Holiday Cheers at the Historic Anheuser-Busch Brewery

Holiday Cheers at the Historic Anheuser-Busch Brewery

Holiday Cheers at the Historic Anheuser-Busch Brewery
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Anheuser-Busch Brewery Shining Bright this Holiday Season

St. Louis, MO/December 7, 2017 (STL.News) –It wouldn’t be the holidays in St. Louis without the annual Anheuser-Busch Brewery Light Display!  In its 32nd year, the Brewery is celebrating the season once again by inviting thousands to the company’s flagship brewery to share in the experience of over 700,000 twinkling lights, lots of special beers, great food and fun entertainment this holiday season.

Not only will you have the chance to check out the brewery decked out in all its holiday glory, but there will be plenty of festive activities to enjoy.  After all, what better way to get into the spirit of the season than with a self-guided walking tour of Pestalozzi Street and the historic Anheuser-Busch Brewery?  The tours are complimentary and are open to all ages.

Visitors can also roam through the exquisitely illuminated campus, and for adults 21 and over, you can sample the company’s beers.  You’ll receive a wristband good for five 5 oz. samples of your favorite beers at 6 different branded stations, including the new Craft Pavilion with a rotating selection of craft beers.

Last year the 84-by-40-foot Bud Light Ice Rink was added and guests are encouraged to lace up some skates and take to the ice for a session of exhilarating fun.  The rink is open to guests of all ages.  Skate rentals are available for a small donation to a local nonprofit, and hot chocolate and kettle corn are available for purchase.

After you skate your way to a hungry appetite, check out the food buffet in The Biergarten where you can enjoy a variety of hot menu items like a bowl of chili, chicken tenders with chips, bratwurst with chips, pulled pork with chips and flash fried pretzels with dipping sauces.  Food tokens can be purchased on-site for $6 each.

There will also be live music, fire pits for roasting s’mores, new games and ice sculptures at the Patio on Pestalozzi, plenty of photo opportunities, and select, customizable gifts at the Budweiser Gift Shop in the Tour Center.  There are also a number of special packages listed below being offered.

Fire Pit Fun Package:

Reserve your own private fire pit for a relaxing evening with friends.  Each package includes seating for eight (8) guests, eight (8) s’more kits, access to the heated Old Schoolhouse Museum and Food Buffet, two (2) printed photos and two (2) reserved parking spots.  Beer will be available for purchase ($4 per 16 oz. aluminum bottle).  Each night, one of 16 fire pits can be reserved for $350.

Holiday Cheers Package:

Enjoy it all with this package that includes one food item, a commemorative Brewery Lights tumbler, and a printed souvenir photo.  Adult (21+) tickets are $20.00.  Youth tickets include one food item and s’mores kit for $6.00.

Clydesdale Holiday VIP Package:

Treat your family or friends to the ultimate Brewery Lights experience and take home the perfect holiday card.  Book a private 15-minute session with a Budweiser Clydesdale and a professional photographer for $250.

Reserve your Clydesdale Holiday VIP experience on any Tuesday between 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
This package includes:

  • A 15-minute private photo session for four by a professional photographer with a Budweiser Clydesdale in the historic stables ($10 for each additional person up to maximum of 10 in the photo)
  • One (1) printed image and one (1) digital copy of a selected photo
  • Two (2) holiday ornaments

Fire & Ice VIP Package:

Brush up on your beer IQ, see the lights and enjoy a private catered dinner.  It could all be part of your next group event if you book the Fire & Ice VIP Package–only $40 per guest ($30 for children 14 & under) with an optional $15 parking add-on. Max capacity is 200.

This package includes:

  • Beer School Crash Course Experience
  • Food Buffet (including Pulled Pork, BBQ Chicken, Hot Dogs & more) from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
  • Two (2) drink tickets per guest
  • Access to the warmth of the Old Schoolhouse Museum & private restrooms
  • Commemorative lanyard credentials

The brewery is open for tours from 5:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, through December 30.  Walking Tours are not available on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, or New Year’s Eve, but the lights will be on every night.  Bring your friends and family and enjoy the historic Anheuser-Busch Brewery in its wonderland of colors, fun and warmth.

Anheuser-Busch Brewery

1200 Lynch Street

St. Louis, MO 63118

For more information, please call (314) 577-2626


By Kara Savio – published on STL.News by St. Louis Media, LLC (MS)

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