Veterans Memorial Parkway Closure

As of Nov. 5, the City and its contractor have closed Veterans Memorial Parkway (the I-70 south outer road) between South Point Prairie Road and Schaper Road for approximately seven months. This closure is required for the construction of the retaining wall along Veterans Memorial Parkway for the new on- and off-ramps for eastbound I-70, as well as the construction of the bridge over the railroad.

There will be a signed detour route using I-70 between Highway W and Wentzville Parkway. Traffic west of Schaper Road will need to use Eastbound I-70 and Wentzville Parkway to access Veterans Memorial Parkway and South Point Prairie Road. Traffic east of South Point Prairie Road will need to use Westbound I-70 and Highway W to access Veterans Memorial Parkway and Schaper Road. Interstate Drive will also serve as an alternative route for the duration of this closure. To view a detour map, please visit

Thanksgiving Holiday & Collection Schedule Changes

City Hall will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 26, and Friday, Nov. 27. However, Progress Park Recreation Center and Wentzville Ice Arena will be open for regular hours on Friday, Nov. 27. The solid waste/recycling collection schedule for the week of Nov. 23 will be as follows:

• Solid waste collection will remain the same on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.

• On Thursday, Nov. 26, and Friday, Nov. 27, solid waste collection will run a day late. Thursdayís collection will move to Friday and Fridayís collection will take place on Saturday, Nov. 28.

Send a Letter to Santa

Want to make sure Santa knows what's on your wish list? Write him a letter! Wentzville Parks and Recreation is partnering with Santa's elves again this holiday season to help deliver your letters all the way to the North Pole. 

Simply write a letter to Santa and drop your letter off in one of Santa's mailboxes located throughout Wentzville. Starting in mid-November, Santa's mailboxes can be found at the following locations:

• Historic Downtown Wentzville on Main Street 

• Progress Park Recreation Center 

• City Hall 

• Holiday Nights Lights' "Santa Saturday" events (in the Kolb building)

But write your letter fast! Santa is a very busy man and he needs to receive all of his letters by Dec. 18. Please note, letters submitted after the deadline are not guaranteed to receive a reply. Letter templates are available at all of Santa's mailboxes or online at

Save the Date: Holiday Night Lights Open 

Nov. 27 at Rotary Park!

Wentzville's Holiday Night Lights will be open for drive-thru attendance Nov. 27-Dec. 30. The annual Holiday Night Lights Walk-Thru will take place on Monday, Dec. 14. Carriage rides will be available every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday starting Nov. 27. To view a complete schedule of all the 2020 Holiday Night Lights events, please visit