Many St. Louis family attractions are open with limited capacity and enhanced safety protocols for visitors and staff. Many are hosting virtual and socially distanced events, which you'll find in our Things To Do calendar. Public health experts recommend that when you go out, follow public health guidelines: wear a mask, practice social distancing and wash your hands frequently.

U.S. Bank Wild Lights at the Saint Louis Zoo

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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.

For 2020, Wild Lights has been modified for your safety and health. Two admission time slots are available for each evening of Wild Lights at the Saint Louis Zoo. Choose between 5 to 6:30 p.m. and 6:30 to 8 p.m. You must arrive at the zoo within your reserved time slot. Once at Wild Lights, you may stay as long as you wish or until the event ends at 8:30. 

You'll enjoy your favorite Zoo attractions beautifully lit up with twinkling lights, see whimsical animal-themed displays across the Zoo grounds, and go underwater through the Sea Lion Sound tunnel. Kids can enjoy costumed characters and fun photo opportunities.

Admission includes Wild Lights and the Conservation Carousel. 

U.S. Bank Wild Lights 2020 will be held:

Nov. 27 — Nov. 29

December 2-6

December 9-23

December 26 — January 2

Hours are 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

Admission is:

Monday - Thursday: $9.95 for members; $10.95 for non-members

Friday - Sunday: $11.95 for members; $12.95 for non-members

Children under age 2 are free. Guests will have their print-at-home tickets scanned or you can show they digitally on your smartphone. Both Zoo entrances are open. 

More information and tickets:

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Manual Cinema's Christmas Carol
Saturday, December 5, 2020
Sunday, December 6, 2020

COCA presents a holiday classic like never before in Manual Cinema's Christmas Carol! Through hundreds of paper puppets, miniatures, silhouettes, and a live original score, Chicago-based performance collective Manual Cinema takes on the Charles Dickens classic with an imaginative and visually stunning twist specifically created for the 2020 holiday season.

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Science Storytime at the Saint Louis Science Center
Saturday, December 5, 2020
Sunday, December 6, 2020

Young visitors and their families are invited to the Energy Stage to enjoy interactive read-alouds of science-themed picture books. Story times are followed by a short demonstration or discussion connected to the book's main concepts. 

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Holiday Fun at Grant's Farm: Drive-Through Experience
Saturday, December 5, 2020
Sunday, December 6, 2020

Grant's Farm welcomes visitors this holiday season to the 2020 Holiday Fun Drive-Through Experience featuring dazzling light displays, a gingerbread village, Deer Park that has been transformed into a winter wonderland, and of course, the animals! 

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Magical Nights at The Magic House
Saturday, December 5, 2020

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 socially distanced sleigh. Reservations are required for this extremely limited-capacity (approximately 5% of full) event. 


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