Bring your kids (and their wish lists) to visit Santa Claus at The Lodge Des Peres. And don't forget your camera! All children will receive a special holiday cookie (while they last). This event is free and reservations are not required.
9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Dec. 7 at The Lodge in Des Peres.
More information: desperesmo.org
Families are invited to the Saint Louis Art Museum every Sunday afternoon for free hands-on art activities with fun themes, special performances, engaging demonstrations and a lively, 30-minute family tour through the galleries.
In Small Scientists, part of the Saint Louis Science Center's expanded Preschool Science Series, childen ages 6 to 17 months and their grown-ups will enjoy stories, songs, play, and other hands-on experiences.
Kids can shake off the cold weather with a tropical-themed celebration at The Butterfly House. Activities include tropical-themed games and crafts, marsh-friendly bugs, swamp-themed activities, music and live animal encounters.