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Celebration of Lights (Video)

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Don't miss out on this year's Celebration of Lights display in Fort Zumwalt Park. Watch this video and find out more!

Treat your family to a night of fun and holiday magic at O’Fallon’s Tree Lighting Ceremony from 6 – 8 p.m. on Wednesday, November 18. The event will be held at O’Fallon’s Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366. Admission and parking are free.

The highlight of the event is the countdown to the lighting of a huge Christmas tree, a City tradition led by Mayor Bill Hennessy, launching the official start of the holiday season. The evening’s entertainment is free and includes live choral and instrumental music throughout City Hall, visits with Santa, face painting, holiday games and crafts, and rides on the City Train (weather permitting). Vendors will have hand-crafted gifts and decorations for sale, and concessions will be available for purchase.


If you’re looking for a unique date night, sign up for O’Fallon’s “Haunted Park Hunt” for ages 21 and over. Perfect for couples and friends, the scavenger hunt will be held from 7 – 10 p.m. on October 16 in Dames Park, 389 Dames Park Drive, O’Fallon Missouri 63366. Be sure to bring a flashlight! Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams who decipher the clues and tally the most points.

The cost per couple is $30 for O’Fallon residents and $36 for non-residents. Participants must register by October 9; no registration will be taken at the gate.To sign up for the “Haunted Park Hunt,”


Tickets are available for the O’FallonTheatreWorks’ production of the one-act drama, Wit, by Margaret Edson. Winner of the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for Drama and numerous off-Broadway awards, Wit has been hailed as, "the kind of theatrical experience of which legends are made."

Performances are scheduled for the weekends of October 23-25 and October 30-November 1 on the stage at the O’Fallon Municipal Centre, 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366. The curtain will go up at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and at 2 p.m. on Sundays.


For a dress-up party that’s sure to please the princesses and superheroes at your house, register kids ages 2-5 for “Capes and Crowns,” which will be held on Friday, October 30. Kids will have a blast playing super games, making magical crafts, listening to tales of enchantment and enjoying a snack. Capes and Crowns will be held from 9:30 – 11 a.m. in the Civic Annex, 410 East Elm Street near the O’Fallon Municipal Centre. The cost is $10 for residents and $12 for non-residents. Be sure to register by Friday, October 23; there’s no registration at the door. To sign up for Capes and Crowns:

  1. Call 636-474-2732 and register with a credit card.
  2. Or, register in person at the Renaud Spirit Center (RSC), 2650 Tri Sports Circle (63368), or the Parks and Recreation Administration Office, 400 Civic Park Drive (63366).
  3. Or, visit the Parks and Recreation website, www.ofallon.mo.us/ParksandRec; on the left-hand menu select “Programs,” then “Special Events” to find Capes and Crowns, course number 45067.

For more information, please contact Danielle Reecht at 636-474-8111.