O'Fallon's Celebration of Lights

  • November 23, 2018 - December 30, 2018
  • Recurring weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
  • Sunday, Tuesday-Thursday 6:00 PM-9:00 PM, Friday and Saturday 6:00 PM-10:00 PM
  • Location: Fort Zumwalt Park
  • 1000 Jessup Lane, O'Fallon, MO 63366
  • Cars $10.00, Commercial Vans $15.00, Tour Bus $1.00pp ($25 min)
Details

Celebration of Lights is a holiday light display held at Fort Zumwalt Park. Each scene is designed and funded by local organizations, churches and businesses. Started in 1991, the event attracts more than 10,000 vehicles each year and more than 10,000 individuals during the Old-Fashioned Holiday Stroll.

Bundle up your family for a tour of O'Fallon's Celebration of Lights, and see Fort Zumwalt Park magically transformed by twinkling lights, holiday scenes and surprises around every corner. You can cruise through the park in your vehicle (except on Mondays, or during the Old-Fashioned Holiday Stroll on December 10 & 11). Or, book a train ride, or sleigh hayride in advance. No reservations are needed for the drive-through.

Drive-Through, No Reservations Needed

  • Sunday, Tuesday (except 12/11) through Thursday, 6-9PM
  • Friday and Saturday 6-10PM
  • Mondays:  Closed to vehicle traffic - Train, Wagon, and Sleigh-hayrides by advance reservation only (see below).

Admission:  $10 for cars; $15 for commercial vans and limousines; $1 per person on tour buses ($25 minimum)

  • Tuesday Night Special - $7 for all non-commercial vehicles
  • Wednesday - Sunday, bring a food pantry donation of canned or boxed goods and get a $1 discount per vehicle.
  • Please note:  Celebration of Lights is closed on Christmas Day, December 25


Carriage Rides (Horse-drawn surrey and wagonette)

Tuesday through Sunday (except December 10, 11, and 25). Rides must be reserved in advance. Contact Brookdale Farms @ 636-938-1005. Rides last approximately 30 minutes.

  • 12 passenger carriage - $145
  •  6 passenger carriage - $65
  • Children age 4 and under ride free if seated on a paying adult's lap.
  • Call to ask about same-day community rides (subject to available space).
  • There will be no wagon rides during the Old-Fashioned Holiday Stroll on December 10 and 11 or Christmas Day, December 25.

Rides are approximately 30 minutes. Riders are encouraged to bring blankets for extra warmth. Prices do not include gratuity for your driver.

Train Rides

Mondays only!  Time slots include 5:45PM, 6:15PM, 6:45PM, 7:15PM, 7:45PM, 8:15PM, and 8:45PM.  Reservations are required. To schedule your ride, call 636-379-5606.

  • Admission: Adults - $10; children (ages 1-11) - $5; Under 1 - Free

Rides are approximately 20 minutes. Riders are encouraged to bring blankets for extra warmth.

Refund policy found in Parks & Rec Guide. No refunds or credits will be given less than 7 days before the start of the reserved ride. A service fee $5 or 10% (whichever is greater) will apply to refunds initiated by the customer.

Sleigh-Hayrides

Tuesday - Thursday, except December 11. Time slots each night: 6:00, 7:00, and 8:00PM. Advance reservations are required. To schedule your ride, call 636-379-5606 or email estoll@ofallon.mo.us.  A credit card is required to reserve your carriage.

  • Admission: $100 for groups of 20 (including children seated on your lap)

Rides are approximately 25 minutes. Riders are encouraged to bring blankets for warmth.

Old-Fashioned Holiday Stroll

Walk-through nights at Celebration of Lights

Monday, December 10, and Tuesday, December 11, 6:00PM - 8:30PM.

  • Admission: $3 per person (in advance; Nov.12-Dec. 7); $5 per person day of event; Ages 2 and under are free
  • Parking with free shuttle service to the Holiday Stroll: First Baptist Church of O'Fallon, 8750 Veterans Memorial Parkway; O'Fallon Christian Church, 9380 Veterans Memorial Parkway.
  • Pedestrians are welcome to bring strollers, wagons, walkers, and wheelchairs, but no pets or dogs (except service dogs), motorized hoverboards, kids’ scooters, bikes, or skateboards will be allowed.
  • Rides will not be available these nights.
  • Pre-purchase admission wristbands at Parks and Recreation Administrative Offices, 400 Civic Park Drive.  The offices are open 8:30AM-4:30PM, Monday-Friday.  The Renaud Spirit Center is also selling wristbands in advance.
  • The event is held rain or shine!

 

Visitors may walk along the illuminated route and enjoy holiday music, visit with Santa, fireworks and booths filled with holiday crafts, gifts, and festival food. Fireworks at 7:25PM.

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