The holiday season has arrived in Mercer County, which means it’s time to celebrate! One of the best ways to ring in the season is a trip through the Holiday of Lights. Make your way to Mercer County for a day filled with Christmas cheer, and wrap it all up in a beautiful bow with a trip through the Holiday of Lights.

Begin your day in Mercer County by warming up with a coffee or hot chocolate from Sister’s Coffee House in Princeton or The Corner Coffee Shop in Bluefield. Then, shop around town for gifts for loved ones! Browse shops filled with antique treasures, West Virginia made products, artwork and more.

After shopping, visit the Victorian town of Bramwell for lunch at the Corner Shop! Enjoy one of the best burgers in town, along with other diner classics. They also make their own ice cream – try a special holiday flavor, created just for the season! Then, walk around this quaint town and see the mansions of former coal barons dressed up in holiday splendor.

Then, grab a sweet treat from Coal Country Kandies in Princeton to enjoy later. This sweet shop offers coal candy, cookies, peanut butter balls, holiday specials and much more. You’ll love these creative confections!

If you’re looking for a bite to eat before viewing the Holiday of Lights, visit one of several eateries in Mercer County! Visit the Victorian town of Bramwell for a meal at the Corner Shop. Enjoy one of the best burgers in town, For delicious, smoky barbecue, head to The Big Whiskey BBQ Company. Drizzle one of their homemade sauces over your main course for even more deliciousness. And for Italian fare with a great kid’s menu, stop in at Portabella’s. Here, you’ll find everything from salads to pizza and pasta.

Now it’s time for the Holiday of Lights! Make your way to Bluefield City Park to gaze in wonder at over one million lights scattered across 110+ acres of land. Special scenes include a canopy of candy canes and much more, not to mention fun events like visits from Santa, holiday hayrides through the lights and special walking tours. The Holiday of Lights will delight everyone from the young to the young at heart.

Don’t want the holiday magic to end? End the night with a few festive drinks at the Railyard or Mercer County’s only brewery, Sophisticated Hound.

So what are you waiting for? It’s time to get in the holiday spirit, and with one of the best light shows in Southern West Virginia, Mercer County is the place to be!