Holidays in the New River Gorge

The month or so between Thanksgiving and New Years is given the title of “Holiday Season”. It is the time of the year when frantic shopping and family feasts are the norm and everything else takes a bit of a backseat to the festivities.
The Gorge area has lots of opportunities to revel in the holiday spirit with some great events that showcase the season. Let’s look at a few of the things to do or see in the Gorge area over the next month or so.
 Historic Fayette Theater
The Historic Fayette Theater will host three events this “Holiday Season”.
A production of the classic tale “A Christmas Carol” will run November 25, 26, 27 and December 2, 3, 4.  There’s no better way to get into the Christmas spirit.
Then, the New River Youth Symphony Chorus will host their winter concert December 10 at 7 pm.  You don’t want to miss these talented youngsters.
Finally,  the Wild Rumpus, a spectacular local band, will host their Third Annual New Years Bash on New Years Eve.
All of these events offer great entertainment for the entire family.
Lacy’s Lights and Maple’s Display

The Page Vawter House

If Christmas lights really get you in the spirit, then you may want to prepare yourself before going to check out Lacey’s Lights at the Fayette County Park.
This long running light display includes two collections donated by Lacy Smith and another collection from Elwood Maples. The 300,000 lights cover a majority of the park.  Entrance is free, but donations are greatly appreciated. The display runs the entire month of December from 6-9 nightly.
Page/Vawter House Christmas Lights  
This historic house in downtown Ansted will be lit up and open to the public for tours starting December 10. Tours will be given at 5:30 and 6:30 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until the end of the month. The house boasts 11 fireplaces and 52 eight-foot tall windows. A visit here  is a great way to take a step back in time.
How are you getting into the holiday spirit here in the Gorge?