7 Drive-Thru Christmas Lights Displays In Missouri The Whole Family Can Enjoy

The Christmas season just might be the most beautiful time of the year in Missouri. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the coldest times, sometimes making it uncomfortable to head to outdoor attractions over the holiday season! The solution? Drive-thru displays! These seven drive-thru displays of Christmas lights in Missouri allow you to stay warm and toasty as you get into the holiday spirit.

What are your favorite drive-thru Christmas lights in Missouri? Join the conversation in the comments below! And if you are feeling up for a bit more adventure this holiday season, why not take a holiday road trip around the state to check out the best Christmas lights in Missouri?

Missouri really is an amazing place to be all year long. Need proof? Be sure to check out our Ultimate Guide to Seasonal Activities in Missouri!

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Christmas light displays in Missouri

October 22, 2021

What are some fun things to do during the holidays in Missouri?

In addition to amazing holiday lights, one of our favorite things to do during the holidays in Missouri is hop aboard the Polar Express (yes -- like the popular children's book!) Bring the whole family along, and awaken your inner child, with a ride aboard the Polar Express with the Branson Scenic Railway. Step aboard the Polar Express in Missouri in your comfiest flannel jammies for a one-of-a-kind train ride that includes cookies, hot chocolate, and readings of the eponymous book. Santa and Mrs. Claus will also be along for the ride and to meet and pose for photos with passengers. Tickets for the hugely popular Polar Express generally go on sale in the spring, so make sure you get your tickets early. Don't miss out on this beloved holiday activity in Missouri!

What's the best Christmas town in Missouri?

Do you wish you could step into the set of a real-life Hallmark holiday movie? (Don't we all!) You can in Saint Charles, Missouri! Arguably one of the state's most charming villages any time of the year, Saint Charles transforms into a magical wonderland during the holiday season. Its quaint shops and charming restaurants make it perfect for Christmas shopping and enjoying a delicious meal. Decked out in classic holiday decorations, the enchanting village hosts holiday events where visitors can roast chestnuts over an open fire, listen to classic Christmas tunes sung by carolers, and climb aboard an old-fashioned, horse-drawn carriage for a tour of the village. The fun lasts through Christmas Eve, and when you visit Saint Charles, you'll be immersed in pure, unadulterated holiday spirit!

What are some epic Christmas lights displays in Missouri?

The above list of drive-thru Christmas lights displays in Missouri is just the tip of the seasonal iceberg. A treasured holiday tradition for many Missourians is going to see the Christmas lights at one of the many drive-thru or walk-thru Christmas lights displays. The annual Celebration of Lights in O’Fallon is one of our favorites; this seasonal event attracts visitors from all over the Midwest with its dazzling lights displays. If you’re up for a stroll in the crisp winter air, stop by Zoo Lights at the Saint Louis Zoo, or visit an Old-Time Christmas at Branson’s Silver Dollar City. Be sure to add Candy Cane Lane in St. Louis to your holiday bucket list, too -- just be sure to bundle up and grab some hot cocoa!