Teens and Tweens

Elf Workshop at the Kirkwood Community Center
Thursday, December 21, 2023

Kids ages 5-12 can choose their own Elf name and join in on the Elf Workshop. They'll create hand-made gifts for someone special (different variations of crafts are offered for different age groups). Everyone will make two wrapped gifts. 



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Dinner with Santa at the Saint Louis Zoo
Monday, December 18, 2023
Tuesday, December 19, 2023
Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Bring your whole family for a festive holiday experience at the Saint Louis Zoo. Santa will be the guest of honor with treats for the kids and a delicious meal for everyone. Plus, there will be photos with Santa and other costumed characters, and a free gift for children ages 12 and under!

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Eddie & Vinnie from Metro Theater Company

Metro Theater Company presents Eddie & Vinnie, a new play by Jenny Millinger best enjoyed by ages 6-12. In Eddie & Vinnie, Eddie is an unstoppable artist with a uniquely beautiful mind, and his best friend is a gecko. Together the pair spends hours making intricate and beautiful puzzles. But he'll be solving worse puzzles in summer school if he can't get his grades up.



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St. Louis Teen Book Festival

St. Louis County Library will host the St. Louis Teen Book Festival on Saturday, December 2 from 1 to 5:30 p.m. at Ladue Horton Watkins High School. This year’s line-up includes Neal Shusterman, Kendare Blake, Alexandra Bracken, Justin A. Reynolds and more. The event will feature book talks, author signings, and meet-and-greet opportunities. The St. Louis Teen Book Festival is free and open to all.



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Garden Glow at the Missouri Botanical Garden

More than a million lights will illuminate some of the Missouri Botanical Garden's most iconic locations, walkways will be transformed into sensory light tunnels providing an explosion of visual magic, and traditional candlelight village displays, festive drinks, s'mores and great photo opportunities will delight crowds of all ages.



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Family Night With Fredbird
Wednesday, December 6, 2023
Wednesday, December 13, 2023
Wednesday, January 3, 2024

Bring your family to Cardinals Nation Restaurant on select Wednesday nights for Family Night with Fredbird! Meet Fredbird from 6:30-7:30 p.m., play games and win prizes! Kids 12 and under eat free per adult meal purchased.

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