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Making spirits bright: Oglebay turns on Festival of Lights for the holidays


WHEELING — The Christmas lights are now on at Oglebay Park, ushering in the official start to the 2023 holiday season in the Ohio Valley.

Santa Claus flipped the switch Thursday night to begin Oglebay’s 39th Festival of Lights season. The first was in 1985.

Claus was joined at the switch by Jeff Jackson, president and CEO of festival sponsor WesBanco.

The lights will shine each night from dusk to midnight through Jan. 7.

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