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WVU Jackson's Mill continues holiday tradition

Holiday winter lights shine on historic Mount Vernon Dining Hall at WVU Jackson's Mill in Weston.

Celebrate the holiday season with the Winter Lights, Winter Lights Buffet and Breakfast with Santa held in the historic Mount Vernon Dining Hall at  West Virginia University Jackson’s Mill near Weston.

The Winter Lights Buffet takes place Friday, Dec. 7 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Baked steak, turkey and traditional sides will be served. The price is $14 for adults, $7 for children ages 4 to 12 and free for children age 3 and under. Visitors may receive $1  off the buffet price by bringing a nonperishable food item for donation to the local pantry.

The Winter Lights display at Jackson's Mill will also be open to the public on Friday, Dec. 7 from 6 to 9 p.m., at which time people can freely enjoy grounds and buildings decked with lights and decorations.

Children with Santa.

Breakfast with Santa is on Saturday, Dec. 15 from 8 to 11 a.m. The menu for this event includes French toast, scrambled eggs, bacon and other popular breakfast dishes. The price is $10 for adults, $7 for children (ages 7-10) and free for children age 3 and under.

No reservations are needed for either event. Cash, check and credit card are all accepted as payment. 

Event organizers recognize the importance of gathering with family and friends during the holiday season. Jackson’s Mill annual holiday events bring people together to enjoy a warm holiday meal in a setting that celebrates the history and community of West Virginia.

WVU  Jackson’s Mill is home to West Virginia 4-H camping, a program provided by the WVU  Extension Service. Located near Weston, West Virginia, the historical campus hosts a variety of events from conferences to weddings, bringing West Virginia families and youths together in a place they can call home.



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