Celebrate the magic of the holidays the entire month of December at The Magic House at the Holiday Magic experience! Holiday Magic features expanded hours, festive decorations, lots of outdoor attractions and experiences and the opportunity to safely visit Santa in his sleigh. The brand-new Holiday Magic takes place during the entire month of December, and reservations are required for this reduced-capacity event that gives families the opportunity to have lots of socially distanced holiday fun.
Brand new outdoor experiences include a life-size Gingerbread Village, where kids can make pretend cookies, decorate gingerbread men and play gingerbread games. The all-new outdoor Snowball Carnival is a place for families to enjoy a whimsical winter to the front play garden at The Magic House, where they will find snowball-themed carnival games and lots more!
Holiday Magic includes extended hours into the evening for Magical Nights, a private time to enjoy the twinkling light displays after dark, story time with Mrs. Claus, cookies and milk, plus photos with Santa in his socially distanced sleigh. Magical Nights take place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays in December. Reservations are required for this extremely limited capacity event.
And don't miss outdoor Visit with Santa in his socially distanced sleigh! Special reservations, available throughout the week and on weekends, will give children the chance to visit and take family photos with Santa in a socially distanced way. Hosted outside under the holiday transformed Jingle Bell pavilion, families will be invited to board Santa's sleigh, share their letters with Santa through a special mail slot in the clear acrylic panel in the sleigh, plus take photos with Santa in a socially distanced way. Each visit with Santa reservation also includes admission to the outdoor, life-size Gingerbread Village experience.
To make reservations for Holiday Magic, Magical Nights or outdoor visits and photos with Santa, visit magichouse.org
The Saint Louis Chess Club is offering free group chess instruction to kids and teens at various branches of the St. Louis County Library.
Bring your little ones to Toddler Tinker Time at The Magic House for special experiences designed especially for preschoolers. Weekday mornings, Tuesday through Friday, families will enjoy hands-on activities in the Art Studio, plus private playtime featuring limited capacity in Wonder Works and Wonder Why.
The Magic House now offers a virtual art experience for children – multi-sensory Virtual Petite Picasso classes. Classes are taught live from the Art Studio at The Magic House, and a different art activity is featured each week!