All tickets must be purchased in advance! Use the buttons below to buy tickets online. Or, you may visit the Renaud Center to purchase tickets in-person. Please note, Celebration of Lights is closed on Christmas Day, December 25.

November 25 – December 30
Nightly, Fort Zumwalt Park

Celebration of Lights is a holiday light display held at Fort Zumwalt Park in O'Fallon, Missouri. Each scene is designed and funded by local organizations, churches and businesses. Started in 1991, the holiday event attracts more than 13,000 vehicles each year and more than 10,000 individuals during the Old-Fashioned Holiday Stroll.

Drive-through (Tickets must be purchased in advance!)
  • Buy a ticket now, then redeem it on almost any evening through December 30, 2022. No reservations are needed!
  • Sunday – Thursday, 6–9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 6–10 p.m.
  • Ticket sales are final and non-transferable.
  • Please noteCelebration of Lights is closed to vehicles on November 28, December 5, December 6 and December 12. The entire display is closed on Christmas Day, December 25.
 

The stunning Tunnel of Light is just one of dozens of magical scenes.
Get into the holiday spirit at St. Charles County's best Xmas display.
Enjoy more smiles per mile at this winter wonderland.
Experience over one million dazzling lights at O'Fallon's drive-thru holiday display.
Families of all ages love visiting Celebration of Lights.
Christmas trees, holiday scenes and magical moments are around every bend.
Experience the magic of the Christmas season at Celebration of Lights.
See your family's faces light up under the glowing canopy of Christmas lights.

Specialty rides

See the lights from a horse-drawn carriage, tractor-pulled hayride or the City train. These special rides tend to fill quickly! Reservations are required. See below for details.

Old-Fashioned Holiday Stroll

For two nights each year, Celebration of Lights is transformed for pedestrians. No vehicles are allowed. With fireworks over Lake Whetsel, a visit by Santa and his reindeer, tasty snacks and hot drinks, these are truly magical evenings.

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Reservations are required. Please make reservations at least two weeks in advance, if available.

  • Horse-drawn Carriage Rides – Nightly

    Monday through Sunday, except December 5, 6 and 25. Rides must be reserved in advance. Carriage rides are booked in 30 minute time slots to allow time for your carriage ride, loading, unloading, pictures and visiting with the horse.

    • 12-passenger carriage – $165
    • 6-passenger carriage – $85
    • Children ages 2 and under ride free if seated on a paying adult’s lap.
    • There will be no carriage rides during the Old-Fashioned Holiday Stroll on December 5 and 6, or Christmas Day, December 25.
    • For Carriage Rides, please enter Fort Zumwalt Park from the Plackemeier Drive entrance. Carpooling is highly recommended, as parking is limited.

    Register now for a Celebration of Lights
    horse-drawn carriage ride with Brookdale Farms

    Riders are encouraged to bring blankets for extra warmth. Prices do not include gratuity for your driver. Contact Brookdale Farms at 636-938-1005.

  • Hayrides – Tuesday through Thursday

    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday (except December 6) at 6 p.m., 7 p.m., 8 p.m.

    • Rides are booked in one-hour time slots.
    • This is a tractor-pulled wagon that is hay-filled and decorated for the holiday season.
    • It can accommodate 20 passengers at a time.
    • Cost is $150
    • Please let us know if you have an ADA requirement and proper arrangements will be made to make your ride enjoyable.
    • Please enter Fort Zumwalt Park from the Plackemeier Drive entrance. Carpooling is highly recommended, as parking is limited.

    Riders are encouraged to bring blankets for extra warmth. Book a ride by calling the O'Fallon Parks & Recreation Department at 636-474-2732.

    Register now for a hayride tour through Celebration of Lights

    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.

  • City Train Rides – Monday, November 28 and December 12, only

    Monday, November 28 and December 12, only! Time slots include 5:45, 6:15, 6:45, 7:15, 7:45 8:15 and 8:45 p.m. Reservations are required. To schedule your ride, call 636-474-2732.

    • Admission: $75 per train car, which can accommodate up to five adults and five children
    • For train rides, please enter Fort Zumwalt Park from the Plackemeier Drive entrance.

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

    Register now for a City Train tour through Celebration of Lights

    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.


Frequently Asked Questions

We had such a great time! Can I re-use our ticket for another visit or share it with a friend/family member?

Can I purchase tickets as a gift?

Can I get out of my car to take photos?

Where is the light display located?

How do I purchase a ticket? Book a reservation for a specialty ride?

Can people ride in the bed of my truck?

I can’t find my ticket! I know I bought one.

Can I buy my ticket at the entrance to the display?

Where are the restrooms at Celebration of Lights?

I have an unused ticket from last year. Can I use it at this year’s display?

How long does it take to drive through?

I bought a ticket, but can no longer use it. Can I get a refund?

It's dark outside! Why isn't Celebration of Lights open?


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1000 Jessup Lane, O'Fallon, MO 63366


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