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

The Lights



November 18 through December 31

Just over the river and through the woods, The Lights will transform the museum campus into a winter wonderland with 10 dazzling light features installed along a 3/4 mile walking loop designed to highlight the best of the Cedarhurst campus.

From distinct building architecture to the beautiful sculpture park – including open lawns, wooded trails, water features, and thoughtful artworks – there is no better setting to experience the magic of the holidays.

Grab your friends and family – maybe a scarf and some mittens, too – and get ready to wrap yourself in the magic of the season at The Lights!


5:00 – 9:00 pm I Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
November 18 through December 31, 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 five art galleries.
  • Family fun opportunities in the interactive Beck Family Center.
  • 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.

Accessibility: Cedarhurst’s public buildings are accessible and welcoming to individuals with disabilities. The Lights walkable path is a
combination of 1/2 mile blacktop surface and 1/4 mile gravel surface, which can be navigated with strollers and most motorized scooters.

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.