Christmas time is the most magical time of the year to make memories with your family and friends while remembering the importance of the holidays. It’s also a time of year where the weather is cold out and it’s the perfect time to jump in your car and enjoy so many amazing drive-thru holiday lights throughout Missouri. Plan your weekend and visit these spectacular light displays.
1. Santa’s Magical Kingdom – Pacific
Spectacular holiday light display with 4 MILLION shimmering lights, animated scenes, and dazzling special effects. Visit KRINGLE’S STORE where you can purchase a hand personalized ornaments & unique gifts. If you’d rather someone else do the driving, reserve seats on either the train or the open-air wagon. (Just make sure you bundle up if it’s cold.) Visit their website here.
Santa’s Magical Kingdom, 5300 Fox Crk Rd, Pacific, MO 63069
2. Enchanted Village of Lights – Laurie
Drive through the spectacular Enchanted Village of Lights in Laurie. The mid-Missouri lights display has set a goal of becoming the area’s largest drive-thru Christmas lights display. Admission is free. However, donations are accepted. Visit here for more information and to plan your visit. Carriage rides Friday and Saturday’s only: Call Donna 573-374-8776 for Carriage rides.
Enchanted Village of Lights, 269 N Fairgrounds Rd, Gravois Mills, MO 65037
3. Lights of Joy Christmas Drive -Thru – Branson
Slowly wind your way through the one-mile Joy of Lights, which boasts shimmering lights displays on both sides of the road. However, that’s just the beginning of your holiday fun. Lights of Joy Christmas Drive-Thru is open 5 – 11 PM nightly, November 1st through January 1st. Purchase tickets online or at the gate, where you may by cash or by credit card. Their entrance is at the corner of Shepherd of the Hills Expressway and Expressway Lane in Branson. Visit their website here for more information.
Lights of Joy Christmas Drive-Thru, 700 Expressway Ln, Branson, MO 65616
4. Christmas in the Park – Lees Summit
More than 300,000 Christmas lights as you slowly drive through Christmas in the Park in Lees Summit. Longview Lake Park, in fact, transforms into a winter wonderland with more than 175 lit Christmas displays. Check out the event’s website for more information.
Christmas in the Park, 3901 SW Longview Rd, Lee’s Summit, MO 64081
5. Winter Magic – Kansas City
Though these are the same elves that bring you Winter Magic in downtown, it’s a WHOLE DIFFERENT type of Christmas lights car drive-through experience. If you like HUGE displays with lots of lights and large PLAYFUL SCENES, then Holiday Lights and Magic is for you!
Their one-mile drive through the park showcases over 60 huge character scenes including Santa, Nutcrackers, snow globes and so much more. Visit their website here for more information.
Winter Magic- Kansas City, 1800 Cliff Drive, Kansas City, MO, 64106
6. North Pole Acres – Oak Grove
Create unforgettable holiday memories this year by visiting the North Pole Acres Christmas light show in Oak Grove, Missouri. Gaze in utter amazement from the comfort of your vehicle as you fully immerse yourself in over one million Christmas lights and holiday-themed music. Visit their website here for more information.
North Pole Acres, 1010 NW 1st St Oak Grove, MO 64075