoy the remaining weeks of the festive season in our region while staying safe and planning ahead as you prepare your business/organization for the New Year.

Home for the holidays 

Putting up the Christmas tree, hanging the lights and visiting Santa — one thing is for sure, the holidays are here. If you are a local or you are visiting Mountaineer Country, there is plenty to do this holiday season. 

Check out the remaining seasonal events taking place throughout the region so you may book your spots and plan in advance.

  • Celebration of Lights — Wednesdays through Sundays in December, head to Morris Park in Fairmont for the Celebration of Lights, a festive spectacular that visitors can walk or drive through.
  • Drive-Thru Live Nativity — Starting at 6:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, drive through the “Journey to Bethlehem,” a free drive-thru nativity at Pretzel Arena in Bruceton Mills.
  • Winter market — Find fresh goods just in time for holiday cooking  from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at the Monongalia County Extension Building at Mylan Park.
  • Hill & Hollow Christmas feast — Order today and pick up for ready-to-serve Christmas feast, starting at 3 p.m. Dec. 24. Each feast feeds  four-six people, for a total of $150. Preorder by email with the following information: Name, contact number, pick-up time, choice of duck, pork or salmon, choice of ready to serve or packed to reheat.

While this year’s in-person parade may be canceled for the City of Morgantown, be on the lookout for a special Morgantown Christmas Parade Throughout the Years video to be shared on YouTube and Morgantown’s government access channel, Comcast cable channel 15.

Check out a full list of Christmas events and activities in Mountaineer Country this holiday season at Plus, be sure to share your favorite Mountaineer Country holiday activity or tradition with us by using #VisitMountaineerCountry, and we may use your photo for future promotions.

Mountaineer Deals  

Seeking more ways to engage with our tourism audience? Consider signing up to offer a Mountaineer Deal to kick off 2021 with an established partnership between your business or organization and VMCCVB. As a partner, you will have the opportunity to share a downloadable discount for thousands of website visitors to access, be featured on our social media channels, be prioritized in our high traffic giveaways, and more. In response to COVID-19, VMCCVB is extending these opportunities for free for a limited time. To learn more, contact or 304-292-5081.

 Pledge continues

Make it a safe, happy holiday season by supporting VMCCVB’s ongoing initiatives. Businesses and community members can showcase a  commitment to the safety and wellbeing of staff, guests and neighbors during COVID-19 by making the Mountaineer Country Commitment to Safety and/or taking the Pledge to Prevent. Go to to learn more.

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