Christmas is an important and meaningful time of year for those who celebrate the holiday. For many, it’s a time to gather with friends and family and make the most of long-loved traditions, fantastic meals, and gift-giving alike. This year, consider switching things up and taking those family moments on the road as you head to scenic Massanutten, Virginia to enjoy holiday fun in good company! Massanutten is a great place to embrace seasonal fun whether you’re one for outdoor adventures or you’re looking to relax and indulge this time of year. Whatever your travel and holiday preferences may be, Massanutten is a vacation destination with much to offer in the way of holiday adventure. The following are a few of the many activities and attractions to check out that are sure to elevate your Massanutten Christmas getaway in this direction starting the moment you arrive!
Explore the Great Outdoors at Shenandoah National Park
A trip to Massanutten is a wonderful experience year-round. However, those who head this way over Christmas will enjoy the benefit of having seamless access to Shenandoah National Park in the winter! This iconic stop is filled with trails waiting to be explored for those willing to bundle up and make the most of the cold-weather outdoor fun. The reward lies in the spectacular winter scenery available to be admired throughout the park. Take to the trails on foot or consider swapping out hiking boots for snowshoes when you want to make it a more unique outing. A winter trek through Shenandoah National Park is a great option for nature photographers and bird watchers alike. Afterward, hop in the car to thaw out and make your way along Skyline Drive. From a cozy vantage point in your vehicle, you can take in spectacular vistas from designated overlooks along the route.
Enjoy Holiday Lights at the Shenandoah County Fair Grounds
Christmas adventurers heading to Massanutten who can’t imagine this holiday without a collection of sparkling lights included will love every second spent at Christmas in the Valley! This annual event is back and better than ever in 2022. Make your way to the Shenandoah County Fair Grounds any time between November and New Year’s to enjoy a holiday light spectacular that’s sure to inspire! This annual tradition is loved by locals and visitors alike and a highlight is always the Christmas Holiday Trail that can be followed by car and enjoyed in illuminating style. The light trail is a mile and a half long and boasts a brilliant collection of lights, displays, and tunnels that are designed to bring the holiday spirit to life in a colorful way. In 2022, those who are coming to make the most of Christmas in Massanutten early can enjoy visiting the Winter Wonderland Christmas Shopping Village on-site at the Shenandoah County Fair Grounds as well. The Exhibit Building is transformed into a holiday market for four weekends between November 25th and December 17th. This market is a great place to browse vendor goods ranging from handmade crafts and art to baked goods and freshly roasted chestnuts just to name a few.
Savor Resort-Style Fun This Holiday
Choosing to enjoy Christmas at Massanutten Resort means enjoying access to all of the winter activities just waiting to be discovered. Snow sports are always a highlight of a holiday spent here and guests can pick and choose between filling their time on the slopes with skiing, snowboarding, or tubing alike. The resort is home to 70 skiable acres and a variety of runs to fit skiers of all ages and skill levels as well. If you’re new to winter recreation, ski lessons are readily available here upon request. The resort even offers illuminated night skiing this time of year! Be sure to check out the Northern Lights Snow Tubing Hill over Christmas for a unique take on tubing fun that includes neon lights and music to match.
Those who are interested in enjoying ice skating during their Christmas stay will find that the resort annually transforms its tennis court into a family-friendly outdoor rink! Open skate sessions are available for $10 per person for an hour of fun. Skate rentals are readily available as well as lessons upon request. When you could stand to warm up a little after so much time outdoors, be sure to include a stop at the resort’s indoor waterpark to your Christmas itinerary. This waterpark is a warm and fun place to enjoy access to waterslides, a FlowRider, splash pads, pools, and a lazy river too during your stay. Upstairs from the waterpark, Christmas adventurers will also find a full arcade where a little friendly competition would go a long way towards fun this holiday!
Book Your Massanutten Christmas Adventure Today
Take time to unwind and enjoy your holiday in good company when you book a stay for Christmas in Massanutten. When you’re looking for incredible accommodations to match, Vacation Properties Made Simple has you covered. Get in touch today to learn more about our luxurious options and to start planning your trip.