If you have followed the same holiday traditions for years but are starting to feel as if you’re just going through the motions and not really feeling the joy anymore, maybe it’s time to start a new Christmas tradition. Maybe your 2019 Christmas could be one spent by the lake, enjoying peace, tranquility, and quite possibly a dusting of snow. Maybe this Christmas will be the one where you discover the breathtaking beauty of Smith Mountain Lake and the warm comfort of one of our Smith Mountain Lake Christmas cabins!

The Spirit of Smith Mountain Lake Christmas

It’s not necessary to fill every room with Santas and snowmen to make a home feel like Christmas, and our cabins by the lake are the perfect example. The spirit of Christmas comes alive in the warmth of the décor, the quality of the furnishings, and the love and laughter of the families who reside within our properties for the holiday. Fully equipped kitchens are cheerful and bright and offer a happy space to create a Christmas feast or to bake a batch of cookies. Living areas with wood floors and vaulted ceilings create a gathering spot for the entire family to enjoy as they lounge on comfortable couches and chairs in front of a roaring fire on a cold winter’s night. Christmas movies on the flat screen television, a Christmas tree in front of the generously sized windows, and those you love the most surrounding you are what reflects the spirit of Christmas, not a dancing Santa singing an Elvis tune on the coffee table!

Preparing for the Big Event

The buildup to Christmas on Smith Mountain Lake is almost as exciting as the big event itself and includes a host of festive activities. Enjoy such activities as a boat parade where the boats are festively decorated in twinkle lights, opportunities to meet Santa for cocoa in Hardy, Virginia on December 5th, or a Jingle for Jesus 5K held on the morning of Christmas Eve in nearby Bassett. Every town surrounding our beautiful lake offers something special and seasonal to do on this most favorite holiday of the year.

Many Christmas traditions include a viewing of the Nutcracker, and just because you’re starting a new tradition this year, it doesn’t mean you have to give up all of the old ones! The Nutcracker Ballet is being performed by the Southwest Virginia Ballet on December 14th and 15th at the Berglund Center at 710 Williamson Road in Roanoke. Tickets can be purchased at their website now!

Home Away From Home for the Holidays

OurSmith Mountain Lake Christmas cottages, cabins, and homes can be your home away from home for the holidays—reserve yours today!