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Santa's Magical Kingdom in Eureka, Missouri

By Deborah O'Brien

If you drive along Interstate 44 past Eureka during the holiday season, you can't miss seeing Santa's Magical Kingdom. The popular holiday light display in Jellystone Park has millions of Christmas lights and dozens of holiday scenes stretching over several miles.

For information on other Christmas lights in the area, check out St. Louis' Best Christmas Light Displays or Best Neighborhood Christmas Lights in St. Louis.

Dates and Times:

Santa's Magical Kingdom opens every year before Thanksgiving and closes in early January. This year, Santa's Magical Kingdom is open from Friday, November 15, 2013, to Sunday, January 6, 2014. The display is open from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Sunday through Thursday, and 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday. Santa's Magical Kingdom is open on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Eve.

Admission Fees:

Admission for Santa's Magical Kingdom is: $20 for family cars and $30 for limousines, commercial vans and small buses. Visitors can get coupons and discounts by signing up online.

Train and Wagon Rides:

Visitors who want to see the lights in a different way can take a train or wagon ride through the display. Tickets for the train or wagon are $12 a person for groups of nine or less, and $10 a person for groups of ten or more. Children who are younger than two can ride for free if they sit on an adult's lap. Both train and wagon rides board at Kringle's General Store.

More Than Lights:

There's a lot more to see at Santa's Magical Kingdom than just lights. Kringle's General Store is filled with all kinds of gifts, toys and holiday decorations for anyone wanting to do a little shopping. Also, check out the Snack Shack for a quick bite to eat or cup of hot cocoa. And, kids can visit Santa and get their pictures taken at Santa's Workshop.

Getting There:

Santa's Magical Kingdom is located in Jellystone Park, just off of Interstate 44, in Eureka, Missouri. Take I-44 to exit #261 and follow the outer road to the entrance to the park.

Other Holiday Events:

Santa's Magical Kingdon is one of the many holiday events and activities in St. Louis every year. For ideas on other ways to enjoy the season, check out Top Holiday Events in the St. Louis Area. For those of you who don't want to spend any more money, see The Best Free Holiday Celebrations in St. Louis.
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