Santa Sightings in and Around Mountaineer Country

Meet Santa at these Locations this Holiday Season

If you want to take the kids (or your furry friend) to see Santa, Mountaineer Country has meet and greet opportunities all season long! Whether it’s at the mall, an event, or a popular spot in town, keep your eyes open and stay on your best behavior because Santa is making his list and checking it twice!

Santa will also be at the Morgantown Mall all season long, starting Friday, November 27 until Christmas Eve, for kids to meet and take photos with him. It’s a keepsake that will last forever! The visits with Santa will have a strong focus on health and safety while allowing for a fun and memorable experience for children and families.

Morgantown Mall is also offering fun digital experiences this holiday season for everyone to enjoy. These virtual options will bring the magic of Santa Claus to life remotely while allowing families to enjoy holiday traditions. More information is available at

First United Bank & Trust will be hosting a Virtual Santa Photo Event on Saturday, December 5 from 1:00pm-6:00pm. Visit on Facebook for more information. This event is free but participants are encouraged to bring a kid-friendly or non-perishable food donation to help support our friends at Scott’s Run Settlement House.

Celebrate the season with Eloquence Antiques and Artisans on Saturday, December 5 from 10:00am-5:00pm during their annual Open House event. Find unique gifts and sweet treats as you wait for a visit from Santa himself!

Say hi to Santa and all of the animals at Hovatters at the Wild Lights at the Zoo special event happening Friday, December 11 and Saturday, December 12 from 5:30pm-9:00pm. Drive through the Zoo and greet Santa from your car. Benefits go toward the Preston County Deputy Sheriffs Association and will benefit “Shopping with a Deputy” and Victims of Violent Crimes.

The Mason-Dixon Historical Park is holding their 5th annual event with games and cookie decorating, as well as Santa himself, on Saturday, December 12 starting at 5:00pm.

Kids can craft alongside Santa’s elves at the Santa’s Workshop with the Elves event, hosted by Black Cat Pumpkin Patch on Saturday, December 12 starting at 10:00am. Santa will be stopping by at noon to check on his elves and will be available for photos.

Have some four-legged friends who would love to see Santa this year? Bring your pets out to Pet Works on December 19th to get their picture taken with Santa! Browse treats and toys for your pets and make their Christmas wish come true!

Know of other favorite spots in Mountaineer Country where Santa will be making a visit? Let us know!

Share with us where you met Santa this season by using #VisitMountaineerCountry and we may feature your photo!