The Grinch will arrive on South Grand at Apotheosis Comics to spread some holiday cheer and raise funds for Shriners Hospitals for Children. For a $7 donation ($5 with a toy donation), participants can have their photo taken with the Grinch.
Kids can hunt down candy canes that have been hidden throughout Chesterfield's Central Park. There will be candy canes, holiday characters and lots of fun!
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.
Get in touch with your contemporary side and spend the afternoon at Laumeier Sculpture Park constructing a unique tree sculpture. Learn how to attach, twist and alter upcycled and found materials into a festive, fabulous masterpiece to admire for holiday seasons to come.
Visit the Garden Center at Eckert Farms in Belleville and have your kids' pictures taken with Santa.
At Breakast with Santa at Eckerts, your child can tell Santa their Christmas wishes, have their photo taken with him and decorate some holiday cookies while your whole family enjoys a farm-fresh breakfast.
The Central West End Window Walk features free holiday festivities, including carriage rides, ice carvings, pictures with Santa, carolers, musical & dance performances, s'mores, and beautifully decorated windows.
Kids can work on existing gym skills, learn new skills or just play around during Open Gym at Miss Kelly's Gym. Reservations are not necessary.
Catch a movie or two at the Saint Louis Science Center's OMNIMAX Theater, where films are shown featuring the IMAX with Laser. This state-of-the-art theater provides the sharpest images, unmatched sound quality and 40% greater color range than traditional theaters. The five-story, 80-foot-diameter dome will fill your entire field of vision providing a truly immersive experience.
Stop in and have some fun in the indoor pool at the Lodge of Des Peres with your little one at this drop-in swim time for kids up to age 6. No pre-registration is needed; Water Waddlers is open to residents and non-residents of Des Peres.
See the amazing sea lions at the Saint Louis Zoo perform for the crowd and cheer them on from the bleachers as the popular Sea Lion Spring Training Shows return. You'll see these beautiful animals perform flipper walks, ball balancing, Olympic-style dives on a high-diving platform, lots of splashing and even more surprises!
Bring your little ones to Toddler Tinker Time at The Magic House for special experiences designed for preschoolers. Families will enjoy hands-on activities and private playtime in select exhibit areas like Wonder Works, the STEAM Center, and Xavier Riddle. Recommended for ages 1 to 5.