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Best Christmas Lights in St. Louis 2021

Looking for the best Christmas lights in St. Louis? Here's a list of all of the 2021 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!

This is a pintrest pin for the best places to see Christmas lights in St. Louis. This pin contains images from scott spaeth and Ron on flickr.

Christmas Lights St. Louis 2021

St. Louis has so many incredible Christmas lights! 2021 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 2021.

This is a picture of christmas lights in st. louis. There is several trees lit up with Christmas lights and the St. Louis arch in the back.
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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 36 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.

Learn more about Winter Wonderland.

Winter Wonderland Dates

  • November 24 - January 1
  • Walk through starting November 19, 2021

How much is Winter Wonderland at Tilles Park?

  • $8/walk
  • $15/vehicle
  • $110/6-person carriage 
This is a picture of christmas lights in st. louis. There are several trees covered in lights with a street for cars to drive through.
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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.

Read more about Garden Glow.

Dates of Garden Glow at Botanical Gardens

  • November 13 - January 8

How much does Garden Glow cost?

  • $18-20/adults
  • $3-10/kid
  • 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!

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Brewery Lights at Anheuser-Busch

Brewery Lights is another Christmas tradition in St. Louis! This year marks 36 years of lights to walk through, holiday displays, and a complimentary beer (for those 21+).

Read more about Brewery Lights.

Dates of Brewery Lights at Anheuser-Busch

  • November 26 - December 30

Are the Brewery Lights free?

  • $11/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 26 - December 30

Cost of Wild Lights at the Zoo

  • $10-13 depending on membership status & night
  • 2 and under are free

Holiday Lights at Grants Farm

Grants Farm offers a drive-thru Christmas light display. Holiday Lights at Grant's Farm allows you to tune in your radio and enjoy a light display, all from your own vehicle.

Read more about Holiday Lights.

Dates of Holiday Lights at Grants Farm

November 19-January 2

How much does Grant's Farm Christmas lights cost?

$39-49/car

Holiday in the Park at Six Flags St. Louis 

Holiday in the Park is an annual Christmas celebration at Six Flags St. Louis. There's lights, entertainments, decorations, rides, and plenty of festive treats.

A night here would be great for an entire evening experience. Read more about Six Flags Holiday in the Park.

Holiday in the Park Dates

November 20-January 2

Holiday in the Park Six Flags Cost

$24.99 (discount with season pass)

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 19-January 9

$25-40/car 

How much is it to get into Santa's Magical Kingdom?

$16 per carload with any $20 purchase in the Kringle General Store.

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 ($).

Read more about Way of Lights.

Way of Lights Dates

November 19-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 19-January 9

Wonderlight Christmas in Fairmont City Cost

$30/car

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.

This is a picture of christmas lights in st. louis. This is the entrance of Candy Cane Lane on Murdoch Street. There is a big Merry Christmas banner in lights along with several decorated trees.
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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.

Read more about Celebration of Lights.

Celebration of Lights Dates

November 26-December 30

Celebration of Lights Cost

$12/vehicle or $65/6-person carriage 

Dasher Light Show

Dasher Light Display is at the POWERplex on St. Louis Mills Rd. This is a drive-thru show that lasts about 20-25 minutes. Tickets will need to be purchased to attend.

There is also a Christmas party every Friday and Saturday. Admittance is free but some activities will have a small charge. Activities include

Dates of Dasher Light Show

November 5-January 2

Dasher Light Show Cost

$30-$35 depending on day & time

Christmas Wonderland in Alton, IL

Christmas Wonderland is a drive-thru light display in Alton, IL. The display runs from November 26 through the end of December.

The suggested donation is $7 for cars.

Find out more about Christmas Wonderland here.

Webster Groves Light Display & Food Drive

Residents of Webster Groves are hosting a light display walk to raise resources for Operation Food Search.

The light display is on Summit Avenue in Webster Groves. It will start at 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights.

There will be food drop-off stations on the sidewalks or you can donate online. Donators can receive an instant tax donation in their email.

Holiday Light Hopping

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
  • Holiday in the Park at Six Flags
  • Way of Lights at Our Lady of the Snows
  • Candy Cane Lane in St. Louis Hills Neighborhood

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:

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: