fun things to do with kids in STL

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 fireside stories, campfire s'mores, fun photo opportunities, the Conservation Carousel, the 4-D Theater featuring Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and lots more in this enchanting holiday wonderland. Parking is free.

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Fit Kid: Free Kid: The Nutcracker with The Dance Center of Kirkwood

On the first Friday of each month, kids are invited to spend some free time getting fit and having fun at Fit Kid: Free Kid at The Magic House. Kids 12 and under who complete a fitness challenge and register in advance will earn free admission! They'll also get to try new fitness activities because each Fit Kid: Free Kid features a different theme.

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Santa in Pajamas at Play Street Museum

Kids can wear their pajamas for this very special visit with Santa at Play Street Museum! Santa will be in his pajamas too! Santa will read The Night Before Christmas, and there will be treats for everyone. There will be lots of opportunities for photos with Santa, and kids will also enjoy crafts and playtime in the museum. Each child will receive a special Melissa & Doug sticker book from Santa at the end of the event. 

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Free Family Night at The Magic House @ MADE

Located in the Central West End, this 7,000 square-foot makerspace is designed for kids ages 4-14 to play, explore create and collaborate. Visitors have a chance to "paint" on the digital easel, use a pottery wheel to create a clay creation, design for a 3D printer, launch air rockets, build robots and circuits and more!

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Indoor Open Play Date at Purina Farms

Visit Purina Farms for an indoor Open Play Date for kids up to age 8. Families will have the chance to play and participate in activities associated with Purina Farms' new Indoor Winter Birthday Parties. There will be separate play areas for ages 5 and under and ages 6-8. The fun include pony hops, pedal tractors, a kids' obstacle course, a small animal petting area with guinea pigs and rabbits, a sandbox with cedar pellets and bulldozers, costume play, and soccer. Cupcakes, pizza and drinks are included!

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Visit the Animal Protective Association (APA) of Missouri for a free story time for preschoolers and help foster their love of animals.

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