events for kids and families in St. Louis

Pet-acular Holiday Bazaar at Purina Farms

The Pet-acular Holiday Bazaar is a family-friendly event, especially for dogs and kids! This St. Louis-favorite returns to the state-of-the-art Purina Event Center the weekend of Dec. 3-4 and offers fun for all ages, including a Kids Activity Area and photos with Santa. 

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Japanese Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden

Celebrating the history, culture, and people of Japan, the Japanese Festival at the Missouri Botanical Garden is one of the largest and oldest festivals of its kind in the United States. Your family can enjoy guided walking tours, bonsai, cooking, martial arts and origami demonstrations, sumo wrestling, and special activities for kids.

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Food Truck Friday in Tower Grove Park

It's the food truck event that started them all! Local food trucks gather for an evening of friends, fun, live music and plenty of great food at Sauce Food Truck Fridays. St. Louis' favorite mobile restaurants will be dishing out fresh fare and local brews in Tower Grove Park.

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Children's Garden Opens for the season at the Missouri Botanical Garden

The Doris I. Schnuck Children's Garden reopens for the season at the Missouri Botanical Garden on March 26 for the general public. The garden introduces youngsters at their most impressionable age to the significance of plants and nature in fun and innovative ways. Occupying nearly two acres west of the Climatron conservatory, the Children's Garden brings botany and 19th-century history to life through a variety of interactive themes will appeal to both kids and adults. 

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Get Hopping Easter Egg Hunt

Hop on over to Des Peres Park for the annual Easter Egg Hunt, where your kids can meet the Easter Bunny and have their picture taken with him. The event is free. Children will be separated into age groups to decrease crowding. 

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U.S. Bank Wild Lights at the Saint Louis Zoo

U.S. Bank Wild Lights at the Saint Louis Zoo is back for another beautifully lit season. Your family can stroll through the Zoo grounds surrounded by a million lights! Visitors will see animated light displays, enjoy fun photo opportunities, holiday carolers, Santa's woodland workshop, roaming entertainers, and lots more in this enchanting holiday wonderland.

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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 7, 2022
Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Bring your family to Cardinals Nation Restaurant & Bar on select Wednesday nights this off season 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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