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Cardinals Winter Warm-Up

Winter Warm-Up is going VIRTUAL for 2021!

Fans will still have the opportunity to interact with their favorite players and Cardinals Alumni. Autographed baseballs will be available for purchase, and you will be able to bid on memorabilia and special experiences. This is the largest fundraising event for Cardinals Care and the money raised helps care for kids in need. 

January 16 – 18, 2020

Virtual experiences vary in price. See the website for a list of all available virtual opportunities!

 

Family Night With Fredbird

Ballpark Village is Closed until Early 2021 – no Family Night’s are currently scheduled.

Suffering from Cardinal’s withdrawal? Head down to Cardinals Nation on Wednesday nights for Family Night with Fredbird! Kids eat FREE* per adult meal purchased, play games and win prizes! Meet Fredbird between 6:30 and 7:30pm. Make your reservation at cardinalsnation.com

*Dine-in only, for kids 12 and under.

Ballpark Village, 601 Clark Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63102

 

Frozen at the Fox Theater

The 2020 – 2021 season at the Fox Theater has been canceled due to COVID.

 

PBR Unleash the Beast

COVID safety is a priority. Sanitation and social distancing measures will be in place, and masks are encouraged.

Saturday, February 27-28 at 7 p.m.

Enterprise Center 1401  Clark Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63103

 

St. Louis Boat Show

Canceled for 2021

America’s Center and the Dome

 

 

Art Hill for Wintertime Sledding

In St. Louis, you never know what Mother Nature has planned.  Some winters are cold and snowy, and others barely witness a single flake of snow. When the snow does fall, you want to be prepared to hop in the car and find an epic sledding hill. Art Hill is that epic hill.

Located between the Saint Louis Art Museum and the Emerson Grand Basin

Park hours are 6am-10pm

 

Contemporary Art Museum: Playdates 

Playdates are being held virtually.

Spark a love of art in your little one! Head to the Contemporary Art Museum with your kids (ages 2-5) when they offer Playdates which include hands-on art projects led by artists, along with other fun activities such as music or storytime.

Saturday, January 9, 2021 – Playdate: Totally Texture

Saturday, February 13, 2021 – Playdate: Versatile Value

3750 Washington Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63108

 

Climatron at the Missouri Botanical Gardens

All youth and family programs are virtual or held outdoors. For visits to the Botanical Gardens, purchase a ticket in advance.

Now that those holiday decorations are tucked away, come see a fresh kind of greenery at the Missouri Botanical Gardens. When the dreary winter days have got you down, this will surely perk you right back up. Meander through the climate-controlled greenhouse dome, which in and of itself is an architectural feat. Just as impressive is the tropical rainforest that will transport you to a warmer, cozier mood.

Tuesday through Sunday from 9 am-4 pm.

4344 Shaw Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63110

General admission is $12 for adults and $6 for St. Louis City and County residents. Children 12 and under are free.

 

Great Green Adventures at the Missouri Botanical Gardens

This drop-in program is held on the third Saturday of each month.  The focus is for kids to learn about plants, nature, and living green by exposing them to activities, stories, and games. The event is held at the Children’s Garden Ticket Fort (location may vary due to COVID). The target age is 6-12, however, younger siblings may attend.

February 20, 2021 – Bird Friendly Gardens

March 20, 2021 – Spring has Sprung!

10:30am-11:30am | 1:30am-2:30pm

4344 Shaw Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63110

$3 for kids under 12, free for members

 

Steinberg Skating Rink 

Masks required.

Skate Rental and Sharpening, Open All Holidays, Skating Lessons, Free Parking, Coin Lockers, SnowFlake Cafe & Snack Bar, Food-Hot Cocoa-Beer-Wine, Bonfire, Indoor & Outdoor Seating, Indoor Viewing & Window Seating Flat Screen TV’s

400 Jefferson Drive St. Louis, MO 63110

Sunday – 10 am-9 pm

Monday through Thursday – 1 – 9 pm

Friday – 1 pm – 11 pm

Saturday – 10 am – 11 pm

CASH ONLY – ATM on site.

 

 

EVENTS LISTED BY DATE

Animal Protective Association – TUESDAY TALES

Virtual during COVID.

Story and activity on Facebook and Twitter.

Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.

1705 South Hanley Road, St. Louis, MO 63144

Free

 

Loop Ice Carnival 

Canceled for 2021.

