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Making Spirits Bright


Experience the Joy of the Season at Primland Resort

Join us in kicking off the most wonderful time of the year this December with a very special holiday cocktail experience at Primland in the Tobacco Barn, Yule S’mores and Cocktails by the fire pit and winter solstice celebrations in the observatory. Throughout the month, guests will be able to participate in special festive activities from wreath making and holiday cookie decorating to art and wine classes and more.

  • Guests checking in from December 15-24 can pre-order a tree and other holiday decorations from the Primland Christmas Concierge to be set up in their room before arriving for their holiday stay
  • Over Christmas, guests will enjoy cocktails in the Pub with live music or a self-guided trail jingle jog before heading to the Christmas Eve prix fixe feast
  • On Christmas Day, guests will have the opportunity to enjoy freshly baked pastries for breakfast and sit down to a prix fixe dinner that evening with optional wine pairings or a selection of curated holiday wine and champagne

December Daily Activities

Merry and bright in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains

Craft Holiday Cocktails at the Tobacco Barn

Don your festive attire to get into the spirit of the season and step into a cozy, intimate cocktail bar located at Tobacco Barn – where you'll discover a selection of artfully crafted holiday cocktails while the fire roars and the music plays.

Winter Solstice at The Observatory

Enjoy a Cosmo at the Pub before you wander to the Library to begin the celebration of Winter Solstice with our Observatory team. All ages welcome. Reservations required, call 276.222.6837

S'mores by an outdoor firepit

Yule S'mores & Cocktails

Join us each evening at 7PM at the North Terrace Fire Pit for complimentary holiday s’mores – and stop by the 19th Pub to pick up a holiday cocktails. All ages welcome.

Classic Holiday Movies in the Theater

Head to the theater and curl up with a nostalgic holiday film the whole family will love, a complimentary experience this festive season. All ages welcome.

Available for Stays December 15-31 Holiday Tree Concierge

Check one thing off of the holiday list. Let the Tree Concierge pick up, deliver and decorate your accommodation to perfection with fir trees, wreaths and garland.


Unique Festive Experiences

December at Primland is a magical time for kids and kids at heart.

Sunset Solstice Ornament Making Workshop

Kick off Winter Solstice with us as the sun sets by making your very own solstice-inspired ornament with one of our Observatory experts, Rani.

  • December 1, December 16, December 21 and December 23
  • 4:30-5:30PM | In the Library
  • $65 per person
  • Reservations required | 276.222.3940

Wine & Wreath Workshop

Inspired by the Winter Solstice and using natural supplies, join local florist Leigh as she leads you through a DIY wreath workshop while sipping wine or another choice beverage.

  • Saturday, December 9
  • 3-4:30PM
  • $100 per person
  • Reservations required | 276.222.3940

Geminids Meteor Shower

Sip from the Cosmo Cocktail menu, available in the Pub.

  • Wednesday, December 13
  • 8:30 & 9:30PM | In the Observatory
  • Reservations required | 276.222.6837

Holiday Cookie Workshop

Celebrate the holidays during our this tasty workshop with Cookie Artist Tracy. Test your artistic skills and learn the art of decorating sugar cookies.

  • Saturday, December 16
  • 3-4:30PM
  • $65 per person | Inclusive of one beverage
  • Reservations required | 276.222.6837

Storytime with Santa

Santa joins us at Primland for storytime, photos and holiday music.

  • December 16 & 23
  • 2-5PM | At the Great Hall Christmas Tree
  • Complimentary
  • No reservations required

Holiday Painting & Wine

Capture the spirit of the holidays in The Blue Ridge Mountains with local artist Kayla Popovic. This festive class will have guests creating a painting depicting holidays amid the splendor of our lush natural environment

  • Saturday, December 23
  • 2-3PM
  • $85 per person
  • Reservations required | 276.222.6837

Christmas Eve | Sunday, December 24

Inquire 276.633.4413
  • Jingle JogEnjoy the beautiful trails around Primland with a quick jog  to jumpstart your Christmas Eve.

    Self guided experience

  • 3-5PM | Christmas Eve CocktailsMingle in the Great Hall over cocktails and live holiday music before dinner.

  • 5-9PM | Christmas Eve DinnerCelebrate Santa’s impending arrival with a three-course Christmas Eve Dinner prix-fixe menu with optional wine pairing, plus a curated holiday wine and champagne menu. An a la carte menu will be available provided for children.


    $125 per person

    Reserve 276.222.6837

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  • 8:30 & 9:30PM | Search for SantaJoin 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. A special complimentary gift will be awaiting you.

    The Observatory

    Reserve 276.222.6837

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Primland resort after a snowfall

Christmas Day | Monday, December 25

Inquire 276.633.4413
  • Start your day with complimentary coffee and fresh baked pastries in the Great Hall.

  • 5-9PM | Christmas DinnerEat, drink and be merry with a three-course Christmas Dinner pre-fixe menu at Elements with optional wine pairing, plus a curated holiday wine and champagne menu. An a la carte menu will be available provided for children.


    $125 per person

    Reserve 276.222.6837

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Boxing Day | Tuesday, December 26

Inquire 276.633.4413
  • 3-5PM | Hot Chocolate Bar

    Great Hall


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Outdoor firepit

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