5 Things To Do This Weekend in St. Louis 12/16 – 12/18

Wednesday December 14, 2016

Happy Friday! It’s time for another fun-filled weekend in St. Louis. If you are still pulling your plans together for the weekend, here are a few suggestions to help.

Central West End Window Walk | December 17

Window Walk highlights the many wonderful attributes of the holidays in the CWE – shopping at boutiques, enjoying seasonal libations, great meals at local restaurants and strolling amidst elegantly decorated windows. Activities include live music by Mango Jay and The Vintage, children’s activities including face painting, cupcake decorating and ornament making, plus strolling carolers, special discounts at participating businesses, s’mores, kettle corn and roasted chestnuts, clowns, carriage rides and more. Photos with Santa.

Saint Louis Zoo Wild Lights | through December 30

Get a glimpse of the North Pole at the Saint Louis Zoo, where you can walk through an arctic wonderland of twinkling holiday light displays. Enjoy special menus, fireside storytelling, family activities and more.

The VP Racing Gateway Dirt Nationals | December 15 – 17

See Dirt Late Models and Open-Wheel Modifieds on a temporary oval within the 67,000 seat stadium on the Mississippi River. The temporary racetrack – a fifth-mile, semi-banked oval on the floor of the massive facility that has hosted a variety of sporting and motorsports events – will host scores of dirt-track racers at the unique event, that’s certain to spark the interest of auto racing fans throughout the Midwest and beyond.

Santa’s Express Train Ride | through December 30

All aboard! Santa’s Express Train Ride featuring ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, will depart from St. Louis Union Station during the happiest season of all. This year 14 new attractions and experiences will make Holidays at Union Station the biggest holiday hot spot in the Midwest

The Nutcracker presented by Saint Louis Ballet | Select Dates Through December 23

Gen Horiuchi’s version of The Nutcracker, on the vast Touhill stage, incorporates spectacular effects such as glitter, smoke and pyrotechnics plus new choreography each year to keep this holiday classic fresh. A magical adventure that’s appropriate for all ages,The Nutcracker features the talents of Saint Louis Ballet’s professional company along with students from the Saint Louis Ballet School – and special surprise guests in the comic role of Mother Ginger. Glorious dancing, Tchaikovsky’s classic score — a holiday tradition in Saint Louis since 2000!

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