Holiday garland along a mantle

Celebrate 12 days of Christmas at Primland Resort

  • Christmas Celebration | December 4-26, 2021

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Experience the Joy of the Season at Primland Resort

Make plans to gather on the mountain this Christmas season. Linger next to a roaring fire, admiring stockings hung with care, all while savoring hot Apple Moonshine Cider. Cashmere dreams are made of this. Cozy up in your cottage, lodge room or tree house as you greet winter in mountain style at Primland. Enjoy daily festivities, including fireside s'mores, meditation, holiday movies and stargazing. Create new traditions with wreath making, painting wintry scenes, or baking delicious holiday treats. Primland welcomes you to a month-long celebration indoors and out.

Daily and Weekly December Events

S'mores by an outdoor firepit

Fireside S'mores & Holiday Spirits

Join us each evening at the North Terrace Fire Pit for Holiday S’mores and Hot Apple Moonshine Cider along with other holiday themed cocktails in the 19th Pub.
  • Daily S'mores, Hot Apple Moonshine Cider, and Holiday Cocktails

Holiday Lights Trail

Wander in a festive winter wonderland on our holiday lights trail.
  • 5-10 PM | Holiday Lights Trail - Dec 19-31st

Great Hall Live Music & Caroling

Friday and Saturday evenings, enjoy the sounds of the holiday season with seasonal beverages and treats in The Great Hall with live music and holiday caroling.
  • 4-6 PM | Caroling and Live Music Fridays and Saturdays

Stargazing Show

Take exploring the Blue Ridge Mountains to a whole new level, Primland’s altitude and the unusual clarity of the night sky mean that you can study the stars, planets, nebulae, and other celestial objects without the dulling effects of ambient light. With Celestron CGE Pro 1400 and CPC 800 telescopes at your disposal, enjoy extraordinary glimpses of the heavens and our solar system.
  • Daily 8:30, 9:15, and 10 PM Shows
Child writing a letter to Santa Claus

Letters to Santa

Visit our special mailbox for your letters to Santa. Our holiday elves will make sure they are delivered to the North Pole.
  • Daily
Film projector

Christmas Movies in the Theatre

The tradition of watching your favorite Christmas movies lives on at Primland Resort. Join us at the Lodge Theatre every evening at 8pm leading up to, and on Christmas Day. We’ll bring the popcorn.
  • 8 PM | December 13-25 in the Lodge Theatre

December Festivities

Inquire with Guest Services at 276.222.3940 for costs associated with holiday activities.

Star-shaped holiday cookies

Saturday, December 4, 2021

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  • 9 AM | Morning Yoga – Start your Saturday with a complimentary yoga class – held outdoors, weather permitting. Guests will meet in the spa/elevator area to gather mats and exit down the pool hallway. | Complimentary. Reservations through Guest Services at 276.222.3940 

  • 10 AM – 12 PM | Sweet Creations – Join Tracy Campbell, “The Cookie Lady” from Cookies On The Side, to learn how to create custom holiday cookies just in time for holiday entertaining. | $40 per person. Reservations through Guest Services at 276.222.3940 

  • 3-5 PM | Wine and WreathCelebrate the holidays during our Wine and Wreath workshop. You will learn how to create your own wreath using only natural items found around the Primland property, while enjoying a glass of wine from regional wineries. | $75 per person. Reservations through Guest Services at 276.222.3940

  • 4-6 PM | Live Music & Holiday Caroling – Enjoy the sounds of the holiday season with seasonal beverages and treats in The Great Hall with live music and holiday caroling.

woman making a wreath with foraged materials

Saturday, December 11, 2021

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  • 9 AM | Morning Yoga – Start your Saturday with a complimentary yoga class – held outdoors, weather permitting. Guests will meet in the spa/elevator area to gather mats and exit down the pool hallway. | Complimentary. Reservations through Guest Services at 276.222.3940

  • 9:30-11:30 AM | Ornaments From NatureBring home a piece of Primland with this ornament crafting workshop led by horticulturalist Brandy Puckett. Using natural items found on Primland property and other decorations, you’ll learn how to create your own ornament that you can use to decorate your home for the holidays.

  • 2-3 PM | Radiance RitualQuench your mid-day thirst with this lavish mid-day routine from the comfort of your own room. Hydrate your skin with an indulgent floral mask after a refreshing exfoliation. Complete your ritual with an aromatherapy enhanced breath practice. | Contact the Auberge Spa at 276.222.3965 to Reserve

  • 4-6 PM | Live Music & Holiday Caroling – Enjoy the sounds of the holiday season with seasonal beverages and treats in The Great Hall with live music and holiday caroling.

