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.
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!
Sensory-Friendly Night is designed for individuals with sensory sensitivities and their families. This night will mirror the traditional Wild Lights experience, but will include sensory maps, quiet areas, and trained Zoo staff to assist individuals. Sensory Night is supported by The Autism Clinic at Hope.
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.
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.
Learn about Waldorf education by observing classes in session at the Waldorf School of St. Louis.
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.
Visit one of the most dazzling holiday light displays in the Midwest on these special Family Nights when children's tickets are just $5.
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.
Grant's Farm welcomes visitors this holiday season to the 2023 Holiday Lights Drive-Through and Walk-Through Experiences featuring dazzling light displays, Santa and Mrs. Claus, a 50-foot LED Christmas tree, Clydesdale photos, and more.