18 Ways to Avoid the Winter Blues in Randolph County

Winter is here! Some people love this season and some not so much. Let’s learn to embrace it! Just because the first snowflakes have already fallen from the sky, does not mean we should hibernate and avoid going out in the cold!

Here are some fun ways to enjoy this winter season:

  1. Participate in Santa’s Workshops in various downtown businesses
  2. Ride on the Polar Express for an unforgettable experience to the North Pole
  3. Shop Small on Small Business Saturday and support downtown retailers
  4. Enter to win a $200 gift certificate when you purchase a holiday gift during the Holiday Open House
  5. Continue your Christmas shopping by going to the Elkins Community Christmas Bazaar
  6. Vote on the “Winter Wonderland” themed window displays
  7. Watch the annual Christmas Parade and take your wish list to Santa and Mrs. Claus
  8. Embrace your heritage and attend the Beverly Old Fashioned Christmas and Contra Dance
  9. Let it snow and sleigh ride at Davis and Elkins College hill
  10. Appreciate nature at Glendale Park while cross-country skiing and snowshoeing
  11. Sing caroling back into style in your local neighborhood
  12. Opt outside and go over the mountain and through the woods in the Monongahela National Forest
  13. Create a Christmas tradition and cut down your own Christmas tree at a local tree farm
  14. Conquer the darkness and take a tour through Elkins to see the Christmas Light Displays
  15. Warm up at Big Timber Brewing and taste their winter brews on tap
  16. Be entertained at the Gandy Dancer with the Mountain Memories Christmas show
  17. If the weather outside is frightful, learn how to make gingerbread houses and homemade hot chocolate
  18. Nestled in the mountains are outdoor winter recreation activities at Blackwater Falls, Canaan Valley, Snowshoe, Timberline, and Whitegrass