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
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.
Grab a spot for Weekend Play Time by Reservation at Play Street Museum in St. Charles. Kids and families can explore the museum during these special weekend hours. Playtime will be by reservation only to limit the number of occupants in the building at one time. Play is offered in 90 minute sessions and occupancy will be limited during each session.
The Magic House is offering the opportunity to enjoy private playtime in a special exhibit area of The Magic House or MADE for Kids before opening to the public! You choose the location and up to 10 family members or friends to enjoy your private morning. Stay and play after in the rest of the museum. Reservations must be made in advance.