Nov/Dec 2016

Nov/Dec 2016



Nov 18 Holiday Meal Baking Class My Kitchen, Morgantown, WV.   6-9 p.m.  Whatever the special holiday may be Thanksgiving, Christmas or Easter. This meal is a must with all the trimmings. It includes: Turkey, Stuffing, Green Bean Casserole, Cranberry Sauce, Sweet Potato Casserole, Mashed Potatoes w/Gravy, Yeast Rolls and a Cream Pie. We will knock this out in a little over 2 hours, (including Turkey) from scratch. Hands-on cooking. 304-241-4901

Nov 13  Magical Night of Giving Morgantown Mall, Morgantown, WV. Sunday – 6pm to 9pm. Special shopping hours, discounts, and prizes for ticket holders. Ticket purchase is a donation to a local non-profit organization of your choice. 304-983-6255

grinchNov 19  The 3rd Annual Holly Jolly Christmas Craft & Vendor Show 929 Brushy Fork Road, Buckhannon, WV.   This annual event will be 2 days this year!! Saturday from 11-4 and Sunday from 12-5!! The holidays are right around the corner and what better way to get your shop on than at a “One-Stop Shop” event!!!   JAWS BBQ who will be serving their amazing pulled pork BBQ sandwiches and UNKS Lemon Shake Ups!!  Old Goat Kettle Corn will be set up right outside the front doors! Who doesn’t LOVE kettle corn???  There’s fun for the kids too!! There will be face painting & balloon twisting by Paint Misbehavin!!  Magical Moments, LLC will be doing a Meet and Greet with Christmas Mickey and Minnie Mouse!! Family photos will be $10 and will be sent via email or Facebook. Sessions will be every 30 min.   Something for everyone!

Nov 20  18th Annual Candyland Christmas Pageant   Beckley Raleigh Convention Center, 200 Armory Drive, Beckley, WV.   WELCOME TO THE 18th ANNUAL CLASSIC CANDYLAND CHRISTMAS PAGEANT! This will be a “BEARY SPECIAL” start to your holiday season! Special Guests, theme crowns, Kids Candy Cane tree, 2016 End of the Year awards and so much more!

Photo by Oglebay Resort

Photo by Oglebay Resort

WV’s Best Christmas Light Shows See our list here!

Nov 24  Thanksgiving Day

Santa with a Christmas treeNov 27 Santa Arrives at Middletown Mall Fairmont, WV. 1:00 p.m. Santa hours Nov 28-Dec 23: Mon-Fri 4-7, Sat 1-7, Sun 1-4, Dec 22 and 23 1-7, Dec 24 11-3. 304-363-3230.

Christmas Tree Farms in WV. See our list here!


Dec 3  Christmas Trees, Cupcakes, and Santa  French Creek Christmas Tree Farm, 943 Beechtown Road, French Creek, WV. 1-4 p.m.  Visit with Santa and “Frosty the Snowman.” Tour a firetruck and talk with a fireman while waiting to have a special balloon made by that very special and talented “Wuzzy the Elf.” Gloria, with “Almost Heaven Cupcakes”, will be returning with delicious samples of her heavenly cupcakes and a drawing for some sweet Christmas treats.  The SUBA Christmas Parade at 1:00 p.m. and Rock Cave Elementary School Craft Show at the Rock Cave Fire Department from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. For information on the craft show and/or reserving a table, please call the school at: 304-924-6969.   Santa will hand out candy canes and coloring books to children. His elf will make balloon animals for children. Community organizations will be holding sales each day. 304-924-5584/304-516-0278. Email:

Dec 3-4, 10-11, 17-18  Breakfast or Lunch with Santa  Pittsburgh Zoo, 1 Wild Place, Pittsburgh, PA. Breakfast 9:30 a.m to 1:30 p.m.  Santa Claus is coming to town and he’s making a stop at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium.  Join us for our family-fun Breakfast or Lunch with Santa and enjoy a delicious buffet as the children decorate a Christmas cookie, meet our education animals, and write a letter to Santa followed by a visit from the big man himself!  See Santa lead the Penguins on Parade at 11:30am!. Visit with Santa and don’t forget to bring your camera to take a picture with him.

