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Holiday Season in the Greenbrier Valley
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Holiday Season in the Greenbrier Valley

The Greenbrier Valley is your holiday headquarters. Take a look at this “hot list” of special events and happenings!

Joyous good cheer is in the air, with every corner of the Greenbrier Valley decked in festive trimmings and seasonal finery. The Greenbrier rolls out the "green" carpet from Thanksgiving through New Year’s with holiday-themed activities, sugar plums, sweet treats and dances under the mistletoe.


Holiday Season. Decorated in full holiday regalia, The Greenbrier resort is the quintessential destination for the season. Relax and enjoy the festive atmosphere without the stress of holiday planning.

Dec 23-29. Christmas week is filled with good cheer and good times that you won't want to miss! Get the family together for cookie decorating and scavenger hunts, dinner parties and of course, the Nutcracker Ballet!

Dec 30-Jan 1. Ring in 2024 at "America's Resort!" It's a weekend of entertainment, fine dining and fun. New Year's at The Greenbrier is sure to be a grand time!

The Greenbrier is the quintessential destination for the season's celebrations.


Magic of Christmas in Lewisburg. Historic Lewisburg is transformed into a holiday wonderland complete with horse-drawn carriage rides (on Saturdays), sweet treats and seasonal specials. For the little ones, take a storybook stroll through town (beginning at Yarid's) and stop by Santa's Mailbox. Christmas wishes are delivered daily to the North Pole!  DOWNLOAD SCHEDULE

horsedrawn carriage ride in downtown lewisburg.

Downtown Alderson. This historic river town is hosting a month-long schedule of holiday festivities, Gem of the Hills Holidays. Enjoy everything from the annual Christmas parade and the Grand Illumination on December 1st (at 7pm) to holiday shopping days and family photo ops. For one of the best views of the sparkling lights and Greenbrier River, be sure to make your way across the Alderson Memorial Bridge. It's open to pedestrians only (with special holiday times to drive across). DOWNLOAD SCHEDULE

Ronceverte & White Sulphur Springs. Looking for creative gift-giving ideas? These bustling town centers are lined with a myriad of independent shops from Gillespie’s and Barnwood Living in White Sulphur to the Skate Shop and Primitive Goods WV in Ronceverte. Get your shopping list ready!

#SHOPSMALL. Saturday, November 25th is the official #shopsmall shopping day, but any day this holiday season is a good day to support our small business community. In the Greenbrier Valley, independent shops, restaurants and attractions are ready to solve your gift-giving dilemmas with one-of-a-kind collectibles for the sensibly chic to creative ideas for the person who has everything.

Drive through lights display.


Christmas at the Fair. Holidays in the Greenbrier Valley aren't complete without a trip to the fair! Turn left on Blue Ribbon Drive for a drive-through Christmas lights show of dazzling proportions. Every Thursday through Sunday evening from Nov. 30th through Dec. 23rd, the fairgrounds buzz with the sights and sounds of Santa's workshop and elves, a gingerbread village, the Grinch and his trusty companion, Max, the tunnel of lights and other illuminating surprises!  Free to enjoy, but donations are appreciated.  

Santa and Mrs. Claus taking in the holiday sights.

DEC 28.  A beloved holiday story, The Greenbrier plays host to the Beckley Performing Arts and guest ballet artists in a performance of The Nutcracker ballet. Set on the eve of Christmas 1830, this delightful fairytale brings toys to life as a young German girl dreams of a Nutcracker Prince and his battle against an army of mice. 

DEC 31 - Known around the state for its spectacular 4th of July fireworks, Alderson will ring in the New Year with another epic fireworks display at 7:30pm...plenty of time to get the little ones back home before the clock strikes midnight!

ballet dancers for the nutcracker

The Nutcracker is a timeless story of a little girl's dreams on Christmas Eve.

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