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WHEELING, WV -

 

The lights are still twinkling in Wheeling. Winter Festival of Lights at Oglebay will continue through Jan. 5.

In 1985 a holiday tradition began at Oglebay. That first year, five light displays and the landscape lighting covered about 125 acres over a three-mile drive throughout the resort. Since then, the show has grown into one of the nation's largest light shows, covering more than three hundred acres over a six-mile drive throughout the resort.  Eighty larger-than-life light displays are now part of this glowing show. The show has received various accolades throughout the years and received another one last month from Yahoo Travel when it was listed as one of the seven most spectacular winter lighting displays in the country.

Every year new displays are added and the placement of the existing displays change to keep the show fresh. Christmas Tree Farm, one of this year's new displays, was the winner of last year's Festival of Lights New Idea Contest.  This year's other new displays are Woodpeckers and Leaping Frog and the Oglebay Village has been expanded.

The light and music show takes place nightly on the Good Zoo patio with more than 35,500 LED lights choreographed to exciting holiday music. The zoo also features the annual holiday model train display at the state's largest O-gauge model train exhibit and holiday laser shows at the zoo's Benedum Theater. Admission to the zoo is $9 for adults and $5.75 for children ages 3-12. 

The Winter Festival of Lights is viewable Sunday through Thursday until 10 p.m. and on Friday and Saturday until 11 p.m. There is no admission to the Festival but a per car donation is requested.  Visitors making a $25 donation will receive a DVD of the Festival of Lights and Oglebay story.
 
Oglebay is located 4 miles from I-70 at Exit 2A in Wheeling. For information, call 800-624-6988 or visit www.oglebay-resort.com.