St. Louis Christmas lights destinations
Thanksgiving is approaching, which means folks all over St. Louis will be using the holiday weekend to cook up some turkey, sit around the table with their family and get all the Christmas lights up on the house. St. Louis is home to some of the best Christmas displays in the country and if you’re readying your Christmas calendar then you’ll not want to miss these homes and neighborhoods. So bundle up, get the kids and start making your Christmas decoration rounds.
Geoff’s Christmas Lights
For over 13 years, Geoff Christmas Lights has been a gift to all who see this 120,000 plus light show set to music. Unfortunately, this Christmas lights stable will be entering its last year. But for over 13 years, Geoff has been helping local food banks by collecting canned goods at his home. This year, though, he will only be collecting monetary donations per the request of the local food banks. If you plan on swinging by make sure to tune your car radio to 89.5 FM, and don’t block the neighbors driveways, because you’ll want to stick around for this display. The Christmas lights are synced with the music on the radio, and is sure to bring up all of those wonderful holiday emotions. If you’ve never been to this home in the last 13 years, you are not going to want to miss Geoff’s all out display for his final year.
Candy Cane Lane
The neighborhood near the 6500 block of Murdoch goes all out for Christmas. Nearly every home in the area is decorated with lights, Christmas nativities and holiday delight. The city also puts up lights around the trees and street signs. The block is in the St. Louis Hills neighborhood near Ted Drewes and Francis Park. Just be sure to arrive earlier in the holiday season to avoid the traffic.
Never Enough Lights
Over in St. Charles County is another of St. Louis’ best holiday light displays. Never Enough Lights is like a going to a Christmas concert with over 80,000 lights set to music. In order to hear the music though you’ll need to tune into 107.1 FM Sunday through Thursday 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. or Friday and Saturday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Though you don’t have to pay for anything they do accept donations on behalf of Hope Ministries Food Pantry, as well as Toys for Tots.
Dan’s Emerald Forest
If you think of the Christmas express when the snow starts falling you’ll love this Christmas light destination. Dan’s Emerald Forest includes miniature trains that run up and down the holiday decor. If you have little kids who love trains then swing by when the weather is good or they’ll miss the trains. Plus, if it gets a little too cold you can enjoy the free hot chocolate and candy canes on the weekends!