West Virginia November 30, 2016
Here Are The 15 Most Enchanting, Magical Christmas Towns In West Virginia
West Virginia knows how to do Christmas right! Take a look at these cities with noteworthy holiday celebrations.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. South Charleston
South Charleston will have a Christmas parade on December 10th with Santa arriving by helicopter. Click
for more information.
Elkins is a great place to visit for its popular annual
train ride. Get tickets early in the year, because they sell out fast!
really gets into the spirit of the season with events and celebrations all month long.
Lotito City Park in Bluefield has an impressive display of over 900,000 lights. You can also see a live nativity scene, and take a trolley or a hayride. The Holiday of Lights is open 6:00-9:00 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and from 6:00-10:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. The last night to visit is New Year's Eve. The activities are free, but the park appreciates donations.
These historic homes of millionaires will be elaborately decorated for the holidays, and some even open up for visitors to tour.
If you've missed your chance to ride the Polar Express, you can still take the
train ride from Cass. The town also decorates the historic company houses and holds special events for the holidays.
Morris Park has a light display that's open each evening Friday-Sunday during the Christmas season. Fairmont will also have a Christmas parade on Saturday, December 10 at 5 PM.
8. Point Pleasant
The historic farm at the State Farm Museum will be covered in lights! There will be visits from Santa Claus from 6pm to 9pm nightly, December 9 - 18. The farm will serve free hot cocoa and cookies. Donations are accepted. Address: 1458 Fairground Rd, Point Pleasant, WV 25550
9. White Sulfur Springs
The Greenbrier Resort is stunning during the holiday season. You can attend weekly tree lighting ceremonies, or take a trolley rides, or horse and carriage ride to enjoy the lights. Call 855-453-4858 (option 1) for information and reservations. Address: 300 W. Main Street, White Sulphur Springs, WV 24986.
In addition to many events around the community, there will be a Christmas parade with floats on December 3rd at 2:00pm.
The brightly lit displays at the City Park will light up from 6-10 each night. Address: 350 7th St, Parkersburg, West Virginia. There are also activities and beautifully decorated trees at the Blennerhassett hotel.
13. St. Albans
The St. Albans light display will be open nightly from November 25-December 26, from 6pm - 9pm. The display will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Address: City Park Rd, St Albans, WV 25177.
15. Harpers Ferry
The 46th Annual Harpers Ferry Olde Tyme Christmas will take place Fri-Sun Dec 2-4, and Sat-Sun Dec 10-11. Find details about the event
For more holiday fun in West Virginia, check out this epic
Christmas shop in Wheeling.