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.
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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.
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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.
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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) Wednesday and Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., with extended hours until 10 p.m., on Friday and Saturday. The show runs daily during the weeks of Christmas and New Year's.
04 of 06You'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 89.5 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.Continue to 5 of 6 below.
05 of 06In 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.
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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.