WAY OF LIGHTS
One-and-a-half miles of lights, electro-art sculptures and creative displays, plus camel, donkey & pony rides, petting zoo, Christmas Tree Room, choirs, Laser Light Show: The Birth of Jesus, Children’s Village, puppet show, carriage rides and more at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows (through Jan. 1). Indoor activities 5-9 pm; outdoor lights 5-10pm. Admission is free, fee for certain activities. www.snows. org. 442 S. De Mazenod Dr., off Rte. 15 in Belleville, Illinois, 314.241.3400 or 618.397.6700. Map 1-4G. ‘ELF THE MUSICAL’ Comes to the Peabody Opera House (Dec. 2627) $30-$82. www.peabodyoperahouse.com. 1400 Market St., downtown 800.745.3000. MetroLink Civic Center Map 2-3C.