The #1 holiday getaway? You won’t expect this…

What’s the most world-renowned place to escape for the holidays? To the casino.

Casinos in the Mountain State are famed for their holiday bashes— and not just New Years!

Thanksgiving, Christmas, Valentine’s Day… bring a group of friends, your beloved or even the family (including the kiddos.)

It’s an upgrade to your regular family holiday. Hear us out:

1. It’s a one-stop shop

Casinos in West Virginia are sprawling fun centers with plenty for everyone to explore. Enjoy the convenience of world-class accommodations, fine and casual dining, live entertainment and fun all in one place.

2. With amazing deals

Promotions pile up for the holidays! Get amazing deals on the casino’s best offerings of the year. Indulge in the 5-star suites, superstar performances, giveaways and lavish parties— all for a great rate.

holidays at the casino

3. And a variety of gaming

There’s nothing like the thrill of a win. Test your skill at blackjack. Try the slot machines for rich rewards. Or play the whole night away with just your pocket change at the penny slots. There are hundreds of games to choose from, so you can try them all or play the odds till they tip in your favor!  

4. And luxury amenities

Relax, and soak in the Southern hospitality. Round of championship golf? Soothing afternoon at the spa? Upscale suites at the luxury Grande Hotel? All this and more are steps away at the Mountaineer Casino.

At Mardi Gras Casino, your personal chef will cook you an indulgent breakfast while you stay curled up in the elegant bedding and watch all the classics on your in-room big-screen.

Race gaming in WV

5. And entertainment

Grammy-winning legends, Billboard-shattering superstars, live game shows, famous comedians— and that’s just at the Hollywood Casino. Not to mention the high-rolling horse racing or greyhound races, depending on the casino. Spend some time shopping on-site and adventuring in the wild, wonderful outdoors, too.  

6. Even for the kiddos

While you enjoy the casino games, the kids can play and explore at the Adventure Zone at The Greenbrier. Staff will keep them engaged so they love their private getaway just as much as you do! There’s even babysitting for the youngest tykes.

7. Or for late night

Cocktail specials, lounges, dancin’ tunes… need we say more? A casino getaway is a great way to let loose a little. Or a lot— you can dance till dawn if you want to!

Christmas at the WV casino

8. With lavish feasts

Why make a mess in your kitchen when the state’s most renowned chefs can craft a holiday meal for you? The Greenbrier chefs are the pinnacle of culinary artistry. Or take your pick of any flavor from upscale to on-the-go with all the options at Wheeling Island Casino— 3 bars, casual & fine dining restaurants, a sprawling buffet, food court, coffee bar and more.

9. And rewards!

Even if you’ve already scored a great deal on your getaway, you can earn even more as you play! WV’s casino loyalty programs can quickly earn you tons of amazing VIP perks like spending points for dining and shopping, preferred parking, room upgrades, special access to invite-only parties and dinners, and even cruise credits.

Clearly, there’s a lot more to explore at West Virginia’s casinos than you thought.

Have you experienced the magic of a holiday at the casino?  

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This post was last updated on March 15, 2022