Santa is making a stop at The Butterfly House before he makes his trip around the world, and he wants to enjoy a meal with your family! Enjoy a delicious dinner and see how the butterflies get into the holiday spirit by taking night strolls through the Tropical Conservatory. Santa's Workshop stations will offer children the chance to make fun crafts and hot cocoa. The evening would not be complete without getting a souvenir picture with the guest of honor - Santa!
Santa flew in from the North Pole to see your family! Come to Whitecliff Park in Crestwood and get in the car line to see Santa. Each family will be able to stop and have their picture taken with Santa in front of the Crestwood firetruck.
Young visitors and their families are invited to the Energy Stage to enjoy interactive read-alouds of science-themed picture books. Story times are followed by a short demonstration or discussion connected to the book's main concepts.
Start the Halloween weekend off in a not-so-scary way at Goldfish Swim School's Halloween Drive Through event. The drive-through event is free and allows families to experience fun Halloween themed activities in a safe way.
Enjoy Halloween costume parades and Halloween scavenger hunts on October 30 and 31 at Eckert Farms in Belleville.
Enjoy wicked Halloween fun for the whole family at Ballpark Village in downtown St. Louis. Halloween in the Plaza is a free outdoor Halloween event that includes pumpkin carving, personal s'mores kits, a photo scavenger hunt, sanitary and safe airbrush tattoos, a kids costume parade, music, dancing games and prizes.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Celebrate the magic of the holidays the entire month of December at the Holiday Magic experience at The Magic House! Holiday Magic features expanded hours, festive decorations, lots of outdoor attractions and experiences and the opportunity to safely visit Santa in his sleigh.