Enjoy food stations, beer & wine bar, and be among the first to purchase a tree for yourself, your business, or for a local family or organization in need.
During Oglebay Institute’s Festival of Trees, Oglebay’s Pine Room is transformed into a Christmas wonderland of fully-decorated trees, wreaths, centerpieces and swags created by area designers. All items are for sale with proceeds benefiting Oglebay Institute’s arts, cultural, and nature programs. The Festival also highlights Oglebay Institute programming throughout the week.
November 10 – January 1
Mon – Fri: 5 – 9 pm;
Sat & Sun: 12 – 9 pm
Combo Pass (Train & Wagon Ride): $5 Weather Permitting.
Tickets available at the Christmas Shop.
Family Holiday Wagon Rides
November 10 –January 1
Open daily 5–9pm
Combo Pass (Train & Wagon Ride): $5 Weather Permitting
Straw Mazes for Tykes & Teens (two skill levels)
November 10 – January 1 – Free Admission
Sun – Thur: 9 am – 9 pm;
Fri & Sat: 9 am – 10 pm
Experience this Christmas wonderland filled with unique decor,
ornaments, gifts and more! A cozy fireplace is adjacent to the shop
with delightful seasonal treats.
Open November 10, 2017 – January 1, 2018
Open on Sun – Thur: 9 am – 9 pm;
Fri & Sat: 9 am – 10 pm
Live Christmas Tree Sale begins December 1 – 23, 2017
Gardens of Light & Nativity Display:
The Gardens of Light and Nativity Display at the Hilltop features gleaming brick pathways aglow with holiday cheer, appointed with more than 150 lighted hanging baskets and thousands of glowing hyacinths.
At The Hilltop, you’ll also find a large selection of holiday shopping including Carriage House Glass featuring the area’s largest selection of decorative glass. Farmhouse Sweets & Treats Shoppe– a chocolate lover’s dream- is the place to go for gourmet candy, regional food products, custom gift baskets and holiday gifts.
As you travel through the Gardens of Light and Nativity display, stop by the Palm Room and Garden Center Gift Shop for charming seasonal items and gifts for the gardener on your list. Wander the Christmas Tree Garden with three dozen shimmering trees on your way to the spectacular 1846 Mansion Museum.
Santa’s Reindeer Training School:
Meet Santa’s reindeer and the Zoo Keepers who train them during this brand new 30-minute animal encounter.
Group encounters available daily at 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm, and 5 pm.
Price: $65 per group (up to six guests).
Breakfast with Santa:
December 2, 9, 16 & 23 at 8:00am
Children (5-12): $13.95;
Children 4 and under: $3.95;
Photos with Santa: $5.
Every Friday & Saturday
November 24 – December 30 Every Fri and Sat from 4 – 7 pm.
Menu features penne pasta in red sauce with salad and bread, two tacos with assorted fillings and toppings, or pizza.
All meals include iced tea, lemonade or water and dessert.
Beer and wine are available for mom and dad at the cash bar.
Children (5-12): $5;
Children 4 and under: Free;
Family Special: Four dinners for $25.
Sarita’s Coffee Bar
Located in the lobby of Wilson Lodge, Sarita’s Coffee Bar serves seasonal Barista-style coffee drinks, great grab & go items plus fresh holiday goodies from the bakery. Open daily 7am – 7pm.
The Glassworks Grill in Wilson Lodge brings casual dining to life through artful menu items ranging from gourmet burgers and flatbreads to seasonal salads. Offering an array of craft beer and fine wine, Glassworks Grill is the ideal setting for gathering with friends, or watching the big game.
Sunday-Thursday: 11 am – 10 pm, Kitchen open until 9 pm
Friday & Saturday: 11 am – 11 pm, Kitchen open until 10 pm