All activity information is subject to change per facility. Please call or check their websites to verify information as it may have changed since the posting. My goal is to keep this calendar updated with current events, but some events do change last minute.

Reindeer Games at the Galleria Mall

Photo: Mark your calendars; December 14th from 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM in the Garden Court you can join us for a holly jolly afternoon of free family fun. Kids 2 - 10 are invited to take part in holiday themed, family friendly activities including make-and-take crafts, games, prizes, face-painting, music and dancing. 

The first 250 children to stop by will receive a free Rudolph® blinking ornament. 
December 14th
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Galleria Mall
Garden Court 
Join us for a holly jolly afternoon of free family fun.
Kids 2 - 10 are invited to take part in holiday themed, family friendly activities including make-and-take crafts, games, prizes, face-painting, music and dancing.

The first 250 children to stop by will receive a free Rudolph® blinking ornament.

Bass Pro Christmas

Bass Pro - St. Charles

FREE Photo
with Santa

Now thru Dec. 24th

Art @ Your Library

Art @ Your Library - Join us for fun-filled programs, contests, concerts and more!

Saint Louis County Library
offers FREE art projects for your
 little ones. 

An exciting and interactive program series that will stimulate your body and your brain! ART ROCKS!

For the November and December dates/times and library locations, be sure to check out the link below. 


 All classes are FREE but you need to register!

Art at your library November and December events 2013

Santa Claus is coming to Westport

Santa Claus is Coming to Westport

Date: Sat. 7 Dec, 2013 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Duration: 2 Hours
Contact info: 314.576.7100
Santa Claus will be visiting Westport Plaza on Saturday, December 7th from 10am - 12pm. 

Children are welcome to come get their complimentary photo with Santa and enjoy hot cocoa, cookies, face painting, balloons and live entertainment by DaySpring School of the Arts! 

Event will take place in the Indoor Pavilion. 


Kirkwood Holiday Walk 2013

Kirkwood Holiday Walk 2013

Saturday, November 23 beginning at 9:30 a.m.

pic_santa_2.jpgCelebrate Santa's arrival in Downtown Kirkwood! See the Schedule of Events.

There will be fun for the entire family atDowntown Kirkwood's Holiday Walkin downtown Kirkwood Saturday, November 23 beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will delight children with their arrival by Amtrak train.

After his grand entrance, Santa will pose for photos. Be sure to bring your camera to snap a photo for your Christmas cards! Adults will enjoy shopping for holiday gifts offered by Downtown Kirkwood's unique specialty stores-many of which will feature free refreshments and special offers.

The Kirkwood Train Station, 110 E. Argonne, is the headquarters for children's activities.

Santa will greet his admirers and letters to Santa will be accepted from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Mrs. Claus will captivate young listeners with her holiday stories beginning at 10:00 a.m.

The Lucille Rapp Tumblers and Dancers and The Statesmen Singers will also perform during the event.

Also from the train station, catch the Holiday Trolley and take a free ride around historic Downtown Kirkwood from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Santa Arrives at The Saint Louis Outlet Mall

Santa's Arrival
Saint Louis Outlet Mall
Friday, November 15 
Beginning at 5:00PM
The festivities begin at 5:00PM near Entry #2.  Bring the family for free activities hosted by Radio Disney, treats provided by The Salvation Army, fun holiday crafts and giveaways leading up to Santa's grand arrival on a fire truck.

The Teachers' Lounge


Looking for a fun place to host your child's birthday? 
Look no further than


St. Louis Birthday PartiesLet your child be the star at his or her very own spectacular birthday party at The Teachers' Lounge! Your child can choose from any of our 14 available themes at our all-inclusive parties. We'll supply the invitations, decorations, party games, crafts, party leader, party assistant, paper goods and party favor.

You bring the cake and then sit down and relax as we take care of the party for you! Each 90-minute party is packed with fun hands-on activities that will WOW your party guests. The cost for our parties is $250 for 10 children. Each additional child is $15 per person.

Choose from any of our convenient party times:
Fridays 6:00 - 7:30 PM,
Saturdays 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 - 2:30 PM, or 3:30 - 5:00 PM,
Sundays 1:00 - 2:30 PM or 3:30 - 5:00 PM.
Of course times may be booked so call early.

