Many St. Louis family attractions have re-opened 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 masks (required in St. Louis City and County), practice social distancing and wash your hands frequently.

holiday events in St. Louis

Autumn with the Animals at the Saint Louis Zoo

Enjoy a wallk around the Zoo and see some of your favorite animals this autumn! Fall into the season with fall themed apple spiced specialty food and drinks, and craft activities for kids. Even the animals will get to enjoy some apple treats with special autumn themed enrichment. Free, timed tickets are required. 

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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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Supper With Santa at The Butterfly House

Supper with Santa includes a pasta dinner, cookies and hot cocoa, a picture with Santa, a night stroll through the tropical conservatory, and Santa's Workshop stations, where kids can make fun crafts and act silly in the photo booth. After dinner, you'll visit Mrs. Claus's Cookie Kitchen for cookies and hot cocoa. Reservations are required.

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Clay Class: Wheel Throwing for Ages 8-15

Kids and teens ages 8-15 can learn the basics of using a potter's wheel to make functional clay pieces and non-functional sculptures in Clay Class: Wheel Throwing at Laumeier Sculpture Park. They'll study the fundamental techniques of wedging, centering and raising cylindrical forms such as bowls, cups and vases. 

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Open Gym at Miss Kelly's Gym
Friday, October 30, 2020

Kids can work on existing gym skills, learn new skills or just play around during Open Gym at Miss Kelly's Gym. Space is limited to 10 kids per session. Reservations are strongly encouraged.

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Pumpkin Glow in Historic St. Charles
Saturday, October 24, 2020

At the Historic St. Charles Pumpkin Glow you and your family can bask in the glow of carved pumpkins throughout the historic district while the merchants along Main Street stay open late to offer scary good deals, and the street will be illuminated with hundreds of eerily glowing pumpkins. This is not a trick or treating event.

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