2020 Holiday Gift Guide

Shopping for everyone in your life can feel a bit overwhelming each year! Use this gift guide to simplify your

Christmas on the Frontier

Join us on the first Saturday in December to learn about Colonial and Early American Christmas traditions! The fort will be open from 10:00 am-3:00 pm to the public.

Christmas Fantasy Light Show

Drive-thru around Krodel Park and view the unique, animated light displays. New additions each year.

Way Back Weekend- Christmas Village

Celebrate the most wonderful time of year, as the village brings you West Virginia’s best artisans in woodworking, spinning, soap making, and so much more. Plenty of song, laughter, and joy for the entire family! *WBW's events include: museum tours, wagon rides, petting zoo, food for purchase and other hands-on farm fun!

WV Symphony Orchestra “Home for Holidays”

This Carnegie Hall Mainstage Performance will feature the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra "Home for the Holidays". Currently in its 76th season, the WV Symphony Orchestra enriches the region by providing affordable, high-quality concerts, collaborations with West Virginia arts organizations and a nationally award-winning education program.

Honky Tonk Sweethearts – “A Homecoming Christmas”

The Ohio Valley’s own Honky Tonk Sweethearts return with a heartwarming Christmas show that also pays tribute to our military troops serving at home and abroad. Don’t miss this incredible quartet with some special friends to help you get ready for the holidays!

Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Experience our spectacular 60 days of holiday cheer at The Greenbrier from November 1, 2015 to January 1, 2016! Our Christmas tree lighting ceremonies take place at the front entrance of the resort and will be held every Saturday in December. These ceremonies include carolers, homeade hot chocolate and cookies! 6:00pm: Caroling with The Spring House Entertainers & Hot Chocolate 6:30pm: Santa arrives by sleigh and lights up The Greenbrier **Open to both overnight and day guests**

Christmas Eve Gingerbread Ball

Join us this Christmas Eve for a scrumptious buffet dinner party planned with your extended family in mind. The Gingerbread Ball is a wonderful event for the whole family complete with live music for dancing by The Sugar Plum Quartet, family photographs, caricaturist and balloon artists, strolling puppets, Nutcracker ballerinas and our guests of honor, Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus! **Open to both overnight and day guests**

Shepherdstown Christmas Celebration

The historic town of Shepherdstown WV will kick off its annual "Christmas in Shepherdstown" celebration on Friday, November 27, the day after Thanksgiving. The November 27 schedule will include 4:00-8:00 p.m. evening events that are traditional for the town: a bonfire, a chili and cornbread supper, the lighting of the town tree, the arrival of Santa, and children's visits with Santa. Other highlights of that weekend will be carriage rides, a special children's program at the Community Club, a live Nativity, and a Christmas sing-along at the Methodist Church. After that, there will be many different events every weekend and some weekdays until Christmas. Most events will be free. The town will hold its annual Christmas parade at 11:00 am Saturday, December 5. Each weekend will feature unique events related to various aspects of Shepherdstown's history. In particular, the December 5-6 weekend will recreate a "Civil War Christmas in Shepherdstown," with Union and Confederate encampments, lectures and panel discussions, children's activities, period music and street entertainment. Highlights of the remaining weekends before Christmas will include three performances of the Shepherdstown School of Dance's annual Nutcracker Ballet during the December 12-13 weekend and Community Caroling, a TubaChristmas Concert, and a Winter Solstice Concert the weekend of December 19 and 20. Every weekend will include children's activities; holiday marketplaces selling handmade crafts, baked goods, and greens; and special musical performances. Many shops will be open late on Fridays and Saturdays. There will be free parking in all the town's metered spaces on Friday, November 27 and every weekday from the 14th of December through January 3. There is always free parking at Shepherdstown's metered spaces on weekends. Free weekend parking is also available in the Shepherd University parking lot at High and Princess streets, one block from downtown. Events and activities will continue to be added. For an up-to-date listing of all events keep checking Or contact the Shepherdstown Visitors Center at 304-876-2786 or

Winter ChoralFest

Christmas, Christmas Music, singing


Join us for a unique shopping experience in a historic environment. Artisans and craftsman will demonstrate and feature their work in the Fort’s Visitor Center as well as the grounds surrounding the historic fort. A tour of the fort will be offered with costumed interpreters throughout the weekend. Regular admission applies for tours of the historic fort and Job Prickett House.

Holiday in the Park

Celebrate the holidays by driving with family and friends through the skillfully decorated City and Southwood Parks while listening to

Santa’s North Pole Express Train

Ticket sales for the 2016 Santa’s North Pole Express Train Rides will begin on October 15th! We are excited to bring you 8 exciting rides spanning over two weekends! Last weekend in November and 1st weekend in December. Leaving from Moorefield WV! Rides are at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. Online tickets sales will continue until the train is sold out. All available train dates and times will be listed and you can select your ride. Then you will be directed to Paypal to complete your purchase and can pay with a credit or debit card. Refunds will not be issued unless the train fails to run. All riders must have a ticket. Ticket prices are $20 for all riders (including infants). There will be a $1.50 per ticket shipping and handling charge. Tickets will be mailed after November first to your PayPal shipping address. (Potomac Eagle Train).