Tilles Park holiday attraction, brings joy

This is a sample of the lights that can be found at Tilles Park during its Winter Wonderland festivities. (Photo by Kelli Lowry)

Kelli Lowry
Entertainment Columnist

Tilles Park’s Winter Wonderland is a main attraction in Saint Louis during the Christmas season.

Its Christmas lights attract a variety of ages. The lights cover most of the park in unique arrangements.

Carriage rides are available, but most visitors tend to drive in their car through the park.

Snowmen, Santas, reindeer, elves and candy canes are just a few of the many extraordinary designs made up of lights.

Over two million people have visited Winter Wonderland over the past years.

The money made each year goes to selected charities, and each charity is given $500 for its own usage.

The tunnel of lights is a favorite for most of the sightseers.

“In December the tunnel is a great way to brighten my night,” sophomore Haley Fitzpatrick said.

“All the Santa lights were my favorite,” said sophomore Sam Holden.

Tilles Park is located at 9551 Litzsinger Road, and all vehicles must enter from the McKnight Road entrance traveling south from Highway 40/64.

The Winter Wonderland festivities is a great way to brighten and warm up a cold, December night.

The festival opened on Nov. 23, and closes on Jan 1, and runs from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

For general admission, tickets are $9 for a car. Carriage rides can range from $60-$100. Tickets can be purchased at metrotix.com.

Winter Wonderland in Tilles Park is a must see for a great holiday experience.

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