Kick off the summer at this free celebration featuring barbecue food trucks, games and entertainment for kids and live music.
Happening on Central Avenue in Clayton, the Summer Kickoff includes music by Queens Boulevard, kids' activities, including a hula hooper, balloon artist, fire performer and cowboy, and food trucks featuring barbecue fare.
5-9 p.m. along Central Avenue in Clayton. More information: claytonmo.gov
Bring your family and friends to enjoy Food Truck Sundays in Shaw Park. Some of St. Louis' most popular food trucks will be on hand to provide tasty eats, and there will also be family entertainment, and live music. Picnic tables are available throughout the part (both covered and uncovered sites), or bring your own blankets or lawn chairs.
More information: claytonmo.gov
For those of you who just aren't morning people, Eckerts is offering Breakfast with Santa at Dinnertime. It's exactly like Breakfast with Santa, but at dinnertime. Children can tell Santa their Christmas wishes, and Santa will have a special gift for each child.
Bring your kids and your camera to take photos with Santa at the historic and festive Kirkwood Train Station in downtown Kirkwood. On Dec. 12 there will be a special visit from live reindeer too! Free. Early arrival is recommended.