Wentzville, MO - Holiday Night Lights is an annual Wentzville tradition! Each year, Rotary Park is transformed into a winter wonderland full of twinkling lights for the public to enjoy at a variety of activities. From sleigh hayrides, to races and reindeer, Wentzville’s Holiday Night Lights has an activity for every member of the family. It is a magical way to experience the spirit and joy of the season close to home.
The one-mile light display opens daily to vehicle traffic on Nov. 26 and features illuminated commercial scenes and tunnels of beautiful lights you can enjoy from the warmth of your vehicle. On Saturdays, you can enjoy a visit with Santa at the Kolb Building which has been decorated to look like the North Pole. Sleigh Hayrides are offered on select dates. Come and enjoy a tractor-pulled hayride, warm up near a bonfire and sip hot cocoa while listening to holiday music.
If you are looking for a more intimate way to experience the park, horse-drawn carriage rides are available for up to six people. Guests are welcome to bring their own personal-sized beverages to enjoy on their horse-drawn carriage ride.
For those interested in enjoying the display at a faster pace and working on their fitness goals, the Holiday Night Lights 5K and One-Mile Fun Run is held on Dec. 5. The race will begin in Rotary Park and then exit the park to race through the paved streets of Stonemoor Subdivision before re-entering the park to finish the route in the lights.
Participants will receive a finishers’ medal and a fleece-blend, crew sweatshirt.
On Dec. 13, the park is closed to vehicle traffic to host the Holiday Night Lights Walk-Thru. Guests are invited to walk through the park and enjoy the displays at their own pace. Once they have completed their stroll, attendees are invited to stop by the Kolb Building for even more festivities! One of Santa’s reindeer will be stationed outside the building to greet guests before they participate in the festivities inside. There will be a firepit where guests may warm up and enjoy s’mores donated by local businesses. Inside the Kolb Building, guests can enjoy refreshments, cookies and have their photo taken with Santa himself!
To register or learn more about any of these events, please visit www.wentzvillemo.gov/hnl or call (636) 332-9236.