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The BEST Holiday Light Experiences Near St. Louis

Updated: Nov 13, 2019

Here are our picks for the best spots around St. Louis to get excited for the holidays.

It's time to break out the vintage Christmas sweater, pull out your reindeer games, and fa-la-la-la-la into all of St. Louis' BEST Holiday Light displays. Get into the December's sparkly season with a trip to a winter lights display or other festive place to embrace the holiday spirit!

Best Holiday Lights Experiences Near St. Louis
The Holiday Lights Express at Winter Wonderland St. Louis

Candy Cane Lane

South St. Louis is home to what becomes known during the holidays as "Candy Cane Lane". Every house is decorated to the nines with colorful decorations and Christmas lights. While you are in the area you can also visit other nearby festive streets such as "Star Street" and "Angel Avenue". Best of all, Candy Cane Lane is just down the street from Ted Drewes! Stop there for a festive concrete frozen treat or pick out your real holiday wreath, garland or Christmas tree from their pop-up tree lot.

Winter Wonderland at Tilles Park

Every year Tilles Park becomes Winter Wonderland. Visitors are welcome to drive through the winding holiday lights display created each year by the St. Louis County Parks Department. Admission is $10 per personal vehicle (limos are $20, vans are $40 and buses are $90). Or, you can get admission included with your $20 ticket on our new holiday lights experience - The Holiday Lights Express! Climb aboard one of our luxury vehicles to see the beautiful holiday lights of Tilles Park or Our Lady of the Snows in Belleville, Illinois. Tickets must be purchased in advance and you can book your holiday lights tour tickets online here.

Brewery Lights at Anheuser-Busch

Open every Thursday through Sunday, Anheuser-Busch Brewery Lights is a walk-through holiday light display of over a million lights. Sample specialty beers, visit with the Clydesdales, or even try out the small ice skating rink!

Garden Glow

This holiday tradition kicks off in November at Missouri Botanical Garden when millions of gorgeous holiday lights illuminate the entire Garden. Visitors are invited to bundle up and stroll through the Garden through January 1st. Tickets are $18 for non-members and $14 for members, with special pricing for children. Also, while you're there you can get a little Christmas shopping done in the Garden's popular Gift Shop!

Grand Hall at Union Station

Although not officially a holiday lights display, Grand Hall is a great place to visit to get into the holiday spirit! Throughout December, the restaurant hosts Polar Express Dinners and is decorated in style with stunning holiday decorations, all inside. You can also take in the Grand Hall Experience, a projected light show that runs on the hour daily, from 5pm-10pm. There you can enjoy a festive cocktail or snack off their food menu while you take in a light show experience in the comfort of being cozy, indoors.

No matter how you get into the holiday spirit, Best Transportation can provide reliable door-to-door transportation to winter events in St. Louis. Also, consider celebrating New Year’s Eve in your own personal club on wheels! Our party buses are the perfect way to host a private party, all while avoiding bars & restaurants with suffocating crowds and outrageous cover charges! Book your New Year’s Eve party today!

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