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  • Oglebay
    465 Lodge Drive
    Wheeling, WV 26003
  • 877-436-1797
  • Hours
    Nightly from Dusk to Midnight
  • https://oglebay.com/

Beginning in 1985, the Winter Festival of Lights has grown into one of the nation’s largest holiday light shows, attracting more than one million visitors each year. Identified as one of the top light displays in the United States by countless travel companies and national publications, the Winter Festival of Lights features three hundred acres of twinkling lights over a six-mile drive. The dazzling display includes 90 lighted attractions boasting more than one million energy-efficient LED lights.

Hours & Admission~

November 4, 2021 – January 9, 2022
Nightly from Dusk to Midnight

The Winter Festival of Lights features three hundred acres of twinkling lights over a six-mile, self-guided drive. The dazzling display includes 90 lighted attractions boasting more than one million energy-efficient LED lights.

2021 EVENT BROCHURE

Lights Hours

The dazzling drive-through experience is lit up nightly from dusk to midnight, including holidays, from November 4 – January 9.

Enjoy reduced wait times when you visit Monday through Wednesday, and beat the rush when you arrive early between 5 – 6 p.m.

Admission

To ensure the Festival of Lights continues to shine brightly for years to come, a donation of $25 per vehicle is suggested. Every $25 donor receives:

  • 2021 Festival of Lights Vehicle Pass valid throughout the holiday season
  • Oglebay Rewards Book containing more than $500 in money-saving coupons redeemable Nov. 2021 – Dec. 2022

REWARDS BOOK INCLUSIONS

Donations are accepted at the Welcome Booth, located at light display #32. Cash or credit card accepted.

Know Before You Go

Don’t miss any of the 90 lighted attractions along our 6-mile driving route. Follow the directions below instead of using a GPS, and begin at light display #1 on the map below. 

From I-70 W: Follow I-70 W to exit 2A Oglebay Park. Follow the signs for Oglebay Park and merge onto National Rd. Turn left at the light by Tim Hortons onto Bethany Pike/WV Route 88 N toward Oglebay. (2.5 mi) Arrive at Oglebay.

From I-70 E: Follow I-70 E to Wheeling. Take the Oglebay Park Exit 2A. Follow signs for Oglebay Park and turn right onto National Rd. Turn left at the light by Tim Hortons onto Bethany Pike/WV Route 88 N toward Oglebay. (2.5 mi) Arrive at Oglebay.

LIGHTS MAP

NEW Sounds Of The Season

Drive-Through Experience | Nightly from Dusk to Midnight

Experience the Winter Festival of Lights like never before as your favorite displays come to life through the magic of sound! Follow the music notes on the Festival of Lights route map to discover 14 new audio experiences:

  • Display #2: My True Love Gave To Me
  • Display #8: Holiday Welcoming Arch
  • Display #9: Greetings From Snoopy
  • Display #20: Under The Big Top
  • Display #21: Rainbow Tunnel
  • Display #34: Dinosaur Park
  • Display #45: Candy Cane Lane
  • Display #91: Life Size Nativity
  • Display #92: Gardens of Light
  • Display #93: Magical Mansion Light Show
  • Display #54: Cinderella Arriving at the Ball
  • Display #57: Snowflake Tunnel
  • Display #67: Holiday Toy Soldiers
  • Display #68: God Bless America

NEW 60-Foot-Tall Welcome Tree

New in 2021, don’t miss the 60-foot-tall Welcome Tree at The Hilltop featuring thousands of dancing high-resolution lights with the infinite ability to combine color, music, light and animated imagery all while soaring six stories into the night sky.

Life-sized Nativity Display

Don’t miss the larger-than-life Nativity Display, now located inside Carriage House gift shop at The Hilltop featuring elaborate characters and costumes brought to life through an audio presentation of the nativity story.

On display daily 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Magical Mansion Show

Prepare to be dazzled as Oglebay’s iconic mansion, located at The Hilltop comes alive with an animated 5-minute light show choreographed to your favorite holiday hits! Show runs nightly from dusk to midnight.

Gardens of Light

Located at The Hilltop, the ever-popular Gardens of Light features gleaming brick pathways aglow with holiday cheer. Stroll along the paved pathways through Bissonnette Gardens as you take in more than 150 twinkling hanging baskets, thousands of lighted flowers and festive trees.

Guided Trolley Tours

Enjoy the Festival of Lights 6-mile drive-through experience from the comfort of the Oglebay Trolley. Trolley tours depart Wilson Lodge hourly from 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. November 4 – January 9.

Sunday – Friday: $15 per person
Saturday: $20 per person

Advance reservations are highly recommended. Call 877-436-1797.

Winter Carnival

Experience the Winter Carnival at Levenson Shelter featuring a wonderland of family-friendly activities and delicious, carnival-inspired concessions.

