From music and dance to whooshing down snowy slopes, Great Barrington, MA has the holidays covered. The charming town, less than 15 minutes from Staveleigh House, will be abuzz with fun events throughout December. Here are a few favorites.
The Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center is always a top spot for entertainment, and this season that’s especially true. These are just several performances of note in its incredible holiday lineup.
Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy—A Celtic Family Christmas. Delight in the music of a traditional Cape Breton holiday, performed by this remarkable fiddle duo and other talented musicians.
Sunday, December 3, 2017
Tickets: $25 – $75.
Blind Boys of Alabama Christmas Show, featuring the Preservation Hall Legacy Horns. Expect a lively and heart-warming show by one of the most-beloved gospel groups in the country.
Sunday, December 10, 2017
Tickets: $30 – $67.
A Celtic Nutcracker. The Celtic Heels School of Irish Dance re-interprets the holiday tale, setting it in Ireland and including lively clogging, Scottish Sword Dancers, leprechauns, and more.
Sunday, December 17, 2017
Tickets: $22/adults, $14/children
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
14 Castle Street, Great Barrington, Ma
Not all the fun is indoors this season. Ski Butternut is a top choice for all ages with 110 skiable acres, ranging from beginner to advanced, plus a superb terrain park, a scaled-down park for beginners, and eight lanes of tubing. Head out there on December 24 and you can ski the trails with Santa!
380 State Road, Great Barrington, MA
Lift Tickets: Non-holiday Monday – Friday, $15-$25; non-holiday Saturday-Sunday, $25-$60; holidays, $30-$65
Come stay at Staveleigh House for a holiday getaway, or plan a ski trip sometime this winter. You’ll find it’s always a cozy place to call home!