Visiting West Virginia during November and December has a genuine feeling of going home for the holidays. Almost every town and city invites you to share its own holiday festivities and hospitality. The Mountain State may be “Wild and Wonderful,” but during the holiday season it’s “Warm and Welcoming.”

From parades and festivals to open houses and celebrations, there is much to see, do and enjoy in West Virginia during the Christmas season. Whether travel plans call for a day trip, a stopover or a multi-day tour, there are magnificent events just waiting for your group. Here are just a few to get you started:

In Philippi the Christmas Celebration at Adaland Mansion begins Nov. 15 and continues through Dec. 31. Built in 1870 and authentically restored, this magnificent home and land reflect early West Virginia. The home, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is period-decorated for the season. Guided tours are held four days every week. Open house events and special period buffet dinners are available during the season.

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