The Grinch will arrive on south Grand at Apotheosis Comics to spread some holiday cheer and raise funds for Shriners Hospitals for Children. For a $7 donation to the hospital ($5 with a toy donation), participants can have their photo taken with the Grinch.
Enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast with Santa plus crafts and more at the Purina Farms Events Center during the Breakfast & Craft Workshop with Santa. The Breakfast & Craft Workshop takes place before the start of the popular Pet-acular Holiday Bazaar on Dec. 14 and 15. Bring your cameras for photos with Santa, and enjoy holiday craft stations, face painting, balloon artists, magic tricks, and a pocket pet petting area with guinea pigs and rabbits. Pre-registration is required. Tickets will not be available at the door.
Watch as the 24-foot tree is lighted for the first time. Plus, your family will enjoy live signing of holiday favorites, a holiday market, hot chocolate, s'mores and more.
This version of It's A Wonderful Life has a clever twist: the story is staged as a play within a play. More specifically, a 1940s live radio broadcast within a play. Complete with microphones, live sound effects by a Foley artist, 1940s period costumes and a diverse company of characters, the adaptation charmingly tells the story of George Bailey and the town of Bedford Falls and brilliantly touches on all the fascinating character backstories. The play also illuminates the powerful, life-affirming message that one life can change the whole fabric of a community. The show, recommended for ages 8 and up, is 50 minutes long, followed by 10 minutes of Q&A between the cast and audience.
Discover more about you and your health at the Health Expo featuring the Amazing Brain Carnival.
Rohan Woods School, where Leadership and Academics meet, is small – by mission – just one class per age or grade level (age 2 - grade 6). With an 8:1 student/teacher ratio, faculty focuses on personalized instruction and project learning to ensure students positively embrace our challenging curriculum for future success, develop a love of learning and practice the skills to problem solve. All are welcome to this Open House.
Based on the tale by The Brothers Grimm, the Imaginary Theatre Company tells the story of the kindly cobler whose good deed is rewarded with the help of magical events. This heartwarming story is a reminder that with kindness, generosity and hope, anything is possible. Enjoy a performance of The Elves and the Shoemaker at The Magic House on December 7, with shows at noon and 2:30 p.m.
Explore the St. Louis Zoo after dark at Boo at the Zoo. Bring your little ghouls and goblins to this non-scary celebration designed just for kids. Though this is not a trick-or-treating experience, costumes are encouraged, and each child 12 and under will receive a treat bag when they leave.
Bring your kids and your dog to Purina Farms for some dog-gone fall fun at the Howl-O-Ween Fest! You'll enjoy a costume party, fun carnival games, music, face painting, storytelling, circus and magic shows, amazing canine performances, pony rides, inflatables, and more. Wear your favorite costumes for the costume paw-ty! Reservations are NOT required.
Christmas Eve provides a backdrop to explore the arrival of four spirits sent from beyond to teach a miserly Scrooge about the interconnectedness of people and the importance of kindness, compassion, and community. This free performance is geared toward kids in grades kindergarten through grade 5.
A St. Louis family favorite – the Children's Garden at the Missouri Botanical Garden – will be put to bed for the season on Nov. 2-3, and children are invited to have an adventure exploring all the Garden has to offer before the gates close.
In-person story times are on hold, but children can still enjoy virtual story times from the expert storytellers at the St. Louis County Library!
The Science Louis Science Center is continuing to ignite and sustain lifelong science and technology learning through its online Science @ Home series! Visit the Science Center's web site or social media channels for DIY science experiments that can be done at home, Amazing Science Demonstrations from the Science Center's Energy Stage team, connections to local scientists, astronomy updates from the McDonnell Planetarium, live chats and more. Content is designed for all ages.
Make art. Go on a guided tour, DIY a time capsule. Peek behind the scenes. Watch the Cassily Crew at work. Help inspect the slides. All from home! Every Monday through Friday the staff, crew, artists and historians at City Museum are going LIVE on Facebook to share stories, offer free art classes, and entertain kids and families in all the ways they know how (read: mischief, mayhem and making).
Purina Farms is bringing the best of the farm to your home every week! You can virtually explore Purina Farms through videos featuring the animals, dog trainers and others who work there, as well as the pets who work and play at Purina Farms every day. Each day of the week features videos on a variety of topics including animal connections, training tips and responsible pet care advice for kids.