If your favorite part of Christmas is all the twinkly lights – head to Point Peasant, and celebrate Christmas in Wild & Wonderful West Virginia! There you can get a big dose of over 100 sparkling seasonal displays to light your way to the holidays at Krodel Park at the annual Christmas Fantasy Light Show. It’s been named one of the Best Southern Light Shows in years past.
The light show has seen success for 17 years and to keep the attraction fresh a new feature is added each year. A classic nativity scene layout alongside an outlined display of Bethlehem will be the main feature of this season. Many displays are sponsored by local businesses. In addition, there’s something for everyone to enjoy, including a festive Mothman, Santa with his presents, and the old Ford which are all making their yearly return.
There’s no cost to attend but if you’re feeling generous you may wish to donate to help with the cost of putting on the show. Volunteers help work the gate and workers with the City of Point Pleasant set up the displays of lights and the city provides the electricity. Work on the displays begins two to three weeks prior to the opening date so everything can be checked for working order.
Guests are welcome to drive through the park at their desired pace to view the lights or if preferred park their vehicle and take a stroll. The event is set to run from 5:30-9 p.m. each night beginning Nov. 20 through Dec. 31.
Krodel Park’s campground has 14 Winter sites available – better book now for next year if you’re interested in spending Christmas in Point Pleasant!
And, if you’re going to be in the to Point Pleasant area, it’s an easy hop over the Ohio River to Gallipolis for their annual and ever-growing Gallipolis in Lights at Gallipolis City Park! Merry Christmas!