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More than a million lights will illuminate some of the Missouri Botanical Garden's most iconic locations, walkways will be transformed into sensory light tunnels providing an explosion of visual magic, and traditional candlelight village displays, festive drinks, s'mores and great photo opportunities will delight crowds of all ages.     More »

Take memorable photos with Santa at The Missouri Botanical Garden's Garden Glow light display. During these special dates and times, you and your family can take photos with Santa at the Linnaean Plaza in Santa's Sleigh.   More »

It's time to get excited for U.S. Bank Wild Lights at the Saint Louis Zoo. Escape to a holiday experience perfect for a night out with family and friends. Experience the magic of a nightime, walk-through wonderland with several new light displays and themed areas. Say hello to the animals at Penguin & Puffin Coast and the Insectarium, and warm up with some holiday treats. Celebrate the holidays with us and make lasting memories at the Zoo tradition that gets bigger and brighter every year. Select nights, November 26 through December 30, 5-8:30 p.m. Advance tickets required at



When it's too cold to head to the playground, grab the kids and come inside for Family Playtime, a supervised playtime in the gym at All American Gymnastics & Super Ninja. Instructors will be present but all children must be accompanied by a participating adult.     More »

Visit the James S. McDonnell Planetarium in Forest Park and see a star show to experience the largest artificial sky in the Western Hemisphere. Star shows are lead LIVE by one of the Planetarium's educators, creating a new and tailored experience for every audience.  More »

Celebrate the season with the Planetarium show Seasons Greetings. Viewers will discover the nature of our seasons and why the winter solstice has long been a time of celebration. This live star show lets you gaze up to the winter sky, but also look back at how the cultures are united in celebration during the winter season and how these celestial sights still influence our holidays today.   More »

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Winter Break Camps offer your kids a fun way to spend their break from school, many offering engaging activities in person or virtually, that will make your child's break memorable. We rounded up some fantastic options for Winter Break Camps for kids of all ages.

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Holiday Magic at The Magic House »
Wednesday, December 1
Kids Art Night Out »
Friday, December 3
Candy Cane Hunt at Chesterfield's Central Park »
Saturday, December 4
Santa Visits the Museum of Transportation, Sometimes with Live Reindeer »
Saturday, December 4
Holiday Pop-Up Shop at Laumeier Sculpture Park »
Saturday, December 11
Winter Getaway at the Missouri History Museum »
Tuesday, December 28

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