St. Albans Festival of Lights - St. Albans Christmas Lights Display

St. Albans Festival of Lights

Mayor's Welcome

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Christmas Lights in St. Albans Festival of Lights

Welcome Friends & Family,

As the Holiest of seasons approach and families are busy preparing for Christmas, we are thankful that you have taken the time to visit the St. Albans Festival of Lights. As I have attended the St. Albans Festival of Lights each year since 1988, the first year that St. Albans put this event together, we are very thankful that you and your family have taken the time to attend what has developed into one of the best Christmas Light Shows in the entire State of West Virginia. For many of you, it has become tradition to drive through our lights every year. For some, it is the start of a new tradition for your family. Either way,  we truly thank you for being part of this great event!

The holidays can be very hectic for many of us so we ask that you remember the reason for the season, and cherish the moments with family and friends as we celebrate the birth of our Christ. St. Albans wishes you a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a prosperous and wonderful New Year!

 

God Bless,

Mayor Scott James

St. Albans Festival of Lights Hours

Our Hours of Operation for the 2018 St. Albans Festival of Lights

Hours

2018 Hours of Operation:

Hours: 6pm – 9pm Nightly

Walk Thru Night: November 20th / 6pm – 9pm
Meet at the Parking Lot at the High School at 6pm

Hayride Thru The Park: November 21st
Meet at the Baseball Field at the Park at 6pm

Open 11/23 – 12/23
Closed Dec. 24th, Dec 25th
Re-opens Dec. 26th – Final Night

Hours of Operation - St. Albans Festival of Lights

Where to Find Us

The St. Albans Festival of Lights are located in St. Albans City Park. We're easy to find from either Huntington or Charleston, West Virginia.

Directions

From Charleston

  1. From I-64 East, take Exit 54 – MacCorkle Ave. / Rt. 60
  2. Turn Left onto MacCorkle Ave towards St. Albans
  3. Turn Left onto Walnut Street
  4. Follow Walnut Street to Kanawha Terrace
  5. Turn Right onto Kanawha Terrace to Vine Street.
  6. Follow Festival signage towards park entrance.

From Huntington

  1. From I-64 West, take Exit 44 – St. Albans.
  2. Turn Right onto Rt.35, travel to MacCorkle Ave.
  3. Turn Left on MacCorkle, travel to Walnut Street.
  4. Follow Walnut Street to Kanawha Terrace.
  5. Turn Right onto Kanawha Terrace to Vine Street.
  6. Follow Festival signage towards park entrance.

Come Visit With Santa Claus

A Visit with Ol' St. Nick tops off the evening for kids. He's located at the top of the hill near the cookies and hot chocolate.

St. Nicholas
Visit Santa at the St. Albans Festival of Lights

Let the kids share their Christmas wishes with Santa and have their picture taken to capture the special moment.

Pictures with Santa are only $5.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some answers to frequently asked questions we often get. Feel free to contact us if you need further assistance.

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How much does it cost to see the lights?

There is no charge to drive through the St. Albans Festival of Lights.  However, we do accept donations, either monetary or in canned goods.

What are your hours? Are you open every night?

We are open nightly from 6pm – 9pm.  The Festival runs from Nov. 23rd through Dec. 23rd.  To give our team time with their families, we will be closed Dec. 24th and 25th. Our final night of the year is December 26th.

Is Santa Claus There Every Night?

Santa is there every night to hear your kids’ Christmas wishes.

How Much Do Pictures With Santa Cost?

Pictures with Santa are only $5.  However, you can take your own at no charge.

Are Pets Allowed at the Festival of Lights?

We are a pet friendly atmosphere.  We asked that you keep your pet on-leash while out of your vehicle.  We sometimes have pet treats at the donation booth as well.

Do You Walk or Drive To See The Lights?

We are open to vehicle traffic only. We ask that you use your running lights only during your visit to fully enjoy the lights.

Sponsors & Supporters

We are grateful for the generosity in both time and resources from our many supporters and sponsors.

Thank You

Visitor Reviews

Year after year we've become a favorite holiday tradition for families near and far.

Reviews
Pretty display. Grandson was pleased.
Stacy Stabile-Forristal
Stacy Stabile-Forristal
2018-11-26T02:32:03+0000
Beautiful lights and easy driving through with one way traffic.
Brandon R Collins
Brandon R Collins
2018-11-26T01:46:37+0000
Beautiful free light display, we go every year.
Stephanie Angel Young
Stephanie Angel Young
2018-11-25T04:13:41+0000
Christmas lights are wonderful
Alice Dobbins
Alice Dobbins
2018-11-24T19:22:42+0000
have loved it for years. cant wait to see what this year brings!
Kim Harper
Kim Harper
2018-11-23T19:25:42+0000
very organized and beautiful lights
Candy Green
Candy Green
2018-11-22T02:19:59+0000
Great time. Lights were beautiful. Mr and Mrs Santa were fabulous.
Cathy Posey
Cathy Posey
2018-11-21T19:59:06+0000
we have gone to this every year while my children grew... now I get to share it with my grandchildren. such a special event for families in our town.
Yvette Ball
Yvette Ball
2018-11-21T19:58:13+0000
I take my family every year, and it keeps getting better.
Misty Tilton
Misty Tilton
2017-12-24T17:38:22+0000
Love the lights 💚 love seeing new lights every year.
Allie McCracken Gessel
Allie McCracken Gessel
2017-12-22T02:35:00+0000
Doddie Guthrie Greenhill
Doddie Guthrie Greenhill
2017-12-18T01:24:33+0000
Twyla Martin Simpkins
Twyla Martin Simpkins
2017-12-16T00:31:42+0000
Jim Sholes
Jim Sholes
2017-12-15T13:58:41+0000
Took my grandkids to see Santa all went well Short Line beautiful lights something for everyone
Carol Buck
Carol Buck
2017-12-12T03:13:39+0000
April Selbe-Reed
April Selbe-Reed
2017-12-11T23:53:08+0000
Took my grandkids and found them very beautiful. Had a great time. Highly recommend
Evonne Holstein
Evonne Holstein
2017-12-10T00:31:30+0000
Terry Burns
Terry Burns
2017-12-09T22:51:40+0000
Gwen Almond
Gwen Almond
2017-12-07T02:28:07+0000
Tabitha Miller
Tabitha Miller
2017-12-05T23:57:14+0000
Samantha Robinson
Samantha Robinson
2017-12-03T05:22:22+0000

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