Arts, Culture, Recreation in the St. Louis New Area | What’s happening in St. Louis

St. Louis's online guide to arts, culture, & recreation!

FEATURED EVENTS

Dates: 
11/20/2017
11/21/2017
11/22/2017

Location:

4344 Shaw Blvd
St. Louis, MO, 63110
United States

Phone:

(314) 577-5100
Time: 
Hours: 5–10 p.m. | Last Entry: 9 p.m.

Garden Glow

More than a million lights surrounds visitors with a spectacle of unique installations amid some of the Garden's most iconic locations. Enjoy interactive photo opportunities, holiday music and festivities, food and drinks and more! Nov 18 - Jan 1.
Learn More

Dates: 
12/09/2017

Location:

663 Fairview
St. Louis, MO, 63119
United States

Phone:

314-222-9469
Time: 
11:00am

PARTY AT THE NORTH POLE

Saturday, December 9 at 11am
Learn More

Dates: 
11/23/2017

Location:

11 North 4th Street
St. Louis, MO, 63102
United States

Phone:

(314) 345.9908
Time: 
8:45am

2017 Ameren Thanksgiving Day Parade

Celebrating its 32nd year, the 2017 Ameren Thanksgiving Day Parade will step off at 8:45 a.m. on Thursday, November 23 from 7th Street and Market Street in Downtown St. Louis. The parade will be broadcast live on KMOV-TV Channel 4, awarded an Emmy for their production of the 2015 parade.
Learn More

Dates: 
12/14/2017
12/15/2017
12/16/2017

Location:

527 N Grand Blvd
St. Louis, MO, 63103
United States

Phone:

(314) 534-1111
Time: 
Varies

A Christmas Carol

This fully-staged musical version of Charles Dickens’ classic tale, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, has become a Yuletide tradition. The story was adapted for the stage by Charles Jones, former executive director of the Omaha Community Playhouse in Omaha, Nebraska. The Caravan has been touring this adaptation of A Christmas Carol since 1979. It is one of the most widely viewed productions of the Dickens tale in the nation, annually performing for over 100,000 people in over 60 cities across the country. A Christmas Carol features a spirited ensemble of 23 performers who bring Dickens’ fable of redemption to life on a magical set created by noted designer James Othuse. A full array of timeless carols such as “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,” “Away In a Manger” and “Here We Come A-Wassailing” are interwoven within the classic story of a tight-fisted, middle-class merchant Ebenezer Scrooge and all the beloved characters from Dickens' 1843 novel. The heartwarming tale depicts Scrooge, whose values are focused exclusively on profit, and his conflicts with the struggling Cratchit family, whose tragic problems typified the working class during the Industrial Revolution in Victorian England. The touching climax is based on Dickens' belief that the ills of a greedy world can be healed by brotherhood and unselfishness. The colorful scenery and elaborate costumes faithfully recreate the Victorian period. Exceptional voices, lively dancing and dazzling special effects like the mysterious spinning bed combine to create a spectacular holiday treat for the entire family.
Learn More

Dates: 
11/22/2017
11/23/2017
11/24/2017

Location:

Tilles Park
9551 Litzsinger Road
St. Louis, MO, 63124
United States

Phone:

314-615-5572
Time: 
5:30 - 9:30 pm

Winter Wonderland at Tilles Park

Celebrate 32 years of holiday merry-making at Tilles Park! Winter Wonderland is open for vehicular traffic and carriage rides Sunday thru Friday from 5:30 – 9:30 pm.
Learn More

The event has already taken a place at this date: 
10/25/2017

Location:

#1 James J. Eagan Dr.
Florissant, MO, 63033
United States

Phone:

314-921-5678
Time: 
2:00pm

Dragons Love Tacos

Theatreworks USA's newest musical revue of beloved contemporary children's books! Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin Dragons love all sorts of tacos—except spicy ones! When a boy throws his new dragon friends a spicy salsa taco party , red-hot trouble ensues. Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein It’s bedtime for the little red chicken. Papa is going to read her a story, but the chicken can’t help interrupting. Will the chicken ever get to sleep? The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds A story about the creative spirit in all of us. Vashti can’t draw, but when her teacher says “Just make a mark and see where it takes you.” Vashti discovers she is an artist, after all. Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride by Kate DiCamillo, Illustrated by Chris Van Dusen. Mercy, a porcine wonder, and Mr. Watson go for a ride every Saturday in Mr. Watson’s automobile. But one Saturday, guess who winds up behind the wheel? Cowgirl Kate and Cocoa School Days by Erica Silverman, painted by Betsy Lewin Yee Haw! Cowgirl Kate and her loyal horse Cocoa are the perfect pair. They do everything together, until school is in session—and horses are not allowed!
Learn More

Dates: 
12/07/2017
12/08/2017
12/09/2017

Location:

