Amazing Christmas Displays in Illinois & Missouri You Have To See
Who's ready to stuff the family in the car and go riding around looking at Christmas Light displays?
It's one of my favorite things to do with my family every holiday season. Pack the kids in the car with our hot chocolate and snacks and drive around looking at all of the fun displays in the Quincy/Hannibal area. I hope the tradition continues when my girls have kids.
There are so many (locally and in other parts of the state) I wanted to share a list of everything (that I know of) going on now that you need to take advantage of this holiday. It's a tradition I hope you start with your family.
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Festival of Lights - Quincy, Illinois
Located in Upper Moorman Park Quincy's Festival of Lights is back once again. The display will be on daily from 5 pm - 9 pm through New Year's Day. The cost is $20 a car.
Rand Park City of Lights - Keokuk, Iowa
A must-stop is The City of Christmas is in Rand Park in Keokuk. This is a free attraction, but donations are always welcomed. You can drive through as many times as you want.
Trail of Lights in the Park - Bowling Green, Missouri
Trail of Lights in the Park is open and ready for you to come and visit. What makes this display more unique and special is that businesses and people in the community are assigned space or trees to decorate in the park. It's free to attend and a fun experience to share with the family.
Brewery Lights - St. Louis
Tickets are $10 each (Small children, ages 5 and under, enter for free) to get your fill of Christmas Lights, s'mores, and if you're old enough a complimentary 16-ounce beer. This is the 37th year for the Brewery Lights in St. Louis which runs through December 30.
St. Louis Zoo Wild Lights
The St. Louis Zoo hosts its annual Wild Lights through the new year. This is not free and you must have a ticket to attend, but the zoo staff does a fantastic job decorating the St Louis Zoo as you've never seen it before.
Missouri Botanical Garden
While you are in St. Louis stop by the Missouri Botanical Garden for their very own light display called Garden Glow with over one million lights throughout the garden.
Wentzville Holiday Night Lights
On your way back from St. Louis, stop by Rotary Park in Wentzville for their light display, Open now through December 30. The unique feature of this light display is that you can walk through it as well for only $5 per person, it might be a little chilly but just bundle up and grab a hot chocolate.