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 10 am – 9 pm nightly
Outdoor Light Display 5-9 pm nightly



Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas & New Year’s Day.   (Outdoor light display will remain open.)












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)
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As always, enjoy the beauty of the Way of Lights, shop the Shrine Gift Shop, enjoy a snack and visit the Christmas Tree & Wreath Display.

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

    Thank you to our 2020 Sponsors…