Holiday Light Displays in Southern West Virginia

Photo Credit: State Fair of West Virginia

With the holidays right around the corner, take some time to enjoy the beauty of the season! Southern West Virginia has an abundance of amazing holiday light displays. Plan an evening at some of our favorites for a perfect socially-distanced family activity!  

Holiday of Lights, Bluefield, WV
What began as a small holiday display has grown into one of the largest lighting exhibits in West Virginia. Beginning on Thanksgiving night and continuing through New Year’s Eve, see numerous displays from the comfort of your car while driving through the 40-plus-acre park. The Holiday of Lights hours are Sunday through Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. 

 Christmas at the Fair – Lewisburg, WV
Christmas at the Fair is back! This year is the third annual Christmas Light Drive-Thru experience. Set to take place on Thursdays-Sundays starting on November 30, 2023, from 5:30 – 8:30 PM, Christmas at the Fair will allow patrons to drive through the property while enjoying the sights and sounds of the holidays.  Patrons are asked to enter Gate 5 on 219 North beside the horse barns.  Christmas at the Fair admission is donation-based. Turn your headlights off and your radio on 106.9 and enjoy!! 

Glade Springs Holiday Light Trail – Beckley, WV

The Glade Springs Holiday Light Trail is a 1/4-mile walking tour that features breathtaking light displays, photo ops, and Christmas music that will put you in the holiday spirit.  Open Thursdays – Sundays (not open Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve & Christmas Day), November 24th to January 7th from 6-9 pm. Warm up in the Igloo Lounge with concessions, take time to do some holiday shopping and even write a letter to Santa or participate in a friendly snowball fight in the snowball arena!

Santa and other specialty characters will be making appearances on select dates to spread joy and cheer to all visitors.

Tickets can be purchased HERE! Tickets are complimentary for overnight guests.

Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine – Beckley, WV
Enjoy a beautiful holiday light display at the Beckley Exhibition Coal Mine. The holiday lights display will be held until the end of December.  Ice Skating rink until Dec 3rd and Appalachian Coal Town Christmas November 24th, 25th, and December 1st and 2nd. 

Fayette County Park – Beckwith, WV
Start a new holiday tradition or continue a favorite one at the annual Winter Wonderland at Fayette County Park. Drive through the park to view holiday scenes made from thousands of lights. The Winter Wonderland light display opens on December 1 and runs through December 31st from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Admission is $5 per vehicle.

Nicholas County Veteran’s Memorial Park – Summersville, WV
Santa will be on hand to light the tree at 6pm on December 2nd along with the Grinch and Cindy Lou Who! There will be cookies, hot chocolate, crafts for the kids, letters to Santa and horse and buggy rides.

Lights will remain on for viewing nightly through January 2nd. Admission is free but donations are welcome!

Historic Towns
The historic towns of Southern West Virginia are also getting into the holiday spirit! Small towns like BeckleyHintonAlderson, Bramwell, Oak Hill, Thurmond and Fayetteville showcase lights along their main streets all month long! Be sure to check out all the beautiful lights these small towns have to offer.   

Where is your favorite place to view holiday lights? From family traditions to new adventures, take part in the season’s festivities by checking out these unique light displays in our area!