ST. ALBANS, WV, NOV 11, 2020 – Despite a year of uncertainties, event cancellations, and social distancing, the City of St. Albans is set to light up St. Albans City Park with their well-known, long-standing holiday tradition, the St. Albans Festival of Lights in St. Albans City Park. Opening night is set for November 27th at 6 pm.
For more than 30 years, the St. Albans Parks & Recreation crew has brought holiday magic and joy to visitors with their hand-crafted Christmas and holiday-themed light displays. Boasting nearly 50,000 visitors a year, the St. Albans Festival of Lights has become one of the best Christmas and holiday lights display in the Tri-State region as well as one of the longest-running drive-thru Christmas lights display in the Charleston and Huntington area.
“Our parks department crew is hard at work building several new displays this year and we’re giving major facelifts to some of our long-standing favorites,” says Parks Superintendent Kevin Pennington.
Things may look a little different this year with the absence of Santa, hot chocolate, and cookies at the top of the hill, a favorite stop for kids of all ages that visit the lights. However, this year’s event will provide a sense of normalcy and hope in an otherwise season of uncertainty.
2020 St. Albans Festival of Lights Hours:
Walk Through the Lights – Nov. 24th — 6 pm -8 pm – Foot Traffic Only
Free Hayrides – Cancelled due to COVID-19
Opening Night – Nov. 27th – 6 pm – 9 pm – Vehicle Traffic Only
Open Nightly – Nov 27th – Dec. 23rd, 6 pm – 9 pm
Closed – Dec. 24th, 25th
Final Night – Dec. 26th
About the St. Albans Festival of Lights:
The St. Albans Festival of Lights is an annual Christmas and holiday light display throughout St. Albans City Park. For more than 30 years, the St. Albans Festival of Lights has been one of St. Albans’ most successful events, as well as one of the region’s longest-running drive-thru Christmas lights display, hosting an estimated 50,000 visitors each year.
Although this event is free and open to the public, visitors are encouraged to make either monetary or non-perishable food donations to support the lights and local non-profit food banks that feed those in need during the holiday season.
For more information on the St. Albans Festival of Lights, contact St. Albans Parks & Recreation Department Superintendent Kevin Pennington at 304-722-4625, visit our website at www.salights.com, on Facebook at fb.com/salightsfest, or visit the lights in person at 931 Observatory Drive in St. Albans, WV 25177.