Last Updated on November 29, 2022
The holidays are approaching, so it’s time to start planning which Christmas light displays in West Virginia you will visit this year!
In this post, we’re sharing the best Christmas lights in West Virginia! Learn about how and where to see these dazzling Christmas light displays. Make sure to check out our interactive map so you can find out which West Virginia Christmas light displays are near you!
Oglebay Festival of Lights – Wheeling, West Virginia
The Oglebay Festival of Lights is one of the largest and most popular Christmas light displays in West Virginia! Festival of Lights is 6-mile drive-through Christmas light display at Oglebay Resort in Wheeling, West Virginia. Oglebay’s light display continues to grow each year! In addition to viewing the lights, you can visit the Good Zoo for a laser show and photos with Santa. Or extend your stay and book one of Oglebay’s overnight packages.
Dates: November 10, 2022 – January 8, 2023
Time: Nightly from dusk to midnight, including holidays
Admission: $30 donation
Location: Oglebay Resort, Wheeling, WV
Learn more about the Oglebay Winter Festival of Lights!
Holiday in the Park – Parkersburg, West Virginia
Visitors can drive through two of Parkersburg, West Virginia’s city parks decorated for the holidays with dazzling Christmas light displays. Make sure to check out the The Festival of Trees, which also takes place at the Blennerhassett Hotel!
Dates: late November – late December 2022
Time: Thanksgiving to New Years Day
Location: Parkersburg City Park & Parkersburg South Wood Park
Fairmont Celebration of Lights – Fairmont, West Virginia
Experience this Christmas light display near Morgantown! The Fairmont Celebration of Lights is a 1.3-mile drive-through showing beautiful Christmas light displays. Or come on a Wednesday and walk through the lights for just $5!
Dates: November 25, 2022 – December 30, 2022, closed holidays
Time: Thursday to Sunday 6pm to 10pm, Wednesday 6pm to 10pm for walking
Location: Morris Park- Fairmont, WV
Christmas at the Greenbrier- White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia
Every year the Greenbrier is decorated with holiday cheer and lights for Christmas. Consider spending your Christmas, or Christmas week, at the Greenbrier. Here, you and your family can experience a range of Christmas activities!
Dates: December 23, 2022 – December 29, 2022
Location: Greenbrier Resort
Holiday of Lights- Bluefield, West Virginia
Enjoy this free drive-through Christmas light display in Bluefield! Visit Santa at the Ridge Runner Train Station or go on a hay ride for$3.00 per person. Make sure to check out the rest of Bluefield’s Christmas events during the holiday season, like the Hometown Christmas Festival.
Time: Sunday – Thursday 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Friday and Saturday 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm.
Location: 1780 Stadium Dr, Bluefield, WV
Festival of Lights – St. Albans, West Virginia
The St. Albans Festival of Lights has been a long-standing tradition in West Virginia since 1988! This free drive-through light display turns St. Albans City Park into a magical Christmas wonderland. On November 22, you can opt to walk through the lights, or a November 23, free hayrides through the lights are offered!
Dates: November 25, 2022 – December 23, 2022
Time: Vehicle Traffic Only, Nightly 6 pm – 9 pm
Location: St. Albans City Park
State Capitol Building – Charleston, West Virginia
The West Virginia State Capitol Building is decked out every holiday season in festive Christmas trees, twinkling lights, and other holiday decorations.
Dates: November – December, 2022
Location: State Capitol Building, Charleston
Homes of the Millionaires Tours – Bramwell, West Virginia
Bramwell, the millionaires town, with a mansion-lined street where the coal barons used to live. It was once home to more millionaires per capita than anywhere in the nation! During the holiday season you can take a walking tour of the mansions decked out in holiday décor, stop by the rail depot museum, and support local businesses by shopping.
Dates: Dec. 10
Time: 5 p.m.-8 p.m
Admission: Purchase tickets here
Location: Bramwell, WV
Christmas at the Fair – Lewisburg, West Virginia
Christmas at the Fair in Lewisburg, West Virginia, is a drive-through Christmas light display in southern West Virginia! Fair-inspired snacks are available for purchase!
Dates: November 25, 2022 –
Time: Thursdays-Sundays from 6 PM – 9 PM
Location: State Fairgrounds, Lewisburg, WV
Festival of Lights at Krodel Park- Point Pleasant, West Virginia
The Festival of Lights at Krodel Park is a drive-through Christmas light show featuring 100 custom displays made up of over 100,000 lights! These Christmas lights in West Virginia are free to the public but donations are accepted.
Dates: November 23, 2022 – January 1, 2023
Time: 5:30-9 p.m
Location: Krodel Park, Point Pleasant, WV
Yuletide in the Park – Hurricane, West Virginia
Come enjoy Yuletide in the Park, Hurricane, West Virginia’s free Christmas light display! View the Christmas lights, experience the live nativity, carolers, carriage rides, photos with Santa, crafts, and more!
Dates: December 2022
Location: Valley Park, Hurricane, WV
Winter Wonderland at Fayette County Park – Fayetteville, West Virginia
The Winter Wonderland at Fayette County Park is a drive-through Christmas light display near New River Gorge National Park! In addition to driving through the lights, you can grab drinks and snacks at the Canteen!
Dates: December 2022
Time: 6 pm – 10 pm nightly
Admission: $5 cash or check
Location: Fayette County Park, Fayetteville, W V
Appalachian Coal Town Christmas – Beckley, West Virginia
Appalachian Coal Town Christmas is a two-weekend event at the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine! Learn about West Virginia coal mining history and enjoy guided underground tours, a marshmallow roast, caroling in the church, and an ice-skating rink! The site will be decorated with Christmas lights and decorations! Get some holiday shopping done at the gift shop or the craft vendors who will be on site!
Dates: November 25-26, 2022 and December 2-3, 2022
Time: 5 to 9 p.m.
Admission: $12 for adults and $10 for children.
Location: Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine 513 Ewart Ave, Beckley, WV
Central Hampshire Park Christmas Lights- Augusta, West Virginia
Every year Central Hampshire Park is decorated with dozens of Christmas lights displays for a drive-through Christmas light display.
Dates: November 26, 2022 – January 1, 2023
Time: Daily 5:30 until 10:00 pm
Location: Central Hampshire Park, Augusta, WV
Christmas in the Park – Chief Logan State Park
Christmas in the Park is a dazzling light show with more than one million lights along a 2.5-mile drive through Chief Logan State Park. The gift shop will be open and hot chocolate will be available for purchase!
Dates: November 24 – December 31, 2022
Location: Chief Logan State Park
Cedar Creek State Park Christmas Light Celebration – Glenville, West Virginia
Enjoy a night of Christmas magic by driving through the Christmas lights at Cedar Creek State Park! In addition to viewing the lights, you can get photos with Santa, shop at the General Store, and enjoy some hot chocolate or coffee!
Dates: December 9-10 and December 16-18
Time: 6 pm – 10pm
Location: Cedar Creek State Park