A Christmas Weekend in St. Louis

Thursday December 17, 2020

If you are looking for some new ways to celebrate Christmas with your friends and family, explore these holiday events. Don’t miss out on great St. Louis hotel deals during the holiday weekend.

Holiday Events

Ice Skating at Steinberg Skating Rink | Through Februay 28

Always a holiday and seasonal favorite is a visit to Steinberg Ice Rink in Forest Park. It is the largest outdoor skating rink in the Midwest and is open to the public every day of the week, including holidays.

Holiday in the Park | Through January 1

Six Flags St. Louis transforms into a winter wonderland with more than a million glittering lights, festive foods, holiday entertainment, and thrilling rides!

Wild Lights | Through December 30

Visitors are invited to walk through the world-renowned Saint Louis Zoo and take in a wonderland of spectacular light displays.

Garden Glow | Through January 4

Enjoy a million lights at Missouri Botanical Garden at its annual Garden Glow.  The hundreds of thousands of lights adorn some of the Garden’s most iconic locations including Climatron®, Kaeser Memorial Maze, the Central Axis and Tower Grove House.

Holiday Fun at Grant’s Farm | Through December 31

Don’t miss the 2020 Holiday Fun Drive-Thru experience at Grant’s Farm.  Grab your loved ones and tune in your radio and twinkle into the night as you witness this exclusive lights display from the comfort of your own vehicle.

Believe! The Polar Express Experience | Through December 30

All aboard THE POLAR EXPRESS™ at St. Louis Union Station. Walk-through decorated trains under the train shed, interact with the Polar Express characters and Santa Claus and his elves.

Holiday Magic | Through December 31

Celebrate the holidays at The Magic House! Visit Gingerbread Village where kids can make pretend cookies, decorate gingerbread men, and play gingerbread games. In the Museum’s front play garden Snowball Carnival will feature a variety of snowball–themed carnival games and more!

Holiday Toy Display | Through January 31

Visit the Field House Museum and delight in the toys on display in the charming 19th century family home. Holiday magic and splendor fills each room in a blend of old and new. Adults and children alike will enjoy these nostalgic displays, making it the perfect family outing for the holidays.

A Dickens of a Tour | Through December 27

Treat your family to a hour-long holiday tour of the Fabulous Fox Theater. Inspired by Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” “A Dickens of a Tour”  will take take you through the history of the Fox Theatre and enchant you with its beautiful decorations for the holiday season.

Holiday Festivities at TNMOT | Through January 3

Holiday festivities are happening at The National Museum of Transportation to get your season on track! Browse the museums Train Display, take a ride on the Elf Express Miniature Train, along with the Holly, Jolly, Trolley and more.

Museum Exhibits

Storm of Progress | Through February 28

Storm of Progress: German Art after 1800 from the Saint Louis Art Museum presents the Museum’s world-class collection of German art of the last 200 years. From Romanticism to the eclectic globalism that followed the fall of the Berlin Wall, this exhibition highlights how art, politics, and history are linked.

Have Blues will Travel | Through January 31

Immerse yourself in the Have Blues Will Travel exhibit at The National Blues Museum. The exhibit is based on the Green Books published from 1936-1966 to help Black motorists traveling during Jim Crow. See the struggle Black Blues musicians faced while traveling and how the Green Book was much more than a travel guide but a lifesaving tool.

Might Mississippi | Through June 2021

The Mighty Mississippi River has been the lifeblood of the heartland of the United States through ice ages and droughts, the arrival of humans, and the extinction of species. The “Mighty Mississippi,” exhibit at the Missouri History Museum, explores the rich heritage of the famous river and our relationship with it.

Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition | Through January 10

Don’t miss the final weeks of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel: The Exhibition at America’s Center. Come see the awe and wonder of arguably one of mankind’s greatest artistic achievements. With special expertise and care, the ceiling paintings from the Sistine Chapel have been reproduced using state of the art technology. We even decorated it for the holidays! Purchase your tickets today.

For more ideas on festive fun in St. Louis visit our Holiday Adventure Guide. Make sure to share your St. Louis photos with us using #ExploreStLouis, you could be featured on our social page.

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