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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The Gala Goes Family-Friendly with Metro Theater Company’s Toy Fest

With A PLAYful Celebration: Toy Fest, Metro Theater Company (MTC), which creates professional theater for kids, has put to rest snooze-fest fundraisers and created a gala straight out of our wildest imaginations. With Toy Fest, parents and kids alike can enjoy non-stop fun from dinner through dancing, and best of all, help support award-winning programs that treat kids to the best in children’s theater.

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Gardenland Express

Enjoy a St. Louis family tradition at Gardenland Express, the Holiday Flower and Train Show at the Missouri Botanical Garden. Visitors will see G-scale trains of many eras traveling through a miniature holiday landscape made up of festive decorations and thousands of fresh plants, poinsettias and flowers.

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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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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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Season's Greetings Planetarium Star Show
Sunday, November 29, 2020

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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Outdoor Visits with Santa at The Magic House
Tuesday, December 1, 2020
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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