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Happy holidays! These are the holiday light displays to visit this season

You can't go wrong visiting a light display this time of year.

ST. LOUIS — It's the time of year in which holiday light displays open up for the season. Check out this round-up of light displays you won't want to miss.

WonderLight's Christmas 

The WonderLight's Christmas drive-through LED light show will take place this holiday season at World Wide Technology Raceway in Madison, Illinois. Those driving through WonderLight's Christmas will turn on their radio to watch more than 1 million LED lights synchronized to a variety of traditional and new Christmas music. For more information on the light show, click here

When: 5-10 p.m., Nov. 11- Jan. 1.

Where: World Wide Technology Raceway, 1905 Collinsville Road, Madison, Illinois. 

Cost: $30 per car with up to seven passengers. Large RVs and full-size buses are not permitted. Larger parties can be accommodated for a higher price. 

Brewery Lights at Anheuser-Busch St. Louis

The 37th annual Brewery Lights at Anheuser-Busch is back this November with an even bigger light show than 2021. Brewery lights visitors will see a million twinkling lights on the walk down Pestalozzi Street at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery. Catch the nightly parade at 7:30 p.m., view the 50-foot digital holiday tree or take the kids to the Kids' Zone at this St. Louis holiday tradition.

On nights from Nov. 21-23 and 28-30 and Dec. 5-7, 12-14, 19 and 26-27, there will be a free drive-thru light show open to the public. For more information on Brewery Lights, click here

When: 5-10 p.m. Thursdays through Sundays, Nov. 17-Dec. 30. 

Where: Anheuser-Busch St. Louis Brewery, 1200 Lynch St., St. Louis, Missouri. 

Cost: $10 for an adult standard ticket. Children ages five and younger enter for free with a general admission ticket. VIP tickets are available for purchase. 

Santa's Magical Kingdom

Visit Santa's Magical Kingdom this holiday season for a spectacular drive-through light show with millions of twinkling lights. Santa's elves have been hard at work setting up the Magical Kingdom, and it's something you won't want to miss. You'll see a tunnel of dancing lights, twinkling trees and so much more. To learn more about Santa's Magical Kingdom, click here. 

When: Nightly from Nov. 18 - Jan. 8. Open from 5:30-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 5:30-10:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. 

Where: Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park, 5300 Fox Creek Road, Eureka, Missouri.

Cost: Monday through Thursday, admission is $30 per car, cash only. Friday- Sunday and Dec. 19- Dec. 22, the cost is $35 per car. The price for larger vehicles can be found here.

Winter Wonderland in Tilles Park

Take a walk, enjoy a carriage ride or drive through the 37th year of Winter Wonderland in Tilles Park. See the lights fashioned into characters and winter scenes and admire the beauty of the park decorated from top-to-bottom in lights. To learn more about Winter Wonderland, click here.

When: 5:30-9:30 p.m., Nov. 18 - Dec. 30. Closed on Christmas Day. See the schedule here.  

Where: Tilles Park, 9551 Litzsinger Road, St. Louis, Missouri. 

Cost: Walking tickets: $8. Carriage ride tickets range from $17 to $160. Car tickets are $15 per car (must be bought on site with cash or check only). The cost for larger vehicles can be found here. 

Way of Lights

A holiday tradition since 1970, Way of Lights at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows has invited people from all over to see the light display. Way of Lights' display focuses on the birth of Jesus Christ. Way of Lights also has a gift shop, wreath auctions, a Lego display and much more to enjoy. To learn more about Way of Lights, click here. 

When: 5 p.m. - 9 p.m., nightly, Nov. 18 - Dec. 31. 

Where: National Shrine of our Lady of the Snows: 442 S. DeMazenod Drive, Belleville, Illinois.

Cost: Free. Costs for other activities vary.

Ameren Missouri Festival of Lights 

Ameren Missouri kicks off the 2022 holiday season with the Festival of Lights taking place in downtown St. Louis this November. The festival is also the opening of Winterfest in Downtown St. Louis. Catch the lighting of the Salvation Army tree of lights, too. Learn more about the Festival of Lights by clicking here. 

When: Noon - 8:30 p.m., Nov. 19.

