The Winter Festival of Lights at Oglebay
November 10, 2017 – January 1

 

Supported by WesBanco. This annual holiday light show is one of the nation’s largest, covering more than 300 acres over a 6 mile drive throughout Oglebay!

 

Trolley Tours
Narrated nightly trolley tours of the Festival of Lights displays depart from Wilson Lodge hourly between 5:30 – 9:30 pm.
Tickets available up to 7 days in advance, call 304-243-4100.
Sunday – Thursday: $11 ; Friday & Saturday: $12
Rates per person. Plus applicable taxes and fees.

 

Christmas at Crispin

  • Shopping
    Experience a Christmas wonderland filled with unique decor, ornaments, gifts, and more at our Christmas Shop!
    Open November 9 – January 1
    Sunday – Thursday 9:00 am – 9:00 pm; Friday & Saturday 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
    304-243-4015

 

  • Festival of Trees
    The Pine Room at Oglebay is transformed into a holiday wonderland with scores of trees, wreaths, centerpieces and swags, all decorated by area designers and available for purchase.
    Open November 10 – 18
    Daily 2:00 – 7:00 pm
    Adults: $5; Seniors & Children (5-12): $4; Children 4 & Under: FREE

 

  • Fresh Cut Christmas Trees
    Find your perfect Christmas tree at Oglebay!
    Open December 1 – 17
    Sunday – Thursday 2:00 – 9:00 pm; Friday & Saturday 2:00 – 10:00 pm

 

  • Holiday Train Rides for Kids & Family Holiday Wagon Rides
    Weather permitting. Tickets available at the Christmas Shop.
    Open November 9 – January 1
    Daily 5:00 – 9:00 pm

 

  • Straw Mazes for Tykes & Teens
    Two skill levels. Free admission.
    Open November 10 – January 1
    Sunday – Thursday 2:00 – 9:00 pm; Friday & Saturday 2:00 – 10:00 pm

 

  • Gingerbread Houses, Entertainment, and More
    November 9 – January 1 at Crispin Center Club Room
    Daily 5:00 – 9:00 pm

 

The Hilltop – Gardens of Light
Thousands of lighted flowers and trees illuminate The Hilltop and Bissonnette Gardens area. Wander through the Gardens of Light to see the Christmas Tree Garden and the much-loved Nativity Display.

Being at Carriage House Glass and explore a large selection of decorative glass. Visit the Glass Museum on the shop’s lower level to explore an extensive collection of West Virginia Glass and watch an exciting glassblowing demonstration.

The tour continues to Farmhouse Sweets & Treats Shoppe where you will find chocolates, candy, regionally produced food products, holiday gift items, and custom gift baskets.

The brick path leads guests from the magical Christmas tree garden to the Wheeling Civic Garden Center, Palm Room, and Mansion Museum.

 

Museums of Oglebay Institute
The elegant 1846 Mansion Museum features 13 period rooms lavishly appointed with holiday decor. The sparkling Glass Museum is located on the lower level of Carriage House Glass and features glassblowing demonstrations. 
Sunday – Thursday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm; Friday & Saturday 9:00 am – 10:00 pm
Christmas Eve 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, New Year’s Eve 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day
Admission: Adults: $10 for both museums or $7 for one museum, Children 12 & Under: FREE

 

Shopping
While you are awaiting the illumination of the hillsides, explore the many shops of Oglebay—some located on The Hilltop within the Gardens of Light, and others throughout the property. Click here for more details.

 

 

Dining

  • Dinner Buffet at Ihlenfeld Dining Room
    November 10 – December 31
    Adults: $29.95; Children (5-12): $10.95; Children 4 & Under: FREE

 

  • Thanksgiving Buffet at Ihlenfeld Dining Room 
    November 23
    Adults: $34.95; Children (5-12) $15.95; Children 4 & Under: FREE

 

  • Breakfast with Santa at Wilson Lodge
    December 2, 9, 16, and 23
    8:00 am and 10:00 am
    Adults: $18.95; Children (5-12) $13.95; Children 4 & Under: $3.95
    Photos with Santa: $5.00
    Reservations suggested, call 304-243-4090

 

  • Christmas Buffet at Ihlenfeld Dining Room
    December 25
    Adults: $34.95; Children (5-12): $15.95; Children 4 & Under: FREE

 

  • NEW! Feast with the Beast at the Good Zoo
    This new dining experience offers alternating menus of pasta or tacos in a family-friendly atmosphere.
    Every Friday & Saturday from November 24 – December 30 4:00 – 7:00 pm
    Adults: $10.00; Children (5-12): $5.00; Children 4 & Under: FREE
    Family Special: Four dinners for $25
    Reservations suggested for large parties, call 304-243-4100

 

The Good Zoo

  • Light & Music Extravaganza
    The Light & Music Extravaganza takes place on the zoo patio nightly. More than 35,000 LED lights light up the area. 
    Adults: $9.95; Children (3-12) $5.95; Children 2 & Under: FREE
    Laser Shows: $2.00
    Sunday – Thursday 11:00 am – 8:00 pm; Friday & Saturday 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

 

  • NEW! Photos at Santa’s Reindeer Training School
    Photos scheduled by appointment, call 304-243-4100

 

  • NEW! Zebra S’mores
    Warm up around the Good Zoo Fire Pit while making delicious S’mores with a zebra twist!
    Every Friday & Saturday from 4:00 – 8:00 pm
    Price: Two S’mores for $5.00

 

Schrader Environmental Education Center

  • Holiday Art Show & Sale
    November 16 – December 30
    Monday – Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm; Sunday 12:00 – 5:00 pm
    Call 304-242-6855 to learn more.

 

Live Entertainment
Enjoy live music and refreshments in the Hickman Lounge nightly from 7:00 – 10:00 pm. Performers vary throughout the week. Located on the Main Level of Wilson Lodge.
Entertainment Schedule

 

Pictures with Santa
Available every Friday & Saturday from November 25 – December 23 
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Hickman Lounge – located on the Main Level of Wilson Lodge
$5.00 per person, personal cameras welcome

 

Location
Oglebay, and the Winter Festival of Lights, is located 4 miles from I-70 at Exit 2A. It is 60 miles from Pittsburgh via I-79 south and I-70 west; 120 miles from Columbus via I-70 east; and 150 miles from Cleveland via I-77 south and I-70 east. See Location & Directions for further directions. 

 

Hours and Information
The Winter Festival of Lights is view-able Sunday through Thursday until 10:00 pm and on Friday and Saturday until 11:00 pm. A per car donation is requested and is valid for the entire festival season. Trolley tours are offered several times each night beginning at Wilson Lodge. Saturdays are very popular nights to visit. Long lines and wait times should be expected. Please visit us Sunday through Friday to avoid extended wait times.

 

Overnight Packages
Inquire about Winter Festival of Lights, New Year’s Eve, and other seasonal overnight packages at Wilson Lodge. Call 877-624-6988 or book online!