Many St. Louis family attractions are open with limited capacity and enhanced safety protocols for visitors and staff. Many are hosting virtual and socially distanced events, which you'll find in our Things To Do calendar. Public health experts recommend that when you go out, follow public health guidelines: wear a mask, practice social distancing and wash your hands frequently.

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U.S. Bank Wild Lights at the Saint Louis Zoo
Saturday, December 5, 2020
Sunday, December 6, 2020

U.S. Bank Wild Lights at the Saint Louis Zoo is back for another beautifully lit season. This year Wild Lights has been modified for your safety and health. Your family can stroll through the Zoo grounds surrounded by a million lights! Visitors will see animated light displays, enjoy fireside stories, fun photo opportunities, the Conservation Carousel, and lots more in this enchanting holiday wonderland. 

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Books and Butterflies

Experience this storytelling adventure at The Butterfly House. Your little ones will enjoy fun storytime readings with some very special guests. Books and Butterflies is included with Butterfly House admission. Reading are posted on Facebook for virtual visitors.

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Supper With Santa at The Butterfly House
Saturday, December 12, 2020
Sunday, December 13, 2020
Saturday, December 19, 2020

Santa is making a stop at The Butterfly House before he makes his trip around the world, and he wants to enjoy a meal with your family! Enjoy a delicious dinner and see how the butterflies get into the holiday spirit by taking night strolls through the Tropical Conservatory. Santa's Workshop stations will offer children the chance to make fun crafts and hot cocoa. The evening would not be complete without getting a souvenir picture with the guest of honor - Santa! 

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Santa Sighting at Whitecliff Park
Saturday, December 12, 2020

Santa flew in from the North Pole to see your family! Come to Whitecliff Park in Crestwood and get in the car line to see Santa. Each family will be able to stop and have their picture taken with Santa in front of the Crestwood firetruck.

 

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Science Storytime at the Saint Louis Science Center
Saturday, December 5, 2020
Sunday, December 6, 2020

Young visitors and their families are invited to the Energy Stage to enjoy interactive read-alouds of science-themed picture books. Story times are followed by a short demonstration or discussion connected to the book's main concepts. 

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Manual Cinema's Christmas Carol
Saturday, December 5, 2020
Sunday, December 6, 2020

COCA presents a holiday classic like never before in Manual Cinema's Christmas Carol! Through hundreds of paper puppets, miniatures, silhouettes, and a live original score, Chicago-based performance collective Manual Cinema takes on the Charles Dickens classic with an imaginative and visually stunning twist specifically created for the 2020 holiday season.

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Science Storytime at the Saint Louis Science Center
Saturday, December 5, 2020
Sunday, December 6, 2020

Young visitors and their families are invited to the Energy Stage to enjoy interactive read-alouds of science-themed picture books. Story times are followed by a short demonstration or discussion connected to the book's main concepts. 

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Holiday Fun at Grant's Farm: Drive-Through Experience
Saturday, December 5, 2020
Sunday, December 6, 2020

Grant's Farm welcomes visitors this holiday season to the 2020 Holiday Fun Drive-Through Experience featuring dazzling light displays, a gingerbread village, Deer Park that has been transformed into a winter wonderland, and of course, the animals! 

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Magical Nights at The Magic House
Saturday, December 5, 2020

Extended your holiday fun into the evening at Magical Nights at The Magic House! Enjoy the twinkling light display after dark, story time with Mrs. Claus, cookies and milk, plus photos with Santa in his socially distanced sleigh. Reservations are required for this extremely limited-capacity (approximately 5% of full) event. 

 

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