Holiday Light Displays in Southern West VirginiaDecember 9, 2010
Ready or not, the Holidays are here. Twinkling lights are going up all across the region. In Southern WV there are several locations that take the holidays seriously, incorporating thousands of twinkle lights into amazing holiday décor. As you are planning your holiday outings, be sure to put these spots on your stopover list:
Holiday of Lights Festival – Bluefield, WV
Beginning November 25, the City of Bluefield will throw open the gate on its Holiday of Lights displays, featuring thousands of lights throughout 40 acres of the City Park. Weekends are extra special with visits from Santa, walking tours, community choirs, and more. Hours are 5pm to 11pm. Donations welcome.
The Greenbrier’s Winter Wonderland – White Sulphur Springs, WV
America’s Resort will again be adorned in lights as they present their Winter Wonderland, beginning December 4. Animated light displays, holiday music, and the resort’s 90 foot tree will adorn the grounds and provide a great place for a festive evening stroll.
Downtown Lewisburg Holiday Lights – Lewisburg, WV
The downtown area of Lewisburg may be known for its great shops and restaurants, but this holiday- it’s getting kudos for its festive décor as well. There the city’s historic buildings are already lined with lights and impressive window displays – creating a beautiful backdrop for a holiday outing.
Christmas Tours and Lights at the Page/Vawter House – Ansted, WV
The Page/Vawter house in Ansted, WV is decked out in it’s Christmas Best!
Come and enjoy the lights and go on a tour.
This historic home will be open to the public the month of December starting on the 10th on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 5pm to 7pm. The tours of the home will be given at 5:30 and 6:30 pm. Hear the stories about William Page and Eugene and Miss Julia Vawter. See the 11 fireplaces, 52-8ft tall windows and the numerous rooms all decorated for the season.
$10 Adults, $5 for kids, group showings available. 304-658-3335
Lacy’s Lights and the Maples Display – Fayetteville, WV
Drive or walk through Fayette County Park to view 300,000 Christmas lights. The park offers a beautiful and colorful display of “Lacy’s Lights” first started in 1967 by Lacy Smith in Pax, WV. Visitors will also be able to view the Elwood and Betty Maples Display. This holiday collection was stared in the ‘50s.
On Friday and Saturday nights there are wagon rides and you can visit with Santa. There is no admission or wagon ride charge but donations are welcome. Open from 5-10pm every night.
Nicholas County Veteran’s Memorial Park – Summersville, WV
Christmas Lights in the Park at the Veteran’s Memorial Park on Rt 19 in Summersville WV. Open through the month of December nightly til 10pm.