Celebrate the season at the Saint Louis Art Museum with free performances and art activities inspired by traditions from around the world. Winter Celebrations includes music and dance performances from community organizations representing diverse global cultures, art activities for your little ones and much more during this two-day festival.
Visitors are welcome to view eagles through spotting scopes staffed by trained volunteers. There will be a warming tent that will include children's art activities and a St. Louis Audubon display. Families can also take photos next to the full-size eagle's nest, and watch a live eagle educational program.
Enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast with Santa plus crafts and more at the Purina Farms Events Center during the Breakfast & Craft Workshop with Santa. The Breakfast & Craft Workshop takes place before the start of the popular Pet-acular Holiday Bazaar on Dec. 14 and 15. Bring your cameras for photos with Santa, and enjoy holiday craft stations, face painting, balloon artists, magic tricks, and a pocket pet petting area with guinea pigs and rabbits. Pre-registration is required. Tickets will not be available at the door.
There will be lots of fun activities for all ages at the annual Safety Day with the Metro West Fire Fighters. Kids will enjoy free pumpkins, balloon artists, a kids' creation station, Jake the Metro West official mascot, K-9 demonstrations and lots more.
Celebrate reading at the Little Readers Festival. This free event features a variety of activities and performances, and kids ages 5 and under will receive two free books and a shaved ice. Activities will be provided by Ready Readers, the Animal Protective Association, St. Louis Cardinals, Nine Network, Ladue Fire and Police Departments, We Stories, Read From the Start and others. Guests will also enjoy performances by Mr. Stinky Feet and story times with Llama Llama.
Camp Lakewood Open Houses are designed to give you and your children or teens the opportunity to meet the camp directors, ask questions and see the beautiful property. You'll get a tour of the camp, be able to speak with camp staff and be reassured that your camper will have the experience of a lifetime at YMCA Camp Lakewood.
Parents call it a break from the kids, and kids call it a break from parents, so its a win-win for all! During Parents' Survival Night you can spend some adult time seeing a movie or catching up with friends, while your kids get quality "kid time" in a safe, familiar, and fun place with trained instructors who lead them through music, games and fun LEGO, DUPLO and LEGO Junior building activities.
Featuring real puppets created by the Henson Creature Shop, Splash and Bubbles: Dive In, Lend a Fin! takes children on an underwater adventure to learn about the ocean and what they can do to help protect it.