Virginia Tourism Corporation Brings Seasonal Packages with Love to Families for the Holidays

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Virginia Tourism Corporation presents fun-filled parades, luminous lights and heartwarming getaways to bring families closer this holiday season.

Enjoying the Holidays

A Virginia Christmas

Virginia is known for classic holiday traditions from historic hotels to exciting new experiences...

Virginia is known for classic holiday traditions from historic hotels to exciting new experiences. Virginia Tourism Corporation’s selection of travel packages, listed below, are sure to bring loved ones closer together this holiday season. Find out more about these and other special offers at

Christmas Town Discovery Bounce Package- Williamsburg
Celebrate Christmas at Christmas Town at Busch Gardens and Colonial Williamsburg's historic area with the Christmas Discovery Bounce package. This family of four package includes three nights and four days in a two bedroom, fully furnished condo with a kitchen, fireplace and whirlpool tub, with all the comforts of home. Packages start at a special rate of $939.00.

Five Star Christmas at The Homestead Resort- Hot Springs
The historic, five-star Homestead Resort, surrounded by the splendor of the Allegheny Mountains, paints a perfect picture this holiday season. The Five Star Christmas package includes four nights at the Homestead with all available amenities, a selection of meals and holiday decoration and cooking classes. In addition, guests who book this package will also have access to Morven Park at Christmas, Bull Run Festival of Lights, a holiday evening at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello and much more.

Blue Ridge Mountain Christmas at Wintergreen Resort
Celebrate the most magical time of the year at Wintergreen Resort with Santa on the slopes, holiday workshops, story time with Mrs. Claus and New Year’s Eve Celebrations, December 22- January 1, 2013. Wintergreen Resort is an 11,000-acre resort located in the Blue Ridge Mountains southwest of Charlottesville with more than 300 accommodations including snow skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing and much more.

Christmas at Primland- Meadows of Dan
From December 23-26, the magical spell of Christmas is cast over Primland. The observatory becomes the lookout for little ones searching for Santa’s sleigh and reindeer flying overhead on Christmas Eve. There will be a seasonal manager's reception in the Great Hall, delicious s'mores around the fire pit, live holiday music and a visit from Santa. Holiday package rates are inclusive of two nights, December 23 and 24 or December 24 and 25. Package rates range from $484 to $736.

Christmas at Mount Vernon– Mount Vernon
Mount Vernon is joyfully decking the halls for Christmas at Mount Vernon, a special daytime program offered through January. Themed decorations, historical chocolate-making demonstrations and 18th-century dancing will be offered. View a five-foot-wide gingerbread replica of the Mansion created by former White House pastry chef Roland Mesnier. Tour the rarely-open third floor of the Mansion and learn how the Washington’s celebrated Christmas. Admission fees: $15 for adults; $7 for children.

Holidays at The Jefferson- Richmond
Nothing says the holidays like beautiful decorations, fabulous dining and a festive atmosphere with friends and family. This year, guests can enjoy just that at The Jefferson Hotel with a holiday package that includes luxurious accommodations, a keepsake Jefferson holiday ornament, valet parking and a $50 Jefferson Hotel gift card to be used anywhere in the hotel, with $75 added for each additional night stay. This package is available for $225 per night, based on double occupancy through January 7, 2013, excluding December 31, 2012.

Cowboy Christmas- Bedford
Celebrate Christmas like a Cowboy at Reba Farm Inn. This package includes taking a trail ride, making edible Christmas decorations for the wildlife and decorating a tree with the decorations. Breakfasts are included and a cowboy-style lunch will be served after the trail ride. Stay two nights and splurge on a five-course dinner one night and a family-style dinner the next for $464 per couple.

Christmas in Virginia Bed & Breakfast Getaway- Clarksville
Escape to the quaint streets of Clarksville where merchants still serve mulled cider and the lamp-posts are decked with holiday wreaths. This package includes two nights at Cooper's Landing Inn, where visitors will be greeted with freshly baked Christmas cookies and a hot toddie. Each private room will have its own Christmas tree, claw foot or Jacuzzi tub, fireplace and fresh mistletoe hanging. Visitors will also be treated to a bottle of Olde St. Nick Christmas wine in their room and a one-night three-course dinner complete with holiday china, linens and candles for a romantic holiday getaway.

Love is at the heart of every Virginia vacation. Visit for more trip ideas or call 1-800-VISITVA for a free Virginia is for Lovers travel guide.

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