St. Albans Festival of Lights

St. Albans Festival of Lights at St. Albans City Park
OPEN NIGHTLY 6PM - 9PM

NOV. 26 - DEC. 26

Closed Dec. 24 & 25
Final Night Dec. 26th

Mayor's Welcome

St. Albans Festival of Lights - Christmas Lights Display in St. Albans West Virginia

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 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!

God Bless,
Mayor Scott James

St. Albans Festival of Lights Hours

Walk Through the Lights - Nov. 23

One Night Only. We open up the St. Albans Festival of Lights to foot traffic only. We will meet at St. Albans High School to begin our walking tour. From 6pm -8pm

Hayrides Through the Lights - Nov. 24

Our Free Hayrides Through the Lights night returns this year and will begin and end at the staging area Coleman Field and take you on tour around the 2021 St. Albans Festival of Lights. From 6pm - 8pm

Open Nightly Nov. 26 - Dec 26.

Our drive-through Christmas lights display will open up to vehicle traffic only from November 26 through December 23. We are open nightly, 6 PM - 9 PM.

Closed Dec. 24 & 25

We will be closed for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day to give the gift of time with family to our crew and volunteers.

Final Night - Dec. 26.

We open up our Christmas lights display in St. Albans City Park for one final night of the year.

Driving Directions to the Festival of Lights

The 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 Location

Our drive through Christmas lights display is located at 931 Observatory Drive, St. Albans, WV 25177

  1. From I-64 West, 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 of Lights signs towards the St. Albans City Park entrance.
  1. From I-64 East, take Exit 44 – St. Albans.
  2. Turn Right onto Rt.817, 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 of Lights signs towards the St. Albans City Park entrance.

Frequently Asked Questions

The St. Albans Festival of Lights has become one of the best Christmas lights displays in the Tri-State region and is known for being one of the longest-running drive-through Christmas lights displays in the area.

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 2021 St. Albans Festival of Lights runs from November 26th 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.

With the recommendations from the Kanawha County Health Department, Santa Claus will be kept safe by social distancing and waving at visitors as they enter the event near the donation booth. Santa will do his best to be on hand every Friday & Saturday night between November 26 and December 23rd.

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Download our free Letter to Santa template to help your kids write their letters to Santa this year. When you visit the St. Albans Festival of Lights, your child can drop off their letter in a special North Pole Mailbox at the front gate.

It’s a Fun, Free and safe way to get your child’s wishlist to Santa this year.

Our Sponsors & Supporters

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.

Visitor Reviews

Year after year, the St. Albans Festival of Lights has become a favorite holiday tradition for families near and far.  We are grateful for our visitor’s kind comments and reviews of their experience visiting us in St. Albans, West Virginia.

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