Book today by calling 314-The-ABCs (314-843-2227). Choose from any of our party themes:

Ooh, La, La-- It's a French Spa Party: Let us pamper your party guests in a French Spa theme. Each party participant will have a luxurious robe to wear during the party as we do facials and nail painting. Each guest will also put their own designer look on a pair of flip-flops to take home. (Recommended for ages 6-10)

Festively Fun Fairy Tale Tea Party: Join in the fun at our fairy tale tea party. Play sweet games including Hansel and Gretel's Sugar Cube Stack, Little Miss Muffet's Spider Sweep, and Red Riding Hood's Race to Grandma's. Each party guest will also create a tea-worthy hat to wear during our Birthday Cake Tea Party. (Recommended for ages 2-6)

Magical Princess Birthday Ball: Your daughter will shine as a true princess at this celebration! Party guests will create crowns and wands as they prepare for the special Birthday Ball. We'll also play magical games including Spot Cinderella's Shoe and Kiss a Frog Prince. (Recommended for ages 2-6)

Under the Sea Splashy Soiree: Spend your birthday under the sea! Your party guests will splash the day away in mermaid skirts that they can wear during the party. Everyone will search the sea for oysters, create a special mermaid necklace to take home, and participate in a starfish race! (Recommended for ages 2-6)

All Aboard the Birthday Express: Chugga, Chugga, Toot! Toot! Your train lovers will be thrilled with this train themed party. Guests will learn to become real train engineers complete with an engineer hat that they can take home. We'll paint our own trains, create train tunnels and will play with wooden train sets. (Recommended for ages 2-6)

Ahoy, Mateys-- It's a Pirate Party: Guests will learn to become real pirates as they walk the plank and search for hidden treasure. Each child will create their very own treasure map and treasure chest to take home. (Recommended for ages 2-6)

Up, Up, and Away-- It's a Superhero Birthday: Fly through the air with your friends after you create your very own superhero cape to take home. Train to be a true superhero and help squelch the evil villain's plan to steal the birthday gifts. (Recommended for ages 2-6)

Wild West Birthday Round Up: Host your party in the Wild, Wild West where you and your guests will learn to become cowboys and cowgirls. Decorate your very own western vest, learn to throw a lasso and sing some cowboy campfire songs. (Recommended for ages 2-6)

Rockin' Rock Star Birthday Bash: Celebrate like a rock star! You and your friends will experience the rock star lifestyle as you prepare for the big birthday concert. Discover your rock star style, practice singing songs, learn some new dance moves and perform in the big show! (Recommended for ages 6-10)

Top Secret Birthday Mission: Do you know where the Birthday Bandit stashed the birthday presents? Train to be a real-life spy and help us figure out the mystery. Danger may ensue as you learn to walk the laser fields, decipher secret codes, and crack the safe. (Recommended for ages 6-10)

Petite Picasso Arty Party: Spend your birthday creating fine art with your friends. We'll have tons of fun getting creative with paint, markers, clay, and more! Everyone will even be able to work on real easels like real artisits! (Recommended for ages 2-10)

Craft, Create and Celebrate: Work with your friends to create super-cute crafts that everyone can take home. We'll be working on tissue paper flowers, mini scrapbooks, and a beautiful monogrammed canvas. (Recommended for ages 6-10)

Mad Scientist Birthday Bash: Explore the amazing world of science as we discover the Mad Scientist's Lab. Work with your friends to perform many intriguing science experiements such as creating slime and goop. (Recommended for ages 6-10)

Marvelous Movie Star Mystery: Who stole the Academy Award? You and your guests will pretend to be movie stars as we try to uncover who the guilty culprit may be. Everyone will learn to play their part like a true actor or actress. (Recommended for ages 6-10)

Skate with Frosty

Skate with Frosty! Kick off winter in style with Frosty the Snowman! Shaw Park Ice Rink will be open to the public with FREE admission, skate rental, and hot chocolate!

Location: Shaw Park Ice Rink 
217 South Brentwood,Clayton, MO
Date: December 6, 2013 
Time: 6:00-10:00 pm

Skate with Frosty! Kick off winter in style with Frosty the Snowman!
Shaw Park Ice Rink will be open to the public with
FREE admission,
skate rental, and hot chocolate!

Location: Shaw Park Ice Rink
217 South Brentwood,Clayton, MO
Date: December 6, 2013
Time: 6:00-10:00 pm

Kids Can Help

Kids Can Help at The Magic House

November 23 & 24, 2013

Children can help those less fortunate and get into The Magic House for FREE during the Museum’s annual canned food drive.

