For the first time in the history of the Missouri Botanical Garden, hundreds of thousands of lights adorn the displays with unique color combinations for the Garden Glow, a nighttime-only experience.

Walkways have been transformed into sensory light tunnels. There is a “Snow Ball” in the Central Axis complete with “Dr. Frost and the Freeze Team,” a disc jockey and dancers performing choreographed routines. And a traditional candlelight village features an interactive area where visitors can decorate life-size snowmen.

In case you have missed the Garden Glow, The Missourian treats you to these few photos of the extraordinary display. If they inspire you to drive into St. Louis to see it for yourselves, there’s still time. The exhibit runs through Jan. 4 (closed Dec. 25).

Food and drinks are available at a number of locations on the grounds including stations with fire pits for s’more-making.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at, by phone between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily at (toll-free) 855-277-7077 (there is a $5 transaction fee for phone orders), or in person at the ticket counter.