Holiday Lights FAQs

Breakfast with Santa & Mrs. Claus

Guests will enter through our team member entrance at the guard station on Grant Road. This is located right across from the National Historic Site. Our team will direct you to our VIP parking lot near the Bauernhof.

This event is a mixture of indoor and outdoor activities; please dress appropriately. The breakfast is in a large covered and heated tent, and Santa and Mrs. Claus are in the Carriage Haus, which is also heated.

This is a buffet-style event with various breakfast items.

We offer tickets per person, not per table. Ages 3 & under are free, ages 4-12 are $25, and ages 13+ are $29.

Yes, we will have limited highchairs available.

Holiday Walk-Through

You will park in the guest parking lot and walk across Grant Road to our tram loading station. Trams will take guests directly to the Bauernhof. Guests will disembark and may enjoy the lights and animals of Holiday Lights. This includes the stables, Bauernhof, portions of the Tier Garten, and the Busch family home. Fire Pits can be purchased on these nights. Carriage Rides have also been introduced this year and are located past the Busch Estate. Guest will reboard trams at the Bauernhof to return to the parking lot.

Entry opens at 5 pm, and the last entry is at 9 pm. The event concludes at 10 pm.

Our food kiosks in the Bauernof will be open to offer items such as bratwursts, pretzels, and holiday-themed snacks and drinks

For merchandise items, we are open at Grant’s Farm Gifts and the General Store, as well as a shop outside the courtyard. Some holiday items we offer include:

  • Grant’s Farm Holiday Fleece for kids and adults
  • Holiday Light Up Toys
  • Custom plush – Jumbo Clydesdale, Grant the Yak and Bernard the Pig
  • Grant’s Farm Ornaments
  • Holiday Light Up Toys

You won’t need to pay for parking, but you will need to purchase individual admission tickets. Tickets can be purchased online in advance or at the General Store just across our pedestrian bridge (providing the event is not sold out in advance).

Trams will not be going into the Deer Park. Some animals will be on view at the Bauernhof stables and in the Tier Garten.

The carousel will be open (weather permitting) for complimentary rides. Select animals are available for feeding.

Animal viewing in the Tier Garten, our animal stables, which include our Clydesdales, our courtyard food area, guests will get to walk to the outside of the Busch Family home, fire pits available for advanced purchase only, and Carriage Rides are available for purchase.

Our hospitality bar will be closed. Beer will be available for purchase.

There will be many holiday lights to see while on the tram and walking.

Holiday Drive-Through

Guests will need to stay in their vehicles during this experience.

Restrooms are available at the end of our parking lot once you get checked in; this will be the only time you can get out of your vehicle.

Merchandise and snacks will only be available to purchase on-site if you buy a bundle during the online purchase of your Drive-Through ticket.

No oversized vehicles (RVs, limos, passenger vans, shuttles, or buses) or vehicles higher than 9 feet.

You’ll get to see our beautiful, one-million-light display across the property, the Tier Garten where our animals will be, and the exterior of the Busch Family Estate.

We recommend all guests carpool; no cars can park in our parking lot for the Drive-Through.

Holiday VIP Fire Pits

You will enter our parking lot, walk over the bridge, and head to the right, up to the sign that mentions “Fire Pit Check-In.”  Parking and admission tickets come with your firepit purchase.

Yes, limited to 12 guests per fire pit purchase (children of any age count towards the guest fire pit total).

The VIP fire pit experience also includes the Holiday Walk-Through experience, where you and your group can ride a tram and walk through whenever you want during your fire pit rental.

Yes, private restrooms will be available for all guests of the VIP fire pits.

Outside coolers and chairs are not permitted. Seating and some beverages will be provided. Additional food and drink items will be available for purchase.

Carriage Rides

There are two different sizes of carriage rides you can purchase. Four capacity is $149, and a nine capacity is $199. Ages 4 and under can sit on laps.

Guests must head past Grant’s station and across the road to the big white tent to get on the carriage ride.

Yes, parking is required, but admission for your entire group only needs to be purchased if you want to visit the rest of our holiday experience (admission is free for guests ages 3 and under).

Carriage rides are approximately 20 minutes long. Carriage rides will take you up to Grant’s Cabin, down Mirror Lake Road, and back to the pickup spot, all while seeing beautiful lights and other areas of the property guests don’t usually see on a typical tour.

Yes, guests will be picked up and dropped off at the same spot.

Walk-Through: Culinary FAQ

Brat Haus, Showstoppers, and Craft Haus (if Craft Haus is closed for a private event, guests can purchase at hot chocolate at the Essen kiosk).

Brat Haus or Craft Haus (if Craft Haus is closed, then only the Brat Haus).

Brat Haus and Essen

Essen and Showstoppers sell beer. Craft Haus sells beer and other adult beverages

The Hospitality Bar is closed for the season. We apologize and hope you will visit us in our normal 2024 season.

Yes, the check-in tent has beverages, hot chocolate, and snacks available for purchase.

Brat Haus (seasonal menu offering) and Showstoppers (pretzels, hot dogs, and other snacks).