From family fun to historical traditions to enchanting events, you’ll find plenty of holiday activities near The Homestead Resort & Spa to make the season magical!
Nestled in the Allegheny Mountains, The Homestead Resort & Spa provides a picturesque backdrop for holiday activities that range from joyous to jaw-dropping. Whether you’re reliving classic traditions or creating new ones, the resort’s famous decorations set the stage for holidays you’ll remember forever!
Start your celebration with a visit to Virginia’s historic homes and take part in some of our forefathers’ favorite traditions. Check out “Christmas with the Jacksons” at the Stonewall Jackson House for candlelight tours, period costumes, and family activities like churning butter, or take an evening tour of Thomas Jefferson’s famed Monticello to sample handmade treats and shop for Virginia gifts made by local artisans. This National Historic Landmark also hosts a holiday reception featuring Jefferson-era cuisine and Virginia wines, as well as a family-friendly 5K race and a “Deck the Halls Kids Dash.”
For jazzier holidays, step back in time and relive the roaring twenties at the Governor Davis Mansion! Dine with Virginia’s First Lady over a traditional 1920s-style afternoon tea, or take a tour that highlights the social events, farm planning, and household holiday chores back in Governor Davis’ day.
For family fun, don’t miss the Bull Run Festival of Lights, which brings your favorite holiday scenes to life with the help of more than 80,000 LED lights. Stop by the Holiday Village for hot cocoa and treats before heading to Santa’s Enchanted Lights, with over 40,000 animated lights set to music!
Wrap up your celebration on a sophisticated note at The Homestead New Year’s Eve extravaganza. Ring in the New Year with dinner and dancing – with the BC Big Rhythm Band in the Main Dining Room or with Attraction in the Grand Ballroom – and make it one to remember!
No matter which fabulous activity you choose, this holiday season, The Homestead is where the heart is!