Spirit of Christmas in the Mountains

Saturday, November 24

Our traditional Christmas Tree lighting is a visitor favorite and perhaps the most inspiring of our customs of Christmas. We cap each day’s celebration at sundown with Gaily-dressed revelers lighting candles arrayed upon an outdoor evergreen. Our Spirit of Christmas in the Mountains is a celebration of the historic and cultural folkways of the Scotch – Irish, English, and German settlers in West Virginia. This celebration blends the seasonal customs of these settlers into a panorama of music, foods, and heritage skills, along with the life styles that represent the diversity of beliefs and traditions of the season. Visitors will see a domestic setting representing family customs of ethnic origins, reflected in the preparation of special foods, making of decorations and methods of celebration. Heritage skills are demonstrated in our community’s blacksmith shop and Old Kitchen. Modern interpretations of heritage crafts are also for sale from local craftspeople located in several of the Fort’s buildings. General admission is $5 with children 10 & under admitted free with paying adult.
Date: 11/24/2018 - 11/25/2018
Time: 12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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