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Wentzville has a lot of festivities to offer the community during the holiday season. From races to walk-thrus, there is sure to be something for everyone! Check out our full event schedule below! The holiday fun is Nov. 24-Dec. 30. The display is closed Dec. 3, 11 and 25.

In the event of inclement weather, events may be canceled. Please check Rainout Line on the app or by visiting or call (636)322-6020 to check on the status of the event. 

HNL Calendar 2023

Holiday Night Lights Drive-Thru
Nov. 24 through Dec 30
HNL DTThe annual Wentzville Holiday Night Lights display at Rotary Park opens on Friday, Nov. 24. Enjoy a one-mile light display that features large illuminated commercial scenes and tunnels of twinkling lights. This holiday display is a great way to experience the magic and joy of the season close to home. It is open 5:30-9:30 p.m. nightly except Dec. 3, 11 and 25. Please see calendar above for full details. It is $10 per vehicles holding up to six passengers and $1 per additional person after the sixth. On Saturdays, guests can enjoy a visit with Santa inside the Kolb Building. You may purchase your tickets at the Drive-Thru or prior to your visit by clicking here.

Holiday Night Lights 5K and Fun Run
Dec. 3 at Rotary Park
RaceThe Holiday Night Lights 5K and Fun Run will take you through our amazing light display at Rotary Park just in time for the holiday season! Runners in the 5K will race through the paved sidewalks of Stonemoor Subdivision and into the rolling hills of Rotary Park. This race is fun for the entire family! Each runner will receive a custom fleece-blend crew sweatshirt, finisher medal and post-race snacks. Register by calling (636) 332-9236 or clicking here.

Holiday Night Lights Walk-Thru
Dec. 11 at Rotary Park
Website Highlight Reel (6)This walk-thru event allows participants to enjoy the Holiday Night Lights display at a slower, more intimate pace. Attendees will stroll through the one-mile light display, experience enchanted scenes, twinkling lights and joyful carolers. After walking the illuminated route, come inside the Kolb Building, which has been transformed into a winter wonderland with decorated trees from local businesses and organizations, enjoy refreshments and get your picture taken with Santa! Tickets may be purchased by calling (636) 332-9236 or clicking here.

This is not a dog-friendly event. Per City ORD-2012-3207 Section 205-100: Animals prohibited at City sponsored or sanctioned events.

Sleigh Hayrides
Mondays and Wednesdays Nov. 27 through Dec 28
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Book a wintertime, tractor-pulled hayride through beautiful Rotary Park to tour the breathtaking Holiday Night Lights.  Sip hot chocolate, munch on cookies and listen to holiday music while sitting around the bonfire. The hayride will hold a maximum of 25 people, including lap children. Rides are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis. You must register ahead of time. A two-week notice is required.  See schedule above for available dates. Registration can be completed by calling (636) 332-9236 or clicking here.

Santa Saturdays
Saturdays from Nov. 25 through Dec. 23
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While you are enjoying your Saturday drive through the enchanted Holiday Night Lights display, we encourage you to stop by the Kolb Building which has been transformed into a Winter Wonderland and say "Hello" to Santa. Santa will not be at Rotary Park on Christmas Eve because he has prior commitments at the North Pole.

Letters to Santa
Santa will make his way to the North Pole before we know it! Children may write him a letter using the provided template. Please drop off your letter during your visit or in one of the special mailboxes at Progress Park Recreation Center, around downtown historic Wentzville and of course at the Kolb Building during Santa Saturdays. Mailboxes will be up in late November.


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