On Saturday, November 23 and Sunday, November 24, children under the age of 12 who bring in three canned goods per person will be admitted to the Museum free of charge.

The collected food will be donated to the St. Louis Area Foodbank to help families in need. Helping others can be a magical experience.

Be sure to check out these other great St. Louis Holiday Events!

Santa’s Magical Kingdom
Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park
 Nov 16. 2012 – Jan. 6, 2013

Millions of lights and dozens of holiday scenes fill Jellystone Park in Eureka.

You can see Santa’s flying reindeer, travel through the Candy Cane Village or visit the Waterfall of Lights.   After seeing the lights, head over to Kringle’s General store for a little holiday shopping.

Garden land Express
 Missouri Botanical Garden
 Nov. 21, 2012 – Jan. 1, 2013

All aboard for some holiday fun at the Missouri Botanical Garden! The annual Gardenland Express holiday flower and train show delights visitors of all ages. G-Scale model trains travel through a miniature landscape of living plants surrounded by more than 400 colorful poinsettias and other flowers.

Central West End Window Walk, Central West End, Dec. 1, 1 p.m.
The Central West End neighborhood kicks off the holiday season with a window walk and street festival. The fun begins at 1pm with live entertainment, ice sculpting and chestnut roasting while you browse for your favorite Holiday window display.

Winter WonderWalk at Tilles Park

Winter Wonder Walk

Winter Wonderland at Tilles Park

Winter Wonderland 27 Years

Opens:  Wed Nov 27, 2013
Closes:   Wed Jan 1, 2014
Closed Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve

Winter Wonderland is open for vehicular traffic and carriage rides
Sunday thru Friday from 5:30pm – 9:30pm. 

Saturdays are closed to vehicular traffic and reserved for carriage rides only.
Admission Fees (no credit or debit cards accepted)            $10.00 Family vehicle
            $20.00 Limousine
            $40.00 Commercial transport van
            $90.00 Tour bus
No reservations are needed and admission is paid as vehicles exit the park.

Carriage Ride Information

Horse drawn carriage rides are available every night except Christmas Eve (December 24, 2013) and New Year’s Eve (December 31, 2013).

Advanced reservations are required for all carriage rides:
4 person private $65
5 person private $75
6 person private $75
Large private (up to 10 people) $110
Large Group Coach $12 person




Seeing Santa!

Santa's Coming!

Be sure to visit Santa at these area mall locations!

West County Center - Friday, November 8 thru Christmas Eve
*Located in North Court, near Macy's

Chesterfield Mall - Saturday, November 9 thru Christmas Eve
*Located in Dillard's Court

South County Center - Saturday, November 9 thru Christmas Eve
*Located on the lower level below Starbucks

Breakfast with Santa

Breakfast with Santa at The Magic House

Sunday, December 8, 2013
8:00 am, 9:45 am and 5:00 pm

Sunday, December 15, 2013
8:00 am, 9:45 am and 11:00 am

Parents and their little short stacks are sure to "flip" over The Magic House's Annual Breakfast with Santa. On Sunday, December 8 and December 15, families can make their morning (or evening) sizzle with a yummy pancake breakfast cooked by a pancake flipper extraordinaire. This isn't any normal pancake breakfast as kids will catch their pancakes as they are tossed through the air by Chris Cakes Catering's master chef. The kids can also have a special photo taken with Santa, enjoy playtime in the Museum and even have the opportunity to make a fun holiday craft to take home.
$20 per person for non-members
$15 per person for members
Reservations are required.

Macy's Festival of Lights

Friday, Nov. 22, the Macy's Festival of Lights
May Amphitheater in Kiener Plaza
St. Louis.
The show includes lots of entertainment for families this year.
The tree lighting takes place at 6:25 p.m., followed by a stunning fireworks display. 
4:00 p.m. at Kiener Plaza - Christmas Village and Food Trucks 
5:00–6:30 p.m. at Kiener Plaza – Macy’s Festival of Lights Main Stage 
7:00–9:30pm at Kiener Plaza – All American Beer Company After Party 

Holiday Party at The Childrens Place

Santa will be visiting the following
The Children's Place store locations!
West County Center - Des Peres
South County Center - St. Louis

Chesterfield Mall - Chesterfield