Way of Lights 50th Anniversary
Friday, November 22, 2019 – Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Wintertime sparkles at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows as the Annual Way of Lights Christmas display illuminates the grounds. Since the beginning 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.
Indoor Activities 5 – 9 p.m. nightly Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas & New Year’s Day.
Way of Lights Hours:
Outdoor Light Display 5-9 p.m. nightly
(Outdoor light display will remain open.)
Available at Gift Shop or Donation Hut
Indoor Activities 5 – 9 p.m. nightly
Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas & New Year’s Day.
Show your military ID to get:
- $1 off a camel ride
- $1 off the Lego Exhibit
- $1 off an adult dinner buffet
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
- Receive $1 off an adult dinner buffet
Special Events & Activities
Way of Lights Run
Saturday, January 4, 2020
Check-In 5 – 6:15 p.m.
Run/Fun Walk starts – 6:30 p.m.
Christmas Eve Mass
Tuesday, December 24
5 & 8 p.m.
Christmas Day Mass
Wednesday, December 25
Christmas Tree Display – 12 Noon – 9 p.m.
Church Parking Lot
Camel, Donkey & Pony rides, Petting Zoo – Sponsored by Illinois American Water, 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
Food Trucks will be available on Fridays
The Spud Shack
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)
Share Your Way of Lights Family Tradition!
Be a part of the Way of Lights Historical Pictorial Display by submitting your photo(s) and/or memories. Click here for more details.
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>>