CHRISTMAS TIME IN AMERICA
December 11, 1999
The pictures were taken at Oglebay in Wheeling, West Virginia. Oglebay is a
tourist attraction especially during the winter months.During the winter
over 150 acres are decorated in lights and tourist drive through the park
to enjoy and photograph the lights. You drive through two tunnels of light.
One is nothing but lights the other has giant snowflakes along with the
lines of lights. They are very attractive.
The pictures were taken from the bus window because you drive through this
park. Several thousand people enter this park and enjoy the many light up
displays. There is no charge to go through the park but a donation is
appreciated to pay expenses.
Park employees live in the park rent free. They must maintain not only the
light displays during the winter but also keep up the grounds during the
other months. The park during warm weather has a golfing area, a tennis
court, horseback riding, trails that you walk, as well as a mansion that is
also a museum. During the winter months several rooms of the mansion are
turned to Chrismas from other countries and cultures so visitors will be
able to understand that not everyone celebrates the birth of Christ in the
I hope you enjoy the pictures. I shall try to send some of the decorations
in my area at a later date. These will entirely different from the Oglebay
decorations because these are private homes and done by families who enjoy
sharing the season's joy with others.
by Jane Custer - USA, has a BS in Communications and loves writing
© December 1999 English on the Internet www.aj.cz