Friday, November 20, 2020 – Thursday, December 31, 2020
Wintertime sparkles at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows as the Annual Way of Lights Christmas display illuminates the grounds. Since 1970, the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate have invited one and all to make the Way of Lights a part of their family tradition. This breathtaking
display focuses on the birth of Christ, the one true light of the world.
Way of Lights Hours:
Indoor Activities 5 – 9 p.m. nightly
Outdoor Light Display 5-9 p.m. nightly
Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas & New Year’s Day. (Outdoor light display will remain open.)
Show your military ID to get:
- $1 off a camel ride
- $1 off the Lego Exhibit
Discount is for the immediate family members of military personnel.
Family Night Tuesdays
Tuesday is a fabulous night to visit the Way of Lights to avoid large crowds and enjoy discounts on activities such as camel rides!
Family Night Discounts:
- Kettle Corn – $.50 off any size
- Camel and Pony Rides – $1.00 off
- Lego® Bricks Display – $1.00 off adult and child
- Buy one, get one free on carrots to feed the animals
Special Events & Activities
Virtual Girls Day Out
Friday, November 20 – Monday, November 30
Way of Lights Run
Saturday, January 2, 2021
Check-In 5 – 6:15 p.m.
Run/Fun Walk starts – 6:30 p.m.
Christmas Eve Mass
Thursday, December 24
5 & 8 p.m.
Christmas Day Mass
Friday, December 25
Christmas Tree Display – 12 Noon – 9 p.m.
Choirs and Entertainment
Children’s Christmas Cove – Free Craft Activities – Evenings only
Church Parking Lot
Camel, Donkey & Pony rides, Petting Zoo, Kettle Corn & Refreshments
$6 for Camel Rides
Sunday – Friday – (No Saturdays) 6 person carriage ride – $65
10 person carriage ride – $100
by St. Louis Carriage Company, call 314-621-3334 for reservations
Lego® Bricks Display
(Images of Christmas built with Lego® blocks)
Sponsored by Electric Pros
$5 – (4 & up)
3 and Under Free
Directions to the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows
442 S. DeMazenod Dr., Belleville, IL 62223
(Located on IL State Highway 15 east)
As always, enjoy the beauty of the Way of Light, visit the Christmas Tree Room, Wreaths, Children’s Christmas Cove and listen to choirs…FREE.
Donations are accepted to help us continue bringing this family tradition to our community each year.
Be a Sponsor for the Way of Lights and You Will Have an Opportunity to…
- Highlight your company as a proud supporter of a quality community event in the Midwest
- Have your company name, logo and message seen by hundreds of thousands of people
- Assist the Shrine in keeping the Way of Lights free to the community
- Learn More about our Sponsorship Packages>>