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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Costumes and Candy at City Museum

What will you find at City Museum's Costumes and Candy Halloween event? Pumpkins, candy, aliens and astronauts will roam the museum, slide and climb. Wear your best costumes and keep your eyes peeled for all the candy slides! Social distancing and safety protocols apply.

 

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Jack-O-Lantern Trail and Trunk or Treat

Don't be afraid of hiking for treats along the Jack-O-Lantern Trail in Faust Park at this Halloween themed event for all ages. As you hike and search for treats you'll be guided by the light and spirit of Jack-o-Lanterns leading you to the trunk or treat! Costumes are welcomed.

 

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Drive Through Trunk or Treat at North Point Aquatic Center

Enjoy Halloween in a safe way at this Trunk or Treat! Children and families are encouraged to wear their costumes and show their Halloween spirit by decorating the outside of their cars. Car trunks will be decorated for your viewing pleasure in various Halloween themes by local businesses and organizations.

 

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Halloween Magic at The Magic House

Halloween is bigger, better and more boo-tiful than ever at The Magic House in 2020! Visit The Magic House for Halloween Magic, featuring expanded hours, added outdoor experiences, opportunities for socially distanced trick or treating and other "spooktacular" activities. 

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Season's Greetings Planetarium Star Show

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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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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Outdoor Visits with Santa at The Magic House
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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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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Holiday Magic at The Magic House
Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Thursday, December 3, 2020

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. 

 

 

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