101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in St. Louis - 2022 | Kids Out and About St. Louis

101 Ideas for Holiday Family Fun in St. Louis - 2022

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

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!

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Santa Sightings

 

Nov 18, 2022 Tree of Lights- Dardenne Prairie
Nov 18- Dec 30, 2022 Polar Express at St. Louis Union Station
Nov 18- Dec 24, 2022 Santa Pictures- Saint Louis Galleria 
Nov 19, 2022 Christmas Open House & Parade- Kimmswick
Nov 19, 2022 Holiday Tree Lighting- Eurkea
Nov 25, 2022 Holiday Parade of Lights- Downtown Washington
Nov 25- Dec 24, 2022 Scuba Claus- St. Louis Aquarium
Nov 25- Dec 24, 2022 Photos with Victorian Santa Claus
Nov 25, 2022 Belleville Santa Parade
Nov 26, 2022 Santa Arriving on a Fire Truck!- Edwardsville Children's Museum
Nov 26, 2022 Santa Arrives via Helicopter- National Transportation Museum
Nov 27, 2022 Pictures with Santa- Eureka
Dec 1-3, 2022 Pizza with Santa- Eurkea
Dec 2, 2022 Holiday Tree Lighting- Maryland Heights
Dec 3, 2022 WinterFest- Festus
Dec 4, 2022 Pictures with Santa- Affton Community Center
Dec 6-22, 2022 Santa's House- Festus
Dec 9, 2022 Pizza with Santa- The Heights
Dec 10, 2022 Breakfast with Santa- St. Peters
Dec 10, 2022 Flashlight Candy Cane Hunt- Bluebird Park 
Dec 10, 2022 Flannels & Flapjacks- The Lodge Des Peres
Dec 10, 2022 Christmas at the Carousel
Dec 10-11 and 17-18, 2022 Supper With Santa- Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House
Dec 17, 2022 Skate With Santa- Centene Community Ice Center

 

Old-Time Christmas

Nov 25- Dec 24, 2022 St. Charles Christmas Traditions®
Nov 25- Dec 24, 2022 Belleville Santa House
Nov 25, Dec 2, 9, 16, 2022 Allée Allumée- The Centre for French Colonial Life
Nov 30, 2022 St. Louis Holiday Historic House Tour
Dec 2-3 and 9,10, 2022 Christmas Candlelight- The Historic Daniel Boone Home
Dec 1-4, 2022 Kimmswick Cookie Walk – Old Fashioned Christmas Festival
Nov 28-Dec 28, 2022 Sleigh Rides at Rotary Park
Dec 3, 2022 A Spirited Holiday Past- Multiple Locations Across the St. Louis Region
Dec 3, 2022 Le Reveillon- Felix Vallé House State Historic Site
Dec 3-4, 2022 Holiday Christmas Festival- Ste Genevieve
Dec 9-10, 222 Candlelight Stroll: Holidays in Good Times and Bad at Faust Historic Village
Dec 11, 202 Old Belleville Historical Luminary Walk

 

Light Displays

Nov 11, 2022- Jan 1, 2023 WonderLight's Christmas- World Wide Technology Raceway
Nov 17- Dec 30, 2022 Brewery Lights- Anheuser-Busch
Nov 18- Dec 31, 2022 Way of Lights
Nov 18-Dec 30, 2022 Winter Wonderland in Tilles Park
Nov 18, 2022- Jan 8, 2023 Santa's Magical Kingdom
Nov 19, 2022- Jan 7, 2023 Garden Glow at Missouri Botanical Garden
Nov 18, 2022- Opening Day Lebanon’s Winter Wonderland
Nov 18, 2022- Jan 1, 2023 Cosmic Sleigh Ride- Six Flags
Nov 19, 2022 Festival of Lights- Kiener Plaza- Downtown St. Louis
Nov 19- Dec 25, 2022 (select dates) Grove Of Lights- Lost Hill Lake
Nov 25- Dec 31, 2022 Winter Jewels- Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House
Nov 25- Dec 30, 2022 Holiday Lights- Grant's Farm
Nov 25- Dec 30, 2022 Big Joel's Winter Wonderland
Nov 25- Dec 30, 2022 Celebration of Lights- Fort Zumwalt Park
Nov 25- Dec 30, 2022 Holiday Night Lights- Wentzville
Nov 25- Dec 30, 2022 Wild Lights at the Saint Louis Zoo

 

 

Holiday Theatre

 

