Holiday Lights FAQs

Breakfast with Santa & Mrs. Claus

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

This event is a mixture of indoor and outdoor, please dress appropriately. The breakfast and Santa & Mrs. Claus are in the Carriage Haus, which is heated.

 This is a buffet style event with a range of different breakfast items.

Tables are limited to 4 people each.

Yes, we will have a limited number of highchairs available.

Holiday Walk-Through

You will park in the guest parking lot and walk across Grant Rd to our tram loading station. Trams will take guests directly to the Bauernhof. Guest will disembark and may enjoy the lights and animals of Holiday Lights. This includes the stables, Bauernhof, portions of the Tier Garten and down to the Busch family home. Guest will reboard trams at the Buarnhof to return to the parking lot. 

Entry opens at 5pm and last entry is at 8:30pm. The event concludes at 9pm.

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

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

Trams will not be going into the deer park. Animals will be on display at the Bauernhof stables and in the Tier Garten.

 The carousel will be open (weather permitting) for complimentary rides. Animals will be on display but not for feeding.

Photos with our Clydesdales, animal viewing in the tier Garten, our animal stables, our courtyard food area, and for the first time ever, guests will get to walk outside the Busch Family home.

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

There will be a wide range of holiday lights to see while on the tram and while 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 will be able to get out of your vehicle.

Merchandise and snacks/drinks can be purchased after check-in before entering the experience (no alcohol will be available to purchase).

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

You’ll get to see beautiful lights from inside of our property. Our courtyard area, to the tier Garten where our animals will be. Guests will also get to drive past the Busch Family Estate

We recommended all guests carpool; no cars are allowed to park in our parking lot for the drive-through.

Holiday VIP Fire Pits

You will enter through Pardee rd and grant rd. Then you and your guests will park in our guest parking lot and we will walk you over to your fire pit.

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 drive-through experience that you and your group can drive through when your night has concluded.

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.