A Very Barter Christmas: Unexpected Delights for the Holiday Season

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Those who have never experienced the holiday season at Barter Theatre in Abingdon are truly missing out. It's not your average theater, and it's not your average "come watch our holiday show and go home" experience. Rather, attending a show at The Barter Theatre during the Christmas season should be a tradition. Indeed, an annual holiday destination.

"The Christmas shows at the Barter are one of my very favorite things to do during the holiday season. It has become a tradition of sorts for me and my friends or family to start the season off with one of the favorite holiday classics ..." Trip Advisor user Evie H.

At Barter Theatre during this festive season, patrons can expect elaborate, gorgeous decorations throughout the common areas, as well as hot cocoa to warm you as you come in the door. Holiday trees are here, there, and everywhere! It's a truly delightful scene.

The gift shops - one at Barter proper and another at Barter Stage II - have souvenirs and gifts to choose from. Perhaps someone on your list needs a gift certificate to share this experience with you next year?

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Over the River and Through the Woods at Barter Theatre, Christmas 2016.
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The gift shop in the Barter Theatre is especially festive at Christmas.

At Barter Theatre during this festive season, patrons can expect elaborate, gorgeous decorations throughout the common areas, as well as hot cocoa to warm you as you come in the door. Holiday trees are here, there, and everywhere! It's a truly delightful scene.

The gift shops - one at Barter proper and another at Barter Stage II - have souvenirs and gifts to choose from. Perhaps someone on your list needs a gift certificate to share this experience with you next year?

Before or After the Show

Downtown Abingdon is especially beautiful this time of year. Stroll Main Street to window shop and appreciate the decorations or get a bite to eat. Some of the nearby favorites are Rain Restaurant & Bar, Sister's American Grill, and The Peppermill.

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Stay The Night

Walk to the show when you stay the night nearby. Consider the illustrious Martha Washington Inn and Spa, also glittering with stunning holiday décor. The Park Street Guesthouse is just two blocks away and offers all of the comforts and privacy of home.

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Extend Your Stay

Expand your footprint beyond downtown Abingdon when you visit "must-see" places like Heartwood: Southwest Virginia's Artisan Gateway and Harvest Table Restaurant in Meadowview.

No trip to Abingdon is complete without at least a short jaunt on the Virginia Creeper Trail. Walk a brisk mile or two to work up an appetite for hot soup or a hot toddy.

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