Holiday Fun at America’s Resort

Throw on your coat and grab some mittens, we are heading for a holiday paradise! With beautiful sights and magical activities awaiting this season at The Greenbrier, enjoy all of the fun while staying safe in the Greenbrier Valley.

Holiday Magic

Along the lavish halls of The Greenbrier, layers of Christmas magic unfold each season. With over 104,000 sparkling lights and 75 uniquely decorated trees, this level of festivity is hard to match. Try your hand at the ultimate holiday scavenger hunt at The Greenbrier! Head through the halls and see if you can find each of these special Christmas trees.

Ice Skating

There is something so special about an afternoon on the ice. With a brand new state-of-the-art rink, The Greenbrier is ready to bring on the festive fun. Soak up some fresh mountain air as you glide across the ice this season. Not a pro on the ice? Sign up to work with a training aid to learn to stay upright.

Be sure to call ahead and make a reservation before lacing up your skates!

Christmas Chocolate Display

Some holiday traditions are extra sweet at The Greenbrier. This year’s chocolate display is the result of two months of hard word and 1,000 pounds of chocolate. Under the guidance of award-winning Executive Pastry Chef, Jean-Francois Suteau, the team has constructed a true sight to be seen this season. With holiday classics like a life-size nutcracker and new additions like Frozen’s Olaf, you do not want to miss this special display.

Sleigh Rides

Cuddle close to the ones you love and head out for a horse-drawn sleigh ride through The Greenbrier grounds. Don’t forget your mittens and cozy winter clothes as you embark on this journey. Enjoy views of the extensive rolling hills surrounding the resort on your festive voyage. If a blanket of snow has not yet fallen, opt for a relaxing carriage ride instead!

Reservations are required for this magical adventure.

The Season of Giving

It is hard to beat the feeling of giving during the holiday season. Take in the beauty of The Greenbrier’s $1 million toy giveaway with The Dream Tree. As A 9-year running tradition, The Greenbrier takes great joy in distributing holiday wishes to children across the state. The Dream Tree is made up of over 4,000 gifts- only a fraction of the total gifts sent out each year.

Seasonal Sweets

With trendy new sweets like hot chocolate bombs or classic confections, The Candy Maker has everything you are craving. The handmade truffles to be found at The Candy Maker are world-famous with lovers of The Greenbrier. Whether you are grabbing an indulgent snack for yourself or hoping to find a sweet gift for someone you love, The Candy Maker awaits.

Tree Lighting Ceremony

Each Saturday leading up to Christmas, a grand tree lighting ceremony takes place. Beginning at 5 pm, carolers set the scene with holiday tunes, as Santa arrives on his infamous sleigh. At the jolly old St. Nick’s command, the Greenbrier comes alive with thousands of lights. Feel your holiday joy come alive as you gaze upon the sparkling beauty.

Overnight and day guests are both welcome to enjoy this great display each weekend.

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Travelers are encouraged to check the status of individual businesses before taking a trip. A statewide indoor face-covering requirement is in effect and visitors are encouraged to maintain a safe social distance when traveling the state.

This post was last updated on March 24, 2021