Sunday, December 12, 2021

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  • 10 AM – 12 PM | Holiday Silk CreationsA gift for yourself…..or for another.  Join Artist, Sarah Reyburn, for a unique experience of designing and painting a a holiday scarf.  Learn the different techniques for a one-of-a-kind gift – there is no other like it. | $50 per person; additional scarves $25. Reservations through Guest Services at 276.222.3940 

  • 11 AM – 11 PM | Poinsettia Day Drink Special – Celebrate “Poinsettia Day”  this weekend with Holiday Themed Cocktails  | 19th Pub

  • 2-3 PM | Radiance RitualQuench your mid-day thirst with this lavish mid-day routine from the comfort of your own room. Hydrate your skin with an indulgent floral mask after a refreshing exfoliation. Complete your ritual with an aromatherapy enhanced breath practice. | Contact the Auberge Spa at 276.222.3965 to Reserve

  • 3-4:30 PM | Binaural Beats & TeaEnjoy fresh tea and binaural sounds in our spa lounge.

Friday, December 17, 2021

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  • 10:30 AM – 1 PM | Create Your Own Hiking Journey StickSearch, find and create your own hiking stick that will become the history of your hiking journeys.  Join our naturalist on a hike through wintery woods to discover your hiking stick.  After the hike, join the workshop to personalize your hiking stick and create a method that will tell the story of your future journeys. | $45 per person. Reservations through Guest Services at 276.222.3940 

  • 1 PM | Winter Interpretive Mountain Hike – Awaken your senses this winter and identify various plant species with this invigorating walk through our forest by our native naturalist. Meet critters along the way and go at the pace you want with this guided tour. | Complimentary and guided. Reserve through Guest Services at 276.222.3940

  • 2-3 PM | Radiance RitualQuench your mid-day thirst with this lavish mid-day routine from the comfort of your own room. Hydrate your skin with an indulgent floral mask after a refreshing exfoliation. Complete your ritual with an aromatherapy enhanced breath practice. | Contact the Auberge Spa at 276.222.3965 to Reserve

  • 4-6 PM | Live Music & Holiday Caroling – Enjoy the sounds of the holiday season with seasonal beverages and treats in The Great Hall with live music and holiday caroling.

  • 5-6:30 PM | Rest RoutineEnhance your bedtime routine with our rest package before bed in the comfort of your own room. Enjoy a tea formulated for sound rest alongside our favorite down time tunes and self care ritual. | Contact the Auberge Spa at 276-222-3965 to Reserve

Saturday, December 18, 2021

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  • 9 AM | Morning Yoga – Start your Saturday with a complimentary yoga class – held outdoors, weather permitting. Guests will meet in the spa/elevator area to gather mats and exit down the pool hallway. | Complimentary. Reservations through Guest Services at 276.222.3940 

  • 12-2 PM | Gingerbread Houses with Chef Cassidy – Chef Cassidy will assist you in creating your very own Gingerbread House to enjoy or eat. | $30 per person. Reservations through Guest Services at 276.222.3940 

  • 2 PM | Winter Wilderness Preparedness CourseJoin our naturalist during this three hour course, to gain basic knowledge, and learn skills, essential to staying alive, in the Appalachian mountains. Including: Basic survival gear, Proper Clothing, Shelter, Water purification, Mountain forest, navigation, and safety. | $120 per person. Reservations through Guest Services at 276.222.3940 

  • 8-8:30 PM | Moonlight MeditationMeditate with the full moon underneath the starry sky by the fire before immersing yourself into our Primland stargazing experience with our local astronomer. | $40 per person. Contact the Auberge Spa at 276.222.3965 to Reserve

  • 3-5 PM | Capture the Holidays in the Blue Ridge MountainsJoin artist Jess Snow to create a painting depicting holidays in the Blue Ridge Mountains. | $65 per person. Reservations through Guest Services at 276.222.3940 

  • 4-6 PM | Live Music & Holiday Caroling – Enjoy the sounds of the holiday season with seasonal beverages and treats in The Great Hall with live music and holiday caroling.

Mother and daughter reading together

Saturday, December 23, 2021

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  • All Day | Holiday Kids DIY Crafting – Join us for a day of crafts on your own time. Make magic Reindeer food, paint a holiday rock, use some glitter to decorate a wood ornament. | Complimentary in Galaxy Room. Complimentary in Galaxy Room, Reservations through Guest Services 276.222.3940 

  • 9 AM | Morning Yoga – Start your Saturday with a complimentary yoga class – held outdoors, weather permitting. Guests will meet in the spa/elevator area to gather mats and exit down the pool hallway. | Complimentary. Reservations through Guest Services at 276.222.3940 

  • 2-6 PM | Storytime with Santa in the Great HallCome welcome Santa to Primland.   Join him for storytime and whisper your Christmas wishes in his ear.   Enjoy holiday drinks, treats and music.

  • 4-6 PM | Live Music & Holiday Caroling – Enjoy the sounds of the holiday season with seasonal beverages and treats in The Great Hall with live music and holiday caroling.

