Grab your mittens, kittens! It’s the most wonderful time of the year for festivals in the Laurel Highlands. Take a sleigh ride, sip some hot cocoa and get ready for Santa to come to town!
Overly's Country Christmas
Nov. 29 - Jan. 1
Step back in time with old-fashioned traditions and treats at Overly’s Country Christmas. Take a magical sleigh ride around the Christmas Village and warm up by the bonfire. Stop by around Christmas time for a chance to meet the man of the hour, Santa Claus! Gates open at 5:30 p.m., so get there early for the full experience.
Holiday in the Highlands
Fridays and Saturdays Nov. 30 - Dec. 22
Seven Springs Mountain Resort pulls out all the stops for Holidays in the Highlands, adorning the resort in more than one million lights for almost four miles. Hop on the Santa Express, visit the Holiday Village and take a picture with the jolly big man himself during this month-long festival!
29th Annual Festival of Lights
Nov. 29-30 and Dec. 1-2
Enjoy an elegant tour through a 132-year-old mansion with its merrily-decorated Christmas trees. There will be amazing door and raffle prizes, as well as the opportunity to vote on your favorite tree! Don’t forget to grab your own Christmas tree sold during the event, net proceeds go to the DAR renovation project.
Light Up Nemacolin
Fridays until Dec. 21
Nemacolin boasts beautiful lights and decorations for their weekly Light Up Nemacolin festivities, along with a Christmas band, ice carving demonstrations and food tents. Don’t miss out on holiday workshops throughout the month as well as a delightful holiday parade that is sure to put you in a cheery mood!
Holiday Candelight Tours
Dec. 1-2, 8-9
Experience Christmas of yesteryear at the historic Compass Inn Museum. Take in the country setting and traditional holiday décor of a time since past and relax by the fire with a mug of mulled cider and a delectable treat. Tours begin at 3:00 p.m. with the last tour leaving at 6:30 p.m.