Christmas Events You Won't Want to Miss in the St. Louis Area

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Christmas is just around the corner!  Are you looking for festive activities to take the family to enjoy before Christmas?  There are several activities in the St. Louis area that will definitely get you in the Christmas spirit.  In this week’s blog, we will highlight a few of the activities/events that we think you may enjoy.  

The Elf on a Shelf, A Christmas Musical

December 19th, 2019 
7:00 PM 
Stifel Theatre

The beloved tradition that continues to capture the hearts of children and their families everywhere comes to the live stage for the first time ever in this all-new musical and premiere stage production. When the top Scout Elf of his graduating class is sent to a disconnected, multi-generational family struggle to rediscover Christmas spirit, he’s got to find a way off the shelf and into their hearts. This toe-tapping, heartwarming story of one small elf’s big impact on his adoptive family includes an exclusive invitation to Santa’s North Pole and engages audiences with a glimpse into the magical lives of Scout Elves. Featuring an original story and score, dazzling sets and costumes, and wondrous moments that make even the most cynical believe, this momentous celebration of the season leaves spirits high and captivates all with the splendor of Christmas.

Complete your The Elf on the Shelf – A Christmas Musical experience with our exclusive pre-show photo opportunity with a Scout Elf! Photos will take place in front of a magical North Pole backdrop, featuring a Christmas tree decorated by Santa’s Scout Elves, where children can leave a personalized message for Santa (printable ornaments are available for download at As a commemorative takeaway for children in your party, the VIP access badge becomes a keepsake that can be hung on your own Christmas tree at home for years to come.

The photo opportunity will take place 1.5 hours prior to the showtime and will cost $50 per family, taken on your camera by our staff, with the Scout Elf. Space is limited, purchase your VIP ticket today!

IMPORTANT: Only one VIP ticket is needed PER FAMILY. The VIP ticket is not a show ticket; you must have your show ticket before purchasing a VIP ticket.

Wild Lights at the Saint Louis Zoo

Stroll through the Saint Louis Zoo's enchanting holiday wonderland and enjoy festive fun for the whole family!  The event will be open in the evening from 5:30 - 8:30 through the 30th of December.  They will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  

Weekday Prices:  
$8 members
$9 non-members

Weekend Prices:
$10 members
$11 non-members

Winter Wonderland, presented by St. Louis County Parks

Start a new holiday tradition or continue a favorite one at the 34th Annual Winter Wonderland in Tilles Park. The display is open November 22 through January 2 from 5:30-9:30. Winter Wonderland can be enjoyed on foot, by carriage or by vehicle. 

Located at Tilles Park- 9551 Litzsinger Rd, St. Louis, MO 63124
Prices range from $12 - $120

These are just a few of the events we thought would be great for the family.  There are several others if you aren’t able to make it to one of these.  And if you’re still looking for the perfect gift for the boater in your life, Firstmate Controls has several ideas for you.  The Firstmate Units are a great gift to anyone who has a boat lift and would like to save time messing with their lift and get out on the water faster.  We also have the bracket buddy which will help lake lovers accessorize their dock without any issues.  Check out our website to see all the marine equipment that we have to offer.  

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