Way of Lights Walk on November 21, 2022


Experience the tradition – bring your family and friends on this most unique volksmarch in the metro-east Illinois area as you walk among over two and a half million miniature lights illuminating trees, figures, and displays that depict the true Christmas story. The Shrine campus will have all their activities available to walkers. Activities include the Christmas Tree & wreath Display, Lego Brick Display, Camel, Donkey & Pony Rides, Petting Zoo, Camel rides ($6), Carriage Rides ($65 for 6 people & $100 for 10 people), Kettle corn & refreshments for purchase.

LOCATIONNational Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows Visitor Center, 442 South De Mazenod Drive, Belleville, Illinois 62223-1095.

START/FINISHStart between 3:30 pm and 6:30 pm; finish by 8:30 pm.  Walk at your own pace and pleasure.  Please bring a flashlight for safety reasons! Event will take place regardless of weather.  Dress appropriate for late fall walking. Restrooms are available at the start point and on the trail. The fee is $3 for all walkers and is open to everyone — all ages are welcome. An adult must accompany children under the age of 12.  There is no pre-registration for this event and no refunds.  Pets are welcome but must be kept on a leash and it is your responsibility to clean up after your pet(s).  Only service animals allowed in buildings.  Way-of-Lights-Walk-Brochure-2022


  Diane Prost 256 527-3377 [email protected]