Nov 26-27, 2022 The Nutcracker- Dance Center of Kirkwood
Nov 26- Dec 23, 2022 The Nutcracker at Touhill Performing Arts Center
Nov 18- Dec 30, 2022 A Christmas Carol- The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis
Dec 1-2, 2022 Alpha Players: A Dickens' Christmas Carol
Dec 4, 2022 Lightwire Theater’s a Very Electric Christmas
Dec 4, 2022 Midwest Ballet Theatre: The Nutcracker
Dec 9-11, 2022 A Christmas Story, The Musical- Gateway for the Performing Arts
Dec 9-11, 2022 Interactive White Christmas- The Wildey Theatre
Dec 10-11, 2022 Nutcracker on Ice- Webster Groves Ice Arena
Dec 11, 2022 Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer- The Musical- The Fabulous Fox Theatre
Dec 16-17, 2022 Cirque Dreams Holidaze- The Fabulous Fox Theatre
Dec 18, 2022 Nutcracker! Magic of Christmas Ballet
Dec 20-24, 2022 ELF The Musical- The Fabulous Fox Theatre

 

Holiday Concerts

 

Dec 2-4, 2022 Handel's Messiah
Dec 2, 2022 Holiday Pops Concert- St. Louis Philharmonic Orchestra
Dec 4, 2022 Harry Connick Jr. A Holiday Celebration
Dec 8, 2022 Big Bad Voodoo Daddy: Wild and Swingin’ Holiday Party
Dec 9- 11, 2022 Sounds of the Season
Dec 10, 2022 Trans-Siberian Orchestra- Enterprise Center
Dec 15, 2022 A Gospel Christmas
Dec 16-18, 2022 Mercy Holiday Celebration at Powell Hall
Dec 17, 2022 The Traveling Salvation Show Christmas Concert
Dec 20-21, 2022 Mercy Holiday Celebration at Lindenwood
Dec 22-23, 2022 Home Alone In Concert
Dec 29-30, 2022 Elf In Concert

 

Christmas Tree Experience

Opening Nov 19, 2022 Country Pines Christmas Tree Farm
Opening Nov 19, 2022 Pea Ridge Forest Christmas Tree Farm
Opening Nov 19, 2022 Eckert's Christmas Tree Farm
Opening Nov 25, 2022 Christmas Traditions Tree Farm
Opening Nov 26, 2022 Meert Tree Farm

 

Ice Skating

  Brentwood Ice Arena
  Centene Community Ice Center
  Webster Groves Ice Arena
Opens Nov 19, 2022 Steinberg Skating Rink
Nov 19, 2022- Jan 1, 2023 Winterfest- Kiener Plaza
Dec 3, 2022 Candy Cane Lane Ice Skating Showcase

 

Hanukkah

Dec 3, 2022 12th Annual Brothers Lazaroff Hanukkah Hullabaloo
Dec 17, 2022 Hanukkah Storytime- Betty’s Books
Dec 18, 2022 Chanukah on Main Street- Berthold Square
Dec 18, 2022 Chanukah: Festival of Lights
Dec 20, 2022 Chanukah Menorah Lighting @ New Town
Dec 21, 2022 Chanukah @ The Police Station

 

 

 

Shopping & Craft Fairs

Nov 25- Dec 23, 2022 Belleville Chirstkindlmarkt
Dec 3, 2022 Holiday Bazaar at St. Vincent
Dec 3-4, 2022 OBPA Craft Fair- Oakville Senior High
Dec 9-11, 2022 Santa's Secret Shop- Brentwood

 

New Year's Eve

Dec 31, 2022 New Year’s Eve at Noon- The Lodge Indoor Pool
Dec 31, 2022 Noon Year’s Eve Celebration- Missouri History Museum
Dec 31, 2022 New Year’s Eve Celebration- St. Louis Symphony Orchestra
Dec 31, 2022 Family New Year’s Eve Party- City Museum
Dec 31, 2022 Noon Year's Eve- Blossom Play Cafe

 

Miscellaneous

Nov 25- Dec 30, 2022 E. Desmond Lee Holiday Train Exhibit- The Museum of Transportation
Dec 3, 2022 Merry Grinch-mas- Brentwood
Dec 4, 2022 Holiday Night Lights 5K and Fun Run
Dec 10-11 and 17-18, 2022 Elf on the Shelf- Kimmswick
Dec 16, 2022 Holiday Dance- St. Peters

 


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