Beginning Monday, October 15, Fort Zumwalt Park will be closed to vehicles so that crews can safely install holiday lights and scenes for O’Fallon’s annual Celebration of Lights display. The park will remain open to pedestrians, who are welcome to use the asphalt walking and jogging path through the park during daylight hours.

The park, which is located on Jessup Drive (off Veterans Memorial Parkway), will reopen to traffic on January 31, 2013.

The public is invited to drive through the Celebration of Lights display, which opens at 6 p.m. on Friday, November 23 (the day after Thanksgiving), and continues nightly through December 30, except for Sunday, December 25, when it will be closed for Christmas. The event is sponsored by the City of O’Fallon with help from local businesses, and raises funds for participating not-for-profit organizations.

For more information, contact Marsha Seymour, Manager of Tourism and Festivals, at 636-379-5502, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.