Family fun activities return this year throughout the Delmar Loop from noon to 6 PM:

Ice Carving Sculptures
Ice Carving Demonstrations
Ice Slides
Temporary Tattoo Scavenger Hunt
Carnival Rides
Wacky Trike Races
Roof Top Skate Park at the Moonrise Hotel, 6177 Delmar

 

Missouri History Museum

Storytelling at the Museum

Virtual during COVID.

Expose your younger kids to Missouri History.  This fun event lets them explore historical artifacts, followed by a storytime where they can make crafts.

Recommended ages: 2-5

Fridays and occasional Saturdays through February

In English:10:30 – 11 am

In Spanish: Second Saturday and Fourth Friday of the month 11 – 11:30 am

5700 Lindell Boulevard, St. Louis, MO 63112

 

St. Louis Art Museum

Family Sundays 

All in-person programs are suspended due to COVID.

Held from 1pm-4pm

One Fine Arts Drive, Forest Park, St. Louis, Missouri 63110-1380

Free.

 

Wee Wednesday

Virtual

Enjoy a story, look at Museum art, and create art with things you already have at home.

 

Teen Workshop Open Studio

Canceled due to COVID.

This program, for teens ages 14-18, allows your older kids to create art inspired by Currents 117:Dave Hullfish Bailey. No art experience is necessary, and no reservations are required.

Friday, February 21 from 6pm-8pm

St. Louis Art Museum, 1 Fine Arts Drive, St. Louis, MO 63110

 

St. Louis Symphony Family Concerts

No Events Currently Scheduled

 

Soulard Carnival

The Mardi Gras Carnival will be modified. Check website for most current updates.

 

Purina Pet Parade

Virtual

Register by January 20, 2021

Public Voting: January 25 – February 9, 2021

Celebrity Judging LIVE on Facebook: February 16, 2021

Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Factory Tours

Tours Suspended due to Covid.

Fulfill a childhood dream and visit the Chocolate Chocolate Chocolate Company factory, candy kitchen and world headquarters! The Abel Family opened their new plant in 2012 and offers FREE factory tours 6-days-a-week! They take you down onto the factory floor so you can see, hear, smell and taste chocolates right in front of your eyes! Then head to the candy kitchen and chocolate enrobers – so you can watch candy makers hand make chocolates right in front of your eyes! 

Brrrentwood Ice Festival

No updated information for 2021

Supporting BackStoppers, participants will view live ice sculpting, participate in open skating with local first responders, St. Louis Blues mascot Louie, and Anna and Elsa from Frozen! There will be face painting, the Truck Norris food truck, and Mad Science will have two performances of everyone’s favorite show, Fire & Ice!

2505 S. Brentwood Blvd Brentwood, MO 63144

 

 

Brentwood Ice Arena 

Public skate, private ice rental, birthday parties, stick and puck program, hockey and ice skating programs, and more. 

2505 S. Brentwood Blvd., Brentwood, MO 63144

Hours: See schedule here

Admission Prices

 

Kindermusik

Offering classes online and some in person in Webster Groves. 

Foster an early love of music in your child through the Kindermusik and Music for Little Mozarts. 

23 S. Old Orchard Avenue, Webster Groves, MO 

 

Preregistration is required. Capacity is limited, and masks are required, even when skating.

The Kirkwood Recreation Station Ice Arena features a skate shop, a warming area with a fire pit, dining area, and concession stand. Their bleacher seating holds up to 300 people. The rink also has translucent panels to allow natural light into the facility.

January Public Skating Schedule

111 South Geyer Road, Kirkwood, MO 63122

Residents: $4

Non-Residents:$5

Skate rental: $2

 

 

Shaw Park Ice Rink

CLOSED THROUGH 2021 FOR RENOVATIONS

Public skate, Stick and Puck (a dedicated time for patrons to focus on their hockey skills), birthday ice skating parties, hockey groups, private rentals, and more!

217 South Brentwood, St. Louis MO 63105

 

 

Events Scheduled by Date:

 

Laumeier Sculpture Park

Family Workshop

Classes and workshops have limited capacity due to COVID. Masks are required.

Kids ages 4 and up can create sculptures from a variety of materials. They will learn to build and woodwork, all while having fun stretching their imaginations. An adult needs to accompany the child.

 

Family Workshop: Family Wheel Throwing

Saturday, January 16 from 1:30pm-3:30pm

$55 for one child and grown up

Family Workshop: Upcycled Candle Making

Saturday, February 20 from 1-3 pm

$35 for one child and grown up

Family Workshop: Upcycled Bird Feeders

Saturday, March 20 from 1-3 pm

$35 for one child and grown up

 

12580 Rott Road, St. Louis, MO 63127

 

The Magic House

Covid safety includes a new HEPA filtration system, expanded outdoor exhibits, social distancing with signage to remind and reinforce, and reservations required as they are operating at a limited capacity.

