Looking for the best Christmas lights in St. Louis? Here's a list of all of the 2023 Christmas light displays to drive-thru, walk through, and enjoy this holiday season.
This list includes where to see Christmas lights, the dates, cost, and other ways to get festive for Christmas in St. Louis!
Christmas Lights in St. Louis 2023
St. Louis has so many incredible Christmas lights! 2023 is going to be just as incredible, if not more, than the past few years. Here's your list to prepare for all of the Christmas lights in St. Louis 2023.
Christmas in St. Louis
Whether you're local or traveling to St. Louis for the holidays, there are so many ways to celebrate Christmas in St. Louis! The city has Christmas lights, ice skating, holiday strolls, and so many ways to get into the Christmas Spirit.
Here's a list of the best places to see Christmas lights in St. Louis.
Winter Wonderland in Tilles Park
The Winter Wonderland light display in St. Louis is one of the most popular places to see Christmas lights in St. Louis! This year marks 37 years of the St. Louis tradition in Tilles Park.
Despite the long lines every year, people travel far to come visit this St. Louis County drive-thru display that has over 100 winter scenes.
Winter Wonderland Dates
- November 22 - December 30
- Walk through starting November 17, 2022
How much is Winter Wonderland at Tilles Park?
- $60/limo, van
- $140/tour bus
Garden Glow at Botanical Gardens
Each winter, the St. Louis Botanical Gardens hosts the Garden Glow. A ticket here allows you to walk through a mile of lights, have several photo ops, enjoy beverages, and get festive with the whole family.
Dates of Garden Glow at Botanical Gardens
- November 18 - January 6
How much does Garden Glow cost?
- Pricing varies based on membership
- Select Wednesday nights are family nights & cheaper pricing
How long is Garden Glow?
Typically it takes up to 90 minutes to walk through. The path is about 1.3 miles long!
Brewery Lights at Anheuser-Busch
Brewery Lights is another Christmas tradition in St. Louis! This year marks 37 years of lights to walk through, nightly Clydesdale parade, a kid zone, holiday displays, and a complimentary beer (for those 21+).
Dates of Brewery Lights at Anheuser-Busch
- November 17 - December 30
Are the Brewery Lights free?
- $12/person (5 and under are free)
- Included in the reservation: complimentary 16 oz beer (21+), 20 minute light show, big Christmas tree & walk through lights
- Food & beverage available for purchase
U.S. Bank Wild Lights at St. Louis Zoo
Wild Lights at St. Louis Zoo is a fun night out for the entire family! But I also wouldn't judge you if you wanted to go by yourself. Walk around and see your family animals along with Christmas light displays.
Tickets to a night at the Zoo include Wild Lights, Conservation Carousel and 4D Theater, free parking.
Read more about Wild Lights at the St. Louis Zoo.
Dates of Wild Lights at the Zoo
- November 24 - December 30
Cost of Wild Lights at the Zoo
- $12-18 depending on membership status & night
- 2 and under are free
Holiday Lights at Grants Farm
Grants Farm offers a walk-thru and drive-thru Christmas light display. Holiday Lights at Grant's Farm allows you to tune in your radio and enjoy a light display from your own vehicle, or a stroll at your own pace.
Dates of Holiday Lights at Grants Farm
November 29 - December 14
How much does Grant's Farm Christmas lights cost?
Cosmic Sleigh Ride at Six Flags St. Louis
Santa’s Magical Kingdom at Jellystone Park
Santa's Magical Kingdom is located near Six Flags St. Louis at Jellystone Park. This is a drive-thru light display with an option to stop at the Kringle General Store.
Read more about Magical Kingdom at Jellystone Park.
Santa's Magical Kingdom at Jellystone Park Dates
November 17 - January 7
How much is it for a Santa Express Train Ride?
$16 per person.
Way of Lights at Our Lady of the Snows
Way of Lights is located in Belleville, IL. A night at Way of Lights includes lights, live animals, kettle corn and refreshments, carriage rides, and additional activities ($).
Way of Lights Dates
November 17-December 31
Way of Lights Cost
This event does not have an entrance fee, but several activities cost. Donations are welcome.
Wonderlight Christmas in Fairmont City
Wonderlight Christmas is a Drive-thru Christmas display in Fairmont City, IL. With over 1 million lights to see and enjoy synched to your radio, this is a great option for a display to enjoy from the comfort of your car.
Read more about Wonderlight Christmas.
Wonderlight Christmas in Fairmont City Dates
November 17-December 31
Wonderlight Christmas in Fairmont City Cost
Candy Cane Lane in South City
Located in the St. Louis Hills neighborhoods, Candy Cane lane is not "official" but definitely a festive lights display to drive or walk through.
Candy Cane Lane is free but donations are accepted for the Salvation Army.
Find more about Candy Cane Lane here.
What street is Candy Cane Lane on in St. Louis?
Candy Cane Lane in St. Louis is on Murdoch Avenue, but also surrounding streets.
Can you walk Candy Cane Lane in St. Louis?
Yes! Walk or drive.
Celebration of Lights at Fort Zumwalt Park
Celebration of Lights is located in O'Fallon, MO. This is a traditional light display where you can tune in your radio and drive through to enjoy the light displays.
Celebration of Lights Dates
November 24-December 30
Celebration of Lights Cost
Christmas Wonderland in Alton, IL
Christmas Wonderland is a drive-thru light display in Alton, IL. The display runs from November 24 through the end of December.
The suggested donation is $10 for cars.
Find out more about Christmas Wonderland here.
There are several amazing residential home light displays in St. Louis as well! Check out this list of over 200 homes in the area.
St. Louis Drive-Thru Christmas Light Displays
There are several options drive-thru light displays in St. Louis and the surrounding areas. Here are a few options:
- Winter Wonderland at Tilles Park
- Holiday Lights at Grant's Farm
- Santa's Magical Kingdom at Jellystone Park
- Wonderlight Christmas in Fairmont, IL
- Celebration of Lights at Fort Zumwalk Park
St. Louis Walk-Thru Light Displays
For a more interactive Christmas light experience, get out of your car and enjoy one of these immersive displays of Christmas Lights in St. Louis:
- Garden Glow at Botanical Gardens
- Brewery Lights at Anhueser-Busch
- Wild Lights at St. Louis Zoo
- Way of Lights at Our Lady of the Snows
- Candy Cane Lane in St. Louis Hills Neighborhood
- Grant's Farm Lights Display
What is there to do in St. Louis at Christmas?
St. Louis offers several activities for Christmas! In addition to drive thru and walking Christmas light displays, there are also several holiday markets and outdoor activities.
Here are some some additional local favorites for St. Louis Christmas activities:
- Kimmswick Cookie Walk and Christmas Festival
- November 30 - December 3, 2023
- St. Louis Polar Express Train Ride
- December 17-30, 2022
- Union Station
- St. Charles Christmas Traditions
- November 24-December 24, 2021
- Full Christmas festival of Main Street that brings Christmas to life!
- Ted Drewes
- Open all throughout the holidays to carry on the St. Louis tradition!
- Steinberg Skating Rink
- November 17-March 3
- Outdoor skating rink in Forest Park
- More St. Louis Events
Trying to get into the holiday spirit?
After you're done looking at all of the Christmas Lights in St. Louis, try one of these Jordo's World staples to keep the magic going: