Welcome visitors near and far, come celebrate Christmas who-one and who-all! If you’re itching to visit Whoville this holiday season after watching “The Grinch,” you are not alone. In the center of Randolph County, exists the magical land of Whoville. For more than ten years, six local families in Mill Creek transform their neighborhood into Whoville. The display lights up the Tygart Valley. This sweet take on the classic Christmas tale makes this small town neighborhood turn into the most magical street in West Virginia.
To find Whoville, travel to Mill Creek, and turn onto Back Road/Woody Simmons Drive, adjacent to the fire department and behind the IGA, and follow the road until the lights display appears (about 1/2 mile).
The families adorn their homes and yards with lights, decorations, music, and more. The extravagant scene is situated in a drivable loop that includes thousands of lights, numerous giant inflatable decorations, a nativity scene, and countless other offerings – all accompanied by the sound of Christmas carols.
Visitors can also park along the road and walk amongst the decoration which we highly recommend to get the full experience. Take photos with family and friends and share with us on your social media page by using #RandolphWV. Sometimes depending on the night, the Grinch who resides in the snowy mountains, will make an appearance during the holiday season and if you are really good you might even get to see Santa Claus and all his little helper elves.
Whoville usually lights up on Thanksgiving evening throughout Christmas Day. The best part about Mill Creek Whoville is the excited faces of children and adults! As the Christmas carol goes, from age 1 to 92, it’s a fun family experience for all. Every who down in Whoville like Christmas a lot!
On any given night throughout the holiday season, hundreds of carloads of people come throughout the whole state to take in the lights. The lights normally display from 6:30 in the evening to around 9:30 at night, and the best part about Whoville is it’s FREE!
And as the Grinch discovered, “Maybe Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas, perhaps, means a little bit more!”