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Holiday Light Displays in St. Louis
Nov 14

The Best Holiday Light Displays in St. Louis

by Family Attractions Card in Family Fun category

The best holiday light displays in St. Louis are inspired by the magic that surrounds this season. We’re ready to get out and enjoy every dazzling display that’s available! Look no further than the list below for the most intriguing holiday light displays that will leave you and your family awe-struck and full of wonder.

1. Anheuser-Busch Brewery Lights

Brewery Lights holiday light displays in St. Louis

Photo Credit: Anheuser-Busch Brewery

Witness and experience the magic of more than a million twinkling lights during the 35th annual Brewery Lights at the Anheuser-Busch St. Louis Brewery! Starting on Nov. 22, guests are invited to stroll down Pestalozzi Street to marvel as the brewery is turned into a remarkable holiday experience with something for everyone, including a Kids Zone.

Brewery Lights is a family-friendly event, open to all ages at no cost. Guests can attend every Friday through Sunday, from 5 to 10 p.m. starting Nov. 22 until Dec. 30. Drive-through tours are welcome Monday through Wednesday after dusk until midnight. Additionally, they’re open for Brewery Lights walking tours on December 23rd, 26th and 30th.

1200 Lynch St.
St. Louis, MO 63118
(314) 577-3559


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2. Holiday In The Park at Six Flags St. Louis

Holiday in the Park Six Flags St. Louis

Photo Credit: Six Flags St. Louis

Six Flags St. Louis presents Holiday in the Park as the theme park is transformed into a winter wonderland. Over one million lights will adorn the park and set the stage for a magical holiday celebration. Amid the many festive decorations and displays located throughout the park, guests can take in one of the live, holiday themed shows, visit with Santa in his cottage, enjoy some of their favorite holiday treats and experience the various street entertainment.

In between the holiday festivities, guests can enjoy some of their favorite rides or warm up by one of the many crackling fires located throughout the park. Holiday in the Park takes place select days November 23rd to January 1st.

4900 Six Flags Rd.
Eureka, MO 63025
(636) 938-5300


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3. Santa’s Magical Kingdom at Jellystone Park

Santa's Magical Kingdom holiday light displays in St. Louis

Photo Credit: Jellystone Park

Experience a magical land where families make holiday memories together as Santa’s reindeer soar overhead, elves frolic in the trees, and over a million lights dazzle the senses. You can self-drive through the campground, ride the Santa Express Train, or enjoy a 360 degree view of all the sights and sounds on an Old Fashioned Holiday Wagon Ride. Be sure to visit Santa at Kringle’s General Store where you’ll find unusual gifts, toys, souvenirs, and the chance to get your picture with Old Saint Nick himself. Open every night from November 15th through January 5th.

5300 Fox Creek Road
Pacific, MO 63069
(636) 938-5925

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4. Garden Glow Holiday Light Exhibit at Missouri Botanical Garden

Garden Glow at the Missouri Botanical Garden

Photo Credit: The Missouri Botanical Garden

November 23rd through January 4th

Garden Glow has quickly become an annual St. Louis Holiday tradition. Featuring over a million lights, visitors are surrounded by a spectacle of unique installations amid some of the Garden’s most iconic locations. Enjoy interactive photo opportunities, traditional holiday music and festivities, delicious food and drinks, and more as the Garden is transformed into a winter wonderland.

4344 Shaw Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63110


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

Wild Lights at the Saint Louis Zoo

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Nominated Best Zoo Lights display in the U.S. by USA TODAY, the Saint Louis Zoo Wild Lights is one you don’t want to miss! Stroll through the enchanting holiday wonderland and enjoy thousands of colorful lights, animated light displays and seasonal sounds. Light Displays, fireside stories, free activities and more make this one of the best places to look at holiday lights with the kids. And make sure to check out their Holiday light recycling drive where you can drop off your old and non-working lights at recycle bins at the Zoo’s North and South Entrances. Open 5:30 – 8:30pm on select nights from Friday, Nov. 29th – Monday, Dec. 30th

