Festival of Lights Visitor Guide ~

One of the nation’s largest holiday light shows

Lights Tour

Tour the 6-mile drive featuring 90 light displays from your own vehicle, or from the comfort of an Oglebay Trolley.
Trolley Tour tickets available up to 7 days in advance.

Light Displays Map Trolley Tours 


When can I view the lights?

The lights are turned on at dusk each night November 9 – January 6. 


What does it cost to view the lights?

We suggest a donation of $25 per vehicle. Your $25 donation also includes a family 4-pack of 3D Sleigh Bans glasses.

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What else is there to do at Oglebay during the Winter Festival of Lights?

Whether you’re making it an overnight stay, or just stopping by for a visit, there’s plenty of holiday fun for everyone! Enjoy a kid’s train ride and family wagon ride at our NEW Winter Carnival, encounter Santa’s reindeer at the Good Zoo, unwind with live music at our Nightly Holiday Reception, and much more!

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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.

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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.

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