Presented by St. Louis County Parks
Start a new holiday tradition or continue a favorite one at the 35th Annual Winter Wonderland in Tilles Park. The display is open November 20, 2020 through January 2, 2021 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!
The Winter Wonderland Walk is canceled. You can still enjoy the display by vehicle or carriage ride. See below for details.
Carriage ride tickets are on sale now through MetroTix at www.metrotix.com or (314) 534-1111. Vehicle passes can be pre-purchased starting October 26.
In light of increasing COVID-19 cases and the advice of our Department of Public Health, the walk through nights at Winter Wonderland have been canceled. We know this will come as an enormous disappointment, but we support the decision of our public health experts.
MetroTix will be contacting all ticket holders to issue full refunds. Winter Wonderland will still be open to vehicles and carriage rides this holiday season. We hope you will come out and enjoy the display in one of these other ways.
We’ll be offering the drive through option on many of the nights when walks were scheduled. Check the calendar for the most up-to-date information.
Carriage rides are offered every day of the week except Mondays through December 14. 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.
Sweetheart carriage (2 person capacity) - $55
Snowflake carriage (6 person capacity) - $80
Candy Cane carriage (9 person capacity) - $120
Carriage tickets are offered specifically for individual households
All participants 6 years and older will be required to wear a mask. Those 3-5 years old are encouraged to wear masks.
The carriage seats will be sanitized before each ride
Customers will need to check in and then wait in their car for their carriage
No blankets will be provided on the carriages this year. You are welcome to bring your own
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 - $10
Limousine or Van (15 person capacity) - $20
Commercial Transport Van (25 person
capacity) - $40
Tour Bus (26+ person capacity) - $90
Frequently Asked Questions
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?
No blankets will be provided on the carriages this year, but you are welcome to bring your own. 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.