Observatory under a night sky

Christmas Eve | Friday, December 24, 2021

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  • All Day | Holiday Kids DIY CraftingJoin us for a day of crafts on your own time. Make magic Reindeer food, paint a holiday rock, use some glitter to decorate a wood ornament. | Complimentary in Galaxy Room, Reservations through Guest Services 276.222.3940 

  • 1 PM | Winter Interpretive Mountain Hike – Awaken your senses this winter and identify various plant species with this invigorating walk through our forest by our native naturalist. Meet critters along the way and go at the pace you want with this guided tour. | Complimentary and guided. Reserve through Guest Services at 276.222.3940

  • 2-3 PM | Radiance RitualQuench your mid-day thirst with this lavish mid-day routine from the comfort of your own room. Hydrate your skin with an indulgent floral mask after a refreshing exfoliation. Complete your ritual with an aromatherapy enhanced breath practice. | Contact the Auberge Spa at 276.222.3965 to Reserve

  • 4-6 PM | Live Music & Holiday Caroling – Enjoy the sounds of the holiday season with seasonal beverages and treats in The Great Hall with live music and holiday caroling.

  • 5-6:30 PM | Rest RoutineEnhance your bedtime routine with our rest package before bed in the comfort of your own room. Enjoy a tea formulated for sound rest alongside our favorite down time tunes and self care ritual. | Contact the Auberge Spa at 276-222-3965 to Reserve

  • 8:30-9:15 PM – Search for Santa From the ObservatoryJoin us up in The Observatory as we attempt to track Santa’s Christmas Eve Journey over the Blue Ridge Mountains as well as learn about the stars above Primland. | Children Complimentary, parents $40 per person. Reservations through Guest Services 276.222.3940 

Holiday dinner with turkey

Christmas Day | Saturday, December 25, 2021

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  • 7-10 AM | Pajama Brunch on Christmas Morning – Relax and roll out of bed on Christmas morning for an abundant spread of breakfast selections in Elements. Pajamas are preferred, comfy is required.

  • 9 AM | Morning Yoga – Start your Saturday with a complimentary yoga class – held outdoors, weather permitting. Guests will meet in the spa/elevator area to gather mats and exit down the pool hallway. | Complimentary. Reservations through Guest Services at 276.222.3940 

  • 9 AM | Jingle Jog – You bring the jolly and we’ll bring the jingle on our Christmas morning Jingle Jog. Meet your fellow runners in the Great Hall and prepare to work off those holiday calories.

  • 1 PM – 11 PM | Christmas Feast – Enjoy gathering around the dinner table with family and friends at either Elements, Stables Saloon or 19th Pub. | Elements (2-8:30 PM), Stables Saloon (2-6 PM), 19th Pub (11 AM – 11 PM)

  • 4-6 PM | Live Music & Holiday Caroling – Enjoy the sounds of the holiday season with seasonal beverages and treats in The Great Hall with live music and holiday caroling.

Tea setup with loose leaves

Sunday, December 26, 2021

  • All Day | Candy Cane Hunt – Throughout the day, join us in the hunt both inside and outside the lodge for all the lost candy canes Santa left behind! Trade in your clay candy cane for a real candy cane.

  • 2-3 PM | Radiance RitualQuench your mid-day thirst with this lavish mid-day routine from the comfort of your own room. Hydrate your skin with an indulgent floral mask after a refreshing exfoliation. Complete your ritual with an aromatherapy enhanced breath practice. | Contact the Auberge Spa at 276.222.3965 to Reserve

  • 3-4:30 PM | Binaural Beats & TeaEnjoy fresh tea and binaural sounds in our spa lounge.


December Weekly Wellness at the Auberge Spa

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Mindful Mornings | Daily - 6:30-8:30 AM

Wake to a morning meditation in the mountains. Choose your time and tune into a meditation session of your choosing.

Radiance Ritual | Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Sunday 2-3 PM

Quench your mid-day thirst with this lavish mid-day routine from the comfort of your own room. Hydrate your skin with an indulgent floral mask after a refreshing exfoliation. Complete your ritual with an aromatherapy enhanced breath practice.

Binaural Beats & Tea | Wednesday, Sunday 3-4:30 PM

Enjoy fresh tea and binaural sounds in our spa lounge.

Rest Routine | Monday, Wednesday, Friday 5-6:30 PM

Enhance your bedtime routine with our rest package before bed in the comfort of your own room. Enjoy a tea formulated for sound rest alongside our favorite down time tunes and self care ritual.

Morning Yoga | Wednesday & Saturday 9 AM

Start your Saturday with a complimentary yoga class - held outdoors, weather permitting. Guests will meet in the spa/elevator area to gather mats and exit down the pool hallway. | Complimentary, Reservations through the Spa at 276.222.3965

Winter Interpretive Mountain Hike | Monday & Friday 1 PM

Awaken your senses this winter and identify various plant species with this invigorating walk through our forest by our native naturalist. Meet critters along the way and go at the pace you want with this guided tour. | Complimentary & Guided, Reserve through Guest Services at 276.222.3940 

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