Light Displays ~

One of the nation’s largest holiday light shows

The Oglebay Winter Festival of Lights, which began in 1985, has grown into one of the nation’s largest holiday light shows. It attracts more than a million visitors each year, including thousands of tour buses from across the United States. The show has even been identified as one of the best Christmas displays in the United States by many travel companies and online publications.

The Oglebay Winter Festival of Lights covers more than three hundred acres over a six-mile drive throughout Oglebay park.

Featuring 90 lighted attractions boasting more than one million lights, this energy-efficient, LED show is sure to amaze guests of all ages.

Festival Favorites

Display favorites include the animated Snowflake and Rainbow Tunnels, Dinosaurs, Cinderella, the larger-than-life Polyhedron Star, Snoopy and Friends, and Willard the Snowman, named for the TV weatherman Willard Scott who joined in the festivities in 1986.

Gardens of Light and Nativity Display

Don’t forget to stop at The Hilltop area of the park to wander the glowing pathways. Here, you’ll find Gardens of Light, Christmas Tree Garden and Nativity attractions, as well as various unique retail shops.

Light & Music Extravaganza at Oglebay Good Zoo

Offered nightly on the Good Zoo outdoor patio, the Light & Music Extravaganza features more than 35,500 LED lights choreographed to the music of the Nutcracker. For information, call 304-243-4100.
Zoo Admission: Adults: $11.45; Children (3-12): $7.45; Children 2 and under: Free.