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Heritage Farm to continue Christmas tradition

November 24, 2018

HUNTINGTON - Santa is ready to receive visitors to his workshop at the Heritage Farm Museum & Village’s third annual Christmas Village.

There will also be a live Nativity scene, Christmas performances from local school groups, a wagon train ride, plenty of goodies to eat and artisans selling one-of-a-kind gift ideas.

The Christmas Village will be open from 5-9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 7, 8, 14 and 15.

Heritage Farm, located at 3300 Harvey Road, is expected to see more than 8,000 people during the events, now in its third year.

It was created to give families new traditions in the days leading up to Christmas, said Audy Perry, executive director of the Heritage Farm Foundation.

“We wanted a thing families could celebrate together and wanted to bring up the traditions of Appalachia and celebrate it as many different ways as the village allows,” he said. “It helps people connect.”

Children will have the chance to write a letter to Santa with a quill pen and then hand-deliver it to him.

They may also take a wagon train ride to his workshop, where they will be greeted by Mrs. Claus.

There will be smores served and cookies to decorate. There will be artisans selling their handmade goods, like baskets and other unique items.

A variety of musicians will be playing inside the Heritage Farm’s old log church during the events.

“There will be a collection of beautiful instrumental artists,” Perry said. “People can come in, meditate and relax and listen to some good music.”

Local school groups will also perform in the Heritage Hall, an indoor concert venue. Cabell Midland High School will perform Nov. 30; Wayne Elementary School will perform Dec. 1; St. Joe’s Catholic School will perform Dec. 7; Martha Elementary School will perform Dec. 8; Southside Elementary School will perform Dec. 14; and Nichols Elementary School will perform Dec. 15.

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids and under and children younger than 2 get in for free.

Tickets may be purchased at the events or at www.HeritageFarmMuseum.com.

Travis Crum is a reporter for The Herald-Dispatch. He may be reached by phone at 304-526-2801.

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