Calm the frenzy with Christmas Lights

It’s officially mid-December. For some the holiday rush is as real as the 20 degree temperatures outside! While others may have prepared months in advance. Whether you’re feeling the frenzy of a long “to do” list or wrapping presents under mistletoe, one of the best parts of Christmas are the lights. Looking at lights can calm the frenzy and slow things down.

The best part about lights is you can enjoy them with only a few minutes or a few hours. Below are some ways to see the lights around St. Louis this December. Of course, our favorite is seeing the lights on so many homes. So bundle up, grab a your favorite cozy drink and check out one of these light displays.

A few minutes:

Candy Cane Lane -Murdoch Avenue in St. Louis Hills
Webster Groves – W. Jackson (2 houses in from Lockwood)
McKinley Avenue – North of Manchester, 2 blocks west of Rock Hill Road

A few hours

Tilles Park Winter wonderland  – open daily from 5:30pm to 9:30pm. $10 per vehicle. Saturday only open to carriage rides. 
Garden Glow, Botanical Gardens – open daily 5pm to 10pm. Tickets are $18 for adults, $10 for children. 
Anheuser -Busch Brewery Lights – 0pen daily from 5pm tp 10pm
Way of Lights, Belleville, IL -open Monday  – Thursday 5pm to 9pm; Friday – Sunday, 5pm to 10pm. (One of our personal favorites. Arrive early if you want to eat at the buffet)!
Wild Lights, St. Louis Zoo – open daily 5:30pm to 8:30pm. 

Psst – if you like hot chocolate, we think the best in town can be found at Oberweis! Click here for a Google map.

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