West Virginia's Christmas and Holiday Event Guide!

From late December to mid-December, West Virginia is offering many holiday events for everyone to enjoy; from Children's Christmas I Spy in Dunbar to the North Pole Express Train Ride in Romney, there are dozens of chances to experience the magic of the season.

Children's Christmas I Spy, Dunbar,WV

December 6, 2023 at 10:00am
The Dunbar Branch Library will be hosting a special I Spy and Scavenger Hunt event for children on December 6. Participants will have the chance to find pictures hidden in the children's area and those who do so successfully will receive a prize. Don't miss this exciting opportunity!

Oglebay's Winter Festival of Lights, Wheeling, WV

December 6, 2023 at 5:00pm
Experience a mesmerizing festival of lights at Oglebay Resort in Wheeling, WV. Take a drive-through the illuminated six-mile route and witness the elegance of the Welcome Tree, the Suspension Bridge, and more. Enjoy a variety of holiday activities such as ice skating, a winter carnival, and hot cocoa.

Christmas Festival of Lights, Romney, WV

December 6, 2023 at 5:30pm
The spectacular eleventh annual Christmas Festival of Lights will light up the night in Romney, WV at the Hampshire County Parks and Recreation, 90 North High St, Old Jailhouse Facility. Enjoy stunning displays of Christmas-themed lights decorating the area and spend quality time with family and friends. All are welcome!

Santa's Wonderland Bass Pro Shops: Experience The Magic Of Christmas, Morgantown,WV

December 7, 2023
Head to Bass Pro Shops, 200 Bass Pro Drive for an unforgettable Christmas bonanza! Enjoy free 4x6 photos with Santa and amazing aquariums and wildlife displays. Shop the Christmas Toy Shop for everything under the tree, plus take advantage of exclusive offers on Santa photo packages and gift cards. Don't miss out on the perfect holiday fun for the whole family.

Hometown Christmas Festival, Bluefield, WV

December 8, 2023 at 6:00pm
Head over to Bluefield City Park on December 8, 2023 for an evening of festive fun! Enjoy all the trimmings of the 2023 Hometown Christmas Festival, including local vendors, trolley rides, photo ops, and a meet & greet with Santa Claus! Complete the night with a stroll through the Holiday of Lights.

Blockheads: Gingerbread House Competition, Clarksburg, WV

December 16, 2023 at 12:00pm
Explore your creativity and show off your skills at the Clarksburg-Harrison Public Library! On December 16th, join your fellow Blockheads to build unique LEGO gingerbread houses. Ages 11 - 18 can come to the Teen Loft and bring their festive ideas to life. Don't forget to register!

Merry Market Mingle, Charleston, WV

December 13, 2023 at 6:00pm
On December 13, 2023 join in the festive celebration of the Merry Market Mingle at Capitol Market, 800 Smith Street. Enjoy music, Winter Ales and Holiday Wine, Great Food and Drink from Capitol Market Vendors, and a few more surprises. United Way of Central WV will also be announcing participants for this year’s Dancing with the Stars Event.

Christmas Cabaret, Moundsville, WV

December 15, 2023 at 7:00pm
The Strand Theatre in Moundsville, WV is pleased to present an enchanting evening of holiday music and cheer. An all-star cast will perform classic and new holiday selections, all accompanied by Justin Jones. Hosted by Sadie Crow, the Christmas Cabaret is sure to be an incredible night.

Mrs. Claus Market, Hinton, WV

December 14, 2023 at 5:00pm
Mrs. Claus is coming to the McCreery Conference And Event Center, 320 2nd Avenue in Hinton, WV! Kids are invited to shop with Mrs. Claus and everything is only $1 with a 10 item limit. Plus, there are free activities and the opportunity to wrap items.

North Pole Express Train Ride, Romney, WV

December 23, 2023 at 2:00pm
Feel the thrill of the festive season with a magical train ride at the Potomac Eagle Scenic Railroad! Take a 75-minute journey to the North Pole with your family and friends. Join in caroling, storytelling, snack-eating and more, with Santa Clause joining the train at the North Pole! Make the North Pole Express a Christmas tradition this year and create memories to cherish for years to come.

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