'Twas A warm, beautiful day for the merchant's holiday open house, Lewisburg, WV

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Sunday, November 21st, was a warm, beautiful day for the Lewisburg merchants annual Holiday Open House Celebration.  There were many festive activities for all, and of course a good time for Christmas shopping, or just making a list for Santa. 

 

Seems everyone was out enjoying the day and the festivities.  There was so much to do and see....starting with the Gingerbread House Contest (winners to be announced later) and having cookies and milk with Santa Claus.   

 

Strolling down the street to

 

 

 

chestnuts roasting

the Green Space, next to City National Bank, folks enjoyed watching chestnuts roasting and the best part was eating them. 

 

Did you know.....Chestnuts have to soak in water for one hour before roasting them ....so yummy!  

 

chestnuts roasting

 

 

 

 

While eating chestnuts, folks enjoyed listening to Christmas songs by the Blue Ridge Blend Barbershop Quartet.

 

Blue Ridge Blend Barbershop Quartet

(Left to Right: Butch Hickman, Bass; Doug Hylton, Lead; Micah Spiece, Tenor; and Dave Nalker, Baratone.)

 

 

If one got tired of strolling..... then

 

 

Carriage rides were provided by Rodes Farms  and available for those who wanted to take a ride through town.

carriage rides by Rodes Farms

 

 

 

 

 

happy faces

 

 

The North House Museum's Christmas Over Time Exhibit and 1800s Make and Take Children's Ornament was a hit with the children.  Pictured here are Tyler and Morgan Massie from Lewisburg with their hand-made tree ornament decoration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Elf on the shelfI missed The Story of the Elf on the Shelf at the Sunflower Soul, but I am sure the children had a great time listening to this story.  If you have children, this would be a great book and tradition to start this year.  Read about the Elf on the Shelf: a Christmas tradition, it's a children's holiday book classic that comes with a magic elf who flies back to the North Pole each night to tell Santa who's been naughty or nice.

 


 

 

While visiting the Greenbrier Valley Visitor Center, one could hear the beautiful music of the The Chapel Ringers - Handbell Choir from the Lewisburg United Methodist Church.

The Chapel Ringers, LUMC Handbell Choir

 

 

 

Bob Ducharme, guitarist

 

And, later listen to a performance by Guitarist Bob Ducharme.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Throughout the downtown the Dickens Strolling Carolers were singing holiday songs.  As a reminder, don't forget the Carolers will be performing the play..... "A Christmas Carol"

strolling carolers

at the Greenbrier Valley Theatre December 3 through December 23.  Get your tickets early by visiting or calling GVT at 304-645-3838.

 

 


 

 

festive dogAll the shops provided holiday treats; and I'm sure like me, the children had a sugar high from all the delicious treats. 

 

It was a fun-filled day celebrating holiday traditions, both new and old.  I love it that folks brought their pets, and as you can see some were dressed for this holiday event.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you missed the merchant's holiday open house in Lewisburg, you will still be able to enjoy some holiday festivities on First Friday, December 3rd.  See you there!

First Fridays After Five: You’ll Find the Lights on and the Town Alive in Historic Lewisburg, WV.

 

 

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Marchel Peterson
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Rebecca, Isn't it wonderful when the weather cooperates for an event like this.  It looks like it was FUN!

Nov 22, 2010 01:55 PM #1
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Suzy Ribeiro
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This looks like it was quite the festive day in your community. Our Holiday WinterFest in Westhampton Beach here on Long Island is not until Saturday, December 11th.

Nov 22, 2010 01:57 PM #2
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Joan Whitebook
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This looks like it was a great festival.  I am looking forward to the festivals in NH.  It is a great time of year.

Nov 22, 2010 01:59 PM #3
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Susan Haughton
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This does it!  We are going to spend some time next year in your neck of the woods.  You are a one woman Chamber of Commerce!  I thought the only thing there was the Greenbrier - not that the Greenbrier isn't enough of a reason to visit, but the surrounding area just looks wonderful. 

Is the Casino at the Greenbrier open to guests?  If so, that will definitely seal the deal!

Nov 22, 2010 02:13 PM #4
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Rebecca-one thing I love about your local posts is how much detail you put into them!  I love all of the pics!

Nov 22, 2010 02:14 PM #5
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Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
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Marchel, it was a lot of fun.

Suzy, very festive and warm. I hope your Holiday WinterFest is a big success.

Joan, yes a great time of the year...and so much to be thankful for.

Susan, OH yes, if you are a guest you get to go to the casino. There has to be an event at the Greenbrier, before we can go into the casino.

Kathy, thanks so much...

 

Nov 22, 2010 03:18 PM #6
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Mickey McCoy
Coldwell Banker Stuart and Watts - Lewisburg, WV

Hi Rebecca, so sorry to have missed this event, looks like a fun time.

Nov 22, 2010 03:21 PM #7
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Rebecca - what a wonderful holiday localism post. Sounds like this was quite the event, with lots to do for everyone. Hard to believe we are into the holidays again already.

Jeff

Nov 22, 2010 03:34 PM #8
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Rebecca--You took some fabulous pictures!!  We almost could have done without any words!  What a great time---even the dogs had fun!!

Nov 22, 2010 05:06 PM #9
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Roger D. Mucci
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Looks like a great event and that you had the "perfect" day also.........great pictures.

Nov 22, 2010 09:56 PM #10
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Diane Williams
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Rebecca,  Lewisburg, WV looks like a wonderful place to live with so much holiday spirit.  Your pictures were great, it looked like a lot of fun.

Nov 22, 2010 10:03 PM #11
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Joan Cox
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Rebecca, this festival does look like it was great fun, and you DO take some fabulous photos!   This time of year is so peaceful and enjoyable.

Nov 23, 2010 02:02 AM #12
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Mickey, yes you missed a great time in town.

Jeff, thanks for the compliment and yes it was a great event...something for everyone.

Pat, but we need the words for the points :)

Roger, it was indeed a perrrrrfect day :)

Diane and Joan, thanks for your comments and compliments of my photos.

Nov 23, 2010 10:30 AM #13
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