101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in St. Louis - 2021 | Kids Out and About St. Louis

101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in St. Louis - 2021

(This list is always a work in progress: We update it continually through the season, so check back frequently!)

KidsOutAndAbout's 2021 holiday events list for St. Louis may be somewhat shorter this year than our traditional 101 ideas for local holiday fun, but there are still ways to make the holidays special in our area! Christmas concerts, lights, trees, nativities, and more. . . plus activities for Chanukah, Kwanzaa, and New Year's Eve.The activities we've listed here are confirmed for this year, but many require reserving ahead of time, and please keep in mind that events could be canceled... so click through to make arrangements. Enjoy the holidays!

If we're missing an activity that should be on our list, please email Mindy Mangan at mindy@kidsoutandabout.com. Please make sure to include a link to the event when you email. Thank you!

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Santa Sightings

 

Nov 19, 2021 Tree of Lights- Dardenne Prairie
Nov 19- Dec 24, 2021 JOY at Union Station
Nov 19- Dec 30, 2021 Polar Express at St. Louis Union Station
Nov 19- Dec 24, 2021 Santa Pictures- Saint Louis Galleria 
Nov 20, 2021 Christmas Open House- Kimmswick
Nov 20, 2021 Holiday Tree Lighting- Eurkea
Nov 26, 2021 Holiday Parade of Lights- Downtown Washington
Nov 26, 2021 Belleville Santa Parade
Nov 27, 2021 A Christmas Dream
Nov 28, 2021 Pictures with Santa- Eureka
Dec 2-4, 2021 Pizza with Santa- Eurkea
Dec 4, 2021 Breakfast with Santa- Ellisville
Dec 4, 2021 Pizza with Santa- The Pointe
Dec 4, 2021 ​Visits from Santa- In Your Home (Des Peres Residents)
Dec 4, 2021 WinterFest- Festus
Dec 4, 2021 WinterPalooza- January-Wabash Memorial Park
Dec 4, 2021 Claus and Paws- The Lodge
Dec 4, 2021 Cookies with Claus- The Lodge
Dec 5, 2021 Pictures with Santa- Affton Community Center
Dec 5, 2021 Skate With Santa- Centene Community Ice Center
Dec 5 and 19, 2021 Saint Charles Christmas Traditions® presents: Breakfast with Santa
Dec 11, 2021 Breakfast with Santa- St. Peters
Dec 11, 2021 Christmas at the Carousel
Dec 11-12 and 18-19, 2021 Supper With Santa- Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House
Dec 18, 2021 Pictures with Santa- St. Vincent Community Center
Dec 18, 2021 Holiday Pastries with Santa- North County Recreation Complex
Dec 19, 2021 Santa's Workshop- Maryland Heights Community Center

 

Old-Time Christmas

Nov 13-27, 2021 Pioneer Christmas Village at Camp Lakewood
Nov 26- Dec 24, 2021 St. Charles Christmas Traditions®
Nov 26- Dec 24, 2021 Belleville Santa House
Nov 26, Dec 3, 10, 17, 2021 Allée Allumée- The Centre for French Colonial Life
Nov 29-Dec 29, 2021 Sleigh Rides at Rotary Park
Dec 3-4, 2021 An Old-Fashioned Christmas- Campbell House Museum
Dec 3-4, 2021 Candlelight Stroll of Thornhill
Dec 3-4 and 10-11, 2021 Christmas Candlelight- The Historic Daniel Boone Home
Dec 3-5, 2021 Old Fashioned Christmas Festival & Kimmswick Cookie Walk
Dec 4, 2021 A Haunted Christmas- General Daniel Bissell House
Dec 4, 2021 A Spirited Holiday Past- Faust Park
Dec 4, 2021 Le Reveillon- Felix Vallé House State Historic Site
Dec 4-5, 2021 Holiday Christmas Festival- Ste Genevieve
Dec 11, 2021 Old Belleville Historical Luminary Walk

 

Light Displays

Nov 5, 2021- Jan 2, 2022 Dasher's Lightshow
Nov 12, 2021- Jan 9, 2022 WonderLight's Christmas- World Wide Technology Raceway
Nov 13, 2021- Jan 8, 2022 Garden Glow at Missouri Botanical Garden
Nov 19- Dec 31, 2021 Way of Lights
Nov 19, 2021- Jan 9, 2022 Santa's Magical Kingdom
Nov 19, 2021- Jan 2, 2022 Holiday Lights- Grant's Farm
Nov 19- Dec 31, 2021 Lebanon’s Winter Wonderland
Nov 20- Dec 26, 2021 Festival of Lights- Kiener Plaza- Downtown St. Louis
Nov 20, 2021- Jan 2, 2022 Holiday in the Park- Six Flags
Nov 20, 2021- Jan 2, 2022 Grove Of Lights- Lost Hill Lake
Nov 23- Dec 31, 2021 Winter Jewels- Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House
Nov 24, 2021- Jan 1, 2022 Winter Wonderland in Tilles Park
Nov 26, 2021- Opening Day Big Joel's Winter Wonderland
Nov 26- Dec 30, 2021 Brewery Lights- Anheuser-Busch
Nov 26- Dec 30, 2021 Celebration of Lights- Fort Zumwalt Park
Nov 26- Dec 30, 2021 Holiday Night Lights- Wentzville
Nov 26- Dec 30, 2021 Wild Lights at the Saint Louis Zoo
Dec 10- 12, 2021 Whitmire Wonderlights- Shaw Nature Reserve

