Christmas in St. Louis – fun events and activities

Dec 16, 2019

It's Almost Christmas in St. Louis, So Grab Your Calendar

Christmas in St. Louis revolves around both indoor and outdoor activities. There is not a moment to lose if you want to take advantage of the best shows and events around the city.

So, grab a jacket and go on a wintry trip with your family and friends. After all, the fun only gets better as we inch ever closer to the big day itself!

The Countdown is on to Christmas in St. Louis

Winter Wonderland at Tilles Park

Get into the mood for Christmas in St. Louis with a winter wonderland hitting Tilles Park. The place initially burst into colors in November, but there is still time to check it out at its peak display.

You get to take a stroll or a ride through the park and enjoy its colorful appearance with eatables and drinks to keep you warm. If you're lucky, you may even get a glimpse of good old Mr. Claus, as well.

You don't need to leave your furry friend at home, either. It's a dog-friendly activity, as long as Lassie is on a lash.

There is a small ticket cost for the day.

When: Every evening from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm until January 2nd, 2020

Where: Tilles Park, 9551 Litzsinger Rd, St. Louis, MO 63124

Home Alone in Concert - St. Louis Symphony

Kevin is still Home Alone, but his experience is a bit more melodic. The classic hits the theater stage instead of the cinema, as the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra is behind the drama. As the movie plays, the music does as well.

Home Alone plays twice on successive days near the weekend before Christmas day. The first performance of the two has a slightly lower ticket cost. So, make sure you grab the chance at its cheapest. But, regardless, it's a great opportunity at any price.

When: December 20th and 21st.

Where: Powell Symphony Hall, 718 N Grand Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63106

Anheuser-Busch Holiday Lights - Brewery Lights

It's a place with a little something for everyone, as Anheuser-Busch brewery is back with a bang to light up your Christmas in St Louis. Although the holiday fun started earlier in November, there is still a good portion of it left for latecomers.

You can enjoy a glide on the ice on the Bud Light Skating Rink. Or you can sit down and warm up to Frosty's Winter Wonderland. The place offers a tour of the lights on certain days in the final-third of December. There is a kids' zone as well, with activities for the young ones.

Last but not least, though, you can't come to a brewery and go without a drink, and plenty of options are on the table.

Brewery Lights is the perfect place to spend a day with your family and make some Christmas memories.

When: Every Thursday to Sunday 'til December 30th

Where: 1127 Pestalozzi Street, St. Louis, MO, 63118

The Elf on the Shelf - A Christmas Musical

The spirit of Christmas lives on through The Elf on the Shelf at the Stifel Theater.

Before the show starts, you get a chance for a photo with the scout elf in a wintry atmosphere. The event itself is an emotional rollercoaster featuring the famous (or infamous?) elf and his experience of Christmas.

It reminds us all of what Christmas celebrations are about, and what better way to learn the lesson than in the form of a musical! It is an opportunity to have some family fun at a moderate price.

When: 7 pm on December 19th

Where: Stifel Theatre, 1400 Market St, St. Louis, MO, 63103

A Computerized Light Show

As Christmas gets closer, tree lightings are fewer and farther between, as most take place right after Thanksgiving. If you missed out then, you're still in luck, as you can attend the computerized light show at First Baptist Church of Oakville.

The event makes for an exciting experience with a combination of lights matching the rise and fall of the music. As a bonus, it's a free event. Hot drinks and cookies will add to the Christmas cheer!

When: 7 pm to 8:30 pm on December 20th and 21st.

Where: First Baptist Church of Oakville, 6741 Telegraph Road, St.Louis, MO 63129

Wild Lights at Saint Louis Zoo

Saint Louis Zoo offers something different around Christmas time compared to the rest of the year. It brings you one of the best displays of lights you will find anywhere in the city!

A Christmas at the Saint Louis Zoo is best in the evening. When the natural daylight dims, the zoo life illuminates under a different blanket. Take a stroll through the zoo with your family for a magical outing!

When: 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm from December 19th-23rd, and then December 26th-30th.

Where: Saint Louis Zoo, One Government Drive, St. Louis, MO, 63110

Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Christmas may be the day before, but the Trans-Siberian Orchestra will keep things lively on the 26th. It's a one-day event that is sure to "rock" your day.

The Trans-Siberian Orchestra concert in St. Louis is part of their Winter Tour, and it contributes to a good cause, making it a worthy, as well as entertaining, holiday season outing. Tickets range from $46.50 to $76.50.

This is a holiday show that has made it on to several of our Christmas event lists, as TSO is on tour.

When: 3 pm on December 26th

Where: Enterprise Center, 1401 Clark Ave, St. Louis, MO 63103

Christmas in St. Louis and Beyond

We're halfway through December but some of the Christmas events in St. Louis have yet to launch. So, grab your calendar and jot down your favorites, as you don't want to miss an opportunity to make some memories.

Also, sure to bookmark the OTL City Guides Holiday and Gift Ideas section, as we'll be adding more fun tips, tricks, and things to do over the Christmas season and beyond. Additionally, our St. Louis Event Calendar powered by Evvnt updates daily and will give you all kinds of ideas for things to do throughout the year.

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