Holiday Fun Fayetteville Things To Do


Looking for ideas of things to do during the holiday season? We have plenty of vacation ideas for a getaway and magical experiences in Fayetteville. Fayetteville is one of the best places to shop for perfect gifts with a community of talented artists and unique boutique shops.

1. Winter Wonderland of Lights

The Fayetteville County Park’s Winter Wonderland of Lights is one of the areas longest running holiday celebrations with thousands of lights on display throughout the park. Santa makes visits throughout the month of December along with wagon rides and concessions on select nights. It is a magical experience for little ones and the whole family.

2. Christmas Holiday Bridge Walk

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It’s a great time of the year to see the New River Gorge Bridge in its quiet sleep. Bridge walk is offering a holiday special December 26-31.

Join them for a tour on these days for just $49/per person ($51.94 with tax). Although we are open every day, reservations and assigned tour times are highly recommended during this time. Call us at (304) 574-1300 or book online at to reserve your spot today. (closed Christmas Day)

3. Shopping

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Fayetteville has transformed into a winter wonderland and the town is decked out for the holidays. Downtown sparkles with Christmas light strung. There is something special about mom and pop stores and grand holiday window displays. Enjoy a stroll through town and find unique one of a kind gifts. Our friends at Lafayette Flats have put together a handy holiday gift guide to help you with your last minute shopping adventures.

4. Take a Hike

This is the perfect time of year to beat the crowds and enjoy spectacular views in the gorge. Stop by the visitor center and we will get you stared on a hiking adventure and supply the maps. Two of our favorite winter hikes are the Endless Wall Trail and Long Point Trail.

5. Home for the Holidays at the Historic Fayette Theater

“Landau and Larry’s Home for the Holidays Tour” will perform at the Historic Fayette Theatre in Fayetteville, WV Thursday night December 19 at 7 pm.

The special evening of holiday cheer and happy hits will feature America’s Got Talent winner and Columbia recording artist Landau Eugene Murphy Jr. and his band with special guest star Larry Groce, the host and co-creator of the long running and hugely popular Mountain Stage National Public Radio show produced by West Virginia Public Broadcasting.

Tickets start at just $10 and can be purchased by visiting

6. The Stache

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Don’t let the cold keep you from enjoying ice cream from this unique ice cream shop that is open year round. Feel like a kid in an candy shop and pick out last minute stocking stuffers and toys. Unicorns! Flamingos! Hot Chocolate and more!

7. New Years Eve in Fayetteville

Fayetteville is the perfect place to spend your New Years with lots of delicious dining and entertainment options. Enjoy a delicious dinner and dance the night away with the Company Stores, join in a pj champagne party, futuristic party and more! We also have lots of fun lined up for New Years Day in town.

8. Polar Plunge

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The Fayette Station Polar Swim is an annual New Year’s Day tradition where locals gather to bring in the new year. All are welcome to join in at your own risk.  Meet us at 12:45pm at Fayette Station to fill out waivers to participate in the plunge at 1:00pm. Participants must sign a liability waiver to participate. Visit Fayetteville is partnering with Generation New River Gorge to host this event. Generation New River Gorge will be serving hot chocolate to participants.

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