BECKLEY -- The Exhibition Coal Mine will present the annual "Appalachian Coal Town Christmas."

It is scheduled for Friday, Dec. 4 and Saturday, Dec. 5.

The Coal Mine has been transformed into an old town Christmas setting. The festival will consist of traditional decorations in the coal camp houses and church.

There will be Christmas caroling, food vendors and a visit from Santa Claus.

Visitors can also head underground for a Christmas themed coal mine tour.

"It is absolutely beautiful and you can't imagine until you come and see it yourself. It's just lit with different color lights," said Renda Morris, organizer of the festival.

The Exhibition Coal Mine will be open each Friday and Saturday through the Dec. 19 from 5 to 9 p.m..