ST. LOUIS — If you’re looking to get into the holiday spirit and check out holiday lights in the St. Louis area, we’ve got you covered!
Wild Lights at the Saint Louis Zoo
Wild Lights is open from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on the following dates:
• Friday-Sunday, Nov. 29-Dec.1
• Wednesday-Sunday, Dec. 4-8
• Monday, Dec. 9, is ‘Sensory Night’ for individuals on the autism spectrum and others who may benefit from a sensory-friendly experience
• Dec. 11-23
• Dec. 26-30
The Zoo will close to the public at 4 p.m. each day of Wild Lights. Doors reopen at 5:30 p.m. for the event.
Advance online ticket purchase is strongly encouraged for this popular event. Tickets are available in advance at stlzoo.org/wildlights starting in mid-November, or at the door on nights of the event beginning at 5:30 p.m. Ticket sales and event entrances will close at 8 p.m. Free parking is available on Zoo parking lots during event hours.
Winter Wonderland at Tilles Park
This year is the 34th annual Winter Wonderland in Tilles Park.
The display is open Nov. 22 through Jan. 2, 2020 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Winter Wonderland can be enjoyed on foot, by carriage or by vehicle.
Tilles Park is located at 9551 Litzsinger Road
Brewery Lights at Anheuser-Busch
It’s a family-friendly event and open to all ages. It’s free to get in and open every Friday through Sunday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. starting Nov. 22 until Dec. 30. Drive-through tours are also welcome Monday through Wednesday after dusk until midnight. Additionally, they are open for Brewery Lights walking tours on Dec. 23, 26 and 30.
Garden Glow at Missouri Botanical Garden
Enjoy dazzling lights, photo opportunities, s’mores and festive drinks!
Nov. 23 through Jan. 4, 2020 – but closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas
Doors open at 5 p.m.
Santa will be at Garden Glow on Monday and Tuesday nights Nov. 25 through Dec. 17.
Holiday in the Park at Six Flags St. Louis
The event is back for select days from Nov. 23 through Jan. 1, 2020. The winter wonderland features a variety of interactive activities. For more information, click here
Way of Lights in Belleville, Illinois
Wintertime sparkles at Way of Lights with more than one million bulbs. The family tradition is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.
You can visit the display from Nov. 19 through Dec. 31.
Indoor Activities 5 – 9 p.m.
Outdoor light display 5-9 p.m.
Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas and New Year’s Day (outdoor light display will remain open.)
The National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows is located at 442 S. DeMazenod Dr., Belleville, Illinois
Celebration of Lights in O’Fallon, Missouri
Celebration of Lights is a holiday light display held at Fort Zumwalt Park. Each scene is designed and funded by local organizations, churches and businesses.
Drive through the park
6 – 9 p.m., Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, (except 12/10 and 12/25)
6 – 10 p.m., Friday and Saturday
Mondays: Closed to vehicle traffic
Admission: $10 for cars; $15 for commercial vans and limousines; $1 per person on tour buses ($25 minimum)
Tuesday night special - $8 for all non-commercial vehicles
Wednesday – Sunday, bring a food pantry donation of canned or boxed goods and get a $1 discount per vehicle.
Train rides are available on Mondays Time slots include 5:45, 6:15, 6:45, 7:15, 7:45 8:15 and 8:45 p.m. Reservations are required. To schedule your ride, call 636-379-5606.
Admission: Adults – $10; children (ages 1–11) - $5; Under 1 – Free
Rides are approximately 20 minutes. Riders are encouraged to bring blankets for extra warmth.
Celebration of Lights is closed on Christmas Day, December 25.
Candy Cane Lane in St. Louis Hills
Visit St. Louis Hills this Christmas season and see the many streets that have become showcases for Christmas lights and cheer.
Candy Cane Lane — 6500 block of Murdoch
Angel Avenue — 4700 block of Prague
Snowflake Street — 6500 block of Neosho
Reindeer Road — 6700 block of Walsh
Wonderland Way — 6200 block of Walsh
Holiday Night Lights in Wentzville
Nov. 29-Dec. 29
Wentzville’s Holiday Night Lights display can be viewed by car or horse-drawn carriage, by walking (only on Dec. 2), by sleigh-hayride (beginning Dec. 4), or by running (5K & Fun Run Dec. 8). The Holiday Night Lights display is located at Rotary Park located 2577 W. Meyer Road. Specialty rides, such as the carriage and sleigh hayride must be booked in advance. More information can be found at www.wentzvillemo.org/parksandrec.
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