1 Government Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63110


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6. Way of Lights Christmas Display at Our Lady of the Snows Shrine

Way of Lights Christmas Display at Our Lady of the Snows Shrine

Photo Credit: Our Lady of the Snows Shrine

This mile-and-a-half drive consists of over one million lights, electro art displays, and life-size biblical statues which take you on a scriptural Journey to Bethlehem. This breathtaking display focuses on the birth of Christ, the one true light of the world. Since 1970, the Shrine has celebrated the birth of our Savior in this truly unique way. This driving tour is one of St. Louis’ original and most popular light displays, so we recommend getting there a little early. They also have plenty of activities at the Visitors Center including camel, donkey & pony rides, a petting zoo, puppet shows, Nativity Lego display, and a huge wreath display and auction. November 22nd – December 31st. Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, & Christmas. (Outdoor light display will remain open.)

442 S Demazenod Dr.
Belleville, IL 62223
(618) 397-6700


7. Winter Wonderland at Tilles Park

Tilles Park holiday light displays in St. Louis

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A tradition for almost every St. Louis area boy and girl, Tilles Park in St. Louis County has become one of the biggest and brightest displays in the area. Thousands of visitors drive, walk, or take carriage rides through this Winter Wonderland each year. The park is filled with more than a million twinkling lights and various holiday scenes throughout the season and has become one of St. Louis’ most popular holiday destinations. Open November 22nd through January 2nd from 5:30-9:30. Closed Christmas Eve. Winter Wonderland is open for vehicular traffic and carriage rides every day except Mondays and Saturdays. Saturdays are closed to vehicular traffic and reserved for carriage rides only. Mondays are reserved for Winter Wonderland Walk only.

9551 Litzsinger Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63124


8. Lebanon’s Winter Wonderland at Horner Park

Winter Wonderland at Horner Park

Photo Credit: Horner Park

If you’re looking for millions of lights set to the latest heart thumping music, you are in the wrong place. If you’re looking for a family friendly, nostalgic look back in time with just a hint of modern day, then here it is! Lebanon’s Winter Wonderland is an annual event that steps back in time…a trip to a much simpler era with scenes depicting several of the area’s attractions, wonderful childhood memories, and fantastic ideas. A trip through Lebanon’s Winter Wonderland is truly different from other attractions in the area. A beautiful Victorian style holiday show that you will enjoy as you meander through the mile-long road. Open now thru December 31st. All dates and times are weather permitting.

11113 Widicus Road
Lebanon, IL 62254


9. Christmas Wonderland Display at Rock Spring Park in Alton

Christmas Wonderland Display at Rock Spring Park in Alton

Photo Credit: Rock Spring Park

Hear the sleigh bells jingle and see 4 million lights twinkle among a beautiful backdrop at Rock Spring Park’s Christmas Wonderland. Back for another year to warm the hearts and holiday spirits of families and friends, the park will be lighting the way to another illuminating holiday season running Nov 29th through Dec 29th. Year after year, visitors are captivated by cascading waterfalls, lighted trees and hundreds of light displays. Children can also visit Santa in the Enchanted Forest through Christmas Eve. Horse drawn carriage rides are also available on Fridays & Saturdays on a first-come, first served available basis (weather permitting). Monday through Friday: 6pm to 9pm Saturday & Sunday: 5pm to 9pm.

2116 College Avenue
Alton, IL 62002
(217) 242-1104


10. Celebration of Lights at Fort Zumwalt Park in O’Fallon, MO

Celebration of Lights at Fort Zumwalt Park in O’Fallon, MO

Photo Credit: Zumwalt Park

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. Started in 1991, the event attracts more than 10,000 vehicles each year and more than 10,000 individuals during the Old-Fashioned Holiday Stroll. They also have Segway tours and carriage rides available as well. Sundays, Tuesdays Wednesdays, and Thursdays (except December 10), 6–9pm Fridays and Saturdays: 6–10pm Mondays: Closed to vehicle traffic – Train and Segway rides by advance reservation only.

1000 Jessup Drive West
O’Fallon, MO 6336