Anheuser Busch Brewery Lights Up at Christmas

Is Anheuser-Busch doing the brewery lights this year? I’m happy to report that yes they are! If you are looking for things to do in St. Louis around Christmastime, make sure to check out Anheuser Busch Brewery Lights.

It’s a magical time of year at this Midwest brewery: festive lights, s’mores stations, and mighty Clydesdales.

a Budweiser King of Beers sign at the St. Louis Brewery Christmas Lights
The Anheuser Busch brewery lights is one of our favorite festive things to do in St. Louis.
St. Louis Brewery Christmas Lights Galore
Free beer? Yes, please!

Situated in the historic Soulard neighborhood in St. Louis, Anheuser-Busch has been part of the city’s scenery for over 150 years. The King of Beers is the fifth oldest brewery in the United States and you get a sense of that nostalgia touring the facility.


The brewery offers a stellar free tour throughout the year, but during the holidays they kick it up a notch.

Anheuser Busch brewery lights at Christmas.
Christmas at Anheuser Busch in St. Louis, Missouri.

St. Louis Brewery Christmas Lights Galore

They have been spreading holiday cheer for thirty years and counting. The entire grounds are decked out in lights, sampling booths are spread out throughout the area, the Clydesdale stable is open for visitors and you can warm up and roast s’mores over an open fire.

Does it get much better than that? Yes, it does. It is budget and kid-friendly!

Clydesdale at the St. Louis Brewery Christmas Lights
The Clydesdales are so cute, aren’t they?

Anheuser Busch brewery lights on a red wagon.

St. Louis Brewery Christmas Lights Galore
The horseshoe is as big as his hand.

A $12 ticket includes parking, a complimentary 16 oz beer for those 21 and older, a 30-minute light show, and access to Love Beer Plaza & the newly Enhanced Kid’s Zone.

Online reservations are required as only 5,200 tickets will be sold nightly.

Make sure to stop in The Biergarten, an outdoor area in the summer but enclosed and heated during the winter months.

It features 18 beers on draught and offers a buffet of pub food. Be sure to try the Bavarian Pretzel Sticks, my husband claims they are the best he has ever had!

If you enjoy holiday lights, don’t miss the Missouri Botanical Garden Glow!

St. Louis Brewery Christmas Lights Galore
The Biergarten at Anheuser Busch
Anheuser-Busch brewery St. Louis Christmas lights.
Kegs as decoration? It works!

Back Again for this Holiday Season

The Kid Zone, included in your ticket, has a Brewery Express Train that rides through a 40-foot snowman, holiday classics playing on the big screen, Munchkin DJ Radio playing every night, a new ice maze, holiday goodies, and festive games.

What a fun way to spend an evening!

Anheuser-Busch Brewery Lights 2023 Details

When: November 18th – December 30th, 2023

Select Thursdays and Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday

Where: 1200 Lynch Street (Soulard Neighborhood), St. Louis, Missouri, (314) 577-2626

Time: 5 – 10 PM

Parking: Free parking is included with the ticket.

If you are looking for other things to do in the St. Louis area, check out our post Best Things To Do in St. Louis.

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Angela E. is a travel writer from the Chicagoland area who has visited all 50 states in the US and has traveled extensively around the world. She is passionate about exploring the great outdoors and hiking in particular. Her love for nature has taken her to some of the most beautiful locations on the planet. She has written extensively about her travels on her own website, Dang Travelers, and has been published in collaboration with other travel websites and multiple visitor bureaus around the country.

16 Responses

  1. Chris Travels

    Beautiful photographs of the festive lights at the brewery. I don’t really appreciate beer, but your pictures really “draw me in” anyway! Sounds like a great three day adventure…you guys really know your away around the St. Louis area and how to have a great time!

    • Dang Travelers

      St. Louis is an awesome city. Not only do they have great attractions, most of them are free!

    • Dang Travelers

      We always like to find Christmas activities like zoo lights or markets during the holidays. When we saw the brewery had something going on and it included free beer, we were in!

  2. Carol Colborn

    Really don’t drink but my husband does and he loves going to breweries and distilleries. This place is wonderfully dressed up and Budweiser is a favorite brand of his!

    • Dang Travelers

      Even if you don’t drink it’s a fun tour plus you get to see the beautiful Clydesdales. So it could be a win-win for both of you!

  3. sarah

    It all looks very festive, although there’s something sad about looking at lights once the holiday is over. I like brewery tours even though I don’t drink beer much and the horses look cute. Maybe next year.

    • Dang Travelers

      I think they should leave the lights up all year around, makes the area so festive. The brewery has been part of the landscape of St. Louis for over a 150 years so even if you don’t like beer it’s a fun way to experience a little history.

  4. Laura Nordberg

    I’m a massive beer lover so this looks like my kind of place! Lovely pictures too 🙂

    • Dang Travelers

      You are right about that! It is a cool and festive place to be during the Christmas season for sure.

  5. Ed Rode

    Way too crowded this year ! Horrible lines for everything. Should have limited the number of tickets sold.

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