Virtual Petite Picasso

Enjoy a VIRTUAL art experience for ages 3 to 5.

Free for MEMBERS, $5 per session for non-members.

 

Toddler Tinker Time

Reservations required.

Weekday mornings, enjoy creating in the Art Studio and having a private playtime in Wonder Works and Wonder Why. (Ages 3-6).

FREE for members, $5 per non member. Stay and Play is $7.

 

Other Magic House special winter events:

Reservations Required and capacity is limited.

 

  • Behind the Scenes with Buddy from Dinosaur Train

January 16 – 18 from 10:15 am – 2 pm

  • Dino-Nite

Fridays January 22 through February 26 from 5:30 – 8 pm

 

516 South Kirkwood Road, St. Louis, MO 63122

 

Magic [email protected]

Friday Field Trips

Reservations required and capacity is limited.

For kids in kindergarten through fifth grade. Learn about the design thinking process as you engage in STEM activities.

Fridays at 9 am

$5 per person | Members are free (includes all-day admission to MADE)

 

Toddler Tinker Time at MADE for Kids

MADE for Kids is the satellite Magic House location. Registration is required for Toddler Tinker Time.

Tuesday through Thursday from 9 – 10 am

$5 per person | free for members and St. Louis City residents

 

5217 Delmar Boulevard, St. Louis. MO

 

St. Louis Artist’s Guild: Free Family Saturdays

Website Currently lists classes through December 2020

Registration is required, sessions limited to 9 people total. Masks and temperatures are required.

Each week is a different theme, and kids enjoy a hands-on art experience. The website is continually updated with upcoming themes, so check back often. 

 

World Chess Hall of Fame

Toddler Tuesdays

No dates currently listed on their website.

This program is for kids up to age 3 and includes an hour of free play to explore. Help your child develop motor skills, build language, and socialize with other kids through experimentation with toys and activities.

See the website as additional dates are added.

Free for members, $5 per child for non-members. Advanced registration is recommended.

4652 Maryland Avenue, St. Louis, MO 63108

Kennedy Recreation Complex

Lace-up your skates and head over to Kennedy Recreation Complex this winter for some indoor skating fun!

Schedule through March 3, 2021

Mon 10am-noon | Tues 10am-noon, 3:30pm-5:30pm | Wed – Thurs 10am-noon | Fri 10am – noon, 7pm-9pm | Sat 2:15pm-4:15pm, 7pm-9pm | Sun 12:15pm-2:15pm, 3:30pm-5:30pm

6050 Wells Road, St. Louis, MO 63128

Admission Fees: $4 ages 4-12 | $5 ages 13-64 | $4 ages 65+. Children under 4 are free.

Foss Swim School

COVID safety measures are in place: Staff health screenings, social distancing, heightened disinfection, secondary ultra violet filtration, and super safety shields and face coverings for the staff.

Foss Swim School fosters a love of swimming, and comfort in the water, with their proven swim school approach. Their sessions are divided into quarters, ensuring students have the same teacher and classmates session after session. Classes are divided by age and ability. Progression is the benchmark of each class, and skill mastery determines readiness to move to the next level.

14880 Manchester Road, Ballwin, MO

 

Centene Community Ice Center

This newly opened ice arena has four, NHL sized rinks.  It is the official practice spot for the St. Louis Blues.

Residents: $5 admission with a $3 skate rental

Non-Residents: $7 admission with a $4 skate rental

 

750 Casino Center Drive, Maryland Heights, MO 63043

 

 

 

Code Ninjas

No dates are currently listed.

Enjoy a parents’ night out while your kids play games, do puzzles, build robotics, and more.

For ages 7-14.

16747 Main Street, Wildwood, MO 63040

 

 

Creve Coeur Ice Arena

Public skate, private ice rental, birthday parties, stick and puck program, hockey and ice skating programs, and more. 

Schedule

300 N New Ballas Road, Creve Coeur, MO

 

 

Greensfelder Recreation Complex in Queeny Park 

Lace-up your skates and head over to Queeny Park this winter for some indoor skating fun!

Schedule through February 21, 2021

Admission Fees: $4 ages 4-12 | $5 ages 13-64 | $4 ages 65+. Children under 4 are free.

550 Weidman Road, Ballwin, MO 63011

 

 

Hidden Valley Tubing & Skiing 

Tubing is $26 per person per 2-hour session.

