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O'Fallon MO Celebrates the 17th Annual Celebration Of Lights

The 17th Annual Celebration of Lights, O'Fallon's drive through holiday display in Fort Zumwalt Park, O'Fallon, will open on Friday, November 28. The Celebration of Lights will continue nightly through Sunday, December 30, except on December 24 and 25, when it will be closed.

Visitors can book a train ride or sleigh-hayride in advance, or cruise through the park in their vehicle. On Tuesday, December 9, visitors can tour the park on foot during the Old-Fashioned Holiday Stroll. The Celebration of Lights is sponsored by the City of O'Fallon with support from local businesses, and serves as a fund-raiser for not-for-profit organizations.

Monday schedule (reservations required):

No vehicles will be admitted on Mondays, which are reserved for train rides. All train rides must be booked at least two weeks in advance. Please call 636-379-5502.

Drive-through schedule, Tuesdays - Sundays, only (no reservations needed):

6:30 - 9 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday - Thursday (except Tues. December 9)

6:30 - 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Admission: $9 cars, $15 commercial vans, $1 per person in buses ($25 minimum);

Tuesday Night Special is $7 for all non-commercial vehicles.

Sleigh-hayrides must be booked at least two weeks in advance by calling 636-379-5502.  Cost is $100 for 25 people.

Take time out this holiday season and enjoy a ride through Ft. Zumwalt Park in O'Fallon, MO, it just might be the start of a family tradition.

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Comment balloon 23 commentsDon Rogers • November 22 2008 09:54PM

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Don, we have a town here that goes all out for Christmas and bills themselves as the Christmas Capitol of the World!  I'll be posting photos of lights, Santas, trains and mangers soon.  The holidays are here! The holidays are here!  (I'm starting to get excited.)

Posted by Amanda Evans, Real Estate Broker - Fort Worth Texas (DFW Living) about 11 years ago

Good evening Ms. Amanda,

Thank you for being the first to stop in this evening and commenting.  I can wait just a bit longer, it seems like it has gotten here a lot sooner this year.  Oh well not much any of us can do.  I hope that you have a GREAT Thanksgiving.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) about 11 years ago

This sounds like a lot of fun.  It make me want to pack a bag!

Posted by Melody Botting, You Deserve The Best (Broker Associate PenFed Realty) about 11 years ago

Hello Mel and a very happy good evening to you ma'am.  Pack the bag and head on up, it is a bit cold right now so pack warm.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) about 11 years ago

Don - is that picture from there?  That is beautiful!  Seriously makes me want to take a trip!

Posted by Leesa Finley, RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate (RED Properties) about 11 years ago

Deborah,

The event is really a very good show and one that is not to be missed.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) about 11 years ago

Leesa,

This is not a picture from there, the actual event is much, much better than this.  I will be taking more pics of the event this year and posting them later.  I could not find my pics of previous years.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) about 11 years ago

Hi Don - The annual celebration of lights looks like a fun event. I hope you have a great time!

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) about 11 years ago

That time of year already, huh Don? :)  This is one of the areas best events.  I'm gonna re-blog it.. :) (Or maybe not, keep getting a 500 Server Error)

Posted by Kristina Pratt, REALTOR - SFR - GoshenRealtyGroup.com (St. Louis' Illinois Suburbs - RE/MAX Preferred Partners) about 11 years ago

Bill,

This is a fun event for this time of the year.  I plan to have a good time and take a load of pics.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) about 11 years ago

Kristina,

Thank you ma'am for the reblog.  I hope the server error will clear up soon, I have seen a couple of posts that I would like to reblog myself.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) about 11 years ago

Looks like a really cool event to see, my wife and I ride around every year to check out the Christmas lights.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) about 11 years ago

JL,

We will go around with the grandkids or take a ride thru the celebration of lights.  I think this year I am going to go the the celebration.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) about 11 years ago

That is so cool! We have several neighborhoods here, where everyone in the neighborhood decorates their house. And there are scattered Christmas signs, lights, and trees in parks. But I don't know of one particular park or public spot that is decorated like that. The closest thing I know of is this one piece of property that is owned by one individual person who completely decorates for every single holiday. It's about an acre of land. It's pretty cool =)

Posted by Lisa Hill, Daytona Beach Real Estate (Florida Property Experts) about 11 years ago

Lisa,

These are so much fun for the whole family!

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) about 11 years ago

Don - We normally go to Branson during holiday season to see the lights. However, it may be worthwhile to go North instead to O'Fallon. Looks like a great place to take the kids. Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Debbie DiFonzo, Lebanon MO and Buffalo Missouri Real Estate (Debbie DiFonzo - United Country VIP Realty, SW Missouri) about 11 years ago

Don-Spectacular photo-can't wait to see the additional photos also.  Sounds like a great time, not that far from St. Joseph

Posted by Dona Reynolds, St. Joseph MO (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Stein Summers) about 11 years ago

Good evening Debbie,

This is a very good place to visit with the whole family.  You can walk, drive or ride depending on the day/night.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) about 11 years ago

Donna,

Really nice place to visit, I will have photos for you soon.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) about 11 years ago

Nice, Don.  We're not quite in full Christmas regalia yet, but it's coming.  Every year Kathy and I do the Christmas lights tour around town.  It's a lot of fun.  The hayride option wouldn't be a bad way to see everything.

Posted by Jesse & Kathy Clifton, Retired (Jesse Clifton & Associates, REALTORS®) about 11 years ago

Jesse,

I thought that it was COLD at Christmas up there where you are at? 

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) about 11 years ago

Don~It looks beautiful. I'd love to visit, but wouldn't get far as I don't travel anywhere that's colder than 70 degrees. I love Florida.

Posted by LaShawn Norden, REALTOR, (321) 377-0157, Your Real Estate Advocate in Central FL (Keller Williams Heritage Realty) about 11 years ago

LaShawn,

I hear you ma'am, I am a warm weather person myself.  Compared to Wisconsin this is warm weather.

Posted by Don Rogers, Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes (Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield) about 11 years ago

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