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 with Santa!), a Wonder Woods Maze, Snowball Carnival, and special holiday programs inside the museum.
At Gingerbread Village kids can make pretend cookies, decorate gingerbread men and play gingerbread games. Follow the lollipops and peppermints on your "red sleigh" tricycle as you explore everything the outdoor holiday-themed town has to offer.
At the Snowball Carnival, kids can play a variety of snowball-themed carnival games such as Snowball Toss, Ski Ball, Snowball Run and more all under a winter wonderland of lights and falling snow in the Museum's front Play Garden.
In the Winter Wonderland Maze, find your way under twinkling lights and surrounded by evergreens to plenty of surprises and delights!
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. Magical Nights take place on December 8, 11 and 18-22 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Reservations are required.
Holiday Magic is happening daily from Dec. 1-31 at The Magic House in Kirkwood.
To make reservations for Holiday Magic, Magical Nights or visits and photos with Santa, or Storytime with Mrs. Claus, visit magichouse.org
U.S. Bank Wild Lights at the Saint Louis Zoo is back for another beautifully lit season. Your family can stroll through the Zoo grounds surrounded by a million lights! Visitors will see animated light displays, enjoy fireside stories, fun photo opportunities, the Conservation Carousel, and lots more in this enchanting holiday wonderland. Timed-ticket reservations are required and must be purchased in advance.
Surround yourself with the magic of the season as the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House becomes alive with living jewels. Escape the cold and enjoy the warm temperatures inside the Butterfly House's tropical conservatory as more than 1,000 jewel-toned butterflies surrounding you in free flight.
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 $3.