Now that Halloween has past and November has begun, the field is clear for every excited holiday enthusiast to begin basking in the joy of the season.
Across the nation individuals, organizations and businesses are planning events, making holiday preparations and decorating from head to toe. Participating in holiday festivities in one’s own city or town is always wonderful, but planning a special weekend getaway someplace new is truly magical. There’s something about the grandeur of an elegant hotel, adorned in sparkling holiday decor, that so perfectly sets the holiday tone. One example of such a place is the iconic Inn at Virginia Tech.
Located on the campus of Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia, and featuring a backdrop of the stunning Blue Ridge Mountains, The Inn and it’s surroundings are breathtaking. Yet, there’s no doubt that The Inn shines brightest during the holiday season.
Between the decor and the events, The Inn offers holiday festivities that will bring joy to every age this holiday season. Here are all of the ways you can catch the spirit of the holidays at The Inn.
Fashions for Evergreens Display
November 24 – January 1
Each holiday season, local businesses and organizations go above and beyond to impressively decorate holiday trees. Each of the 18 magnificent trees will be on display in the foyer of The Inn. You’ll be enchanted as you lay eyes upon each tree, one by one, finding inspiration for your own holiday tree this year, or even for years to come.
The Inn’s Grand Gingerbread Display
Debuts on Thanksgiving Day, November 24
Between holiday trees and gingerbread houses, the Inn is a classical holiday dream. Each year the Inn features an extravagant gingerbread display unlike anything you’ve ever seen. This year, the Blacksburg High School Culinary Arts Department will be creating the display, and you can view the sweet holiday creation on Thanksgiving or any day after, in the foyer.
Family Night at Preston’s
Friday, December 2, 9 & 23 | 5 – 7 pm
On various Fridays throughout the holiday season, enjoy a casual family dinner at The Inn’s delicious restaurant Preston’s, which will be featuring a traditional holiday menu that will delight the entire family from Santa’s Little Helpers to Mrs. Claus herself.
Friday, December 2, 9, 16 & 23 | 6-8 pm
Hot chocolate and live carolers – two of the best holiday traditions combined. Cozy up with a complimentary mug of hot chocolate while you listen to Blacksburg Master Chorale’s own “Ad Hoctet” and Blacksburg High School Madriglas on alternating evenings in December. Each group will ring in the season with Christmas carols and other holiday favorites.
A Visit From Santa
Friday, December 9 | Performance Starts at 5 pm
Instead of waiting in line for a mere five minutes with Santa, imagine spending a few hours in his presence! The magic of Santa can be experience at The Inn as Santa tells stories and sings songs. Children can sit on the floor and listen, or move about the room as they wish, getting to know Santa on their own pace. Parents, take as many photographs as you’d like. Space is limited, reservations are required. Please contact Hannah Vogel at 540.231.0113 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Champagne Sunday Brunch With Santa
November 27, December 4, 11 & 18 | 11 am – 1:30 pm
Champagne, santa and brunch – a holiday trifecta. Santa will be hosting this delicious brunch, and in between courses, you can whisper to Santa what you desire for Christmas. Brunch patros will also enjoy a complimentary photo with Santa.
‘Tis the season to treat yourself to the sights, sounds and scents of the holidays at The Inn. There are so many ways to enjoy The Inn during the holidays. Take a weekend getaway with your significant other and sip champagne as you munch on brunch. Gather your little ones and bring them over to look at the spectacular holiday trees, and visit with Santa afterwards. For further details on all things holiday at The Inn, visit here. We hope you enjoy whichever festivities you choose. Happy holidays!