Perennial winter favorite Santa's Magical Kingdom
at Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park (Six Flags and Fox Creek roads, Eureka; 636-938-5925 or www.santasmagicalkingdom.com
) is home to Elfland, a miniature version of the Gateway Arch made from Christmas lights, a Toy Land filled with giant 3-D toys, Candy Cane Village and the massive Tunnel of Dancing Lights -- thats a lot of Christmas crammed into 35 acres. Visitors can either drive through the elaborate and well-lit displays in their own cars ($18 for family vehicles, $30 for limos and commercial vehicles) or you can opt for either the Santa Express Train or the Holiday Wagon Ride ($10 to $12 per person, and that includes vehicle admission to the park). Reservations are required for these last two options, and please be aware that the train runs Monday through Thursday only, while the wagons are available every night. The Kingdom is open from 5:30 to 10:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 5:30 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday every night through Sunday, January 3.
Nov. 20-Jan. 3, 2009