West Virginia State Parks are spreading joy and laughter this holiday season with special events only found in Almost Heaven
Christmas is one of the most wonderful times of year in West Virginia. Make your way to your home among the hills this holiday season at a West Virginia State Park! Many parks offer special holiday events that are sure to ring in the joy of this magical season.
One-of-a-kind holiday events
Holiday traditions are great, but sometimes it’s fun to throw something new into the mix. West Virginia State Parks offer new and exciting ways amp up the Christmas cheer. This year, you can find out what it was like to celebrate Christmas on the West Virginia frontier! The 18th Century Christmas Tour at Prickett’s Fort State Park is a special interpreter-led tour of the historic Job Prickett House. See how our ancestors celebrated this holy time of year as staff takes your through the many aspects of a historical colonial Christmas celebration.
For another one-of-a-kind event that celebrates the tradition of family, head on over to Blackwater Falls State Park. The Daughter and Sons Day lets you enjoy a unique holiday experience with your son or daughter. Parents can enjoy a fancy tea party with their daughters or work on a special crafting project with their sons.
Witness beautiful holiday lights at Chief Logan’s Christmas in the Park Light Display. Opening November 28 through December 31, the public is invited to drive through the park’s thousands of lights that are on every evening until 10 p.m.
Or maybe you’d like to see a whole village lit up with Christmas spirit? Then Cass Scenic Railroad’s Christmas at Cass celebration is for you. Enjoy a day filled with events ending with a tree lighting and visit from Santa at the Company Store and a holiday square dance in the Community Center.
For a killing good time, enjoy a “who dun it” Christmas Dinner Theater extravaganza at Hawks Nest State Park. Solve a Christmas-themed murder mystery, enjoy great eats, and delight in the Christmas Lighting Display ceremony.
Gather round’ the table
Take the stress out of cooking for the holidays and make your way to a state park. North Bend State Park , Hawks Nest State Park , and Pipestem Resort offer Christmas Day buffets. No need to worry about making enough food for the whole family or cleaning up the dishes. So, fill your plate and spend your time focusing on the people that matter rather than the hassle in the kitchen. Make sure you reserve your spot!
Santa Clause is coming to West Virginia
Santa Clause will be making stops at several West Virginia State parks this holiday season. Don’t miss a chance to tell the man himself exactly what you want for Christmas this year! Check out this list of events where you can spot Santa.
- Santa, Cocoa & Cookies at Twin Falls: Santa is stopping at Twin Falls Resort State Park at 6:00 p.m. He’s hoping to visit with boys and girls in the Azalea Room. There will be cocoa and cookies to enjoy.
- Lunch at the Chief Logan Lodge with Santa: The jolly old elf Santa will be having lunch at Chief Logan Lodge on Saturday, December 14, 2019, from 12:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. Don’t forget Christmas in the Park at Chief Logan State Park. It’s lights-on along 2-1/2 miles beginning at dark through December 31, 2019.
- North Bend Breakfast with Santa: Santa and Mrs. Claus will be stopping at North Bend State Park for breakfast on their way to the North Pole on December 14. Check in with the jolly old elf and have your picture taken.
- Breakfast with Santa at Tygart Lake: Enjoy breakfast with the Jolly Old Elf himself and hop on a magical winter carriage ride through Tygart Lake State Park. Breakfast is available from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Carriage rides run from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at the lodge.
Don’t miss out on these delightful holiday events. There is no better place to spend Christmas than in the mountains of West Virginia surrounded by friends and family. And don’t forget to book a stay to extend the holiday magic!Book Now