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 35th Annual St. Albans Festival of Lights in St. Albans City Park. 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.
It has become a family holiday tradition to drive through our lights every year for many of you. 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. The City of St. Albans wishes you a Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and a prosperous and wonderful New Year!
Mayor Scott James
The 35th Annual St. Albans Festival of Lights is located in St. Albans City Park in St. Albans, WV. Our Christmas & Holiday Lights display is easy to find from either Huntington or Charleston, West Virginia.
Our drive through Christmas lights display is located at 931 Observatory Drive, St. Albans, WV 25177
There is no charge to drive through the St. Albans Festival of Lights. However, we do accept donations, either monetary or in canned goods.
We are open nightly from 6 pm – 9 pm. The 2023 St. Albans Festival of Lights runs from November 24th through December 23rd. To give our team time with their families, we will be closed on Dec. 24th and 25th. Our final night of the year is December 26th.
St. Albans Festival of Lights are located in St. Albans City Park. You can point your favorite GPS to 931 Observatory Drive in St. Albans, WV.
We are a pet-friendly atmosphere. We asked that you keep your pet on a leash at all times. We sometimes have pet treats at the donation booth as well.
Our Christmas lights display is a drive-through event. We are open to vehicle traffic only. We ask that you use your vehicle’s running lights only during your visit to fully enjoy the lights.
Yes, we gladly accept either monetary or non-perishable and canned food donations. Any monies collected go towards the operating expenses of the festival. Non-perishable food donations help feed the hungry through local churches and non-profit food banks.
As road safety and weather conditions permit, we will try our best to remain open every night from 6 pm -9 pm. Follow us on Facebook for updates.
On an average night, it typically takes at least 30min to drive through the entire event. However, increases in event traffic may increase lines and drive time.
We are grateful for the generosity in both time and resources from our many supporters, sponsors and community partners that help make the St. Albans Festival of Lights a successful event each year.