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Things to Do in St. Louis in December 2013

Top Holiday Celebrations, Winter Events and Special Exhibits


There's no shortage of holiday events in St. Louis during December. From Christmas light displays to free holiday celebrations, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the season. And when you want a break from the festivities, there are some great non-holiday events too. Here are the top things to do in St. Louis in December 2013.

Cans Film Festival

Each year, local Wehrenberg Theatres help out the Savlation Army food pantries by hosting the Cans Film Festival. Anyone who brings 5 cans of food to a Wehrenberg Theatre, can see a movie for free before 5 p.m. If you bring an additional 10 cans (15 total), you'll also get a second pass to see a free movie on another day.
December 7, 2013
Various Locations

Holiday Events & Celebrations

The holiday season in St. Louis is a time to celebrate. There are concerts, special events for children, light displays, tree lightings and much more. For more information on all things about the holidays, see Top Holiday Events and Celebrations in the St. Louis Area.
December 2013
Various Locations

Owl Prowl

The World Bird Sanctuary in Valley Park hosts its Owl Prowl most weekends in December. A WBS naturalist will teach visitors about owls and their unique calls. Then, you'll take a night hike through the grounds to see and call wild owls. Admission to the Owl Prowls is $9 for adults and $7 for children younger than 12. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 636-225-4390.
December 6, 7, 14, 20 & 28, 2013
Valley Park

Y98 Mistletoe Show

Y98 hosts its Mistletoe Show with Avril Lavigne, Backstreet Boys, Gavin DeGraw and Five for Fighting at the Family Arena in St Charles. Doors open at 5 p.m. The show begins at 6 p.m. Tickets are $29 to $74.
December 8, 2012
St. Charles

Hidden Valley Ski Opens

December weather is cold enough (usually) for skiing in St. Louis. Workers at Hidden Valley Ski Resort are busy making snow to get the runs ready for opening day in mid-December. Hidden Valley offers daily skiing, plus special events like midnight ski and holiday parties.
Opens December 14, 2013

Bug World Exhibit

Learn all about the world of bugs in the special exhibit at the St. Louis Science Center. Explore bug habitats, social structures and food supplies through a series of interactive exhibits. General admission is $7 for adults and $4 for children. Science Center members get in for half-price.
December 2013
Forest Park

Amazing St. Louis

The Missouri History Museum is celebration 250 years of St. Louis history with KMOX radio host Charlie Brennan. Hear stories from Brennan's new book "Amazing St. Louis" at a free event.
December 17, 2013
Forest Park

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