Happy Tuesday!! I am so happy about today’s article — I am bringing you the TOP 8 Activities To Do During The Holiday Season in St. Louis. Lots of them are super cheap or even free so you can take the ENTIRE family with you to celebrate the holidays. I am a big supporter of family time during this time of year, so any opportunity I have to celebrate, I jump at it. 🙂 Enjoy these eight activities and let me know which ones you plan on attending in the comments below!
The Innsbrook resort is hosting Santa’s Brunch at the Clubhouse! Join in on the holly jolly festivities for food and fun with the whole family. Reservations are required for this activity. Make your reservations easily online! Buffet of your brunch favorites, pictures with Santa, sugar cookie decorating, games and activities for the family.
Adults $18 | Kids (ages 4-12) $8
Here you can get a FREE photo with Santa + a personalized digital Christmas card (if you’ve been slacking – now is the time to get on those Christmas cards). You also get a free wooden picture frame for that perfect picture with Santa! There is a craft + activity, a lincoln log building area, laser tag, remote control trucks and write a letter to santa.
Adults FREE | Kids FREE
This is a drive-through event, with no reservation needed. Celebration of Lights is a holiday light display held at Fort Zumwalt Park. Each scene is designed and funded by local organizations, churches and businesses. Started in 1991, the event attracts more than 10,000 vehicles each year and more than 10,000 individuals during the Old-Fashioned Holiday Stroll.
Cars $10 | Commercial vehicles + Limousines $15
Visitors may walk along the illuminated route and enjoy holiday music, visit with Santa, fireworks and booths filled with holiday crafts, gifts and festival food. Fireworks at 7:25 p.m.
Adults/Kids $3 | Children under 2 FREE
If you don’t have anywhere to go on Christmas for dinner – the Pere Marquet Lodge would love to have you for dinner. A full course meal and dessert will be provided and the interior is decorated like a winter wonderland. You’ll love feeling like family. 🙂 You do need to make reservations for this activity.
$28.95 | Children 4-11 $9.95 | Children 0-3 FREE
This is very similar to the Celebration of Lights! It is a vehicle drive-through event, and you get to experience the magic of Christmas lights. It is the perfect holiday tradition for the whole family – there are over 1 million lights, it’s a mile and a half long and every dollar goes to supporting local charities.
Standard Vehicle $20 online, $25 in person
Bring your family to the Missouri History Museum for a fun-filled winter break! Enjoy live music, movement workshops, make-and-takes, and even a Noon Year’s Eve Party! Each day has different activities so be sure to check out each day to get the most out of this free event!
Adults FREE | Children FREE
This is a tradition I started with my family last year. I am obsessed with ballets – especially The Nutcracker and nothing says Christmas to me more than sitting in a beautiful theatre watching an incredible ballet. The Moscow Ballet is coming to St. Louis this year to perform this beautiful show! DON’T MISS OUT!
Ticket prices vary between $31.00-$133.00
There are so many fabulous things to do this holiday season. I can’t wait to see all the lights, The Nutcracker ballet and more. If you have children, there are SO MANY awesome free activities to do with your kiddos that will keep them busy during the winter break.
I hope this helps you plan out your holiday season!