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Garden Glow at the Missouri Botanical Garden

More than a half million lights will illuminate some of the Garden's most iconic locations, walkways will be transformed into sensory light tunnels providing an explosion of visual magic, and traditional candlelight village displays will delight crowds of all ages.

 

 

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President's Day Camp at the Saint Louis Zoo

Kids can spend President's Day learning about all things color as they relate to wildlife at President's Day Camp at the Saint Louis Zoo: Colorful Critters. Campers will also enjoy animal-related games, crafts and hands-on activities. Advance registration is required.

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Winter Wonderland on Ice

Can Santa Claus and Frosty the Snowman skate? Come see beloved holiday characters and talented local skaters perform during the St. Peters Rec-Plex’s annual Winter Wonderland on Ice.

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Block Friday

Come play on Block Friday at Play Street Museum! Block play is an open-ended play that offers children the freedom to create structures, take them apart, and put them together again. 

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The Grinch's Candy Cane Hunt

Santa's reindeer have been busy dropping candy canes on the A.B. Green Park lawn and some have special prizes attached to them! Kids are invited to snatch the candy canes before the Grinch can get them.

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Blood, Flood or Vomit: How I Taught My Kids to Be More Independent

Once upon a time, well before we had children, I sat down to have a conversation with my husband. Looking back now, it was a magical twenty minutes. Perhaps we talked about something somewhat important, like our monthly financial spreadsheet, or something extremely important, like what restaurant we were going to for dinner. The point isn’t what the conversation was about. The point is that once upon a time we were able to have an entire uninterrupted conversation.

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Share the Love This Season: 15 St. Louis Gift Drives That Need Your Family's Help

With a variety of nonprofits across the region currently collecting gifts and toys for those they serve, you and your little ones can help make the holidays a bit brighter for our neighbors in need by donating to the following drives.

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New Year's Eve at Noon at The Lodge Pool

Celebrate New Year's Eve with your family at The Lodge indoor pool. Guests will enjoy traditional New Year's Eve festivities including a countdown to noon with the dropping of hundreds of beach balls and a 2020-themed photo booth! Space is limited and registration is required. 

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Sweetplay Happy Hour at Sweetology
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Thursday, February 27, 2020

Sprinkle in a fun playtime for your toddler or preschooler at Sweetplay Happy Hour. This creative and tasty play experience includes cookie decorating and sensory play and is designed for children 5 and under.

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Toddler Tinker Time
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Bring your little ones to Toddler Tinker Time at The Magic House, MADE for Kids for special experiences designed especially for preschoolers and their parents and caregivers. Toddler Tinker Time is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11 am. to noon at The Magic House, MADE for kids. It's free with admission.

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