Lighting Up the Sky

Many people put up lights on their house for the holiday season, but they are not the only ones.


Tribune News Service

If one does not want to go anywhere to see lights, they could drive through their own neighborhood.

There is no better time to get festive than with the holidays just around the corner. Going to see lights is a family friendly activity that will surely spread holiday cheer. Not only are there bright light displays but also music and other activities to enjoy.

Fort Zumwalt Park

This display has been lighting up the park since 1991, and over 10 thousand individuals come each year to see the spectacle, according to From nativity scenes to jolly super heroes, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Admission is $10.

Anheuser Busch Brewery

Walking tours just got a lot brighter at the brewery for the holidays. There are free walking tours throughout the winter season and people can learn the history of the brewery while enjoying some extra holiday cheer. There are also food stations, a s’mores station and a VIP holiday package that includes a buffet and exclusive access to buildings in the brewery, according to

St. Louis Zoo

Everyone can enjoy their nature loving side with the Wild Lights at the St. Louis Zoo. Using over 500 thousand lights throughout the Zoo’s campus, the display makes wildlife exhibits much more interesting. The show is open from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., with weeknight tickets costing $7 to $8 and weekend tickets costing $8 to $9, according to

St. Louis offers plenty of festivities, but there are many local neighborhoods around O’Fallon to see Christmas lights. So grab some hot chocolate, pile the family in the car and drive around to make some wonderful holiday memories.