The temperature is dropping, the leaves are falling, and the sun is setting earlier and earlier. Winter is just around the corner, which means it’s time to break out the hot chocolate, ugly Christmas sweaters, and your favorite holiday tunes. While some see winter as a time to hibernate, life continues even as blizzards blow in and the roads freeze over. So, instead of daydreaming of all the things you can do underneath the beating sun of summer, find out what you can do with your time now. Stick around and learn what the top St. Louis activities are that will leave you feeling merry and bright this winter.
See The Lights
You don’t need to travel to Paris to feel like you’re in the City of Lights this winter. St. Louis Boasts beautiful light displays throughout December that will leave you oohing and aahing in wonder. Try The Way of Lights—a mile-and-a-half drive that boasts over one million lights and displays. Or perhaps you’d like to take a trip through the Winter Wonderland at Tilles Park this holiday season. Tilles Park’s Winter Wonderland has been a time-honored tradition for St. Louisans for over 30 years. Experience something truly magical, made possible by millions of lights and various holiday scenes. Other holiday light displays around the St. Louis area include:
- U.S. Bank Wild Lights at the Saint Louis Zoo
- Holiday Lights at Grant’s Farm
- Garden Glow at the Missouri Botanical Garden
Theatre, Music, And More
St. Louis prides itself on its robust population of talented thespians, musical artists, and dancers. This year don’t miss out on the many different performances scheduled around the city. Experience the classics, like Rudolph the Red Nosed-Reindeer at the Fox Theater December 17-18 or The Muppet Christmas Carol in Concert, December 11-12. Whether you prefer a classic or new take on the holiday spirit, there is something for everyone this holiday season. Other performances include:
- A Magical Cirque Christmas-December 9
- The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Musical-December 16
- Trans-Siberian Orchestra-December 30
- The Nutcracker-December 17-23
Take a trip out of Union Station on the Polar Express this December and give your kids memories that will last a lifetime. Tickets go fast, so make sure to book your trip today. And make sure you don’t miss out on Grinchmas, Saturday, December fourth. The Grinch’s heart has grown three sizes, and he’s ready to give back to his community. This year he’ll be raising funds for Shriners Hospitals for Children. Each photo with the Grinch will cost $7, or you bring a toy to donate, in which case, the photo will only cost $5.
Looking for something some more family fun? Try different holiday-themed activities with festive music, lights, drinks, and more at:
- Holiday in the Park-Open until January 2
- Steinberg Skating Rink in Forest Park-Now open
- Winterfest– Open until January 2
- Central West End Window Walk– December 4, 11, 18
Whether you’re at Six Flags St. Louis or skating on the Midwest’s largest outdoor skating rink, you’ll be overwhelmed in exaltation as you spend these winter days enjoying your friends, family, and all those who partake in this season of celebration.
Check Out Our Museums
We have history, art, science, and more, all available throughout winter. A personal favorite of ours is the City Museum. This quirky, 600,000 space warehouse has been transformed into a wonderland all its own. Part funhouse and part theme park, no matter how many times you go, there always seems to be something new to enjoy. This crazy experience is excellent for the whole family. Other St. Louis classics include the following:
- Saint Louis Art Museum
- Missouri History Museum
- Saint Louis Science Center
- The Magic House, St. Louis Children’s Museum
- National Blues Museum
Bring in the new year at Ballpark Village. From concerts to watching the Blues play their way towards victory, there’s something for everyone. How could you turn down a night full of great music, friends, and drinks? Do remember, while live, in-person concerts are back on, there will be limited capacity to allow for safe social distancing, so buy your tickets soon if you haven’t already.
Along with Ballpark Village, countless rooftop bars around the city provide a good time and an even better view. You can see a list of our favorites below:
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