7 must-see holiday light displays in St. Louis

There’s nothing quite like an evening stroll under twinkling holidays lights to celebrate the season.  St. Louis has plenty of amazing lights displays to enjoy. Make a weekend of it and here are seven must see holiday light displays.

Way of Lights | Through December 31

Families from across the region will once again flock to the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows for the annual Way of Lights Christmas display. This unique display features a mile-and-a-half drive of over one million lights and displays that include life-size biblical statues taking visitors on a journey to Bethlehem.

Winter Wonderland at Tilles Park | Through December 30

Don’t miss your chance to see one of the most popular Christmas light displays in the area. For over 30 years, Tilles Park in St. Louis County has been making memories for families across the region with its Winter Wonderland. The park is filled with millions of twinkling lights and various holiday scenes.

Garden Glow | Through January 1

Enjoy a million lights at Missouri Botanical Garden at its annual Garden Glow, one of the city’s most beloved festive enterprises.  The hundreds of thousands of lights adorn some of the Garden’s most iconic locations including Climatron®, Kaeser Memorial Maze, the Central Axis and Tower Grove House. Walkways will be transformed into an explosion of visual magic, while more traditional displays will delight crowds of all ages. Your admission includes the chance to see the Gardenland Express Holiday Flower and Train Show.

U.S. Bank Wild Lights | Through December 30

Stroll through the Saint Louis Zoo’s enchanting holiday wonderland and enjoy over half a million twinkling lights and festive fun for the whole family!  In addition listen to fireside storytellers and tuck in to sticky s’mores fireside.

Anheuser-Busch Brewery Lights | Through January 1

Experience Anheuser Busch-Brewery all decked out for the holidays.  Enjoy walking tours, along with free samples of AB products for those 21 and over, thousands of twinkling lights, s’mores stations and one monumental display of holiday spirits.

Santa’s Magical Kingdom | Through January 7

Millions of lights and dozens of holiday scenes fill Jellystone Park near Six Flags St. Louis in Eureka. You can see Santa’s flying reindeer, travel through the Candy Cane Village or visit the Waterfall of Lights. After seeing the lights, head over to Kringle’s General Store for a little holiday shopping.

Inaugural Magic of Lights | Through January 1

Gateway Motorsports Park, will transform into a festive wonderland with the Magic of Lights™ drive-through Christmas lights experience this holiday season.  The family-friendly “one carload, one price” holiday attraction will run from dusk each evening to 10 p.m.


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Da Vinci manuscript to return to Italy after two decades

Il Globo Editorial Team

By Il Globo Editorial Team 
Published 16 hours, 13 minutes ago

Leonardo da Vinci’s famed notebook, Codex Leicester, is set to return to Italy after more than 20 years abroad.

The historic notebook will be on loan from its owner, Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates, ahead of the 500th anniversary of Da Vinci’s death.

It will be displayed at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence from October 2018 through January 2019.

Mr Gates bought the scientific manuscript in 1994, paying American oil tycoon Armand Hammer some USD $30.8 billion for it.

The 72-page leather-bound manuscript provides an insight into the inquisitive mind of the Renaissance genius, as well as an exceptional illustration of the link between art and science and the creativity of the scientific process.

Featuring dense notes and sketches, it contains Da Vinci’s reflections on everything from tides and geology, to why the moon is paler than the sun and how best to build bridges.

Considered one of the most famous of Da Vinci’s 30 scientific manuscripts, the document was last displayed in Italy in 1995, at Palazzo Querini Dubois in Venice.

Three of Da Vinci’s notebooks are on permanent display in Italy, two in Milan and one in Turin.

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