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WILSON LODGE ACTIVITIES
Cordial Gatherings at Wilson Lodge
Enjoy live entertainment and refreshments in the Hickman Lounge. Performers vary throughout the week.
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Photos with Santa
Have your picture taken with Santa!
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Nov 24:Dec 7: Dec 8:Dec 14:Dec 15:Dec 21:Dec 22:Dec 24:
The nightly trolley tour is a great way for visitors to see all of the Festival of Light's displays. Your knowledgeable tour guide narrates, provides festival history and gives you insider information about what goes on behind-the-scenes.
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Call 304-243-4000 for more information.
Nightly Dinner Buffet at The Ihlenfeld Dining Room
Thanksgiving Buffet at The Ihlenfeld Dining Room
Breakfast with Santa at Wilson Lodge
A delicious breakfast buffet with everyone's favorite guy from the North Pole. Pictures with Santa available for $5..
Christmas Buffet at The Ihlenfeld Dining Room
A delicious holiday buffet
Reservations suggested for all holiday dining options – call ext. 4080 from in-house phone or 800-624-6988
|Holiday Dinner Shows
Enjoy a delicious buffet dinner & LIVE entertainment!
|Nov 12: Nov 13: Nov 15: Nov 25: Nov 26:
|Nov 28: Dec 4: Dec 6: Dec 9: Dec 10:
Roger Hoard and John Allemond:
This duo brings many years of diverse musical experiences and styles to Oglebay. From country to bluegrass, jazz to classical, traditional Christmas classics will take a new turn with Roger on guitars and vocal and John on upright bass and vocal.
Nick Costa & Bill Pirie "Now That's Entertainment":
Featuring the song styling and powerful vocals of Cleveland's own Nick Costa & the comedic anecdotes of Bill Pirie! Hear the classics of Frank Sinatra, Englebert Humperdink, Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash & more.
Stan Miller: Jazz Saxophonist/Vocalist
Stan Miller has developed his own brand of "cool jazz," which his fans have grown to love. He features many songs by the greats, such as Sinatra, Nat ‘King’ Cole, Tony Bennett, Ella Fitzgerald, Mel Torme and even Michael Buble.
This “A Cappella” Quartet is an experienced vocal blend of musical talent from Barnesville, Ohio specializing in doo wop songs and classic oldies. Their spontaneous humor and audience interaction makes each performance delightfully unique.
Subway Variety & Show Band:
Subway is the longest lasting Oldies and Beach show band in the United States, still pleasing people from eight to eighty with a high energy performance. Five lead singers make beautiful harmony with a female vocalist that steals your heart.
Reservations: Call 800-624-6988
ACTIVITIES IN THE GARDENS
Gardens of Light
The hilltop and gardens area at Oglebay is now a four-season spectacle with 150 hanging baskets of lights, thousands of lighted flowers and trees, and distinctive holiday music.
||150 hanging baskets of light & thousands of lighted flowers and trees with distinctive holiday music
||Christmas Tree Garden
||NEW Farmhouse Sweets & Treats, Carriage House Glass, Palm Room & the Garden Center feature some of the best holiday shopping in the area!
Holidays at the Museums of Oglebay
Enjoy touring the historic Mansion with each room lavishly decorated for the holidays. Includes the elegant 1846 Mansion Museum and the sparkling Glass Museum.
Call 304-242-7272 for more information.
Glassblowing Demonstrations and Walk-In Workshops
Demos and workshops are held at the Glass Museum.
For viewing times, call 304-242-7272
Toys from Wheeling Childhood at Mansion Museum
A family-friendly exhibit that examines the playthings that have entertained generations past from the Victorian Era through the Baby Boomer years.
Nutcracker Tea at The Mansion Museum
Community Carol Sing
Sing a lively mix of holiday tunes and enjoy hot chocolate and cookies around a fire.
Holiday Art Show & Sale
Features fine art and crafts from the region’s most talented artists. Purchase one-of-a-kind gifts including ceramics, paintings, jewelry, textiles and gourmet goodies.
