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 masks (required in St. Louis City and County), practice social distancing and wash your hands frequently.

holiday events in St. Louis

Christmas Movies at Citygarden

Visit the urban oasis that is Citygarden and enjoy the beautiful lights and free Christmas movies with your kids. Citygarden will show the movies during day and evening hours through Dec. 25. The schedule includes:

Wednesday, Dec. 23:

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Drop & Shop at Art Unleashed

Need some time to shop or just some time for yourself? Drop off your kids at Art Unleashed in Chesterfield for Drop & Shop. They'll unleash their creativity while you finish (or start) your holiday shopping.

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The Elves and the Shoemaker

There's no business like shoe business! Come see a live performance by the Imaginary Theater Company about a kindly cobbler whose good deed is rewarded with the help of magical elves. Based on the tale by the Brothers Grimm, this heartwarming holiday story is a reminder that with kindness and hope, anything is possible.

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Saint Nicholas Day Celebration

Jolly Old Saint Nicholas is a revered Christmas figure all over the world, and on Dec. 6 he'll make a stop in St. Charles for the Saint Nicholas Day Celebration and parade. 

The festivities begin at 4 p.m. in the Colonnade at the 200 block of north Main Street where children are encouraged to join Saint Nick in the Saint Nicholas Day Parade. From there, the parade heads to Berthold Square where there will be special treats and goodies for kids. There will also be a shoe drive for Shoeman Water Projects, to benefit those in need.

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Where to Find Santa in St. Louis This Holiday Season

Whether you want to share a pancake breakfast or pasta dinner with jolly Old St. Nick, watch him arrive by boat, trolley or fire truck, or simply snap a few keepsake photos of your little ones on his lap, we’ve put together your ultimate go-to guide for where to find Santa in St. Louis this holiday season.

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Season's Greetings Planetarium Star Show
Sunday, November 29, 2020

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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Brewery Lights Drive-Thru Experience
Sunday, November 29, 2020

Anheuser-Busch has warmly welcomed the St. Louis community for years to its holiday lights at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery. For 2020, Brewery Lights is designed as a drive-thru so guests can enjoy the show from the comfort of their own vehicle. 

 

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