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Holiday Dinners!
Main Dining Room at The Red Lion Inn

Christmas Day Dinner

For holidays and various other important occasions during the year, the Chef pulls out all the stops and prepares a special, prix fixe four-course dinner featuring seasonal local ingredients. Let us whet your appetite - take a look at this menu! Along with the rest of the Inn (inside & out!) the dining room is decorated for the season, with seating from noon until 6:30 pm. Click here for menu.


New Year's Eve

Have you made your plans yet? Consider our annual New Year's Eve Gala Package,

Join us for an extended celebration as we usher in the New Year! Our 2010 New Year's package features a special five-course dinner with a Champagne toast at midnight, dinner and dancing to live music, two nights accommodations, and a full breakfast each morning of your stay. Two-night packages start at $785, inclusive. Our chef, Brian J. Alberg, is putting the finishing touches on the menu - and it promises to be amazing! Please don't hesitate to make your plans with us - space is filling up. Consider bringing a group of friends or family and ring in the New Year at our place! Click here for info!

Local Theaters
Combine Forces

The Berkshire Theatre Festival in Stockbridge and the Colonial Theatre in Pittsfield have formed a groundbreaking partnership. The BTF will still produce the highest quality theatrical productions and will still occupy the same home in Stockbridge, MA that they have maintained for 82 years.  The Colonial will continue to present local, regional, and national acts to bring the best musicians, dancers, comedians, and performers available to our region. With this partnership you will have the opportunity to experience a broader array of performances at both venues. Watch as these two historic institutions work together as one to create an even broader array of entertainment for your enjoyment! Click here to read more...

Lots to See and Do!

A Christmas Carol

by Charles Dickens

Journey back to Victorian England and experience this classic tale again or for the first time.  The story of the infamous miser who is reformed shown the error of his ways by four spirits is filled with terrific turns and infused with holiday music.  A great way to celebrate, BTF's A Christmas Carol is a beloved Berkshire County tradition. Various dates... Click here for more info...

Vienna Boys Choir

The Colonial Theatre, Pittsfield

Thursday, Dec 12; 7:30pm

The world's most beloved choir has been thrilling audiences young and old for over 500 years with their unique mix of sacred and secular music. They've sung for kings and princes, Mozart and Bruckner, and now their eagerly anticipated tours play to sell-out crowds annually. Celebrate the holiday season with the angelic voices of the Vienna Boys Choir, voices of pure silver and gold. Follow this link for info...

Meet the Author:

Anne Trubek

The Mount, Lenox

Dec 11; 4-6PM

Join us for this special book launch in honor of Anne Trubek's recent release A Skeptic's Guide to Writers' Houses, which takes a vexed, often funny, and always thoughtful tour of a goodly number of house museums across the nation, including The Mount. As the author journeyed across the country, she asked herself one simple, yet surprisingly complex question: Why is it that we visit writers' houses? Anne will share her thoughts, discoveries, and adventures through literature, history, and contemporary America. She'll also sign copies of her book. Please call 413-551-5113 to reserve. Click here for more info...

Holiday Season

Choral Concert

Bach at the Thomasschule

Saturday, Dec 11; 8pm

First Congregational Church, Great Barrington

Berkshire Bach Singers

"Bach at the Thomasschule" brings the Berkshire Bach Singers and our choral director, Frank Nemhauser, together in a rousing production of the music of Thomasschule Master (J.S. Bach), his pupil (J.C.F. Bach), and his great admirer, Felix Mendelssohn. Come hear three settings of the chorale tune Wachet Auf! ruft uns die Stimme ("Wake up!" cries the voice to us.). For more info, click here.

Elie Wiesel & David Axelrod

Barrington Stage, Pittsfield

Monday, Dec 13; 8 pm

Live from NY's 92nd Street Y... Wiesel & Axelrod discuss the Conference of Nobel Laureates. The 92nd Street Y, in partnership with the Elie Wiesel Foundation, hosted the Conference of Nobel Laureates in October, bringing together two unique groups: the world's greatest minds and the next generation of decision makers. This very special event with Elie Wiesel and David Axelrod will bring to the stage the key findings from the conference, focusing on how to manage the changing nature of leadership in the 21st Century. Wiesel and Axelrod will conclude the conference by presenting summaries of the discussions. For more info, follow this link.

