The holidays are magical around #PutnamWV, and while we have so much to see and do right here during your holiday visit, we know folks like to travel for light displays. So here is your itinerary for a weekend of Christmas light displays (and during the daylight hours, we have plenty of holiday shopping and events to keep you merry).

Night 1

Barboursville Village of Lights – Open Thursday through Saturday nights in December, enjoy this drive through display at Barboursville Park. The tunnel of lights is a local favorite. The displays are free to enjoy, but donations are taken at the park entrance.

Yuletide in the Park – Putnam County’s own Valley Park is home to the annual Yuletide tradition. The drive-through light display is available nightly, and check our calendar for additional activities such as a live nativity, carolers, carriage rides, photos with Santa, crafts, pet parade, and more.

St. Albans Festival of Lights – Head east for the St. Albans drive-through display, located in St. Albans City Park. Open nightly beginning November 25. Like the other displays, there is no charge, but they do accept donations of money or canned goods. Check their Facebook page for related events.

Night 2

Gallipolis in Lights – Drive north on 35 to the charming town of Gallipolis, Ohio. Beginning November 23, the city park is lit up nightly dusk til dawn. This is a walk through display, but parking is available surrounding the park. The display is free to enjoy.

West Virginia State Farm Museum Light Display – Head across the river back to #almostheaven and visit neighboring Mason County’s light display at the West Virginia State Farm Museum. Open December 5th – 20th, the drive-through event welcomes visitors and even Santa Thursdays through Sundays. The display is free but donations are accepted.

Krodel Festival of Lights –  Each night from 5:30-9 p.m. in Krodel Park (Nov. 23 – Jan  1), enjoy more than 100 displays at the park’s drive-through light festival. The attraction is free to the public, though donations are accepted and appreciated.