Beat the Winter Blues with Music, Beer and Ski Festivals Worldwide

Beat the Winter Blues with Music, Beer and Ski Festivals Worldwide
Laugh, dance and sing into winter with The Omni Grove Park Inn's Winter Concert Series featuring critically-acclaimed musicians in the genres of Swing, Jazz and Celtic and Comedy. Running from mid-January into mid-March in the scenic Blue Mountains of Asheville, NC, this year's series and packages offer nothing but fun for 2015. To coincide with each weekend of music or comedy, the Inn is offering packages to enjoy the incredible performances inclusive of accommodations, breakfast daily, a $25 Gift Card per reservation, and one ticket per adult to each performance. Please find a full list of dates below and for more information click here.

  • All That Jazz Weekend (Jan. 23-25)

  • Celtic Weekend (Jan. 31-Feb. 1)

  • 26th Annual Comedy Classic Weekend (March 13-15)

Since its creation in 2001, the Musical Summits of Gstaad Festival becomes winter rendezvous reference that inspires all lovers of classical music. Each year for 9 days young talent, bands, artists and internationally renowned Swiss and foreign music lovers choose the snowy setting of Gstaad to vibrate the most beautiful pages of classical music. Guests at Gstaad Palace can book the Sommets Musicaux Special package and book a three night stay with one concert ticket for two and one dinner at Gstaad Palace with the artists (selected concerts only). Package price for two people including half board and use of the Palace Spa from CHF 2‘067 ($USD 2,102).

Locally developed, designed and owned/operated, the rustic and modern Hotel Vermont invites guests to chill outside with a frosty brew or a custom cocktail run through the huge ice luge this winter at the annual Hotel Vermont Ice Bar. Drinks will be provided by Hotel Vermont's local partners Vermont Spirits Vodka, Whistle Pig Rye Whiskey and Long Trail beer and the live band and local DJ will keep guests partying through the night. Hang out on the hotel's two terraces and warm up around the fire pit with views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains. This is a 21+ event. Celebrate Ice Bar on February 6th and 7th, Attend the party and spend the night from $249 including two Ice Bar tickets and two drink tokens per person. Tickets are available here or in person at the Flynn Theater.

Celebrate the peak of Winter at The Omni Homestead Resort (pictured at top) nestled in the Allegheny Mountains of western Virginia. January 23 – 25, 2015 is the resort's annual Winterfest Weekend, where visitors can enjoy fireworks, live music, skiing, ice skating, snow tubing and snowboarding. Looking for something a bit more relaxing? Take a dip in the resort's Allegheny Springs heated pool and whirlpool and enjoy all delectable dining options available throughout the weekend.

Head to warmer weather this winter and visit Bermuda for the Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts with entertaining events from January 23 through March 8, 2015. Enjoy a variety of entertainment from ballet to Yo-Yo Ma and the Bee Gees. The luxurious Fairmont Hamilton Princess is offering two new exclusive packages for all festival goers. Book by January 27 for the weekend of January 30- February 2 for the Bermuda Festival of the Performing Arts Weekend featuring Yo-Yo Ma and Ellis Marsalis package, including a three-night stay in a one bedroom suite with harbor view, daily breakfast for two, 2 tickets to the Ellis Marsalis concert, and two tickets to Founders Recital feat. Yo-Yo Ma. $1,570 for three nights, based on double occupancy. Through the Stayin' Alive with the Bee Gees Weekend package, receive a two-night stay in a Deluxe Harbour view room, daily breakfast for two, two tickets for “Stayin' Alive – Night of the Bee Gees”, and transfer to and from the concert. Book by March 4 for stays March 7 – 14, must include March 7-9. Starts at $1,298 for two-night stay, based on double occupancy.