POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — The West Virginia State Farm Museum near Point Pleasant is planning one of the largest displays of Christmas lights in the state with more than two million lights.
The display runs through Dec. 20 from 6 to 9 p.m. nightly.
“A visit to see the Christmas lights is a tradition for many families in the area,” said Commissioner of Agriculture Gus R. Douglass.
More than 10,000 visitors tour the Farm Museum grounds each Christmas season. In addition to the lights display, the Farm Museum’s Country Store and Country Kitchen will be open; children can have their photos taken with Santa; and chilly visitors can enjoy hot cocoa and cookies. The real attraction though are the lights.
“We’re always adding more lights. We’ve decorated every tree, building and shrub, and in the past, we even rolled some of the antique farm equipment out of the building and decorated it,” said Farm Museum employee Teresa Bailey.
The West Virginia State Farm Museum features an extensive collection of unusual antique farm equipment and implements, along with numerous historical buildings such as an old church, school house and dentist office that have been moved to the site for preservation.
Nearly all of the buildings and artifacts have been donated by individuals, families or estates. The museum is a partnership between a private board of directors and the West Virginia Department of Agriculture.
The museum is located four miles north of Point Pleasant on Fairgrounds Road, just off W.Va. state Route 62.
The museum is open for regular tours April 1 through Nov. 15, Tuesday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. It is closed Mondays and holidays.
A number of special events are held throughout the year. For more information about the Christmas display or any of the other events, visit www.wvfarmmuseum.org or call 304-675-5737.