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Oglebay Festival of Lights

The Lights are On!

Each and every year Oglebay holds their Winter Festival of Lights – a beautiful display of Christmas lights stretching over a six-mile span and featuring 89 lighted attractions. I can say from experience that is it truly a sight to see and a must see if you are in the area around the holidays.

The History

The tradition began in 1986. Since then it has grown into one of the largest light shows in the country, attracting more than a million visitors each year! The festival has become national recognized from publications and travel expert website.

Festival Attractions

New to the collections this year includes a Christmas Chameleon, made up of 450 lights that change right before your eyes! The Chameleon structure was inspired by the Chameleons at the Oglebay Good Zoo. If that wasn’t enough, we are also rolling out a 24 foot tall Kaleidoscope Christmas Tree displaying 1,800 lights.

Festival Favorites

Favorites and long-time festival fixtures include our Rainbow Tunnels, Dinosaurs, Disney characters, Snoopy and friends and Willard the Snowman!

Garden of Lights

Don’t forget to stop by and see our Garden of Lights and Nativity Display. Perfect for our littlest holiday visitors. As you walk through the Garden of Lights make sure to stop by the Palm Room and Garden Center Gift Shop for charming seasonal gifts and safekeeps for the gardener on your Nice List.

Holiday Shopping

While you’re here, take care of some holiday shopping! Our Christmas Shop, located at the Crispin Center is filled with unique decorations, ornaments and gifts. On the Hilltop, check out our Farmhouse Sweets & Treats Shoppe – we guarantee you’ll love our assorted chocolates and candies, regionally produced food products and custom gift baskets.

We are a golf course after all – so don’t forget to check out our pro-shops where you can find great golf gear for that special golfer this holiday season.

The Festival of Lights is open now – check it out and get ready for the best season of the year (besides golf of course)