By Emily Fordice
Located amidst the breathtaking mountains of West Virginia, The Greenbrier is a National Historic Landmark and world-class resort that has been welcoming guests from around the world since 1778. Today, The Greenbrier invites a new generation to come out and play. Enjoy relaxing pastimes, start treasured traditions, or set out on an amazing adventure together. The adventure awaiting during the holiday season is one that will enchant every member of your family from young to old. The Greenbrier, in all its historical glory, has always been a spectacular sight, but nothing compares to the splendor during the holiday season. Christmas at The Greenbrier, also referred to as “60 Spectacular Days of Holiday Cheer,” is a magical winter wonderland that one must see to believe.
The 60 Spectacular Days of Holiday Cheer is a two month long holiday celebration at The Greenbrier. The entire property is decorated and special entertainment, activities and events are planned for the season. The events, open to the public, begin with Thanksgiving and go through the New Year celebrations.
You can expect to see a lot of holiday cheer around the property, including 300+ Christmas trees, 2,000+ poinsettias, 1,000+ pounds of chocolate in the lobby display, and around 120,000 or more Christmas lights. The Greenbrier begins setting it’s holiday décor by the first of November and continues throughout the month of January.
There is no better time to visit than during the holiday season. While many may associate the holidays with staying at home, it is also a perfect time to take a family vacation while the kids are out of school. With about 710 rooms, including 33 suites and 96 guest and estate homes, The Greenbrier is sure to accommodate any size gathering.
There are many activities offered during the holiday season to keep your family busy. From ice skating, to nightly holiday movies and photographs with Santa, the Greenbrier is an ideal place for families with children of all ages. The Greenbrier provides an assortment of activities for the adults as well, including their world-renowned mineral spa, casino, gold course, and high-end retail.
After taking a look at the holiday celebration at The Greenbrier it is clear there is no where else like it in the country. For a magical family Christmas, or alone with a loved one, The Greenbrier is your ultimate holiday destination. Book your flight and get a room, this year you’re going to Christmas at The Greenbrier.