 

 

Holiday Theatre

 

Nov 26, 2021 Hip Hop Nutcracker- Stifel Theatre
Nov 27-28, 2021 The Nutcracker- Dance Center of Kirkwood
Nov 27-28 and Dec 17-23, 2021 The Nutcracker at Touhill Performing Arts Center
Dec 3-5, 2021 A Christmas Story- The Wildey Theatre
Dec 3- 23, 2021 A Christmas Carol- The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis
Dec 5, 2021 Lightwire Theater’s a Very Electric Christmas
Dec 10-12, 2021 Elf, the Musical- Young Peoples Theatre
Dec 11-12, 2021 Nutcracker on Ice- Webster Groves Ice Arena
Dec 16, 2021 The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Musical- Stifel Theatre
Dec 17-18, 2021 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer- The Musical- The Fabulous Fox Theatre
Dec 18, 2021 The Nutcracker- Dance Experience Performing Arts Studio

 

Holiday Concerts

 

Dec 3, 2021 Holiday Pops Concert- St. Louis Philharmonic Orchestra
Dec 9, 2021 A Magical Cirque Christmas- The Fabulous Fox Theatre
Dec 9, 2021 A Gospel Christmas with Oleta Adams
Dec 10- 12, 2021 Sounds of the Season, Carol Dickens 'A Christmas Charles'
Dec 11, 2021 The Muppet Christmas Carol in Concert
Dec 15-16 2021 Mercy Holiday Celebration at Lindenwood
Dec 16, 2021 for KING & COUNTRY | A Drummer Boy Christmas Tour- Enterprise Center
Dec 17-19, 2021 Mercy Holiday Celebration at Powell Hall
Dec 20, 2021 Mannheim Steamroller Christmas- The Fabulous Fox Theatre
Dec 30, 2021 Trans-Siberian Orchestra- Enterprise Center

 

Christmas Tree Experience

Opening Nov 20, 2021 Country Pines Christmas Tree Farm
Opening Nov 20, 2021 Pea Ridge Forest Christmas Tree Farm
Opening Nov 20, 2021 Eckert's Christmas Tree Farm
Opening Nov 26, 2021 Christmas Traditions Tree Farm
Opening Nov 26, 2021 Meert Tree Farm
Dec 8, 2021 Festival of Trees - Gateway Convention Center

 

Ice Skating

  Brentwood Ice Arena
  Centene Community Ice Center
  Webster Groves Ice Arena
Nov 19, 2021- Feb 28, 2022 Steinberg Skating Rink
Nov 20, 2021- Jan 2, 2022 Winterfest- Kiener Plaza

 

Hanukkah

Nov 21, 2021 The Home Depot Chanukah Experience
Nov 28, 2021 Chanukah on Main Street- Berthold Square
Nov 30, 2021 Car Menorah Parade- Chesterfield
Dec 2, 2021 Chanukah @ The Police Station
Dec 5, 2021 Chanukah Menorah Lighting @ New Town

 

 

 

Shopping & Craft Fairs

Nov 26- Dec 23, 2021 Belleville Chirstkindlmarkt
Dec 4, 2021 Holiday Flea Market at St. Vincent
Dec 4-5, 2021 OBPA Craft Fair- Oakville Senior High
Dec 18- 19, 2021 Winter Market- Gateway Convention Center

 

New Year's Eve

Dec 31, 2021 New Year’s Eve at Noon- The Lodge Indoor Pool
Dec 31, 2021 New Years at Noon- Edwardsville Children's Museum
Dec 31, 2021 New Year's- Trout Lodge

 

Miscellaneous

Nov 26, 2021- Jan 2, 2022 E. Desmond Lee Holiday Train Exhibit- The Museum of Transportation
Multiple dates starting Nov 20, 2021 Holiday Fun Gingerbread House Workshop at Eckert's Christmas Tree Farm
Dec 1, 2021 Deck the Halls & Trim the Tree- The Pavilion at Lemay
Dec 4, 2021 Candy Cane Hunt- The Paviltion at Lemay
Dec 4, 2021 Candy Cane Fun Run- January-Wabash Memorial Park
Dec 11, 2021 Gingerbread Workshop- Edwardsville Children's Museum
Dec 11-12 and 18-19, 2021 Elf on the Shelf- Kimmswick
Dec 17, 2021 Holiday Dance- St. Peters

 


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