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Tourism Tuesday: Christmas in the Valley

1 December 2020

We pre-recorded today’s conversation via Zoom for Tourism Tuesday – Shenandoah County edition – with Kary Haun from Shenandoah County Tourism and her guest, Tom Eshelman, General Manager for Shenandoah County Fairgrounds to talk about Christmas in the Valley.

Christmas in the Valley is a 1.5 mile drive-thru Christmas lights trail featuring holiday scenes and light displays, all viewed from the safety of the family automobile. A carnival with food, games, and even some children’s rides adds to the fun, with safety practices followed. Every Friday and Saturday between Thanksgiving and Christmas, a Christmas crafts village features a variety of hand-made holiday gifts, treats, hot chocolate and more.

Christmas in the Valley runs through January 2, 2021 at Shenandoah County Fairgrounds in Woodstock, Virginia, just off I-81. The Christmas trail is open from 5 pm to 9 pm Thursdays and Sundays, 5pm to 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays. The trail is also open from 5 pm to 9 pm Monday-Wednesday,
Dec. 21-23. The carnival is open every weekend through Jan. 2, 2021. The Christmas village is open every weekend between through December 19 on Fridays from 5pm to 10pm and Saturdays 11am to 10 pm. Tickets are $25 per carload (up to 8); however admission to the fairgrounds to visit the Christmas village is free.

Tom told us how they came up with the idea, explained the efforts of local businesses and volunteers to pull it off and says this will likely be an annual event.

For information about tickets (including the list of local businesses with $5 discount coupons) visit their website: christmasinthevalleyva.com/

Tourism Tuesday: Christmas in the Valley

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