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Winter Festival of Lights

Winter Festival of Lights

Winter Festival of Lights

Head for the lights this winter to West Virginia, host to one of the largest light displays in the US. Since 1985 the Winter Festival of Lights has been delighting visitors of all ages! This annual holiday light show is one of the nation’s largest, covering more than 300 acres over a six-mile drive throughout the resort.

Seventy-five larger-than-life light displays are included in this glowing show and each year something new is added. This year’s new displays include a Conestoga Wagon, Ferris Wheel and Snowball Chasing Sledders.  The animated “Snowflake Tunnel,” a display that delights visitors as they drive through dozens of twinkling snowflakes, will be converted to brilliant LED. Standing close to sixty feet tall and spanning fifty feet in diameter, the “Poinsettia Wreath and Candle” display is the festival’s tallest while a favourite remains to be the extravagant “Cinderella Display ” which took two years to complete.

World-renowned landscape lighting expert Dick Bosch of the Netherlands and the late Robert J. Otten, Wheeling Park Commission’s long-time creative director were the creative talents behind Oglebay’s show.

The show is located at the Ogleby Resort in Wheeling in the North of West Virginia and offers 273 lodge rooms and 54 cottages on 1,600 acres with a wide variety of facilities. Wheeling was originally the state capital.

The Winter Festival of Lights takes place from November 11 2011 to January 8th 2012 and  is viewable Sunday to Thursday until 10:00 p.m. and on Friday and Saturday until 11:00 p.m – visit or take a Virtual Tour: Oglebay Winter Festival of Lights