The leaves are changing and the air is turning crisp and cool, a sure sign that the holidays are right around the corner! Your apartment near Charleston, WV gives you the chance to enjoy all that our beautiful city has to offer during the season. Below are a few of our favorite suggestions to get you in the mood to celebrate.
Get your tastebuds ready for that wonderful Thanksgiving meal with a trip to the Mac ‘N Cheese Cookoff at >Charleston’s Capitol Market. The Laurence Jones III Childhood Language Center will be hosting this family friendly event, allowing local restaurants, businesses and competitive individuals to compete to win the title of “West Virginia’s Best Mac & Cheese.” Wristbands give you the chance to sample all the market’s vendors, and you can taste and vote for your favorite recipe – People’s Choice and Kid’s Choice. Proceeds benefit the Childhood Language Center, providing FREE speech and language therapy for children in West Virginia.
Earn yourself an extra turkey drumstick on the big day after burning calories at the Drumstick Dash 5k. Run or walk the Kanawha Boulevard in Charleston, West Virginia and boost your thankful mood at this family friendly event to help those in need throughout our area. Bring as many cans of food as you can to help hungry families in Charleston, and work up an appetite for your turkey dinner!
After “the big meal”, get out of the house and enjoy some live music at Stanksgiving, hosted by The Empty Glass, Charleston’s legendary live music venue. Grab your friends and get ready to get down with Dinosaur Burps, The Charleston Rogues, and the Mediogres. Delicious food and drinks will help you “top off” your Thanksgiving Day feast while you dance the night away.
The Thanksgiving holiday kicks off the holiday season, and what better way to celebrate than Charleston’s beloved St. Albans Festival of Lights. This month long display of lights is one of the best Christmas Light Shows in the entire State of West Virginia. The display opens Thanksgiving week with walkthrough tours, free hayrides, and the annual Christmas tree decorating, giving you the chance to cherish a special holiday moment with family and friends.
The official beginning of Christmas in Charleston is signified by the South Charleston Christmas Parade! This family friendly celebration of the Christmas season is a delightful holiday block party, complete with Santa’s Stables and Workshop, decorate fire trucks, police cars, horse-drawn carriage rides, bouncy houses, a giant stocking giving away, and so much more. Rev up your holiday spirit and plan to take the whole family!
Whatever you do, your apartment near Charleston is the perfect spot to greet family and friends before heading out to enjoy all that this wonderful part of West Virginia has to offer for the holidays!