Way of Lights Holiday Lights Display at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows

Dates: Nov 22, 2019 through Dec 31, 2019

The annual Christmas light display - Way of Lights - at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows can be visited Friday, November 22nd through Tuesday, December 31st. There are special activities each night, carriage and camel rides, petting zoo, refreshments (some charge a fee), along with the Shrine restaurant and Gift Shop. Admission to the display is FREE! See website for ALL the details!

Way of Lights Hours:
Indoor Activities | 5pm-9pm, nightly
Outdoor Light Display | 5pm-9pm, nightly

Activities, Shrine restaurant and Gift shop are CLOSED on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Years Day, but the light display will remain open!

For More Information:

National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows | 618-397-6700 | Website | Facebook

The National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows is owned and operated by the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate. The shrine blends spirituality, unique architecture, and imaginative landscaping to create a serene setting. Fourteen devotional areas throughout the grounds offer visitors places for quiet reflection for all faiths and denominations. Each Christmas season, the Shrine puts on a beautiful Christmas light display called "The Way of Lights" and many other events open to the public that are held throughout the year.

The Shrine is open year-round and has a restaurant, gift shop, and motel on-site. Hours for the shrine are 6am-10pm every day. Daily masses are also offered year round at the Church of Our Lady of the Snows. There is NO admission fee to the Shrine.

Directions: Located in Belleville, Illinois. From Downtown St. Louis: Take I-64 east across the Poplar St. Bridge to I-255 south, take I-255 south to IL State Highway 15 east (exit 17A), go 1 mile and the Shrine is at the top of the hill on the right-hand side (15 minutes from downtown St. Louis).


442 S. De Mazenod Drive,
Belleville, IL