Way of Lights at The Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, Belleville
Since 1970, spectators have enjoyed driving through the Way of Lights mile-and-a-half-long lighted journey to Bethlehem. The exhibit features one million lights and life-size biblical statues, as well as a petting zoo with live animals from the nativity scene. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.
Winter Wonderland at Tilles Park
This popular St. Louis County attraction has been wowing kids of all ages for more than 30 years. Visitors can either walk, drive, or take a carriage ride past over 100 glimmering holiday scenes like gingerbread houses and Santa’s workshop. Pricing varies depending on the transportation method.
Anheuser Busch Brewery Lights, Soulard
Whether holding a cold beer or hot cocoa in hand, strolling through this magical display will warm your heart. On weekends from Thanksgiving to Christmas, Pestalozzi Street (just across I-55 from our St. Louis City office!) is filled with millions of colorful lights and lots of fun, including fire pits for making S’mores. Entrance to Brewery Lights is free, and kids are welcome. S’mores kits and beverages are available for purchase.
Candy Cane Lane, St. Louis Hills
Every holiday season, the residents of Murdoch Avenue transform their street into a winter wonderland of light displays, inflatables, and even sand sculptures. There’s no charge to drive down “Candy Cane Lane,'' but donations are welcomed in an effort to raise money for local charities such as the Salvation Army. And since Ted Drewes is right around the corner on Chippewa (and open year-round), a stop for frozen custard is the perfect way to end this magical experience.