Back In Time: Historic Downtown St. Louis and the Holiday Season

From the festive lights to the former Famous-Barr windows, Downtown St. Louis has been a holiday destination for generations. Scroll through these images from the Missouri History Museum to see past holiday celebrations in Downtown, and find your family’s next holiday activity below.

Skate with Batman
Kiener Plaza
Dec. 17, 2 p.m.

Skate with your favorite superhero at this character event. Make sure to bring your camera!

Winterfest at the Arch Rink
Kiener Plaza
Thursdays–Sundays through Jan. 1

This ongoing celebration lets you ice skate near the Gateway Arch. Each Thursday, the first 50 on the ice receive a complimentary Winterfest at the Arch hockey puck.

Old Courthouse Free Holiday Concert
Dec. 20, 12:00 p.m.

Join the Liberty Clarinet Quartet of the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America at Scott Air Force Base at this free musical performance.

Sadie Hawkins Day String Band Old-Fashioned Holiday Sing-A-Long
Central Library
Dec. 21, 7 p.m.

Bring the family and get ready to sing along to your favorite holiday tunes. This first-come, first-served event is free and requires no reservations.

ELF The Musical
Peabody Opera House
Dec. 26–28

Follow along as Buddy the Elf travels from the North Pole to New York City in this hit Broadway musical.