Christmas Activities and Events in St. Louis

Bells are ringing, reindeer are galloping and Santa’s greeting Merry Christmas to all with his signature “Ho, ho, ho!” It’s time for some holiday family fun in St. Louis and we’ve rounded up a list of events for you. Don’t miss the chance to take your loved ones out to these notable events that will complete your holiday 2018 experience.

Winter Wonderland | Tilles Park

Now through December 30, 2018 (closed on December 24)

One of the most well-known Christmas light displays in St. Louis can be found at Tilles Park. Don’t miss your chance to see this glimmering spectacle of over a million lights formed into different characters and holiday scenes. The light display has been put up during the holidays for over 30 years. Generations of families have made this popular event a part of their holiday tradition year after year.

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical | The Fabulous Fox

December 22-23, 2018

Take the kids to The Fabulous Fox performing arts trailer for a night full of holiday theatrics. The classic children’s program Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer will be soaring from on screen to on stage. Meet your favorite characters from the television special. Rudolph, Santa and Mrs.Claus, Hermey the Elf and more will all be there to join in on the musical fun. Get your tickets now before they’re sold out.

Garden Glow | Missouri Botanical Garden

Now through January 1, 2018 (closed during December 24-25)

Let Missouri Botanical Garden’s Garden Glow event brighten up your holidays. Guests are invited to take an adventure through the garden while enjoying a magic display of lights. The nighttime event will have over one million lights glimmering throughout the garden’s popular locations. The Climatron, Kaeser Memorial Maze, Central Axis and Tower Grove are included. Bring your cameras and take advantage of this night full of wonder. Tickets are available online.

Santa’s Magical Kingdom | St. Louis Jellystone Park

Now through January 6, 2018

Have you ever wondered what it’s like in the North Pole where Santa Claus resides? Well, you can go to St. Louis Jellystone Park to find out! Throughout the season, Santa’s Magical Kingdom will be open to the public. See an array of dazzling Christmas lights and holiday scenes that make the perfect backdrop for your holiday photos. Explore the kingdom by foot or by wagon and train rides. Shop at the Kringle’s store and visit Kriss Kringle himself. Admission will be charged at the park exit.