3224 Locust 2B
St. Louis, MO, 63103
United States

Phone:

314-717-1851
Time: 
Varies

SEUSSICAL

The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many "thinks." Horton faces a double challenge – not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left to his care by the irresponsible Mayzie La Bird. Although Horton faces ridicule, danger, kidnapping and a trial, the intrepid Gertrude McFuzz never loses faith in him. Ultimately, the powers of friendship, loyalty, family and community are challenged and emerge triumphant.
Learn More

Dates: 
11/21/2017
11/22/2017

Location:

527 N Grand Blvd
St. Louis, MO, 63103
United States

Phone:

(314) 534-1111
Time: 
Varies

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical

The beloved TV classic RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season. Come see all of your favorite characters from the special including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph, as they come to life in RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MUSICAL. It’s an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special. Don’t miss this wonderful holiday tradition that speaks to the misfit in all of us. Based on the animated television special Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and the stage production directed and conceived by Jeff Frank and First Stage. Script adaptation by Robert Penola. Arrangements and orchestrations by Timothy Splain.
Learn More

Dates: 
12/01/2017

Location:

Glazebrook Community Park
1401 Stamper Lane
Godfrey, IL, 62035
United States

Phone:

(618) 466-1483
Time: 
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Snowflake Festival

The 13th annual Snowflake Festival will be held on Friday, December 1, from 6 - 8 pm at Glazebrook Park.
Learn More

Dates: 
12/02/2017

Location:

1050 Des Peres Road
Des Peres, MO, 63131
United States

Phone:

314-835-6150
Time: 
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

COOKIES WITH CLAUS

Bring the family to The Lodge Des Peres for a special morning with Santa. Santa will accept wish lists and smile for pictures.
Learn More

Dates: 
12/16/2017

Location:

#1 James J. Eagan Dr.
Florissant, MO, 63033
United States

Phone:

314-921-5678
Time: 
2:00 and 7:00 PM

Cowboy Christmas

Cowboy Christmas will feature local actors, singers and musicians performing a tribute to singing cowboys with a holiday twist. All proceeds support the Duckie DeMere Scholarship program, which has presented more than $50,000 to students pursuing a performing arts education.
Learn More

Dates: 
12/03/2017

Location:

#1 James J. Eagan Dr.
Florissant, MO, 63033
United States

Phone:

314-921-5678
Time: 
2:00 and 6:00 PM

TCHAIKOVSKY'S NUTCRACKER

This is a great way to introduce young audience members to the ballet and theatre and you get to meet the Sugar Plum Fairy and the rest of the cast after the show! Come be a part of the magic!
Learn More

Dates: 
12/08/2017

Location:

7661 Mexico Rd
St Peters, MO, 63376
United States

Phone:

636-294-2978
Time: 
6:00pm and 8:00pm

A Charlie Brown Christmas

A Charlie Brown Christmas Dessert Theatre- Now the classic animated television special comes to life on the LifeLight Youth Theatre stage in this faithful stage adaptation featuring all of your favorite characters and classic Vince Guaraldi score. Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the Peanuts gang as they mount a play, save a tree and uncover the true meaning of Christmas. Tickets - $12 includes a delicious Dessert buffet and pre-show party where you can make a Christmas ornament, Meet the Grinch, Enjoy some hot chocolate. ​WHERE- Grace Community Chapel, 7661 Mexico Rd. St Peters, MO 63376
Learn More

Dates: 
12/08/2017
12/09/2017
12/10/2017

Location:

The Grandel Theatre
3610 Grandel Square
St. Louis, MO, 63108
United States

Phone:

(314) 932-7414
Time: 
Varies

Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates

Metro Theater Company presents a new telling of the classic story Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates. First published in 1865, this is a story of resilience and integrity in the face of adversity and the thrill of racing down the ice on skates. In the end, we learn character is not defined by wealth or status, but by the choices that we make and the actions we take.
Learn More

Dates: 
11/28/2017
11/29/2017
11/30/2017

Location:

527 N Grand Blvd
St. Louis, MO, 63103
United States

Phone:

(314) 534-1111
Time: 
Varies

The King and I

Two worlds collide in the Lincoln Center Theater production of this “breathtaking and exquisite” (The New York Times) musical, directed by Bartlett Sher. One of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s finest works, THE KING AND I boasts a score that features such beloved classics as “Getting To Know You,” “I Whistle a Happy Tune,” “Hello Young Lovers,” “Shall We Dance” and “Something Wonderful.” Set in 1860’s Bangkok, the musical tells the story of the unconventional and tempestuous relationship that develops between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher whom the modernist King, in an imperialistic world, brings to Siam to teach his many wives and children. Winner of the 2015 Tony Award® for Best Musical Revival, THE KING AND I is “too beautiful to miss” (New York Magazine).
Learn More