Light Displays ~
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 89 lighted attractions boasting more than one million lights, this energy-efficient, LED show is sure to amaze guests of all ages.
Two new displays have joined the collection for the 2018 – 2019 season! Inspired by the Chameleons at Oglebay Good Zoo, the new Christmas Chameleon display will change colors right before your eyes! The Chameleon is made up of 450 lights and can be found in the Schenk Lake area of the park. The Kaleidoscope Christmas Tree powered by AEP has also joined the collection this year, featuring animated gingerbread men and snowflakes which twirl up and down the display. This 24-foot-tall display boasts 1,800 LEDs and can be found in the Christmas at Crispin area of the park.
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 your favorite holiday tunes. For information, call 304-243-4100.
Admission: Adults: $9.95; Children (3-12): $5.95; Children 2 and under: Free.
Tickets available at the Good Zoo main office.