The Holiday Season is in Full Swing!

Holiday Cheer at The Red Lion InnOur Christmas trees are lit, our collection of creches are in the Side Parlor and the scent of hot mulled cider perfumes the air PLUS we have a fresh dusting of snow on the ground. The tree in our Lobby is decorated with a combination of vintage and contemporary ornaments and we've put giant bowls of gumdrops out for your enjoyment (don't tell your dentist it's our fault!) - plus, we have a month-long calendar of holiday music to get you in the spirit. Come grab a seat by our roaring fire and join in the fun! Be sure to check the last-minute specials page on our website for a variety of dates with super special rates! Click here to view!

December's O Tannenbaum Holiday Special

O Tannenbaum offers a simple getaway to get you in the holiday spirit! The Inn will be all decked out as usual and we offer live entertainment daily in our lobby. Soak up the festive ambiance and relax a bit while you're at it. This special includes overnight accommodations, a copy of Jan Brett's beautifully illustrated A Night Before Christmas, two tickets to the Berkshire Museum's Festival of Trees and a hearty country breakfast for two. O Tannenbaum is offered Sunday - Thursday from December 1-23 from $200 inclusive, based on availability. To reserve, please call 413.298.1690 or email us.

If your Christmas or New Year's travel plans bring you by the Inn, break up the trip with an overnight in Stockbridge. We're the perfect respite along your route, so come enjoy the merriment and our comfortable accommodations. For more details on packages and specials, please contact our Reservations Department by phoning 413.298.1690 or emailing us.

Or to check other dates and availability please click here!
Gift Cards & Holiday Shopping at the Inn

The Red Lion Inn Gift ShopGive the gift of choice! A Red Lion Inn gift card can be used for lodging, dining and shopping - and is available in a variety of amounts. Click here to purchase!

The Red Lion Inn Gift Shop is definitely not your ordinary, ho-ho-ho-hum, hotel gift shop. On the contrary, we're a world-class (according to our customers) boutique, offering wonderful jewelry, chic accessories, cool gifts, edgy cards, books for all ages, great toys, luscious soaps and lotions, almost all created in the Berkshires or nearby New England. We represent over 100 local artists and artisans! The shop has a great line of Red Lion Inn signature items - from cozy sweatshirts to our very own salad dressing and clam chowder. Follow this link to check out our selection of gift boxes!

Let It Snow...
Snowboard jump at Ski ButternutToday in the Berkshires, we're waking up to a fresh blanket of powdery snow. Our local ski areas have been making snow since temps dropped last week - Ski Butternut in Great Barrington is opening its runs this Friday, just seven miles from the Inn.

Take a Ski Break with us! After a day of skiing head back to the Inn to rest by a blazing fire. Ski Break includes overnight accommodations and two lift tickets to Ski Butternut. Lift tickets valid Monday - Thursday only. Package available Sunday through Thursday, $190, inclusive. Call 413.298.1690 or email us for more information and reservations.

Holiday Marketplace!
Berkshire Grown Holiday Marketplace


Year-round Arts, Cultural & Historic Attractions !
No matter what time of year, there's to plenty to discover...

Performing Arts:
BTF's A Christmas Carol
Barrington Stage Company

Berkshire Theatre Festival
Close Encounters with Music
Lion's Den pub
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
Shakespeare & Company
The Colonial
Lichtenstein Center for the Arts
'62 Center for Theatre and Dance at Williams College
Aston Magna Foundation For Music & Humanities, Inc.
Berkshire Bach Society
Berkshire Choral Festival

Visual Arts & Historic Sites:
Berkshire Art Gallery in Great Barrington
Berkshire Museum
Herman Melville's Arrowhead
Norman Rockwell Museum
The Sterling & Francine Clark Art Institute
The Mount - Edith Wharton's estate in Lenox
Ventfort Hall
Williamstown Film Festival
Chapin Library Of Rare Books & Manuscripts
The Colonel John Ashley House
Mission House Museum and Gardens
Naumkeag Museum and Gardens
Stockbridge Library Historical Room
Animagic- Museum of Animation Special Effects and Art
The Du Bois Center of American History
Williams College Museum Of Art
Berkshire Gallery Guide

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