Winter Festival of Lights 2016-2017
Oglebay Resort & Conference Center, Wheeling, WV. One of the nation’s largest, covering more than 300 acres over a six-mile drive throughout the resort. Listed as one of the 10 Best Christmas Light Displays in the US, according to AOL Travel. November 11, 2016 – January 1, 2017, Sun. through Thurs. dusk to 10:00 p.m., and Fri. and Sat. until 11:00 p.m. A per car donation is requested and is valid for the entire festival season. www.oglebay-resort.com
Christmas Fantasy Light Show
Krodel Park, Point Pleasant, WV. Annual drive-thru light show. Dec. 18-31, 2016. 6:00 pm-9:00 pm nightly. Unique animated light displays includes Santa Claus, reindeer, gingerbread men, angels, Mothman and more. New additions each year. No admission fee but donations are encouraged.
Christmas Light Show & Drive Thru
Point Pleasant, WV. This light show is located at the WV State Farm Museum. The light show boasts more than four million lights on the farm. Visitors can drive or walk the pathway of lights. Plenty of parking available. Children can visit with Santa nightly (6 p.m. until 9 p.m.) and enjoy hot cocoa & cookies from the Kitchen. Free admission. Country Kitchen and Country Store will be open. Dec. 9 until Dec. 18, 2016. 304-675-5737 www.wvfarmmuseum.org.
Ninth Annual Celebration of Lights
Morris Park, Pleasant Valley Road (I-79, exit 135), Fairmont, WV. Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from Nov. 25- Dec. 27. 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. Closed Christmas night. Drive thru 1.3 miles with over 100 Christmas displays. A $10 fee per a car. Special Walkers nights on Thursday December 8th. 304-366-4550. www.celebrationoflightswv.com.
Bluefield Holiday of Lights
Bluefield, WV. This beautiful array of lights covers 110+ acres of parkland and provides a 1.5 mile drive through the park. This light display is a destination for folks from near and far. Special music, hayrides with Santa, Elf, and the Farmer ($3/person), Bonfire, and fun are on the agenda at this holiday spectacle. Open nightly November 24 through December 31, 6-9pm Sunday through Thursday. 6-10pm Friday and Saturday. Walk through the Park – December 4, 11, 18, 25 5:00 – 6:00 – a unique viewing experience highlighting the beauty of the holiday season! Hayrides with Elsa and Olaf! December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, and 30 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Call 304-327-2448. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bluefield-Holiday-of-Lights/140346556063808
Chief Logan State Park, Logan, WV. A winter wonderland light show where the entire park is decorated with light displays and life size Christmas cards. It is open from Thanksgiving through December 31, 2016. Dark until 10 p.m. Donations accepted. 304-792-7125.
Holiday in the Park – City Park & Southwood
Parkersburg City Park, Parkersburg, WV. A holiday light drive-through display at two of the city parks decorated in celebration of the season with colorful animated and still holiday light displays. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. November 19- December 31, 2016. http://www.greaterparkersburg.com/events-calendar/holiday-in-the-park-city-park1/
60 Days of Holiday Cheer at The Greenbrier
White Sulphur Springs, WV. The Greenbrier is transformed during the holidays into a winter wonderland, with incredible décor throughout the resort. Experience a spectacular 60 days of holiday cheer at The Greenbrier from November 1, 2016 to January 1, 2017! Enjoy Christmas traditions such as: distinct dining venues, 5th Avenue Greenbrier Shopping Mall, visits with Santa (Saturdays and Sundays), and Tree Lightings (every Saturday from Thanksgiving to Christmas). Plus ice-skating and carriage rides. These weekend events are open to the public. 855-453-4858. http://www.greenbrier.com/holidays
Appalachian Coal Town Christmas
The Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine and Youth Museum, Beckley, WV. Featured on HGTV. Christmas lights and decorations, gift shop, craft vendors, horse drawn carriage rides, marshmallow roast, caroling, guided underground tours, planetarium presentation, and Christmas crafts. November 25 & 26 and December 2 & 3. 5-9 p.m. $12 per adult, $6 per child. 304-256-1747. http://www.wvcommerce.org/travel/travelplanner/event/Appalachian_Coal_Town_Christmas__Lights_Festival/5338/default.aspx
Christmas at Cass
Cass Scenic Railroad State Park, Main Street, Cass, WV. Main Street of Cass WV will be lighted for the holidays from December 1 – 31, 2016. Christmas at Cass celebration includes two days that the Cass Company Store is open, Pocahontas County Artisans Co-op will be available with handmade gifts, Last Run Restaurant will have homemade goodies, and Santa visits. Officially lighting of the Town Christmas Tree. Open to the public. Fee free. 304-456-4300 http://www.cassrailroad.com/dinner.html
The Blennerhassett Hotel Festival of Trees
The Festival of Trees is celebrating its 30th year. To date, we have 26 trees, 20 wreaths and 3 mantel pieces! All pieces will be auctioned – proceeds from the event stay LOCAL and help children and families in the Ohio Valley! A sight you do not want to miss! Viewing dates are Nov. 15 – Dec. 1. Hosted by the Easter Seal Rehabilitation Center, Wheeling.
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