Add a Little ___ to Your Holiday in SWV

What’s the recipe for a perfect Christmas season? Depends on what you’re looking for!

Bluefield Holiday of Lights

Bluefield Holiday of Lights

In Southern WV, there’s a lot you can throw into the mix to make your holiday whatever you want it to be.


Not only is BridgeWalk a one-of-a-kind way to experience the New River Gorge, it’s available at a discount for the holidays (Dec 21-Jan5 – reservations required). For only $39, you and your loved ones can stroll along the catwalk below the iconic New River Gorge Bridge, overlooking the gaping canyon and river stretching out below.

There are plenty of displays in Southern WV to lift your spirits. The Holiday of Lights Festival in Bluefield covers more than 40 acres of lit decorations, with hayrides, music and more. At the Fayette County Park take in the spectacular compilation of Lacy’s Lights and the Elwood and Betty Maples Display. Walk or drive through to view over 150,000 lights!

Take your holiday back to the days before TV, even in black & white. Listen to the soothing sounds of the season as “It’s A Wonderful Life” flows out over the radio waves in Lewisburg. Or, enjoy the classic tale of toys come to life in The Beckley Dance Theater’s “the Nutcracker” or The Treehouse Art Ensemble’s “A Christmas Carol” at Tamarack.

Take your pick of holiday tunes! Enjoy classical renditions of holiday favorites with the New River Symphony Youth Chorus in Fayetteville, jazzy pieces by the world-renowned Glenn Miller Orchestra in Princeton, or the seamed together stylings of every talented musician in town at the Christmas Blues Rock Jam in Beckley.

Nothing says “Christmas” like charing a cup of mulled wine. Pair Daniel Vineyards‘ velvety port with their blackberry wine cake at their Open House among the vineyard. Cases of wine will also be discounted, a great seasonal gift.

Stroll down Millionaire row, with this once-a-year peek into the coal barons’ mansions in Bramwell, WV. Their Historic Homes Tour will explore the history as well as the finer details of these large and lavish homes.

What’s your pick this season?