A Winter Wonderland for the Whole Family

A Winter Wonderland for the Whole Family


For 34 years Oglebay’s Festival of Lights has been one of the best holiday experiences found anywhere in the United States. The secret to its success is an ever-changing array of lights and holiday activities.


The park staff works tirelessly all year to make sure the event brings something new each season. This year’s dazzling light show covers more than 300 acres over a six-mile-drive through Oglebay Park.


Technology continues to drive the new light exhibits this year. The festival will once again offer an expanded holographic experience using 3D glasses, cutely called “3D Sleigh Bans”. The park has also expanded the RGB light experience, these LEDs can produce up to 16 million hues of light, delivering a lifelike experience to many of Oglebay’s favorite holiday displays.


For a $25 donation, guests will receive a Winter Festival of Lights season pass and a four-pack of 3D Sleigh Bans, plus more than $25 in money-saving coupons redeemable at various attractions throughout Oglebay Park.


The addition of The Frosted Hilltop is sure to pique the interest of the kiddos. It is open daily with expanded weekend hours and features the Snowflake Express Train Ride which will be a special treat for the little ones. The Frosty Wagon Ride is a 20-minute open-air wagon fit for the whole family, then head over for a visit with the Magical Snowman, and enjoy food and adult beverages at the Ice Lounge Bistro. Check out all the Hilltop activities.


“Now, Dasher! now, Dancer! now, Prancer and Vixen! On, Comet! on Cupid! on, Donner and Blitzen! Get up close and personal with reindeer at the Good Zoo with Santa’s Reindeer Training. Zookeepers will teach the family everything one needs to know about the animals that keep Santa’s trusty sleigh afloat all night. Reserve your spot.


And there is still more.


Nightly holiday receptions around the fireplace in the Hickman Lounge, pictures with Santa, the elegant Mansion Museum which features 13-period rooms lavishly appointed with holiday décor, holiday dining at its finest in the Ihlenfeld Dining Room, and guided trolley tours so that whole family can enjoy the experience.


Check the full schedule of activities and offerings.


Holiday room rates start $99 and can provide a bevy of add-on options if you so choose. Book your room today.


There is simply no better time to experience all that Oglebay Park has to offer. There is no better time to make the Oglebay Festival of Lights a new holiday tradition.


So, buckle up and head down to Wheeling and celebrate a true winter wonderland.