Presented by St. Louis County Parks
Start a new holiday tradition or continue a favorite one at the 36th Annual Winter Wonderland in Tilles Park. The display is open November 24, 2021 through January 1, 2022 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Winter Wonderland can be enjoyed by carriage or vehicle. See below for details.
Enjoy the St. Louis Family Tradition!
Slowly meander through over a million glimmering lights fashioned into over 100 displays of festive characters and winter scenes. Enjoy the canopy of lights glistening throughout
seventy-five acres of park land in St. Louis County.
Tickets on sale September 8 at 10 a.m.
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. Advanced registration is required. Tickets can be purchased online on beginning at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, September 8 at MetroTix.com or (314) 534-1111. A ticket is required for all ages. Don’t wait - this event usually sells out FAST! This is an all-weather, rain or shine event. Make sure to dress from the weather!
Please note that Santa will be available for photos until 8:45 p.m. Those with a later time slot are welcome to take pictures
with him before their scheduled walk time.
Tickets on sale October 1 at 10 a.m.
Carriage rides are offered every day of the week except Mondays through December 13. Everyone two years and older count 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 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
Winter Wonderland is open from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Check schedule for dates. 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 starting October 26. No pre-registration is required to drive through Winter Wonderland.
Family vehicle - $15
Limousine or Van (15 person capacity) - $30
Commercial Transport Van (25 person
capacity) - $60
Tour Bus (26+ person capacity) - $135
Frequently Asked Questions
Does my baby need a ticket for the walk?
Yes, every person needs a ticket no matter their age.
When will I receive my wristbands?
No wristbands will be sent out. Tickets will come from MetroTix.
Where can I park? Is there a cost?
Parking is free and will be available at the McCarthy Building Company and McKnight Crossings Church.
Are dogs allowed?
Yes, dogs are allowed on a leash.
What is allowed in the walk?
Strollers, wagons and cameras are welcome on the walk.
Will food or drink be available at the walk?
Desserts, hot chocolate and other beverages will be available for purchase. You are also welcome to bring your own food and beverages.
I can no longer go on the walk, can I get a refund?
ALL tickets are NON-Refundable and can NOT be exchanged.
How long is the loop through the park?
About one mile.
Does my baby need a ticket for the carriage ride?
Children who have celebrated their second birthday are counted towards the carriage capacity.
How do I get to the carriage ride area?
The Carriage Ride staging area is located at the McCarthy Building Company parking lot. Carriage ride patrons should not proceed to Tilles Park. We suggest entering from Manchester Road to avoid traffic to make it to your carriage ride on time. Please allow for extra time to get to the park.
From Manchester Road: head north on McKnight Rd approximately ¾ of a mile. After you pass Old Warson Rd continue approximately 200 yards and make a left just before the church parking lot and follow the signs to the parking area. There will be a lighted road sign directing you to the McCarthy Building entrance way. You may also take Brentwood Blvd. to Litzsinger Road, make a left at McKnight Road and the McCarthy Building Company lot will be on your right.
Do carriage drivers accept tips?
Yes, the carriage drivers accept tips for their service.
Are carriage rides ever canceled for inclement weather?
It is very unlikely that the event will be canceled. The event proceeds thru rain, shine, cold, hot, etc. (all) weather unless the weather becomes treacherous for the horses or staff to move around safely (rare instances of ice or extreme cold). Many (not all) carriages do have roofs over them. The status of each night’s carriage rides will be decided by 1:00 p.m. If carriage rides are canceled it will be posted on RainoutLine.com and tickets will be refunded or rescheduled.
Will food or drink be available for the carriage rides?
No, food and drink is not available, though you are allowed to bring your own personal sized food and drinks.
Can we bring blankets on the carriage?
Yes! You are welcome to bring blankets. Make sure to dress for the weather!
I would like to tip my carriage driver, do you provide change?
While we are able to make change for people purchasing carriages, we are not able to provide change for those looking to swich bills to tip the carriage drivers.
How do I enter the park?
All vehicular traffic to Winter Wonderland MUST enter from south bound McKnight Road. From Interstate 40/64 head south on McKnight Road. Vehicular traffic should stay to the right and enter the park from the McKnight Road entrance gate. All traffic will exit the park from the Litzsinger Road exit gate.
Do you accept credit cards?
No. Fees for vehicular traffic are paid onsite with cash or check. 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 calling (314) 534-1111 starting October 15.
When is the best time to drive through?
The busiest hour of the night is usually 6:30-7:30 p.m. If you can arrive earlier or later than that, you're likely to have less of a wait.