Bringing you holiday magic in winter 2024!

Experience the magic of OVER 1 MILLION holiday lights sparkling at Cedarhurst!

The Lights



November 22 through December 29

The Lights: An exhibition of holiday magic has become a community tradition, and Cedarhurst is excited to bring everyone magic this winter.

Favorite light features return, and the route is made new with additions shining bright along an expanded, one-mile walking route. 

Capture the memories at fun photo stations, roast s’mores at the fire pits or stay warm with a hot cocoa (adults can add an extra kick!) as you immerse yourself in the illumination. 

Grab your friends and family – maybe a scarf and some mittens, too – and make your own magical memories at The Lights!


5:00 – 9:00 pm I Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
November 22 through December 29, 2023
Closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

  • General Admission – $15.00
  • Cedarhurst Members – $10.00
  • Children (ages 2 to 10) – $5.00
  • Children under 2 years – FREE

For the safety of all guests, pets are not allowed
on the grounds during ‘The Lights’ event.

Want a VIP experience?

  • Rent a semi-private fire pit for up to 8 guests and extend your holiday lights night of fun!
  • Planning a holiday party? For larger groups and private events we have holiday rental packages!
Contact Courtney Kabat for more information courtney@cedarhurst.org | 618-242-1236 x 222


  • Exhibition of over 1 million holiday lights designed to highlight the best of the Cedarhurst campus.
  • Fun, festive photo opportunities along the walking route** – don’t forget your camera!
  • Community fire pits (s’more kits for purchase*) and warming stations.
  • Option to purchase* seasonal drinks.
  • Admission to the museum’s 5 art galleries.
  • Family fun opportunities in the interactive Beck Family Center.
  • Holiday movie showings in the Performance Hall most weekends.
  • Opportunity to purchase* holiday merchandise and souvenirs – they make great holiday gifts!
  • Special holiday programs are scheduled on select weekends.

*Cashless event. All major credit/debit cards accepted. No ATM on site.
**Visitors are welcome to bring a mobility scooter.

Check back in for exciting updates to The Lights 2024!

Accessibility: Cedarhurst’s public buildings are accessible and welcoming to individuals with disabilities, and the museum has made accessibility improvements to its outdoor walking trails. The lighted trail has been oil and chipped to create a smoother surface that can be easily navigated with motorized scooters, wheelchairs, strollers, and wagons. All are welcome to attend and enjoy! In addition, this year’s route has been reversed, and additional safety lighting has been added to enhance the visitor experience.

Exchange Policy: When requests are made at least 48 hours in advance, ticketholders are welcome to exchange their tickets for a later date and time. Such exchanges are based on availability. Cedarhurst does not offer refunds.