Christmas in St. Louis: A Guide to This Year’s Events

Christmas in St. Louis has never been so festive. With all the holiday happenings all around the city. Festivities that will continue all throughout the season will keep the holiday spirit alive and well. Take advantage of these events that you can only experience once a year. In this article, we give you a guide to events in St. Louis this holiday season.

Mercy Holiday Celebration at Powell Hall
December 21-23, 2018 | 718 N Grand Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63103

The Mercy Holiday Celebration is considered a timeless holiday classic performed by the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra. Let the musical performance serenade you with festive melodies that raise the holiday spirit. Gather around at Powell Hall to witness this event and get a special visit with Mr. Claus.

Polar Express Train Ride at St. Louis Union Station
Now through December 30, 2018

We all know the story of the boy who took a magical train ride to the North Pole by Chris Van Allsburg. Well now, you can experience that magical train ride yourself! The St. Louis Union Station is bringing the Polar Express Train Ride back to life once again. Don’t miss the rare opportunity to experience this journey to the North Pole.

Steinberg Skating Rink in Forest Park
Now through February 28, 2019

The yuletide season isn’t quite complete without St. Louis favorite holiday tradition, ice skating. Take a visit to the largest outdoor ice skating rink in the Midwest with friends and family. You can skate all you want at Steinberg Skating Rink in Forest Park as they offer everyday skating including during the holidays.

U.S. Bank Wild Lights at Saint Louis Zoo
December 12-23, 2018 & December 26-30, 2018

Christmas is absolutely merry and bright at the world-renowned Saint Louis Zoo. From 5:30-8:30 PM enjoy a spectacular display of lights while you walk through animal themed displays. Admissions to the Wild Lights include a screening of “The Polar Express” at the 4D theater and a ride on the Conservation Carousel.

Brewery Lights at the Anheuser-Busch Brewery Tours
Now through December 30, 2018 (Closed during December 24 and 25)

The Anheuser-Busch Brewery in St. Louis is a marvel of its own but even more so as they kick off the holiday season. Last November 15 they celebrated by having a public lighting ceremony. This month, you can visit the place and see their marvelous Brewery Lights for yourself. They’re hosting a free walking tour as well and complementary brews for visitors of legal age.