Dec 4  Sensitive Santa at Morgantown Mall, Morgantown, WV.   Sunday – 9-11 a.m.  This is a special time with Santa reserved for children with Autism or those on the Autism spectrum.  We make Santa’s Workshop sensory-friendly and have activities for the children to do while they wait to sit on Santa’s lap. If you have any questions or to let us know you’ll be bringing your child, just email  304-983-6255

Dec 7  Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker WVU Creative Arts Center, Morgantown, WV. 7:30 p.m.  Direct from Russia, experience the biggest holiday event of the year! Moscow Ballet, now in its 24th consecutive year touring North America, returns to the Creative Arts Center with the Great Russian Nutcracker. Witness the exquisite artistry of this world-class company that numbers nearly 40 classically trained dancers and revel in the unmatched splendor of the breathtaking hand-painted sets and luxurious hand-made costumes. The Moscow Ballet continues to garner critical acclaim. “Bravura expertise,” raves the Los Angeles Times! Bring the entire family to usher in the holiday season with the magic of the 60-foot “growing” Christmas tree and the stunning Dove of Peace. Get your tickets early because this event is always a sell-out!

Dec 10-11  The Nutcracker presented by Morgantown Dance & Morgantown Ballet Company Metropolitan Theatre, High Street,  Morgantown, WV. 304-292-3266.

whovilleDec 10 Christmas Brunch in Whoville featuring The Grinch and Cindy Lou Who  88Restaurant & Lounge, 88 E. Main Street, Buckhannon, WV.  10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Bring the family and come have brunch with the Grinch and Cindy Lou Who. Our talented culinary staff will be cooking up a fantastic brunch as outstanding as any feast in Whoville. A magical experience for the young and young at heart. Make your reservations today call 304-473-1988.

Dec 14-21  A Christmas Carol  WV Public Theatre Holiday Show, 369 High Street, Morgantown, WV. Public performances and school matinees.   Please check website for dates, times, and ticket prices. For more information call (304) 381-2382 or visit

Dec 17  Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus  North Bend State Park, Cairo, WV. Santa and Mrs. Claus will be stopping at North Bend State Park for breakfast on their way to the North Pole. Check in with the jolly old elf and have your picture taken. Contact: 304-643-2931.

Dec 24 Hanukkah Begins (ends at nightfall on Jan. 1).

Dec 18 Brunch with Santa Blackwater Falls State Park, Davis, WV. Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa stops at Blackwater Falls State Park before returning to the North Pole with his naughty and nice list. A visit with Santa is free with buffet fee. 10:30am until noon.  Contact: 304-259-5216

icy tree branches in the sunlightDec 21 Winter Solstice (Winter begins)   See our Winter Activities Guide for fun activities to help fight the Winter Blues.

Dec 25 Christmas Day

Dec 26 Kwanzaa begins (ends Jan. 1)

Dec 31 New Years Eve


Jan 7   Annual Little Princess Ball North Bend State Park Cairo, WV. Bring your little princess (ages 5 – 12) to North Bend State Park’s 8th Annual Little Princess Ball. Celebrate with dinner, a father / daughter dance, arts and crafts, and much more! Dress your daughter in her favorite party dress and be prepared to make some special memories. Photos will be taken of fathers and daughters.   Radio personality and DJ, Jack Horton from V96.9 in Parkersburg will be playing all your favorite hits. Stop by his booth and request your special song as you dance into the night.
There will be a special arts and crafts room open during the evening. Stop in for games, activities, and arts and crafts for girls of all ages.  The North Bend Restaurant will be preparing a special menu for princesses and their fathers. Take a break from the dance and make your own smoothie, choosing your favorite fruits to create a sweet treat!  Back by popular demand! After the dance, come down to the lobby for a family friendly movie. Popcorn and drinks will be provided. Movie rated G – PG. 304-643-2931.

Jan 20-22 Winter Wonderland Weekend – North Bend Park, Cairo, WV. Come for a weekend filled with activities for all ages. There will be hikes, games, contests, arts and crafts, and much more.    Contact: Wendy Greene, 304-558-2754.

*Information about events is subject to change. Please use the listed contact information for more details on events.

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