You can always watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on television, but if you want the real-life parade experience, bundle up the kids and head downtown bright and early on Thanksgiving morning to see the 38th annual Ameren Missouri Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Take memorable photos with Santa at The Missouri Botanical Garden's Garden Glow light display. During these special evenings, you and your family can take photos with Santa at Christmas-card worthy photo spots located around the Garden, including the inflatable snow globe, and fun holiday frames.
Winterfest will host some of your children's favorite princesses and superheroes this year, and you're invited to meet and take photos with them!
Extended your holiday fun into the evening at Magical Nights at The Magic House! Enjoy the twinkling light display after dark, story time with Mrs. Claus, cookies and milk, plus photos with Santa in his sleigh! The entire museum is open for private playtime.
Looking for unique gifts this holiday season? Visit the Holiday Pop-Up Shop at Laumeier Sculpture Park for gifts for all ages from local vendors.
The Rep rings in the spirit of the season with the second annual production of A Christmas Carol! At long last, the ghosts of Ebenezer Scrooge's past, present and future have caught up with him. Now London's most infamous miser face down his demons, reconcile the consequences of his choices and experience the power and joy of a miraculous redemption. Don't miss Santa Saturdays and Scouts Night and Military & First Responders Appreciation Weekend! Plus, get our promo code for buy two/get two tickets!
Bring your whole family for a festive holiday experience at the Saint Louis Zoo. Santa will be the guest of honor with treats for the kids and a delicious meal for everyone. Plus, there will be photos with Santa!
With the help of ten truckloads of sand, The Magic House's backyard will be transformed once again into a beachfront park for the popular Sandcastle Beach exhibit. Sandcastle Beach opens May 26 with a Kick Off to Summer event that includes ice cream, the Bubble Bus and a dance party!
Catch a movie or two at the Saint Louis Science Center's OMNIMAX Theater, where films are shown featuring the IMAX with Laser. This state-of-the-art theater provides the sharpest images, unmatched sound quality and 40% greater color range than traditional theaters. The five-story, 80-foot-diameter dome will fill your entire field of vision providing a truly immersive experience. Opening May 24: The Little Mermaid: The IMAX Experience.
Visit the James S. McDonnell Planetarium in Forest Park and see a star show to experience the largest artificial sky in the Western Hemisphere. Star shows are lead LIVE by one of the Planetarium's educators, creating a new and tailored experience for every audience.
At this free art program for ages 3-6 the focus is on the process of making art rather than the finished product. Both in-person and virtual sessions are offered.
Splash and play with your little one in this fun morning activity. No registration is necessary.