This West Virginia Christmas Town Is Straight Out Of A Norman Rockwell Painting
There are some great Christmas towns in West Virginia, many of which feature iconic scenes straight out of something warm and homey like a Norman Rockwell painting. One of the best, for the last weekend in November and the first weekend of December at least, is the town of Beckley. That’s because the ever-popular Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine, which is typically closed for the winter season, reopens. And not only does it reopen, but it also reopens transformed by the magic of Christmas – Appalachian Coal Town Christmas, to be precise. It’s the classic West Virginia Christmas town.
For more information on every year’s Appalachian Coal Town Christmas, check out the Visit Southern West Virginia website. Have you gotten to go to this classic celebration? Are you planning to go this year? We would love to hear all about your experiences in the comments. And while you’re getting in the holiday spirit, take a look at the OnlyInYourState Holiday Gift Guides to find the perfect presents for your loved ones! It will be a very merry Christmas in West Virginia this year.
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What are the best Christmas towns in West Virginia?
The best Christmas towns in West Virginia are so festive and fun. When you need a place to celebrate the holidays that seems straight out of a Christmas card, check out these sweet towns and fall in love with their holiday spirit!
- Shepherdstown, West Virginia
- White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia
- Wheeling, West Virginia
- Harpers Ferry, West Virginia
- Huntington, West Virginia
- Bluefield, West Virginia
- Cass, West Virginia
What are the best winter hikes in West Virginia?
The best winter hikes in West Virginia are the activity for you if you're a big fan of the great outdoors. Whether you have lots of experience hiking challenging paths or are new to the fun of hiking, check out some of the most beautiful places in the state and enjoy yourself!
- West Virginia Botanic Garden
- Beartown State Park
- Dolly Sods Wilderness
- Blackwater Falls State Park
- Canaan Valley National Wildlife Refuge
- East River Mountain
- Hawks Nest State Park
- WVU Core Arboretum
- Grandview State Park
What is the best place to go skiing in West Virginia?
The best place to go skiing in West Virginia is also one of our favorite spots to go snowshoeing, sledding, and all of your other favorite snow-focused activities! Snowshoe Mountain Resort is an amazing place. You'll love the gorgeous views and cozy accommodations. It's a fabulous place to go year-round, too. If you like mountain biking, concerts, and more summer activities, then you should make Snowshoe Mountain Resort a tradition during multiple seasons!