Get Away: The Greenbrier
The West Virginia resort does Christmas in a big way.
Celebrate the holidays with a jaunt to The Greenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia, for the annual “60 Spectacular Days of Holiday Cheer.” From Nov. 3 to Jan. 3, the property is festooned with more than 100 Christmas trees, massive chocolate creations and enough twinkling lights to brighten a small city. Christmas tree lightings—complete with carolers, homemade cocoa and cookies, and Santa arriving on a sleigh—begin at 6 p.m. every Saturday between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Check gifts off your holiday list at more than 30 on-site stores that sell everything from handblown glass to custom-designed furniture.
Events include a Thanksgiving weekend Gobbler Gala Dinner Party (family dinner and dancing), a Christmas Eve Gingerbread Ball (kids dance with Santa), live ballet performances of The Nutcracker, and the New Year’s Eve Soirée ’18 (adult dinner and dancing with live music, plus a party just for teens). Tickets to the New Year’s parties are only sold to registered guests, but the other festivities are open to all. Registered guests can also partake in cookie decorating, ice skating, horse-drawn sleigh rides, nightly holiday movies and more. Room rates begin at $385, three-night minimum on select weekends.
300 W. Main St., White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia; 800-624-6070, greenbrier.com