West Virginia November 24, 2016
The Christmas Lights Road Trip Through West Virginia That’s Nothing Short Of Magical
West Virginia has an amazing array of lights for the holidays. With great displays all over the state, there’s only one way to make the most of this holiday season… a road trip! You’ll probably see the greatest number of light shows if you can time your trip over a weekend.
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This trip will take close to 11 hours, so you'll want to break your travel up into 2 or 3 days to see everything. Click
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1. The Greenbrier
The Greenbrier is stunning during the holiday season. You can attend weekly tree lighting ceremonies, or take a trolley rides, or horse and carriage ride to enjoy the lights. Call 855-453-4858 (option 1) for information and reservations. Address: 300 W. Main Street, White Sulphur Springs, WV 24986.
Lotito City Park in Bluefield has an impressive display of over 900,000 lights. You can also see a live nativity scene, and take a trolley or a hayride. The Holiday of Lights is open 6:00-9:00 p.m. Sunday-Thursday and from 6:00-10:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights. Opening night is Thanksgiving Day and the last night to visit is New Year's Eve. The activities are free, but the park will accept donations.
These historic homes of millionaires will be elaborately decorated for the holidays, and some even open up for visitors to tour.
4. Chief Logan State Park
The park typically displays lights from late November through January 1. Let us know if you have more information about the light show for 2016.
5. St. Albans
St. Albans has an impressive light show every year. You can walk through the display starting November 22 from 6pm - 9pm. It will then be open nightly from November 25-December 26, from 6pm - 9pm. The display will be closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Address: City Park Rd, St Albans, WV 25177.
6. Fayette County Park
Lacy’s Lights and Maples Display at Fayette County Park celebrates its 46th year in 2016. Let us know if you have more information about the light display this year.
7. Page-Vawter House
Nearby the park is the Page-Vawter House. This historic home in downtown Ansted is decorated with lights for the holidays. Call 304-658-3335 to find out about tours where you can see the home's 11 fireplaces.
8. Morris Park
Morris Park has a drive through 1.3 miles of Christmas light displays. The display will be available Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays from 5:00pm - 9:00pm, beginning November 25th and ending December 27th. It will be closed on Christmas day.Tickets are $10 per car. Address: Morris Park, Fairmont, WV 26554.
9. Oglebay Resort
This massive light display has been called one of the best in the country. You can walk, drive, or take a trolley through the acres of lights. The Good Zoo will also have special hours and a light display. The Winter Festival of Lights is viewable Sunday through Thursday until 10:00 p.m. and on Friday and Saturday until 11:00 p.m. A per car donation is requested and is valid for the entire festival season. The display will be available through January 1st. Address: 465 Lodge Drive, Wheeling, WV 26003.
If you’d like to see even more lights that didn’t make it onto this route, check out these amazing
light displays, or visit one of these holiday events where you can ride in a horse-drawn carriage.