Skiing rates vary based on age, day and time. 

17409 Hidden Valley DR, Wildwood, MO 63025

 

 

Maryville University Hockey Center

No currently scheduled Public Skating Sessions

Nothing says winter like ice skating! Bring your kids to the Maryville University Hockey Center for an afternoon of fun!

Sat 9:10am-11pm | Sun 12:50pm-3pm

18383 Chesterfield Airport Road, Chesterfield, MO 63017

The cost is $5 plus a $2 skate rental fee.

 

 

Purina Farms

No 2021 events currently scheduled

Film Night at the Farms

Bring your kids and your dogs over 4-months-old (must be up to date on all vaccinations and have a visible rabies tag. No retractable leashes are allowed.) Kids will enjoy an indoor playground and games, plus a family movie!

 

 

World Bird Sanctuary – Owl Prowl

Bring your bird lovers out as you meet live owls and hear their calls. Then, enjoy an easy hike to try out your own owl calls. 

Advanced reservations required

7 – 9 pm

125 Bald Eagle Ridge Road, Valley Park, MO 63088

 

 Curious Kids Series At Eckert’s

No 2021 events are currently listed

This exciting kids’ event is filled with all kinds of fun activities for children of all ages. From kids entertainment and attractions, games, and hands-on activities, your family will have a fun-filled day. Each Saturday will be a different theme for the kids’ fair to keep things exciting and offer another reason for you to spend the day with Eckerts.  

Cost: $5/family. Proceeds will be donated to a local non-profit group.

 

 

East Alton Ice Arena

The winter fun starts here! Get the kids out of the house and onto the ice at East Alton Ice Arena.

Public Skating Schedule

The cost is $6 for general admission and $5 for ages 65+. Residents pay $5 for general admission and $4 for ages 65+.  Skate rental is $3.

631 Lewis and Clark Boulevard, East Alton, IL

 

Granite City Ice Rink

Granite City Ice Rink is in Wilson Park. It’s a great place to spend a winter’s day!

Admission is $4 for kids and $5 for adults. Skate rental is $2.

3000 Fehling Road, Granite City, IL 62040

 

The Loading Dock Ice Rink

Come visit this gorgeous ice rink. Lights sparkle off of the ice as you skate around. 

Hours through March 8, 2020:

Fri 5pm-10pm | Sat 12pm-10pm | Sun 12pm-8pm

All-day skate pass: $10.50 | Skate Rental $5 | Season’s pass $75 | Season skate rental $25

401 E. Front Street, Grafton, IL 

 

 

Events near Alton by date:

Eagle Meet and Greets

Not currently updated for 2021

If you don’t mind the cold, winter is the best time for eagle watching. With the cold winter temperatures, rivers in the North start to freeze, causing the eagle population to head south along the river in search of food. From January through mid-February, the second largest population of American bald eagles in North America can be found migrating through the Alton region. 

The Great Rivers and Routes Tourism Bureau partners with the World Bird Sanctuary and TreeHouse Wildlife Center for the “Eagle Meet and Greet.”  

Every Saturday in January from 10am-2pm

Alton Visitor Center: 200 Piasa Street, Alton, MO

Free

Bald Eagle Days at Pere Marquette State Park

Held various Fridays and Saturdays throughout January and February 2021

8 am – 4 pm

13112 Visitor Center Lane, Grafton, IL 62037

Birds of Winter Raptor Saturdays

Various Saturdays throughout January and February 2021
10am – 2pm

Audubon Center at Riverlands
301 Riverlands Way, West Alton, MO 63386

Eagle Shuttle Tours

No tours currently scheduled

Alton Visitor Center 200 Piasa Street, Alton, IL 62002

Riverlands Owl Prowl

Learn about owls in this nighttime program by the Audubon Center at Riverlands and the World Bird Sanctuary. Includes a live bird show, and a question and answer session along with an outdoor hike.

January 28 and February 11, 2021

6 – 8 pm

Adults $20 | Children 12 and under $15

301 Riverlands Way, West Alton, IL

Pere Marquette Bald Eagle Festival

Not currently updated for 2021

Pere Marquette Lodge & Conference Center 13653 Lodge Boulevard,
Grafton, IL 62037

Toy Train Show 2020

Canceled for 2021

Franklin Masonic Lodge 1513 Washington Avenue, Alton, IL 62002

Underground Railroad Shuttle Tour

Group tours available only by reservation

Alton Visitor Center 200 Piasa Street, Alton, IL 62002

Story Time on the Farm

No events currently scheduled for 2021

Bring your little ones for storytime, followed by an activity. Storytimes take place every Wednesday through April 29 inside the Country Store in Belleville.

