Celebrate Marion County’s Most Unique Holiday Events

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The holiday season can get quite hectic to say the least. But here are some unique events you will want to make time for!


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Festival Cucina cooking school during the Feast of the Seven Fishes Festival


Celebrate Christmas Italian-style at the Feast of the 7 Fishes festival, which dishes out hearty servings of authentic cuisine, music and art December 10th in downtown Fairmont. In addition, our local Italian chefs will even share their secret family recipes at Festival Cucina cooking school the evening beforehand!

Discover for yourself why the Southeast Tourism Society named the Festival at Top 20 Event for December.


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Coal Mine Appreication Day & Swap Meet


The 4th Annual Coal Miners Appreciation Day Swap Meet is your chance to browse historic artifacts, chat with collectors and take home some West Virginia heritage.


costumed interrupter at Pricketts Fort

Pricketts Fort 18th C Christmas Tour


Holidays through history

Escape to a time before frantic shopping at the 18th-Century Christmas Tour at Pricketts Fort. Discover how they used to celebrate the season on the wild frontier. Or, learn to create Christmas ornaments, needle felt or handmade wreaths at artisan workshops at the fort.

For more old-time holiday fun, explore all 3 floors of the elegant 1901 Fleming Mansion during Tea with a Twist. Or, boost your spirits with decorative wreaths and hot cider at the  Greenery Bazaar.


Ryan Cain and The Ables band

Ryan Cain and The Ables Rockin’ Christmas Show


Christmas classics, and then some

Ice skating… without ice?!? Palatine Park opens its synthetic rink Dec. 10. Everything is free, including rentals! Follow your skate with a night of magic at the Celebration of Lights, with 1.3 miles of glittering lights and displays. Enjoy a grand parade, craft fair and fireworks at Barrackville’s Christmas in Our Town.

Dickens’ gets a melodic makeover in “Scrooge: A Christmas Carol,” and Fairmont State University shares classic pieces, jazz and African drums for Fete de Noel. First Presbyterian Church combines scripture readings with classics all of us love at Lessons and Carols.

A little more spunk? Ryan Cain and The Ables’ Rockin’ Christmas Show is a rockabilly treat. But if you prefer country, Sagebrush Round-Up delivers a closing kick to 2016 with Ring in the New Year. Frolfers can tee off to a background of 200+ merry lights displays at the Disc Golf Holiday Glow Bowl II.

Which of these Marion County events will you be adding to your December calendar? 

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