Holiday activities in the St. Louis area

Katie Eckrich | Of The Talon staff

Anheuser-Busch Brewery Lights

The Brewery lights are a unique lights display to St. Louis. They are open from 5 p.m. to 12 a.m. from Nov. 27 to Jan. 3. The event is closed Dec. 24, Dec. 25, and Dec. 31. Normally at this attraction, visitors are able to walk around the Brewery to see the lights; however, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the lights will still be up but it will be a drive-through instead of a walk-through.

Garden Glow at Missouri Botanical Garden

The Garden Glow is open from Nov. 11 to Jan. 2. It is closed on Dec. 24 and Dec. 25. Visitors can visit the Botanical Gardens from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on these days to see the holiday display lit up. The Botanical Garden is also taking all COVID-19 precautions including social distancing, everyone is expected to wear a mask, and hand sanitization frequently. Visitors must also buy a ticket beforehand in order to keep capacity down.

Santa’s Magical Kingdom

This attraction is in Eureka, Missouri, and is a drive-through holiday lights attraction. Santa’s Magical Kingdom is open every night from Nov. 20 to Jan. 10 from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., but it is open until 11 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. This attraction does not have to take any special Covid precautions because people stay in their cars.

Six Flags Holiday in the Park

This is the fourth year Six Flags has lit up the park and allowed visitors to come ride roller coasters, watch live shows, and walk around the park during the holidays. Six Flags will be open from Nov. 21 to Jan. 3 on selected days. Masks are required and there is reduced capacity in the park to keep everyone as safe as possible during COVID-19.

Wild Lights at The St. Louis Zoo

The St. Louis Zoo lights up during select holiday nights from Nov. 27 to Jan. 2. from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are required to be bought beforehand in order to keep capacity down, as well as masks are required at all times. There is food, family activities, bonfires, carolers, and other things.

Steinberg Ice Rink

Steinberg is the largest ice skating rink in Missouri and is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Masks are required at all times and admission is $10 and it is available to rent skates and buy snacks.

Winter Wonderland Tilles Park

This has been a holiday lights attraction in St. Louis for over 30 years. The attraction is $10 per vehicle and is open from late November to Jan. 2 to drive through from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. When out of a vehicle, masks are required.

Candy Cane Lane

Murdoch Avenue in St. Louis Hills is known as Candy Cane Lane, because during the holidays, people who live there put hundreds of lights up along with other decorations. This street is lit up during the holiday season every year along with streets nearby.

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