951 South Green Mount Road, Belleville, IL 62220

Children’s Garden Club

No current updates available

St. Louis County Parks has launched a program to plant a love of gardening in the hearts of children. Kids work on projects that they can take home as they continue to watch them grow. The Club meets on the first Saturday of the month, with the exception of July and September.  Here are the winter workshops lined up for 2020!

Events are held on the first Saturdays of each month at 9am, except for July and September.

No reservations are required.

Locations vary, see their website to find the next meeting, or to see the events scheduled for the rest of the year.

 

Girls in the Know

Sessions are currently offered virtually – click here!

Want to spend quality time with your preteen daughters, discussing topics with a real impact on them at this stage in their lives, while watching their confidence soar as they light up with knowledge? These four-week sessions area for girls ages 9-13 to attend with a parent or other adult close to them. Leading female experts run the series, ensuring that both the girls and the adults are imparted with vital information necessary for a living a healthy life. Doctors, police officers, and counselors present four different workshops to empower young girls on matters of the heart (body image), the head (empowerment), safety—online and away from home, and puberty.  

The four-week-long events are held at various places across St. Louis.

 

The Home Depot Kids Workshops

Workshops currently canceled, however some locations offer Kids Workshop Kits free to take home. Check with your local Home Depot.

Home Depot is the place to go for DIY projects. Kids use real tools to safely complete DIY projects at the Home Depot Kids Workshops. Watch as your kids gain practical building skills, and watch as their confidence soars. With many locations throughout St. Louis, it’s easy to find a Home Depot near you.

Use the store locator below to find one.

Eagle Days at Chain of Rocks Bridge

Canceled for 2021

The Chain of Rocks Bridge, which connects St. Louis with Madison County, Illinois, is one of the best areas to view eagles in the wintertime.  As the cold weather settles in up North, eagles follow the rivers south and settle around the St. Louis area. They are drawn to food, and to their prior nesting spots, which is why the eagles return year after year.

January 18 and 19 from 9am – 3pm

10820 Riverview Drive, St. Louis, MO 63137

 

James J. Eagan Center Ice Rink

James J. Eagan Civic Center offers open skate times throughout the winter season. 

Wed and Fri 7-9pm | Saturday 1:30-3:30 pm and 7-9pm | Sunday 2 – 4pm

The cost is $5 for adults, $4 for ages 4-17, and free for kids 3 and under. Resident rates are $3 for adults, $4 for ages 4-17.  Skate rental is $2.

Foss Swim School

COVID safety measures are in place: Staff health screenings, social distancing, heightened disinfection, secondary ultra violet filtration, and super safety shields and face coverings for the staff.

Foss Swim School fosters a love of swimming, and comfort in the water, with their proven swim school approach. Their sessions are divided into quarters, ensuring students have the same teacher and classmates session after session. Classes are divided by age and ability. Progression is the benchmark of each class, and skill mastery determines readiness to move to the next level.

1920 Zumbehl Road, St. Charles, MO (COMING SOON!)

1680 Highway K, O’Fallon, MO

Code Ninjas

No dates currently scheduled

Enjoy a parents’ night out while your kids play games, do puzzles, build robotics, and more.

For ages 7-14.

2955 Highway K, O’Fallon, MO 63368

 

Fete De Glace … Ice Carving Competition

In the summer, we have sandcastles. In the winter, we have ice sculptures! The Ice Festival is a fun event for all ages. Watch as carvers turn 260-pound blocks of ice into frozen art! Many artists use paintbrushes or pencils, but ice sculptors wield their mighty chainsaws, chisels, grinders, and knives. They also employ hot irons and cold spray to achieve masterful creations.

Too cold for you?  Stop by the outdoor fire pits to warm up or pop into one of the many restaurants and shops.

January 30, 2021

10 am- 3:30 pm

100 N. Main St., Saint Charles, MO 63301

 

Foundry Art Center

No events currently scheduled for 2021

Trains take you to different places. The Foundry Art Center, housed in a former train car factory, takes your imagination to places it has never been. Their goal is to underscore the importance of the arts so that arts and culture create an undeniable undercurrent in St. Louis. In addition to special exhibitions, you will be able to view local artists in their open front studios. You are encouraged to interact with them as they work.  In the impressive Grand Hall, touring and local performing groups come to entertain. On the upper level, you’ll find classrooms and creative areas for artist-led workshops, classes, and camps.