Hop aboard the Kids’ Snowflake Express Train, or take off on a family Holiday Wagon Ride through the twinkling hillside.

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Lighted Selfie Stations

Snap a holiday photo at a variety of festive selfie stations as you explore the illuminated walking paths throughout The Hilltop! These jolly photos are perfect for holiday greeting cards, and much more.

Share your favorite Festival of Lights photos with us using hashtag #OglebayLights for a chance to be featured on our website!

Santa Photos

That’s right, the big guy himself will be at Oglebay’s Good Zoo nightly from 6 – 8 p.m. to hear all your holiday wishes. Plus, guests receive one free digital photo with Good Zoo admission throughout the Festival of Lights season!

Holidays At The Mansion

The Mansion Museum, located at The Hilltop, was the summer home of industrialist and philanthropist Earl W. Oglebay, is lavishly decorated for the holidays! Explore the Mansion’s 13 period rooms and enjoy the stunning displays. From simple elegance to the extravagant, you’ll find decorating inspiration to take back to your own home.

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NEW Holiday Dinner Shows

Sunday – Thursday | 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 14 – 18; Nov. 28 – Dec 2.; Dec. 5 – 9; Dec. 12 – 16

Adults: $49; Children 12 and under: $39

New in 2021, experience West Virginia Public Theatre’s newest production “Jingle This,” right here
at Oglebay. This lively, heartwarming show features songs and stories as told by five talented performers from all around the country. Hear new arrangements of holiday classics and some old favorites, too. Don’t miss the ringing, singing, and storytelling that will put you in the happiest of holiday spirits while enjoying a delicious holiday inspired meal!

For tickets, call 877-436-1797.

Nightly Candy Cane Cordial

Gather around the fireplace in Hickman Lounge, located on the second floor at Wilson Lodge, for free holiday programming and complimentary refreshments nightly from 7 – 10 p.m. Live music offered Thursday – Sunday.

Elf Digital Scavenger Hunt

Grab your smart phone and get ready for our new, virtual scavenger hunt featuring seven stations located throughout Wilson Lodge. Unlock clues by scanning QR codes at each station for a chance to win weekly prizes! Scavenger hunt begins at Wilson Lodge Front Desk.

Character Story Time

Join us in Wilson Lodge for a magical story time with your favorite holiday characters as they share stories and take pictures. Stick around after story time for a holiday movie!

Featured Storytellers:

  • “Night Before Christmas” with Mrs. Claus
  • “Olaf’s Night Before Christmas” with Olaf from Frozen
  • “A Christmas Carol” with award-winning storyteller Rich Knoblich
  • Holiday Wreath Workshop

    Thursdays, Nov. 11, 18, Dec. 2 & 9 from 2:15 – 3 p.m.

    Join us at the Schrader Center as we deck the halls! Create a simple wreath using fresh evergreen boughs, then decorate with adornments and a ribbon. This wreath will bring the beauty and joy of the season to wherever it is hung.

    $5 per person. Pre-registration not required. All ages welcome.

  • Nightly Holiday Dinner Buffet

    Join us in Ihlenfeld Dining Room in Wilson Lodge for a delicious holiday buffet offered nightly from 5 – 9 p.m.

    Adults: $35.95
    Children (4 – 11): $18.95
    Children 3 and under: Free

    Advance reservations highly recommended. Call 304-243-4090.

  • Breakfast with Santa

    Enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet in Glessner Auditorium at Wilson Lodge with your favorite jolly friend from the North Pole.

    December 5, 11 & 18 at 8 a.m. & 10 a.m.

    Adults: $24.95
    Children (4 – 11): $18.95
    Children 3 and under: $3.95

    Reservations required. Call 304-243-4090.

  • Ohio Valley Breakfast with Santa

    Join us as we show our appreciation for the Wheeling community with a special Ohio Valley Breakfast with Santa event at Wheeling Park’s White Palace! In addition to getting a photo with your jolly friend from the North Pole, families will also receive a coupon for free same day ice rink entry at Wheeling Park.

    November 27 at 10:30 a.m.

    Adults: $24.95
    Children (4 – 11): $18.95
    Children 3 and under: $3.95

    Reservations required. Call 304-243-4090.

  • Thanksgiving & Christmas Buffets

    Leave the cooking to us this holiday season and enjoy delicious, gourmet Thanksgiving and Christmas feasts prepared by Oglebay’s Executive Chef.

    November 26 & December 25 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

    Adults: $42
    Children (4 – 11): $16
    Children 3 and under: $3.95

    Advance reservations highly recommended. Call 304-243-4090.

  • Ihlenfeld Dining Room

    Located on the second floor of Wilson Lodge featuring bountiful breakfast, brunch, and dinner buffets with breathtaking views of the festively appointed hillside.

    Breakfast Buffet
    Monday- Friday 6:30 – 10 a.m.
    Saturday & Sunday 6:30 – 11 a.m. 

