Gardens of Light & Nativity Display ~

Experience the breathtaking beauty of Bissonnette Gardens aglow with holiday lights

The Gardens of Light and Nativity Display at the Hilltop features gleaming brick pathways aglow with holiday cheer. Stroll through The Hilltop in Bissonnette Gardens and enjoy 150 twinkling hanging baskets, thousands of lighted flowers and trees, and a festive Nativity display.

The Hilltop is also home to The Frosted Hilltop experience featuring enchanting activities for children and adults alike including the Snowflake Express Train Ride in Oglebay’s historic greenhouse, the Frosty Wagon Ride which takes guests on a 20-minute adventure aboard our open-air wagon, and the Ice Lounge at the Garden Bistro offering a variety of seasonal refreshments, including S’mores kits and holiday beverages for guests 21+. While you’re there, snap a few photos at our lighted selfie stations or snag a photo with your favorite magical snowman. 

At The Hilltop, you’ll also find a large selection of holiday shopping including Carriage House Glass featuring a wide variety of local artisan glass ornaments including works from our artist-in-residence Bob Allen. Farmhouse Sweets & Treats takes guests on a trip down Gingerbread Lane with a variety of gourmet candies, ornaments, holiday décor and more! And don’t miss the NEW Coffee & Ice Cream Shop at Farmhouse Sweets & Treats featuring hot chocolate brownie a la modes.

As you travel through the Gardens of Light and Nativity display, stop by the Palm Room Greenhouse for garden treasures, seasonal plants and holiday accessories. Wander the Christmas Tree Garden with three dozen shimmering trees on your way to the spectacular Mansion Museum. The Oglebay Mansion, the original summer home of Earl Oglebay, features 13 period rooms lavishly appointed with holiday decor. Holiday Mansion Museum tours are available daily. For information, please call 304-242-7272.