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Winter Wonderland in Tilles Park



This post is part of a partnership with St. Louis County Parks and Recreation


Every Christmas, we like to take a picture of the Christmas tree with the gifts Santa left under it for the girls. For me, when I look at the picture, it brings a sense of peace and gratitude. I often joke with Brian that the picture represents the "calm before the storm"!


While there’s a lot of hustle and bustle leading up to the holidays, I also love the different memories you can make with friends and family surrounding the holidays. One of those memories includes Winter Wonderland in Tilles Park. Whether it’s your first time visiting or your 7th time, it’s just as amazing!!!


There are a few options regarding how you can experience Winter Wonderland, which is open November 24, 2021 through January 1, 2022 from 5:30-9:30 p.m each night:


You can walk through Winter Wonderland. Limited tickets are still available!

*Walk-through tickets are $8/person (not including MetroTix fees). A ticket is required for all ages. Pre-registration is required.

*Enjoy a stroll through more than one million twinkling lights at Winter Wonderland. Dogs (on a leash), cameras, strollers and wagons are welcome. Desserts, hot chocolate and other beverages will be available for purchase. Make sure to dress for the weather! This is an all-weather, rain or shine event.

*Please note that Santa will not be appearing this year. Plenty of other photo opportunities await – bring your camera!


You can also drive through Winter Wonderland. Tickets are on sale now!

*Fees for vehicular traffic are paid onsite with cash or check (no credit cards). Exact change for your vehicle is encouraged to help the exit line move smoothly. You can also pay in advance with a credit card through MetroTix.com or by phone at (314) 534-1111. No pre-registration is required to drive through Winter Wonderland. Please note that Saturdays are reserved for carriage rides only, and vehicles are not permitted.

Family vehicle - $15

Limousine or Van (15-person capacity) - $30

Commercial Transport Van (25-person capacity) - $60

Tour Bus (26+ person capacity) - $135


Finally, you can take a carriage ride through Winter Wonderland. Tickets are on sale now!

*Carriage rides are offered every day of the week except Mondays through December 13. Everyone two years of age and older counts toward carriage capacity. Purchasing carriage tickets in advance is suggested. A limited number of walk-up rides are available each night at the McCarthy Construction parking lot, south of Tilles Park. Prices listed below do not include MetroTix fees.

Snowflake carriage (6-person capacity) - $110

Candy Cane carriage (9-person capacity) - $160

Santa's Sleigh (24-person capacity) – $17/person, can include people from multiple groups


If you’ve been to Winter Wonderland before, do you usually walk, drive, or take a carriage ride?


St. Louis County Parks and Recreation offers options for all ages. Spend some time on their site to see what best fits your interests and needs.


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