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Festival of Lights

I took a bus trip to the Festival of Lights just before Christmas. The gift shop seemed super... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
Ruth H
Uniontown, Pennsylvania
Good Time

We enjoyed our visit. The Festival of Lights was great. However, I didn’t love riding in the... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2017
Latrobe, Pennsylvania
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A 1,500-acre municipal park with a hotel, a petting zoo, swimming pools, a planetarium and museums.
Wheeling, WV 26003-1967
+1 877-436-1797
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

I took a bus trip to the Festival of Lights just before Christmas. The gift shop seemed super expensive. The Lazer Light show was nice but I almost missed the whole thing because we were just dropped of at the gift shop and no one...More

Thank Ruth H
Reviewed 22 January 2018

The displays they had were very nice. They could have been closer together. Saw herds of deer including a few bucks, grazing in the open fields. They really live in paradise.

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Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

We stayed at the resort the week after Christmas for 2 nights to see the Christmas lights Festival. We arrived at 5 PM and our room was still not ready. We had to wait almost an hour and a half to get into our room....More

Thank William B
Reviewed 9 January 2018

During the holiday light show there is a buffet available at the lodge so it makes for a nice trip. Also, the lodge is beautifully decorated for photo ops and warm with fireplace, piano and live music most days.

Thank nl112016
Reviewed 3 January 2018

This year's lights were spectacular again. We had our grandson (7 years old) with us and he enjoyed it immensely. One thing that we did different this year was to visit the Good Zoo where they had an indoor laser light show in the theater...More

Thank William F
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Please don't go out of your way to visit the festival of lights! I've read about this attraction in a few different articles listing it among the best and even seen it on a television show. What were they thinking? In person, it was a...More

Thank bearfest
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

If you can stay while viewing the lights, do so! We've always had a clean and spacious room, and enjoyed the family entertainment.

Thank Karen G
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

We Drove from Mansfield, Ohio to see this "Amazing Light Display." We were DISAPPOINTED!! There were not many lights and the steep 20$ donation was OVERRATED!! NEVER AGAIN!!! We had more fun at the FREE Stubenville, Ohio Nutcracker display that we hit up on our...More

Thank rosalanda w
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our visit. The Festival of Lights was great. However, I didn’t love riding in the trolley to see them. It was really cold and the windows had a layer of ice that was hard to see through. Our guide on the tour, though,...More

Thank vacamom3
Reviewed 27 December 2017

My wife and I ventured out of Ohio and crossed over to Oglebay Park to see the acclaimed Christmas light show. We signed up for the trolley ride about 2 hours ahead of time on a Wednesday night and seats were selling fast. We took...More

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17 January 2018|
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Response from helpinghands001 | Reviewed this property |
It can take about 45min to one hour to go through the last and enjoy them.
sharon r
3 December 2017|
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Response from helpinghands001 | Reviewed this property |
Yes I believe they charge $20 a car to drive thru the lights. If u stay at resort u get a pass included with your stay. Make sure if u do not stay at resort u go to Wilson lodge and walk thru it. It is beautifully decorated... More
18 September 2017|
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Response from MB185011 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. They did have a laundry room at the Lodge for guests to use. I didn't check on how much a wash/dry cost.