brewery lights frequently asked questions
November 18, 19, 22, 24, 25, 26, 30
December 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30
What does a Brewery Lights reservation include?
Your Brewery Lights reservation includes:
- Free Parking
- A Complimentary 16 oz Beer
- Festive Brewery Tours (guided & self-guided)
- 10-minute Light Show extending down to the end of the street
- 50' tall Digital Holiday Tree
- Interactive Yule Groove performance
- Clydesdale parade
- Newly enhanced Kid Winter Wonderland
- all surrounded by dazzling light displays and plenty of photo opportunities.
If you are interested in even more festivities, you can purchase a Fire Pit Package, Souvenir Photo, or a S'mores Kit!
will there be a drive thru option?
Yes, every Monday thru Wednesday starting November 20th. On these nights, the public is free to enter and exit Pestalozzi Street at the main gate located at Busch Place and Arsenal. They're allowed to start entering at 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.
Drive thru closed:
Nov. 22, 29
Dec. 4, 6, 12, 13, 25
what is new this year?
- Enhanced parade with Clydesdales (Vintage truck, street performers etc)
- 25ft long light curtains
- Giant Branded Nutcrackers
- Yule Groove interactive stage performance (2x a night!)
- Brewhouse and Old School House Museum will be open and decked out in holiday gear
- Kids ride!
When can i show up?
In order to avoid lines, we advise that you show up within the hour of your allotted time slot. If you purchase a 5pm slot, please arrive between 5-5:59pm.
NO ENTRY AFTER 8PM.
Will Brewery Lights be canceled if it rains?
Brewery Lights is rain or shine. However, the parade will be canceled if there is rain. If the parade is canceled, we will post on our social channels. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to reschedule due to the parade cancellation!
Are reservations required?
Yes. Reservations are on a first come, first serve basis, so we recommend booking in advance to ensure your spot!
Will the Clydesdales be at Brewery Lights and can we get a photo with them?
Yes, our world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales will be at Brewery Lights. Make sure to stick around for the nightly parades (7:30pm) which will include floats, trolley, and of course the Clydesdales! Be sure to preorder your Brewery Lights Souvenir Photo at check out to get your picture taken with them!
Will there be fire put and igloo experiences this year?
VIP Fire Pits will be back as well as our Heated Hospitality Tent! No igloos this year.
Where do i check in?
Check-in for Brewery Lights will take place in our front parking lot. All guests (21+) will receive a complimentary beer before entering our check-in tent. Plan for about a 10-minute wait during the check-in process. Note: VIP tickets have a separate entrance.
Will the gift shop be open?
Yes, our Gift Shop will be open, perfect for finding holidays gifts for yourself or loved ones! It will close each night at 9:00 pm.
What food will be available?
Our Biergarten will have a variety of food available for purchase, such as toasted ravioli, pretzels & more! Food is available from 5:00pm-8:00pm
You may also purchase a Fire Pit Package to receive a private, all-you-can-eat buffet along with a s'mores kit!
Food trucks will also be on site.
Can we bring our pet?
While we love all animals, only service animals are allowed at Brewery Lights. We do encourage everyone to visit our world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales.
Where do i receive my complimentary beer that is included with my ticket price?
Guests will receive their beer once they check in in the parking lot.
How late are you serving beer?
All beer sales will end at 9:00 pm nightly
What activities are there for kids?
Our Kid's Winter Wonderland is back again and better than ever before! This Wonderland includes a free train ride, Munchkin DJ Radio playing every night, kids carnival ride, and our ice maze.
What is included in a VIP ticket?
Fire Pit Package:
- Access to the Heated Hospitality Tent & Private Restrooms
- **NEW** live music in the tent
- Complimentary Beer/Soft Drinks
- Brewery Lights Souvenir Cups for each guest
- Private Fire Pit Seating (8-12 guests)
- One Complimentary Ornament & Bag for your group
- Buffet (6-8pm) & S'mores kits
- Preferred Parking
Do children enter for free?
Children 5 and under enter for free with a General Brewery Lights Admission Ticket.
However, if a VIP package is purchased, children over the age of 1 need to be counted towards your final number. Please note this is due to buffet access.