WV Posted in West Virginia December 04, 2015 by Katherine 10 Reasons Christmas In West Virginia Is The Absolute Best The Mountain State is one of the best places in the world to spend Christmas. Here are just some of the reasons why: We have a lot of Christmas lights displays here. Joanne C Sullivan/Flickr Oglebay Resort in Wheeling is just one of them. There's also Fairmont, St. Albans, Ripley, and the list goes on... 2. It's gonna snow! Joanne C Sullivan/Flickr (At least we can hope.) 3. West Virginians can get really into decorating for the holidays. Jason Means/Flickr Like this family home in South Charleston. 4. We have unique Christmas festivals General Adam Stephen House/Facebook Like Colonial Christmas at the General Adam Stephen House in Martinsburg. 5. Even the shopping malls are festive. Katherine Like the Town Center Mall in Charleston. 6. There's nothing better than picking out and chopping your own Christmas tree. Berry Fork Enterprises/Facebook (Like at Berry Fork Enterprises in Heaters.) 7. We have lots of churches to celebrate in, if you'd like. Forestwander.com Probably one on every corner in most towns. 8. We've got fun parades (lots of them). Ed Kennedy/Flickr This one is the Beckley Christmas parade a few years ago. 9. There's nothing like a home-cooked West Virginia meal. Manfried + Barbara Aulbach/Flickr Yum! 10. Christmas means winter and winter means skiing. Hef/Flickr I can't wait to hit the slopes. Why do you think West Virginia is a great place to spend Christmas?