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.
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 18th to January 1st.
4900 Six Flags Rd.
Eureka, MO 63025
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 drive through by car, 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 through January 7th.
5300 Fox Creek Road
Pacific, MO 63069
This free walking tour of the Anheuser-Busch brewery features thousands of lights across the huge brewery grounds, a visit to the world famous Clydesdale stables, and a guaranteed fun time for all ages. Enhance your experience by renting a fire pit for the family, warming up with some s’mores or ‘pub grub’ in the Biergarten, and for those 21 and older, help yourself to 5 free samples of Anheuser-Busch products.
And new for 2017! Lace up some skates and hit the ice under the red glow of the iconic “Budweiser” sign on the Bevo Packaging Plant. The rink is open to guests of all ages with hot cocoa and kettle corn available for purchase. Skate rentals will also be available for a small donation to the St. Louis Blues 14 Fund.
The season-long activities begin on November 16th and run through December 30th, operating hours are 5 – 10pm every Thursday – Sunday. Walking Tours are not available on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, or Christmas Day, but the lights will be on every night.
1200 Lynch St
St. Louis, MO 63118
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.
Open nightly from November 18th – January 1st from 5 to 10pm. Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. And every Wednesday between November 22rd and December 13th are Family Nights! Pay just $3 for kids’ tickets.
4344 Shaw Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63110
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. 24th – Saturday, Dec. 30th
1 Government Dr.
St. Louis, MO 63110
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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 17th – December 30th Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas & New Year’s Day. (Outdoor light display will remain open.)
442 S Demazenod Dr.
Belleville, IL 62223
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 (or take carriage rides on select nights) 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 Wednesday, November 22nd – Saturday, December 30th Closed Christmas Eve Winter Wonderland is open for vehicular traffic and carriage rides Sunday through Friday from 5:30pm – 9:30pm. Saturdays are closed to vehicular traffic and reserved for carriage rides only.
9551 Litzsinger Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63124
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 November 17th thru December 30th All dates and times are weather permitting.
11113 Widicus Road
Lebanon, IL 62254
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 beginning Nov. 24 through Dec. 27. 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 (217) 242-1104
2116 College Avenue
Alton, IL 62002
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 Monday and Tuesday, December 11 & 12), 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
The Holiday Light Experience at Gateway Motorsports Park is a 1.5 mile drive through the Inaugural Magic of Lights! Bring your family in your own vehicle or ride in a horse-drawn carriage and celebrate quality time spent with your loved ones. There are more than 400 LED holiday light displays and if you’re interested, they’re available for holiday parties, too!
Hours of Operation: November 17th – January 1st from 5-10pm; 7 nights a week!
700 Raceway Boulevard
Madison, IL 62060