Holiday light tours are a tradition that many families hold dear. A number of neighborhoods and organizations cater to the event with displays that are truly something to behold. The driver, unfortunately, is left out of the festivities, needing to pay attention to traffic and often getting frustrated with fellow onlooker’s lack of safety and consideration. Instead of coursing through the show as a “fifth wheel” so to speak, consider utilizing Eagle Limousine & Chauffeur Service and add luxury to the custom that allows total participation and can easily accommodate a number of passengers. In light of the upcoming holidays, Eagle Limousine & Chauffeur Service would like to shine the light on awesome Christmas light displays.
Christmas Light Display History
During the Christmas season originally, decorating the traditional Christmas tree and house with candles was a common event that has later evolved to Christmas light displays on houses. Before spreading to Eastern Europe, 17th century Germany started the tradition of lighting the tree with small candles. With pins or melted wax, the tiny candles were attached to the tree branches. Meanwhile, the European Christians would display a burning candle in the windows of their house that was visible from the outside. The little gesture was an indication to Christians that the house was of Christian faith, and they were welcome to worship with the residents.
Drive Thru Christmas Light Shows
A once humble tradition of candles on trees and in windows has become a massive outdoor display that attracts visitors with the incandescent Christmas lights that cheerfully light up the dark days of December. With the many sizes and intricate patterns they blink, paired with a variety of decorations and even synced with music has brought out people’s competitive spirit to see who can have the most elaborate display on their street in effort to entertain the masses. With Eagle Limousine & Chauffeur Service providing your luxury transportation, you will see all the details involved. Below you will find Christmas light events to add to your evening’s spectating pleasure. Be sure to view their websites for full details and price of admission.
Christmas Light Events Near Me
Festival of Lights: The festival of lights is on Saturday, Nov 21 from 4:30 – 7pm where crowds gather at Union Station to watch the lighting of the Christmas tree and downtown light display along with other special additions.
Holiday Lights – Anheuser Busch: Thursday, Nov. 19 and continues every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 5 to 10 p.m. through Jan. 3, 2016 has many seasonal activities alongside the new and improved expanded holiday light display.
Garden Glow – Missouri Botanical Garden: Garden Glow is open most evenings during the Christmas season from 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. to view hundreds of thousands of lights decorating the Missouri Botanical Garden for the holidays.
Santa’s Magical Kingdom – Jellystone Park Resort: Nov. 13 through Jan. 3. from 5:30 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. See millions of lights and dozens of holiday scenes fill Jellystone Park in Eureka every night over 35 acres of Christmas lights at Santa’s Magical Kingdom in south St. Louis County as well as other sights.
Way of Lights – National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows: Nov. 20 through Jan. 1 from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 5 to 10 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday shows the most popular Christmas displays where more than a million lights are used to tell the story of Jesus’ birth among other displays and activities.
Wild Lights – Saint Louis Zoo: Through Jan. 3 from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. various weekday and weekend nights you can have the opportunity to walk through exhibits and take in as they come alive with more than 500,000 lights
Winter Wonderland – Tilles Park: Nov. 25 through Jan. 2 this Winter Wonderland is open to vehicles 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Sunday to view the spectacular display.
Candy Cane Lane: 6500 block of Murdoch Avenue in South St. Louis is known as “Candy Cane Lane” where nearly every house is illuminated with bright lights and colorful decorations.