Monday, November 19, 2012
Pedestrians strolled the Tilles Park Winter Wonderwalk this weekend for a preview of Winter Wonderland, which opens on Wednesday.
Winter Wonderland, the million-light holiday display in Tilles Park, opens on Wednesday for the 27th annual showing this year. Pedestrians got a sneak preview this weekend, and food trucks provided fuel for the exercise. The drive-through, by car or horse-drawn carriage, opens Nov. 21 at 5:30 p.m. and runs through Jan. 1. It's closed Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. Saturdays are reserved for carriage rides only. The following information is from the St. Louis County Parks Department. Admission Fees: No reservations are needed. Pay your admission when you leave. Directions: Winter Wonderland - Tilles Park 9551 Litzinger Road St. Louis, MO 63124. All traffic to Winter Wonderland must enter from south bound McKnight Road. From Interstate…
Friday, November 9, 2012
Walk through the annual holiday light extravaganza before it opens to cars.
The 27th annual St. Louis County Parks Winter Wonderland in Tilles Park opens to the public Wednesday, Nov. 21, but patrons can experience the fun a week early at the Winter Wonderwalk. Patrons can stroll through the park to view the million-plus holiday lights on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 17-18 Winter Wonderwalk is $5 per person and strollers, wagons and dogs on a 6-foot leash are welcome. The walkthroughs will be held at the following times both nights: Advanced registration is required. Call 314-615-8822, 314-615-7373 or 314-615-5572. Food trucks will be available for food and drink purchases.
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Open until New Year’s Day, visitors can enjoy an entire mile of holiday magic.
Now in its 26th year, the Winter Wonderland in Tilles Park boasts more than one million twinkling lights, making it a magnet for families from around metro St. Louis. “It’s a family tradition,” said Justin Hirsch, Special Events Coordinator for St. Louis County Parks. Whether this is your first year to visit the Winter Wonderland or your 26th, you will find holiday scenes new and old. “The display changes every year,” said Hirsch. New and traditional sights New this year is a series of Christmas trees with lights that are synchronized to music. Also new are portions of the lighted tunnel and a snowflake effect that hangs over the roadway. Some of the previous years designs are in different locations this year. Look for the frog jumping …
Sunday, November 20, 2011
As the season begins, Patch rounds up five local events that are sure to keep the holiday blues away.
The holiday season is officially here. This week, most schools will enjoy Thanksgiving break starting Wednesday. Thanksgiving Day is Thursday, and Black Friday follows it. Get ready for some feasting, shopping and holiday fun. Here are five events to get your season started right. Monday, Nov 21. Gingerbread houses are a long-standing holiday tradition that first became popular in Germany after the Brothers Grimm published a certain well-known fairy tale collection that included Hansel and Gretel. The tradition was brought to the United States by early German settlers. These days, it’s nearly an art from. Check out the gingerbread house display, sponsored by Lydia’s House, at Plaza Frontenac in the upper level in the mall common area, near…