Holiday lights offer some the cheeriest sights during the holiday season, brightening the mood as people celebrate. Take the family to enjoy some of the festive holiday light shows in St. Louis during the Christmas season in 2017.
Annual Way of Lights Christmas Display
Nov. 17-Dec. 31 @ 4 p.m.
Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, 442 S. DeMazenod Dr., Belleville, IL 62223
The beautiful nightly light display will focus on the birth of Jesus Christ, and the reason for the Christmas season. Indoor activities will be available at 5-9 p.m., except on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, & New Year’s Day. Family Night Tuesday is a great time to take the kids because discounts will be offered on some activities, such as $1 off on camel rides.
Take the family to enjoy the Gardenland Express is the model train and flower exhibit, featuring model trains winding through a miniature landscape at the Missouri Botanical Garden. The Garden Glow will illuminate the Missouri Botanical Garden for a beautiful holiday experience featuring 600,000 twinkling lights. The Gardenland Express is $5/person or included with admission to Garden Glow. See the website for ticket prices.
U.S. Bank Wild Lights at the St. Louis Zoo
Nov. 24-Dec. 30 (select nights) @ 5:30 p.m.
St. Louis Zoo, Government Dr., St. Louis, MO 63110
The St. Louis Zoo will be an enchanting wonderland decorated with over half a million sparkling lights for the U.S. Bank Wild Lights. Wild Nights offer family-friendly fun, featuring live entertainment, whimsical displays, storytellers by the fireside, crafts at the Woodland Workshop and more. Tickets will be $9-$10.
Magic of Lights
Nov. 17-Jan 1
Gateway Motorsports Park, 700 Raceway Blvd., Madison, IL 62060
The Magic of Lights is a colorful drive-through holiday light show that the family can enjoy from the comfort of your vehicle. The display will be open on Christmas Eve, Christmas night, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day. A portion of the proceeds from Magic of Lights will go to the St. Louis Blues’ charitable trust for kids. Tickets are $20/Carload in advance or $25/Carload at the gate.
Winter Wonderland at Tilles Park
Nov. 22-Dec. 23 & Dec. 25-Dec. 30
Tilles Park, 9551 Litzinger Rd., St. Louis, MO 63124
The festive holiday display of twinkling lights will delight the entire family. Winter Wonderland is open for vehicles and carriage rides Sundays through Fridays. Saturday nights are reserved for carriage rides. Admission is $10/Family vehicle. See the website for pricing on carriage rides.
Santa’s Magical Kingdom
Nov. 17-Jan. 7 @ 5:30 p.m.
Santa’s Magical Kingdom, Jellystone Park Resort, Eureka, MO 63026
Santa’s Magical Kingdom holiday lights display is located at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park Resort, next to Six Flags. The lights display has been expanded, with a new ½ mile section of new scenes and a million more twinkling lights. A news 250’ Tunnel of Lights features Snowflakes in Motion, so Santa’s Magic Kingdom now has three tunnels of lights. Take the family to enjoy the delightful holiday lights. Admission is $22/Carload.