The magical sights of the Gateway Arch Park Foundation's Winterfest return to downtown St. Louis this holiday season. Winterfest includes family fun, beautiful holiday lights, s'mores stations, ice skating and festive activities and fireworks, plus winter markets, special character visits and a New Year's Eve celebration.
Celebrate the magic of the holidays the entire month of December at the Holiday Magic experience at The Magic House! Holiday Magic features festive decorations, lots of interactive outdoor attractions like Gingerbread Village (where you can meet and take pictures taken with Santa!), a Wonder Woods Maze, Snowball Carnival, and special holiday programs inside the museum. Dec. 24 hours are 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
At Holiday Night Lights, families can stroll through the beautifully lit front play garden of The Magic House with snowmen galore, play in two new holiday themed outdoor play spaces, hear a special bedtime story complete with delicious cookies and milk in a socially distanced heated outdoor space, say goodbye to 2020 and hello to 2021 with a fun photo booth and enjoy private playtime in the museum with less than 10% capacity.
Kids can decorate their own mini Christmas tree at Play Street Museum's Christmas Tree Decorating Party. Each child will have a variety of ornaments to adorn their tree's branches. This event include playtime in the museum, a take-home treat and other festive activities.
Learn about Waldorf education by observing classes in session at the Waldorf School of St. Louis.
More than a million lights will illuminate some of the Missouri Botanical Garden's most iconic locations, walkways will be transformed into sensory light tunnels providing an explosion of visual magic, and traditional candlelight village displays, festive drinks, s'mores and great photo opportunities will delight crowds of all ages.
Visit one of the most dazzling holiday light displays in the Midwest on these special Family Nights when children's tickets are just $5.
Bring your family to Cardinals Nation Restaurant on select Wednesday nights for Family Night with Fredbird! Meet Fredbird from 6:30-7:30 p.m., play games and win prizes! Kids 12 and under eat free per adult meal purchased.
Grant's Farm welcomes visitors this holiday season to the 2023 Holiday Lights Drive-Through and Walk-Through Experiences featuring dazzling light displays, Santa and Mrs. Claus, a 50-foot LED Christmas tree, Clydesdale photos, and more.