Free Events for Winter Break
Emerson Free Family Nights at The Magic House | 5:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 19
The Magic House, Kirkwood
Kick off winter break with a night of free family fun at The Magic House! Be sure to visit the new Magic Tree House Exhibit while you're there. Get the details.
Meet the Reindeer Flight Instructor and Her Live Reindeer Pals | 3 to 5 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 21
Historic Main Street, St. Charles
Meet Santa's reindeer and hear stories of their travels and adventures at the North Main Colonnade. Get the details.
Make Your Own Reindeer Antlers | 10 to 10:45 a.m., Dec. 22-23
Whole Foods, Town and Country
Run, run, Rudolph, for a festive story time and craft. Participants will even make their own reindeer food. Get the details.
Discover Winter's Nature Campfire Style | 10 a.m. to Noon, Monday, Dec. 22
Dennis and Judith Jones Visitor and Education Center, Forest Park
Kids ages 9 to 16 can explore the beauty of Missouri's outdoors in winter and track wildlife. Afterward, warm up with a campfire and hot cocoa. Reservations required by Dec. 19. Get the details.
Winter Getaway | 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Dec. 27, Dec. 29 and Dec. 30
Missouri History Museum, Forest Park
Dream of traveling over winter break? How about time traveling? Kids can explore Missouri history, make crafts, watch movies and listen to live music. Get the details.
'Disney Frozen' | 10 to 11:45 a.m., Monday, Dec. 29
St. Louis County Library, Ballwin
Spend the morning with your favorite heartwarming snowman at a free showing of "Disney Frozen" at the Grand Glaize Branch. Get the details.
December Holiday Hunt | 1 to 3 p.m., Monday, Dec. 29
Kirkwood Public Library, Kirkwood
Do a little sleuthing at this fun, free event. Families can explore the library, find clues, solve some riddles and win a prize. Get the details.
Events With Paid Admission
Teddy Bear Tea at the Ritz-Carlton | Dec. 20-24
Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis
Share a tea party with your plush friend in a posh setting. Guests can sip hot cocoa, listen to carols and decorate their own gingerbread cookies. Reservations are $49 for adults and $39 for children. Bring an additional teddy bear to donate to Friends of Kids with Cancer. Get the details.
Creation Station Holiday Fun | Dec. 27-28
Museum of Transportation, St. Louis
Visit Creation Station for a morning of crafty fun. While you're there, visit the E. Desmond Lee Holiday Train Display and explore the rest of the museum. Boarding times will be offered Dec. 27-28. Get the details.
Life Skills Classes | Dec. 29-30
St. Luke's Hospital and St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis
Children can use winter break to develop valuable life skills, like babysitting and afterschool safety, with these informative programs at St. Luke's Hospital. Kids can also study Babysitting 101 at St. Louis Children's Hospital.
New Year's Eve Party On Ice | 10 a.m. – Midnight, Dec. 31
Steinberg Ice Rink, St. Louis
Bid adieu to 2014 with ice skating, party favors and noisemakers. Skating will be offered from 10 a.m. until about a half hour past midnight. Admission is $7 and skate rental is $5. An appetizer buffet will be offered for an additional fee. Get the details.
Harlem Globetrotters World Tour | 7 p.m., Jan. 2, 2015
Scottrade Center, St. Louis
End winter break with the antics of the high-energy, world-renowned Harlem Globetrotters. Tickets start at $22. Get the details.
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