During the holidays, you'll see Christmas lights all over the St. Louis area. The big commercial displays, like Winter Wonderland
and Celebration of Lights
, are great. But, it's also nice to check out local neighborhoods that shine with holiday cheer. Here are some of the best neighborhoods and houses for Christmas lights in the St. Louis area.
For information on the area's professional light displays, see St. Louis' Top Holiday Light Displays.
The 6500 block of Murdoch
in South St. Louis is known as "Candy Cane Lane." Nearly every house is lit up with colorful decorations. There are also lights wrapped around the trees and high across the street. The block is located in the St. Louis Hills neighborhood between Ted Drewes and Francis Park. Several other streets in St. Louis Hills are also nicely decorated, so it's also good to drive around a bit.
Never Enough Lights is a display at 607 Calamar Court
in St. Charles County. It's a laser light show and 80,000 lights set to music. Tune your car radio to 107.1 FM to hear the music. The show runs Sunday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. It's free, but donations are accepted for the Hope Ministries Food Pantry and Toys for Tots.
If you like trains, as well as lights, head to 8851 Windom Avenue
in Overand for Dan's Emerald Forest. This impressive home display includes plenty of twinkling lights, running miniature trains and other holiday decor. The trains run (in good weather) Monday through Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., with extended hours and complimentary coffee, cocoa and candy canes on weekends.
You'll also find trains and lights at Geoff's Christmas Lights and Garden Railroad at 1337 McKinley Avenue
in St. Louis County. It includes more than 120,000 lights set to music. Tune your car radio in to 98.5 FM to hear the music. The show is Sunday through Thursday from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to midnight. Donations of canned goods and cash are accepted for Backstoppers.
In the Metro East, make the drive to 401 Chadwyck Drive
in Glen Carbon. The homeowner has decked out his house with more than 33,000 lights. There's also a 30 minute laser show set to music. Donations are accepted for Toys for Tots.
The Anheuser-Busch Brewery
in South St. Louis is also a good place to see some holiday lights. Just drive though the campus any evening in December. The brewery is located at One Busch Place
just south of Downtown St. Louis.