Five light shows to see this season

Celebrate the holiday season by checking out some great Christmas light displays.
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LINDSEY FIALA Online Editor

Here are some light displays you can visit in the St. Louis area this season. From huge light displays to sleigh rides to photos with Santa, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

Take a stroll through over 1 million lights at the Missouri Botanical Garden's annual Garden Glow display from now until Jan. 1, 2018. There will be an inflatable snow globe and many other great photo opportunities throughout the garden. There will be snacks and s'mores as well as speciality drinks.

Tickets are $18 for nonmember adults and $10 for nonmember children. Member's tickets are $14 for adults and $6 for children. For more information and directions to the display, click here.

Courtesy the Missouri Botanical Garden/Photo credit: Mary Lou Olson
Celebrate the season at the Celebration of Lights in O'Fallon through Dec. 30. Each scene of lights is designed and put on by different local business and organizations.

Admission is $10 for cars and $15 for commercial vans and limousines. Reservations for horse-drawn carriage or wagonette, the city train and sleigh hayride can be made in advance. For more information, times and directions, click here.

Photo provided by the City of O'Fallon
There are nearly a million more lights this year at Santa's Magical Kingdom and a new Tunnel of Lights to drive through. You can visit from now through Jan. 7, 2018 from 5:30 to 11:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday.

Admission is $22 per family car, truck, mini van or SUV. You can also make reservations for private train and wagon rides and take a photo with Santa. For more information and directions to Santa's Magical Kingdom, click here.

Photo provided by Kathy Jones
Walk through a wonderful display of lights at Tilles Park's Winter Wonderland display. The display runs until Dec. 30 and is available Sunday through Thursday 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturdays are reserved for carriage rides only.

Vehicular traffic is permitted, $10 for a family vehicle, $20 for a limousine, $40 for a commercial bus and $90 for a tour bus. For more information on this display and directions, click here.

Photo provided by Angie Riehn
Our Lady of the Snows has been hosting its Annual Way of Lights Christmas display since 1970. The display is available until Dec. 31. Both the indoor activities and outdoor displays occur nightly from 5 to 9 p.m. Along with a large light display, there will also be camel and pony rides, a Lego Bricks display and kettle corn.

Admission to the display and activities is free but donations are accepted. For more information and directions, click here.

Photo provided by Kathy Dougherty
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