The Christmas Village at Heritage Farm

Live music in the church

I recently visited the Christmas Village at Heritage Farm Museum and Village in Huntington, West Virginia. Heritage Farm is a living museum dedicated to Appalachian history, artifacts, and life and was recently named the first Smithsonian Affiliate Institution in West Virginia.

For two weekends in December, Heritage Farm Museum and Village is decked out with decorations and lights to celebrate the Christmas season. Admission is $5 for children, $10 for adults, and children under three are free!

There are many activities for kids and adults alike, including:

– Enjoy our Live Nativity Story
– Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus
– Take a lighted Jingle Wagon Ride
– Create in Santa’s Workshop
– Dance with Frosty the Snow Man
– Listen to live Christmas music from local school groups
– Purchase Christmas gifts from Heritage Farm Artisans
– Roast S’mores, decorate cookies, drink hot cocoa, and enjoy other Christmas goodies
– And so much more!

Some of the activities cost extra, such as roasting s’mores and decorating cookies, but most activities were free. My kids were able to make three ornaments in Santa’s Workshop, and the Jingle Wagon Ride was a fun, but bumpy, time looking at light displays.

Decorating cookies
Decorating cookies

Although it was chilly, we were able to warm up with hot chocolate and warm apple cider. The apple cider was like drinking an apple pie! We listened to live music in the church and enjoyed the live nativity, complete with a real donkey and sheep.


Visiting Heritage Farm Museum and Village is such a fun activity for your family or small group to try during the Christmas Season! This was our first visit to Heritage Farm Museum and Village, and it definitely won’t be our last! There are many more activities offered in the warmer months, and we cannot wait to visit again.

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