What’s New in Berkeley Springs Dec 4-10, 2017

Christmas spirit is not just in the downtown decorations — although they are fabulous, especially the decorated parking meters  — but also in live theater. Friday at 7:30pm is opening night at the Ice House for the radio play “Hanukkah Goblins.” The show is staged again on Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2pm, then next Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Tickets available at the door.

There are other holiday themed nightlife activities.  The Granary Christmas Jam is Friday at 7:30pm with everything on stage from poems and comedy to rap and songs. There’s a Christmas Carol Sing Along with Erin on the piano on Saturday at the Country Inn from 6 pm – 8 pm.  The Troubadour Lounge has two big nights of music.  It’s a DJ and karaoke on Friday at 9pm plus Steak Nite. On Saturday at 9pm it’s the amazing Flashbacks playing live music.

Other activity with music includes Jensuya’s belly dance workshop on Saturday, noon – 2 pm at the Ice House with live drumming and refreshments.

There is a special treat on Saturdays and Sundays at White Pine Estates on Winchester Grade Rd. where you can enjoy the traditions at Ellen’s Tea Room.

All our downtown shops are filled with colorful and unique gifts so visit them all.  At the Itty Bitty Global Gift Shop mention “TBS” and take 10% off your entire purchase.  Jules Enchanting Gifts and Collectibles not only has sparkling product but is also serving homemade chocolate chip cookies to all customers.  The Ice House Gallery has a couple more weeks of the annual artist-made holiday gift show — open Friday, Saturday and Sunday 11am-5pm.  Berkeley Springs Memories is also filled with affordable and unique gifts plus offering photo ops with Charlie the adorable dog.

Thursday is the final day for Mountain Laurel’s holiday sale with 20% off storewide, 30-50% off selected items.  Open 10am-7pm.

Spas are more great places to shop both for gift certificates or spa products.  At Atasia Spa they have a December special of massage and facial for $105.  Check all our wonderful spas to see how much relaxation you can absorb.

All our restaurants are decorated for the season and several have their winter menus in place.  Check our dining listings to explore all the tastes of the area.  Make special note of our two coffee shops — Fairfax Coffee House and Black Dog Coffee — with their special drinks perfect for breaking up a day of shopping.  Hiking at Cacapon State Park has a different look for every season.  Now is ideal for exploring the bones of the mountain and appreciating the incredible array of rocks that are the prime reason Cacapon was established — to capture these natural wonders.  Driving backroads of the county also has seasonal treats and not only the decorated homes although those are always a surprise as you round a corner.  Like hiking, when the leaves are gone and the foliage shrunk back, it’s easier to see the shapes of the ridges, hollows and pair of mountain ranges.

Pick your lodging place based on what scenery you want.  Easy strolls through the decorated town are part of staying at an in town property.  Highlawn Inn continues its package of two night stay with gift certificates for Tari’s Cafe and Atasia Spa.  If you choose the countryside there are plenty of places to stay surrounded by evergreens and wandering wildlife.

We know Berkeley Springs is a four seasons destination — we invite you to come experience the pleasures of winter.

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