Paint Your Own Pottery
Choose from several different pottery shapes to paint or glaze. Pieces must be left overnight and can be picked up the following morning.
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|WINTER FANTASY AT THE GOOD ZOO
|The Good Zoo’s Light and Music Extravaganza
||35,500 LED lights choreographed to exciting holiday music
||Annual holiday model train display at the state’s largest O-Gauge Model Train Exhibit
||Winter Fantasies holiday laser light show at the zoo’s Benedum Theater. 18-minute programs are hourly from 12 - 7:30 pm Sundays through Thursdays, except Thanksgiving Day, and 12 to 9 pm, Fridays and Saturdays. Presented every hour on the hour, included with zoo admission. (Weekdays 7:30 pm show also)
Santa Visits the Good Zoo
Sit on Santa's lap while you give Santa your list of Christmas goodies.
The Zoo’s classroom has become a workshop, because even Santa could use a hand when making crafts and ornaments for the house this holiday season. There will be so many choices! You can put together holiday kits with reindeer, snowmen, the elves and Santa. You’ll be able to decorate a tote, make a foam gingerbread house, or even construct a Santa thermometer. Item selection may vary. Anyone can visit our shop! No registration required for Santa’s workshop.
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Black Friday - Kids’ Fun Day Parents!
Go grab those Black Friday specials while your children visit the zoo for a fun day of animals, games, movies (with popcorn of course!) and more! Bring your children to the zoo anytime after 7 am and pick them up by 5:30 pm. We will fill their day with fun activities, learning adventures and also provide a pizza lunch and snacks. Preregistration required.
Preregistration required: Call or email
Cookies, Crafts & Kids - Good Zoo at Oglebay
Here’s an opportunity for little ones to make simple decorations, presents and nature crafts. Plus see a few of our zoo animals, too!
Preregistration required: Call or email
Here’s a chance to produce decorations and presents with your own hands! This class will involve more challenging assembly, but you’ll love the results! Oh, there will be an animal guest, too!
Ages: Date: Time: Price:Preregistration required: Call or email
Wild Wonderful Winter
What do bears and frogs do in the winter? What shape is a snowflake? What fun games can we play in the winter? Explore, create, see animals and have wonderful time learning about what makes winter special!
Extreme Animal Designs
What animal freezes solid in the winter time? Who has a built-in scarf to keep them warm? Who changes colors when the snow starts to fall? Through fun activities and up close encounters with our education animals, participants will discover fascinating and amazing facts about how animals are built to survive extremes in climate and changes in seasons.
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SHOPPING AT OGLEBAY
You’ll find one-of-a-kind gifts and souvenirs at
Oglebay’s unique specialty shops including the NEW Farmhouse Sweets & Treats Shoppe. Formerly Gourmet in the Gardens, this new shop features a huge selection of candy plus confections and regionally produced treats.
Custom-made gift baskets at Farmhouse Sweets & Treats Shoppe
All baskets are beautifully packaged and make the perfect gift for friends, family or business associates.
||Custom-made within 24 hours.
||Specialty themed baskets available including: golf, coffee & tea, kitchen cookbooks & accessories, or be creative and create your own theme!
||May be shipped anywhere in the U.S. (excluding wine.)
Call 304-243-4044 or stop by the shop.
Cards are available in 5 different designs and may be purchased for any specified amount. They may be used toward lodging, spa treatments, meals, golf and retail purchases throughout Oglebay and Wheeling Park. They can be purchased by calling 304-243-4010, at the Oglebay Visitor Center, all retail shops or on our .
Now you can purchase Oglebay merchandise and gift cards online! Items include Festival of Lights Viewbooks, DVDs & collectible ornaments as well as Oglebay calendars featuring 13 months of spectacular, seasonal photos of Oglebay Resort. Gift Cards may be purchased for any specified amount, and can be shipped to multiple addresses at no charge!
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