    Holiday Dinner Buffet
    Nightly 5 – 9 p.m.

  • Glassworks Grill

    Located on the second floor of Wilson Lodge, Glassworks Grill brings casual dining to life through artful menu items ranging from gourmet burgers to artisan pizzas.

    Hours
    Daily 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.

  • Sarita’s Coffee Bar

    Located in the lobby of Wilson Lodge, enjoy barista-style coffee drinks, grab-and-go items, and holiday goodies from the bakery.

    Hours
    Daily 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.

  • Ice Lounge at Garden Bistro

    Warm up with a variety of winter snacks including fireside s’mores and spiked hot chocolate.

    Hours
    Friday – Sunday: 5 – 9 p.m.

  • Speidel Grill

    Warm up by the fire with a hot cup of soup and a sandwich, or enjoy hot beverages including hot chocolate and coffee at Speidel Grill located at the Speidel Golf Club.

    Hours
    Sunday – Thursday: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
    Friday & Saturday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

  • Good Zoo Holiday Admission

    Zoo admission includes access to select animal habitats, Rockin’ Holiday Light Show, and more!

    Adults: $11.95
    Children (3 – 12): $7.95
    Children 2 and under: Free

    Hours
    Sunday – Thursday 11 a.m. – 8  p.m.
    Friday & Saturday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

    Thanksgiving & New Year’s Day 1 – 8 p.m.; Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Christmas Day 3 – 8 p.m.

    *Outdoor animal habitats are viewable 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily. Guests arriving after 4 p.m. will receive complimentary Good Zoo day passes valid for reentry during daytime operation from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

  • Rockin’ Holiday Light Show

    Prepare to be amazed by this dazzling light show on the Good Zoo’s outdoor patio! This new and improved light show features 40,000 LED lights choreographed to the music of legends like Led Zeppelin, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and more! Access to the Rockin’ Holiday Light Show is included with Good Zoo Admission.

  • Wish For Snow Experience

    Relive the magic of the first snow every night of the week on the Good Zoo’s outdoor patio as our magical snowman puts on a dazzling display to remember.

  • Zebra S’mores

    Warm up around the Good Zoo’s fire pit while making delicious s’mores with a zebra twist!

  • Holiday Shopping At The Good Zoo

    Shop the Good Zoo’s Nature Express Gift Shop for the area’s most unique selection of educational toys, games, plush, apparel, and more!

    Hours
    Sunday – Thursday 11 a.m. – 8  p.m.
    Friday & Saturday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

    Thanksgiving & New Year’s Day 1 – 8 p.m.; Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Christmas Day 3 – 8 p.m.

  • Oglebay Gift Card Promotion

    Give the gift that’s always in season! Plus, receive special bonus gifts for you with every $100 and $500 gift card purchase. Hurry- offer ends December 31, 2021.

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  • Speidel Christmas Shop

    Oglebay’s Speidel Golf Pro Shop has been transformed into a winter wonderland featuring a variety of traditional holiday decor, unique gifts, Oglebay apparel, and more! Call 304-243-4050 for information.

    Hours
    Friday & Saturday 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.
    Sunday – Thursday 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.

    Thanksgiving, Christmas Day & New Year’s Day 1 – 9 p.m.; Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • Carriage House

    Oglebay’s historic Carriage House gift shop features Wheeling Artisan Center items, handmade glassware, Fiesta Tableware, and Oglebay’s famous lighted hyacinth flowers. Call 304-243-4058 for information.

    Hours
    Daily 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

    Thanksgiving, Christmas Day & New Year’s Day 1 – 9 p.m.; Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • Farmhouse Sweets & Treats

    Take a trip down gingerbread lane with a variety of gourmet candies, ornaments, holiday decor and more! Call 304-243-4044 for information.

    Hours
    Daily 10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

    Thanksgiving, Christmas Day & New Year’s Day 1 – 9 p.m.; Christmas Eve & New Year’s Eve 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

  • The West Spa Boutique

    Offering rejuvenating treatments, luxurious bath and skin care products and spa gift cards. Call 304-243-4130 for information.

    Hours
    Sunday – Thursday 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
    Friday & Saturday 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

  • The Resort Shop

    Located in Wilson Lodge featuring Oglebay souvenirs and branded gifts for everyone on the Nice List. Call 304-243-4087 for information.

    Hours
    Daily 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.

  • The Samara Shop

    Located at Oglebay Institute’s Schrader Environmental Education Center, The Samara Shop offers unique nature gifts for children and adults. Proceeds support Schrader Center’s nature education programs. Call 304-242-6855 for information.

  • Oglebay Gift Guide

    From once-in-a-lifetime animal encounters to rejuvenating spa services and golf packages, Oglebay offers a wide variety of unique gift ideas for everyone on your shopping list. Click the link below for our top 2021 holiday gift ideas!

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