Winter Events & Festivals
Winter in West Virginia is a magical time of year. Glittering snow covers the mountains, hot cocoa is an everyday ritual and Almost Heaven bustles with events, festivals and outdoor adventures. This winter embrace the cold and enjoy everything from glimmering lights festivals to unique holiday festivities. Create cherished winter memories in Almost Heaven all season long.
Mountain Lights Festivals
Winter Festival of Lights
November 7 – January 5, Wheeling
Highly anticipated each year, the Winter Festival of Lights at Oglebay Resort and Conference Center is a winter must-see. The Winter Festival of Lights features three hundred acres of dazzling lights over a 6-mile drive and includes 90 lighted attractions.
Holiday in the Park
November 23 – December 31, Parkersburg
A beautiful holiday light drive-through display at City Park and Southwood Park in Parkersburg, Holiday in the Park is always a magical experience. This holiday lights festival is the perfect place to get into the holiday spirit.
Holiday of Lights
November 28 – January 1, Bluefield
With over one million twinkling Christmas lights Holiday of Lights at Bluefield City Park is a beautiful sight to behold. At Holiday of Lights enjoy a candy cane canopy of lights and special weekend events where you can visit with Santa or take a walking tour through the lights.
Celebration of Lights
November 22 – December 28, Fairmont
At the Celebration of Lights drive through 1.3 miles of beautiful light displays in Morris Park and turn on some festive music for some holiday cheer. On Nov. 16, the Celebration of Lights will hold the Market in the Park, an open-air holiday market with vendors, crafters and food trucks. Market in the Park is the perfect time to walk through the glimmering lights and do a little holiday shopping at the same time.
St. Albans Festival of Lights
November 29 – December 23, 26, St. Albans
Start the holiday season off right at the St. Albans Festival of Lights at St. Albans City Park. At the St. Albans Festival of Lights, children can visit with Santa and even get their picture taken with him.
Christmas in the Park
November 28 – December 31, Logan
Drive through a magical holiday light display at Christmas in the Park at beautiful Chief Logan State Park. Christmas in the Park features more than 100 twinkling light displays along a 2.5-mile drive through the park.
Fayetteville’s Gingerbread Festival
December 6 – 8, Fayetteville
A perfect way to spend a winter weekend the Gingerbread Festival in Fayetteville includes a Christmas parade, Gingerbread Decorating Contest, shopping and so much more. Take some time to stroll through downtown Fayetteville and enjoy the towns charming holiday décor.
December 6 – 14, Huntington
An incredible way to start the holiday season the Christmas Village at Heritage Farm Museum and Village feature live holiday music, visits with Santa and so much more.
Harpers Ferry/Bolivar Olde Tyme Christmas
December 6 – 8, 14 – 15, Harpers Ferry
This traditional Christmas celebration at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park this event is perfect for anyone in need of a little holiday cheer. During this celebration the charming streets are beautifully decorated with holiday décor and the event features live entertainment, children’s activities and shopping.
Feast of the Seven Fishes
December 14, Fairmont
A holiday tradition like no other, Feast of the Seven Fishes features authentic Italian cuisine, holiday music, incredible shopping and more. The Feast of the Seven Fishes is perfect for enjoying fantastic food and creating memories with new friends and old.
Bramwell Christmas Tour of Homes
December 14, Bramwell
Experience a Victorian Christmas at the Bramwell Christmas Tour of Homes. During the Bramwell Christmas Tour of Homes tour private mansions and walk the lovely brick streets.
One-of-a-kind Events & Festivals
West Virginia Winter Music Festival
January 24 – 25, Lewisburg
Enjoy incredible live music from a wide array of genres at the West Virginia Winter Music Festival. The West Virginia Winter Music Festival features 50+ bands across eight venues in historic downtown Lewisburg.
Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting
February 20 – 23, Berkeley Springs
The Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting is the largest water tasting competition in the world. During the Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting waters from around the world enter to be tasted and judged in the largest and longest running water tasting.
March 7 – 8, Snowshoe
Head to the Homegrown Festival at Snowshoe Mountain Resort for an exciting weekend of live music, games and winter fun. The Homegrown Festival also features artisans, musicians and local talent from the region.