West Virginia is a state located in the Appalachian region of the Southern United States. It is bordered by Virginia to the southeast, Kentucky to the southwest, Ohio to the northwest, Pennsylvania to the north and Maryland to the northeast.
Charleston is the capital and the largest city of West Virginia.
Other big cities and towns in West Virginia include – Huntington, Parkersburg, Morgantown, Wheeling, Weirton, Fairmont, Beckley, Martinsburg, Clarksburg, Teays Valley, St. Albans, Vienna, Bluefield, etc.
Some of the popular tourist destinations in West Virginia include – New River Gorge Bridge, Veterans Memorial Bridge, Blackwater Canyon, etc.
Christmas Celebrations in West Virginia :
Charleston Civic Center celebrates Christmas and the holiday season with lots of events including traditional holiday performances by the Trans Siberian Orchestra, the Radio City Music Hall Rockettes along with Nutcracker ballet performances and holiday concerts.
You can enjoy the Holiday of Lights Festival at the Lotito City Park in Bluefield City. Over 700,000 lights transform the 40+ acre park into a holiday light spectacle. The Holiday of Lights opens Thanksgiving evening and runs through December 31.
The Oglebay Christmas Festival of Lights is one of the largest Christmas light shows in the USA covering more than three hundred acres over a six-mile drive-thru.
Get in the holiday spirit in the “Harpers Ferry Olde Tyme Christmas” with streets decked out in holiday decorations, merchants dressed in period costumes, and a schedule of family-friendly activities including musical events at St. Peter’s Church.
The annual South Charleston Christmas Parade takes place on second Saturday in the month of December. This D Street spectacle has Santa arriving by helicopter at the Oakes Field Football Stadium.
The annual Parkersburg Christmas Parade takes place on first Saturday in the month of December in downtown Parkersburg. The whole day event also has kid-friendly activities, entertainment, historic home tours and craft demonstrations in and around town.
Parkersburg City Park offers a holiday light drive-through display of colorful animated and still holiday light displays.
Christmas Light Show & Drive Thru located at the WV State Farm Museum in Point Pleasant features more than four million lights twinkling on the farm. It also includes visits with Santa and free hot chocolate and cookies for the kids.
Christmas Fantasy Light Show is an annual event at the Krodel Park in Point Pleasant. It includes unique light displays like Santa Claus, Santa’s Workshop, a sternwheel, a 20 foot windmill, gingerbread men, the Mothman, etc.
Chief Logan State Park in Logan gets transformed into a winter wonderland light show as the entire park is decorated with light displays and life size Christmas cards.
Greenbrier, the iconic 10,000-acre resort near White Sulpher Springs transforms into a winter wonderland, with incredible décor throughout the resort. Experience a spectacular 60 days of holiday cheer at The Greenbrier from November 1, 2016 to January 1, 2017!
In Wheeling, the annual Perkins Restaurant & Bakery Fantasy in Lights Parade takes place on Friday before Thanksgiving. It features illuminated floats, equestrian groups, dancers, marching bands and more.
Wishing all readers Merry Christmas 2016 & Happy New Year 2017 !!!