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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Manual Cinema's Christmas Carol
Friday, December 4, 2020
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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A Christmas Carol: A St. Louis Virtual Holiday Reading from Metro Theater Company
Thursday, December 10, 2020
Sunday, December 13, 2020

Metro Theater Company presents a special virtual event for families featuring local and nationally known celebrities, athletes, first responders, media personalities, artists and civic leaders. A Christmas Carol: A St. Louis Virtual Holiday Reading brings the beloved holiday story of redemption, transformation, and goodwill to life and is appropriate for ages 6 and up.

 

 

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Black Friday Camp at the Saint Louis Zoo

When school is on break, kids can spend the day with the Saint Louis Zoo! The Zoo's virtual break Camps bring the Zoo right to you. Camp will have three hours of live crafts, games, songs, and (of course) animals! Your child will also receive follow-up activities.

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Story Club at The Wilson School
Saturday, December 12, 2020

Engage in a virtual read-a-long brought to you by The Wilson School. You'll expand your home library with a new book each time, and enjoy an activity and snack afterwards. These virtual story times are free and are designed for blooming readers ages 3-6.

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Season's Greetings Planetarium Star Show

Celebrate the season with the new Planetarium show Seasons Greetings. Viewers will discover the nature of our seasons and why the winter solstice has long been a time of celebration. This live star show lets you gaze up to the winter sky, but also look back at how the cultures are united in celebration during the winter season and how these celestial sights still influence our holidays today.

 

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Winterfest

The magical sights of the Gateway Arch Park Foundation's Winterfest return to downtown St. Louis this holiday season! Kiener Plaza will transform into a dazzling wonderland featuring more than 70,000 lights in the park's trees, complementing the breathtaking backdrop of the Gateway Arch and Old Courthouse. 

 

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Outdoor Visits with Santa at The Magic House
Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Thursday, December 3, 2020

Visit with Santa outside in the Jingle Bell Pavilion at The Magic House! Children can have their photo taken with Santa in a socially-distanced way when they're invited to board Santa's sleigh. They can even deliver their letters to Santa through a special mail slot in the clear acrylic panel between Santa and his guests in the sleigh.

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Wonderlight's Christmas in St. Louis

Wonderlight's Christmas in St. Louis is a dazzling display of Christmas lights synchronized to traditional and newer, rocking music, played through your car stereo. At this drive-through experience, you'll see shooting stars, floating snowflakes, dancing candy canes and lollipops, giant Christmas trees and five enchanting tunnels of lights. 

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Holiday Magic at The Magic House
Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Thursday, December 3, 2020

Celebrate the magic of the holidays the entire month of December at the Holiday Magic experience at The Magic House! Holiday Magic features expanded hours, festive decorations, lots of outdoor attractions and experiences and the opportunity to safely visit Santa in his sleigh. 

 

 

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