Where: Kiener Plaza, 500 Chestnut St., St. Louis, Missouri. 

Cost: Free.

Garden Glow at Missouri Botanical Garden

Credit: Schall DeYong
Garden Glow at Missouri Botanical Garden: 2021

Missouri Botanical Garden celebrates its 10th year of Garden Glow this holiday season. Stop by and see the nearly two million lights adorning the Garden. Enjoy s’mores, festive drinks and photo opportunities at the Garden as well as the new light shows in the Garden's Climatron. To learn more about Garden Glow and its offerings, click here. 

When: Nov. 19 - Jan. 7.

Where: Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd, St. Louis, Missouri. 

Cost: Public admission: $22 for adults and $10 for children ages 3 - 12. Click here for additional pricing for members. 

Christmas in Lights at Stone Park

Featuring more than 100 different holiday light displays with a million lights, Stone Park's Christmas in Lights kicks off its drive-through light display for the 2022 season this November. To learn more about Christmas in Lights, click here.

When: 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m., Nov. 22 - Dec. 26.

Where: Stone Park: 8614 Berry Road, Bonne Terre, Missouri. 

Cost: $20 per car. Cash preferred.

U.S. Bank Wild Lights at the Saint Louis Zoo

Credit: Saint Louis Zoo
U.S. Bank Wild Lights

Wild Lights at the Zoo is back for the 2022 holiday season. Come by and check out the light displays throughout the Zoo like the 40-foot walk-through lighted tree, a Meet Me in St. Louie light display and many more. 

Visit Penguin & Puffin Coast and the Bayer Insectarium at the Zoo. 

NOTE: These will be the only animal attractions open and included in the Wild Lights tickets. To learn more about the U.S. Bank Wild Lights show and its offerings, click here.

When: Select nights, Nov. 25 - Dec. 30. Click here for the schedule. 

Where: Saint Louis Zoo, 1 Government Drive, St. Louis, Missouri. 

Cost: Admission prices vary upon the date of attendance. Free parking on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Holiday Lights at Grant's Farm

Visit Grant's Farm this holiday season for a number of exciting holiday-themed offerings. You can have the Holiday Lights experience four different ways, with a walk-through lights option, a drive-through lights option, breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus and a VIP fire pit experience. Learn more about Holiday Lights at Grant's Farm by clicking here.

When: Times and dates vary by experience. Click here to see the schedule.

Where: Grant's Farm, 7385 Grant Road, St. Louis, Missouri.

Cost: Cost varies by experience. Visit the schedule to see cost of each experience. 

Grove of Lights

Lost Hill Lake is offering a holiday light experience this year called “Grove of Lights.” Visitors can walk through more than four acres of holiday lights, get cozy by a bonfire, drink hot cocoa and eat s’mores. The Lost Hill Lake bar will also be available for beverages – both alcoholic and non-alcoholic. There will also be an interactive play area and activity center for the kids. Click here for more information.

When: Select dates throughout December – 5-9 p.m.
Where: Lost Hill Lake, 2300 Mill Hill Road, St. Clair, MO.
Cost: Tickets are $15 per adult and $7 per child. Kids under 3 years old are free.

Christmas Wonderland

The "Grandpa Gang" has done it again, bringing thousands of lights back to Alton's Rock Springs Park. 

Opening pen for the season on Nov. 25, guests can turn off their car’s headlights and drive through the park to look at the lights featuring characters from Peanuts, Frozen and others. 

The light display will be open nightly through Dec. 27 at Alton’s Rock Springs Park at 2100 College Avenue. Hours range from 6-9 p.m. Monday-Friday and 5-9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The annual walk-through event will be held on Monday, Nov. 28. For $1, guests can walk through the park during the evening.

Admission to Christmas Wonderland is a suggested donation of $7 for cars and small vans or $1 per person for vehicles holding more than 10 people.

For more information, call 1-800-258-6645 or click here.

Dates: Nov. 25 to Dec.27
Cost: $1 for walking guests, suggested $7 donation per car or $1 per person
Location: 2100 College Ave, Alton, IL

This story will be updated with more events as the season progresses. See a light display we missed? Send us an email. 

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