Festival of Lights ~

Drive-Through Experience
Nightly November 9, 2023 – January 7, 2024

Festival of Lights Hours

The dazzling drive-through experience is lit up nightly from dusk to midnight, including holidays, from November 9 – January 7. Enjoy reduced wait times when you visit Monday through Wednesday, and beat the rush when you arrive early between 5 – 6 pm.


To ensure the Festival of Lights continues to shine brightly for years to come, a donation of $30 per vehicle is suggested. Every $30 donor receives: 

  • 2023 Festival of Lights Vehicle Pass valid throughout the holiday season
  • Oglebay Rewards Book containing more than $500 in time-sensitive money-saving coupons

Donations are accepted at the Welcome Booth, located at light display #29. Cash or credit card accepted.

Know Before You Go

Don’t miss more than 100 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.

Brochure & Lights Map
  • Guided Trolley Tours photo

    Guided Trolley Tours

    Enjoy the Festival of Lights 6-mile drive-through experience from the comfort of the Oglebay Trolley. Tours depart Wilson Lodge hourly from 5:30 – 9:30 pm, November 9 – January 7.

    Mon-Thur | $20 per person
    Fri, Sat & Sun | $30 per person
    Thanksgiving Day and Dec 22 – Jan 1 | $30 per person

    Tickets may be purchased in advance. Call 877-436-1797.

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    2023 Highlights

    Don’t miss these favorites on the Festival of Lights route including Wheeling’s iconic Suspension Bridge, a 70-foot tall Welcome Tree, and a larger-than-life winter globe at Schenk Lake.

    • Display #3: Suspension Bridge
    • Display #96: Welcome Tree
    • Display #24: Reflections on Schenk Lake

    New this year — Lace up your skates for ice skating or take a stroll through the decorated tree trail and sip some hot chocolate at the Winter Carnival at Levenson Shelter. Then, indulge in delicious burgers, hot dogs, fries, and more at Route 88 Burgers & Brew on Route 88.

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    Sounds of the Season

    Listen to your favorite displays come to life through the magic of sound! Follow the music notes on the Festival of Lights route map to discover spectacular audio experiences:

    • Display #1: My True Love Gave To Me
    • Display #11: Zoo Light Tunnel
    • Display #22: Under The Big Top
    • Display #23: Rainbow Tunnel
    • Display #24: Reflections on Schenk Lake
    • Display #33: Dinosaur Park
    • Display #94: Life Size Nativity
    • Display #95: Welcome Tree/Gardens of Light
    • Display #97: Magical Mansion
    • Display #52: Cinderella Arriving at the Ball
    • Display #55: Snowflake Tunnel
    • Display #63: Jack-in-the-Box
    • Display #67: God Bless America