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Holiday of Lights

The City of Bluefield, West Virginia welcomes you to one of the largest light shows in the two Virginias - The Holiday of Lights at Lotito City Park.  What began with a few scattered snowflakes has grown to over 900,000 lights transformed into a showcase of holiday themes that are sure to touch the hearts of every visitor.  This beautiful array of lights covers 110+ acres of parkland and provides a 1.5 mile drive through the park.  Each year new pieces are added and older pieces improved.  The City of Bluefield's Holiday of Lights display is one of the most popular holiday destinations in the area.

Hours of Operation

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The Holiday of Lights opens Thanksgiving evening and runs through December 31
Sunday-Thursday: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday-Saturday: 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Remember, all events are subject to change due to weather or unforeseen circumstances.  In the event of extreme inclement weather, please refer to www.cityofbluefield.com or the Bluefield Holiday of Lights Facebook page found here.  For more information, please call 304.327.2448.

Admission

Admission is free, however donations are accepted as vehicles exit the park and are greatly appreciated.  All donations are strictly used to continue the operations of The Holiday of Lights.  Can food donations will also be accepted and taken to the Bluefield Union Mission.

Directions

Lotito City Park is at 1780 Stadium Drive, Bluefield, WV 24701

From I-77 Exit 1: Turn right from exit ramp off Exit 1 and follow Rt. 52 North/US 460 West. Exit at red light for Leatherwood Lane towards Bluefield College.  Make a left at the red light onto College Avenue and take the immediate right onto Stadium Drive at the Bluefield College message tower.  The Park is located on the left.

From Rt. 460: Exit at red light for Leatherwood Lane towards Bluefield College.  Make a left at the red light onto College Avenue and take the immediate right onto Stadium Drive at the Bluefield College message tower.  The Park is located on the left.

2016 Calendar of Events

Holiday of Lights 5K
December 3
5:30 p.m.
Run or walk through the Holiday of Lights in this 5K challenge.  Registration opens at 4:30 p.m. and the race begins at 5:30 p.m.  To register, click here.

A Walk Through the Park
December 4, 11, 18, 25
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Enjoy a unique viewing experience of the Holiday of Lights during the beauty of the holiday season on our walking nights.  All walkers must exit the park by 6:00 p.m. due to the park being opened to vehicle traffic

A Night in Bethlehem
December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, and 17
6:30 - 9:30 p.m.
Bring the entire family and join a local church on a journey to the biblical City of Bethlehem.  Be a part of history and witness the events that led up to the birth of Jesus Christ.  Take a walk through the marketplace and visit the shops.  Taste treats at the baker and candy shops.  Participate in "hands-on" activities in the pottery and metal working shops.  Hang on to your coins for the Roman census and taxation (coins provided).  For more information, please call 304.320.7099.  A Night in Bethlehem event for Friday, December 9 is canceled due to the expected low temperatures.

Santa at the Ridge Runner Train Station and Trolley Ride
December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
The trolley will start in the parking lot outside the Holiday of Lights entrance.  This will include a visit with Santa and an open-air trolley ride through the Holiday of Lights!  Bring a camera, dress warm, and we will see you there!  Tickets for this event are $3 per person.  For more information, please call 304.327.2401 ext. 2451.

Hayrides with Elsa and Olaf!
December 2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 17, 23, and 30
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Ride through the Holiday of Lights on a hayride with Elsa and Olaf and enjoy some of your favorite music from their movie!  Rides are $3 per person and a bonfire will be lit to stay warm as you are waiting.  Hayrides for Friday, December 9 are canceled due to the expected low temperatures.