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Oglebay Festival of Lights

Oglebay Festival of Lights

Enjoy one of the nation's largest holiday light shows, great attractions, and more at West Virginia's beautiful Oglebay Resort.

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Trip Duration: 3 Days

Meals Included: 2 Breakfasts, 2 Dinners

Tour Director: Yes 

Activity Level: Easy

 

Highlights Include:

 

Behind the Scenes Tour Festival of Lights

Enjoy a Behind the Scenes Tour at the Festival of Lights

 

From making sure that the blueprints are delivered on time to the local high school to checking each and every light bulb, Oglebay staff members work very hard every day to make sure that the Christmas light show gets up and running each year. Get a personalized behind-the-scenes look at the light show including how the show got its start in 1985, where the ideas come from each season, and many more insider tidbits!

 

Winter Fantasy

"Winter Fantasy" located at Oglebay's Good Zoo will delight all ages with Christmas lights galore. Featured in the theater is the unique laser light show dancing to your favorite Christmas carols. Also included in the Winter Fantasy is a fabulous miniature train display portraying life in the hills of West Virginia, and the enticing Nature Express Gift Shop.

 

Winter Festival of Lights

Beginning in 1985, the Winter Festival of Lights has grown into one of the nation's largest holiday light shows, attracting more than one million visitors each year!

 

The Winter Festival of Lights features 300 acres of twinkling lights over a six-mile drive. The dazzling display includes 90 lighted attractions boasting more than one million energy-efficient LED lights!

 

Glass Museum at Oglebay

Witness the largest piece of cut lead crystal ever made- The Sweeney Punch Bowl. Standing five feet tall and weighing 225 pounds, this remarkable piece of Victorian artistry is world renowned. Experience over 3,000 examples of Wheeling glass made from 1829-1939 including cut lead crystal, Victorian art glass, peachblow glass, pattern and depression glass, Northwood's carnival glass, and many other glass examples showcasing Ohio Valley history.

 

Oglebay Mansion Museum

Placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979, you'll explore 13 period rooms focusing on Wheelings earliest settlement through the opulent Edwardian era, plus the Wymer General Store and Sinclair Pharmacy collections. Discover impressive collections of American furniture, china, silver, glass, pewter, toys, and textiles.

The Mansion Museum was the first museum in West Virginia to be accredited by the American Association of Museums.

 

Need to Know:

Oglebay Mansion access to some floors require stairs*

Glass Museum Fully accessible

Winter Festival of Lights and Good Zoo is accessible but has inclines 

Dress for the weather it is West Virginia

Wear appropriate footwear  

Eyre has a select quantity of wheelchair accessible motorcoaches available; therefore, we suggest you contact a Travel Advisor to discuss any needs you may have before reserving your trip.

Tentative Pick ups:

Tentative Departure Times:
8:00am Ellicott City @ Long Gate Park & Ride
8:45am Silver Spring/Rockville @ Georgia Avenue Park & Ride
9:00am Silver Spring @ Leisure World Clubhouse II
10:00pm Frederick @ Route 144 Park & Ride

Day 1:

Travel to Wheeling, WV
Lunch on own on the way
Check in to Wilson Lodge at Oglebay Resort for (2) Overnights
Festival of Lights Dinner Buffet included

Day 2:

Breakfast included at Wilson Lodge
Admission & Self Guided Tour of the Glass Museum at Oglebay
Free time shopping at Oglebay's Hilltop Shops
Lunch on own
Enjoy a Behind the Scenes Tour at the Festival of Lights
"Winter Fantasy" at the Good Zoo
Dinner Show at Wilson Lodge
Step on Guided Tour of Oglebay's "Festival of Lights"

Day 3:

Breakfast included at Wilson Lodge
Check Out
Admission and Self Guided tour of Oglebay Mansion Museum, Wheeling WV
Depart for home
Lunch on own

Tentative Drop off:

Tentative Return Times:
5:00pm Frederick @ Route 144 Park & Ride
6:00pm Silver Spring/Rockville @ Georgia Avenue Park & Ride
6:15pm Silver Spring @ Leisure World Clubhouse II
7:00pm Ellicott City @ Long Gate Park & Ride

Wilson Lodge at Oglebay Resort, Wheeling, WV

 

Over 100 years ago, a tradition of generous hospitality began at the summer home of Earl Oglebay. Today, the picturesque beauty of Oglebay's property has been expanded to include 1,700 acres of year-round recreational activities and exceptional overnight accommodations.

 

The resort features an indoor pool, sauna, Jacuzzi and fitness center at Wilson Lodge.

 

Dining options include Ihlenfeld Dining Room, Glassworks Grill, Route 88 BBQ & Brew, Garden Bistro, and Farmhouse Sweets & Treats.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Ellicott City Long Gate Park and Ride
Meadowbrook Ln, Ellicott City, MD 21043
Frederick, MD Route 144 Park & Ride
Old Maryland 144 Frederick, MD 21704
Leisure World Leisure World - Club House II (Residents ONLY)
3300 N Leisure World Blvd, Silver Spring, MD 20906
Silver Spg/Rockville, MD Georgia Ave Park & Ride
16000 Georgia Ave, Rockville, MD 20853
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