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Kids can enjoy stories and songs during a visit with Santa! Parents should bring their cameras for photos with jolly ole' Saint Nick.  More »

Enjoy a free movie with your kids on select Wednesday nights at Ballpark Village. Movies are shown on the 40-foot screen inside Fox Sports Midwest and are free. More »

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, campfire s'mores, fun photo opportunities, the Conservation Carousel, 4-D Polar Express Experience and lots more in this enchanting holiday wonderland. Parking is free. More »

Celebrate the science behind some of your favorite holiday decorations - lights! This new holiday celebration at the Saint Louis Science Center will present a light display that uses leading-edge technology and science demonstrations to show the science of light.  More »

Enjoy a festive dinner buffet with Santa Claus, Rudolf, and Frosty the Snowman at the Saint Louis Zoo. More »

The annual Celebration of Lights in Fort Zumwalt Park in O'Fallon, Mo., has been a holiday tradition since 1991. Open to vehicle traffic nightly except Mondays.  More »

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

Now brighter than ever, with 1 million lights! While enjoying the animal-themed light displays, stay cozy with cocoa and delicious s'mores. You'll also have a holly jolly time taking a spin on the Conservation Carousel and watching "Polar Express" at the 4D Theater. Tiny tots can enjoy festive crafts, and don't forget to give a holiday hello to the animals at the Insectarium and Penguin & Puffin Coast. For more information, visit


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Looking Ahead
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Friday, December 21st
Wonderland: Alice's Rock and Roll Adventure »
Friday, December 21st
Circus Harmony in the Parks for the Holidays »
Saturday, December 22nd
Sensory Story Time »
Thursday, December 27th
Noontime New Year's Eve at The Magic House »
Monday, December 31st
Parents Night Out at Brentwood Recreation Complex »
Friday, January 4th

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