Celebrate the Holidays in the Berkshires

Wreath of evergreens decoratoed with colorful holiday ornatments and pine cones.It’s time to celebrate the holidays in the Berkshires. Though 2020 has certainly packed a wallop when it comes to friends and family get-togethers, you still can embrace the magic of the season. Holiday lights and festive trees pop up all over the Berkshires starting right around Thanksgiving and continue to decorate the landscape through the end of the year.

Many of our favorite holiday traditions may sport a new look this year to accommodate safe social distancing while still providing a sparkling experience. As you wend your way toward the new year, take time to delight in the simple pleasures of season. Like baking cookies, decorating the tree, hanging stockings by the fireplace, and caroling. These are the activities that bring back fond memories of past holidays and the loved ones who shared them with you.

If your holiday season plans include a visit to us at the Staveleigh House Bed and Breakfast, you’re in for a treat. Bundle up for some outdoor fun and let the festivities fill you with joy. We’ve gathered the latest intel on what’s happening where and when for the holidays in the Berkshires.

Berkshire Museum’s Festival of Trees: Saturday, November 28, 2020 to January 10, 2021
Each year the Berkshire Museum hosts a themed festival of trees, and that tradition continues this year, albeit a bit differently. Normally gracing the galleries of the museum, this year’s festival moves out to shops, restaurants, and business locations throughout Pittsfield. This year’s “Legend of the Berkshires” theme weaves a bit of local history into its spirited display.

Winterlights at Naumkeag: November 27, 2020 to January 2, 2021
Take our advice and purchase your tickets early for this spectacular display adorning the gardens at this historic mansion in Stockbridge, MA. Thousands of twinkling bulbs light up the night at what can only be considered a truly remarkable exhibit of holiday cheer. Bring the whole family for what will surely be one of the highlights of this festive season.

NightWood @ The Mount: November 19, 2020 to January 3, 2021
The Mount is a spectacular destination at any time of year. But with the introduction of a sound and light display that truly transforms the grounds into a magical mystery tour, it becomes a “must-see” for the holiday season.

Ventfort Hall Holiday House Tour
If you’re looking for a little inspiration for holiday decorations, sign-up for a self-guided tour of Ventfort Hall in Lenox, MA. Tours are by reservation only and offered Tuesday through Thursdays at 11 am, 12:30 pm, and 2:00 pm. Every inch of this magnificent “cottage” is decked out in style for the holiday season.

couple in winter garb shopping for snow covered Christmas tree

Seekonk Tree Farm: November 27 to December 24, 2020

Bring a little bit of the Berkshires home with you. Cut your own tree or choose your favorite from the selection of firs, pines, and spruce at this local tree farm in nearby Great Barrington, MA. Fill your home with the fresh scent of balsam for the holidays. Pick up a handmade wreath, kissing ball, or roping to deck the halls at your place.

Of course, the Berkshire region is picture-perfect at any time of year. But during the holiday season it’s absolutely enchanting. Join us at our cozy bed and breakfast in the Berkshires this holiday season. And while you’re here, pick up a gift certificate for that certain someone on your shopping list.

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