8 Activities To Do During The Holiday Season in St. Louis

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!

8 Activities To Do During The Holiday Season in St. Louis

Santa’s Brunch at the Clubhouse – Sunday, December 17 | 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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

8 Activities To Do During The Holiday Season in St. Louis

Santa’s Wonderland at BassPro – Now – December 24th | during store hours

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

8 Activities To Do During The Holiday Season in St. Louis

Celebration of Lights – Now – December 30th | 6-9pm

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 

8 Activities To Do During The Holiday Season in St. Louis

Old Fashioned Holiday Stroll – December 11th-12th 6-8:30pm

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

Christmas Feast – December 25th | 10am-4pm

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

Magic of Lights – Now – January 1st, 2018 | dusk – 10pm

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

8 Activities To Do During The Holiday Season in St. Louis

Winter Getaway at the History Museum – December 27th-31st | times vary each day

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

8 Activities To Do During The Holiday Season in St. Louis

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker at The Fabulous Fox Theatre – December 23rd | 3:00pm & 7:00pm

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

8 Activities To Do During The Holiday Season in St. Louis

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! 

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  1. Leslie@Peaches&Willow | 5th Dec 17

    These sound like such fun events. I would have a blast at Bass Pro Shops, it sounds like. I would love to come visit St. Louis again. I went when I was 18 to visit my Grandpa but haven’t been since. It sounds like Christmas time is the time to go!

  2. ShootingStarsMag | 5th Dec 17

    Ooh that Christmas feast sounds awesome. I love seeing what activities are happening around me for the holiday season. So many great ideas!


  3. Sam | 5th Dec 17

    Always wanted to go to St. Louis since I saw the musical Meet me in St. Louis as a child. Think of it as the quintessential Christmas location.

  4. Ashley Stephenson | 5th Dec 17

    These all look so much fun! When I was little my grandma used to take me to the Nutcracker every year!

  5. Kristen Jones | 5th Dec 17

    These all look like so much fun for the Holidays! I love going to see different lights and towns all decorated. I just went with my hubby & in-laws to see “Christmas City” here in PA.

  6. Jenny | 5th Dec 17

    My hubby and I like to go to the Nutcracker every year. It’s such a fun time.

  7. Holly | 5th Dec 17

    I’ve never been to St. Louis, but I totally want to go now! All of these holiday activities sound like such fun! xx

  8. Jasmine Eclipse | 5th Dec 17

    All of these things sound like so much fun! It might sound silly, but I’m from Hawaii and the holidays here are always a bit disappointing because of the lack of festive events, chilly weather, snow, etc. It just feels weird to sing Christmas carols when it’s 85 degrees outside! Hahaha

  9. Erica @ Coming Up Roses | 6th Dec 17

    BRB, COMING OVER. Seriously tho.

  10. Melissa | 6th Dec 17

    So many fun things to do during the holidays!

  11. Marisa | 6th Dec 17

    This looks like a fun list! I love seeing Christmas Shows on stage!!! It really brings out the Christmas Spirit!

  12. Kaycee | 6th Dec 17

    These look like so much fun! I didn’t realize Bass Pro had free Santa pictures! That would be fun to do with my kids one day. 🙂

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