28 Nov

West Virginia University’s Jackson’s Mill kicks off the holiday season with traditional offerings, like Breakfast with Santa, and new opportunities, like a local craft show.

Winter Lights

The Annual Winter Lights celebration takes place Friday and Saturday, Dec. 7 and 8, at WVU Jackson’s Mill in Weston. The Mill’s grounds will be adorned with fresh greenery, ribbon, lights and hundreds of candles.

The activities start with a Friday, Dec. 7 evening buffet from 4:30-7 p.m. in the Mount Vernon Dining Hall. The menu includes roast turkey, baked steak and all the trimmings. A second buffet takes place on Saturday, Dec. 8 from 3 – 7 p.m.

Admission is $12 for adults and $6 for youth ages 4-12. Children 3 and under eat free. Bring a non-perishable food item for donation to charity and receive $1 off the cost of your meal. No reservations are needed and tickets are available for purchase at the door.

Candle lightings begin at dusk, weather permitting, on Friday and Saturday evenings on the front traffic loop. Tree lighting will take place each evening at 7 p.m. in the WVU Jackson’s Mill Farmstead.

The WVU Jackson’s Mill General Store will be open unitl 8 p.m. both evenings for holiday shopping.

Holiday Craft Show and Shopping

Area vendors will sell holiday gifts for those last-minute shoppers looking to buy local. There is no admission fee for the craft show which takes place from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the Assembly Hall.

The General Store is open on Saturdays through Dec. 22 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Special extended shopping hours take place on Friday, Dec. 7 from noon to 8 p.m., and on Saturday, Dec. 8 from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Breakfast with Santa

On Saturday, Dec. 15, children of all ages are invited to have Breakfast with Santa. This popular event runs from 9 – 11 a.m. at Mount Vernon Dining Hall. Admission is $7 for all ages and features a breakfast buffet that appeals to children and adults alike. Don’t forget your camera – there will be plenty of free photo opportunities.

For more information on these events, visit, or call WVU Jackson’s Mill at 1-800-287-8206.