Join the merchants of downtown Lewisburg for a special First Friday and a Magic of Christmas event, where you’ll find delicious foods, new drinks, meet talented artists and catch awesome holiday shopping deals.
Don’t miss out on the carriage rides from 4:30-7:30 p.m. in front of City Hall. Carriage rides continue every Friday and Saturday until Christmas Eve.
Stop by the Greenbrier Valley Visitors Center as they celebrate the Christmas holiday with an evening of art and music. The art gallery will feature “The Gift of Our Talents,” an annual art show presented by Greenbrier County middle and high school students. The Alderson Quilt Guild will be highlighted in the Art Alcove with a sale of Christmas ornaments, placemats, aprons, wall hangings and much more. Members of the guild will be on hand with tickets for their handmade raffle quilt.
Also at the Visitor’s Center, get into the spirit of the season as the Greenbrier East Concert Choir, under the direction of Carrie Neese, sing Christmas carols beginning at 6 p.m. The choir will be selling ornaments as a fundraiser for a spring competition in Tennessee. Closing out the evening will be G.R.O.U.P., a local ukulele band, performing holiday tunes at 7 p.m. And, for the perfect stocking stuffer, members of Savannah Garden Club will be on hand with notecards featuring photos of the hanging begonia baskets that grace downtown Lewisburg.
Enter a drawing at Harmony Ridge Gallery for a festive Christmas tree ornament. They will also be serving complimentary hot apple cider and cookies and feature a First Fridays wine bar special while you shop an amazing collection of gifts.
Wolf Creek will be offering their famous holiday punch. Have a glass and enter a raffle to win a handbag.
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Central is hosting a gift-wrapping party. Have your gifts wrapped for a donation that supports the Greenbrier County 4-H Leaders Association Summer Camps Scholarship Fund.
The bubbles flow to celebrate the season at Bella the Corner Gourmet. Enter to win a bottle of champagne and gift certificate while sipping a taste of some fine bubbles as you shop. Of course, a tasty treat will be on the tasting platters, too.
A New Chapter Bookstore is celebrating artist and fellow bookseller Tiarra Silvis. Her work will be for sale throughout the evening, as well as free tarot readings and complimentary refreshments.
The Shoe Box invites you to warm up with a hot chocolate bar, winter deals and fun for the kids and everyone.
Aggie’s will feature local artist Leslie Busick, who will sign her handmade, limited edition Christmas ornaments.
Little Black Box Bra Boutique will have hot chocolate and holiday cookies. Be sure to check out the end of year sale, as well.
Edith’s Health and Specialty Food store will be sampling delicious, mulled cider, perfect for the holidays.
Brick House Antiques is hosting Lee Gillespie with his handmade jeweled Christmas ornaments.
Plants Etc. will be offering fancy cookies from Amy’s Market. Enjoy a cookie while you browse the great gift selections.
Yarid’s will host a trunk show with owner/designer Tracy from Virtue Jewelry. Virtue gives back 10% of all sales to sponsor a women’s facility for trafficked and abused women.
Patina will host traditional Celtic music by Patrick O’Flaherty with complimentary drinks and Girl Scout cookies.
The Hub invites you to an “Evening with the Grinch” where you can enjoy the newest cafe creation, the Grinch Frappe. Admission is one can (or more) of food to benefit the High Rocks Youth Advisory Board food drive.
Join the American Legion Post 69 for a cup of cheer — the Post will be offering hot cider and fresh, baked cookies. Go watch a Christmas favorite on their big screen and enjoy some fellowship with area veterans. They will also have some knitted, cold-weather items available for those looking to add to their winter wardrobe.
Humble Tomato has a new, delicious cocktail special, the Mistletoe Martini. Open till 9 p.m.
The Asylum will have the Thomas Taylor Band, and a yummy, holiday cocktail list is now available.
Carnegie Hall presents the West Virginia Symphony at 7:30 p.m.
Starting next Friday, Celebrate Christmas in Appalachia at Greenbrier Valley Theatre with a brand-new musical to showcase what makes the Mountain State so special this time of the year.
First Fridays is sponsored by City National Bank and the shops and restaurants of downtown Lewisburg. For more information, visit instagram.com/firstfridaysafter5 or visitlewisburgwv.com