Winter Festival of Lights


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Winter Festival of Lights

Early November through late January
A premier light show in Wheeling, W. Va., the Winter Festival of Lights started in 1985 and is now considered a rival of the light show at Niagara Falls ( see Lights, Festival of). More than a million people visit each year to see two million lights on the downtown Victorian buildings, dozens of giant displays, 200 lighted trees, and about 10 miles of drive-by light displays with architectural and landscape lighting designed by world-famous lighting designers. Some 300 acres of the city's Oglebay Park (a former private estate that was left to the city) are covered with animated light displays that depict symbols of Hanukkah and Christmas and general winter scenes. There are also nighttime parades and storefront animations.
CONTACTS:
Wheeling Chamber of Commerce
1310 Market St.
Wheeling, WV 26003
304-233-2575; fax: 304-233-1320
www.wheelingchamber.com
Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave. S.E.
Washington, DC 20540
202-707-5510; fax: 202-707-2076
www.loc.gov
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