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Get the family out of the house for some free fun at Borders this Thursday! Here’s the scoop:

  • Thursday, January 13, 6 pM
  • At participating Borders locations (please contact your store to find out if they are participating before going)
  • Several different board games will be available for families to play
  • Recommended for ages 6 and up
  • Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult
  • Additional game nights on January 20 and 27

There are a few Christmas Events available Saturday, December 18:

Christmas Carols in the Garden

  • Missouri Botanical Garden
  • 1-5 PM
  • Free with Garden Admission
  • If you want to go totally for free and are a STL City or County resident, simply get to the Garden before noon. You will get into the Garden for free and can then stroll at your leisure until 1PM.
  • Santa will be present
  • Secular and sacred Christmas carols

Christmas Ice Show


Today is the third Friday of the month, so that means free admission to The Magic House!

  • 5:30-9 PM
  • Located in Kirkwood
  • Up to two parents and four of their own children from each family
  • Expect crowds!
  • Free parking
  • Sponsored by Target

This Saturday, December 11, head to a local Borders bookstore for Christmas sing-alongs, stories, games and more!

The fun begins at 11AM. Children under 14 must have a legal guardian with them, and this event is geared toward those ages 3-8.

Consider calling your local store to find out details before you go.


All events are free unless otherwise noted.

Jungs Station Baptist Church “Drive-Thru Christmas

  • St. Charles
  • Dec. 3-5, 6-8 PM
  • Cars drive through at their own pace
  • Average “drive thru” time is ten minutes
  • 8′ Christmas cards, decorations, music, cookies and hot cocoa

Lord of Life Lutheran Church “Return to Bethlehem”

  • Chesterfield
  • Dec. 3, 6-8 PM
  • Dec. 4-5, 2-5 PM
  • Living nativity
  • Indoors
  • Handicap accessible
  • Fifteen-minute self-guided tour

Grace Church “Bethlehem Express”

Salem Lutheran Church “Bethlehem Experience”

  • Affton
  • Dec. 4, 6-8 PM
  • Dec. 5, 12:15-2:30 PM
  • 25-minute tours of Bethlehem running continually
  • free-will offering accepted

Mount Calvary Lutheran Church “Advent Family Fair”

  • Brentwood
  • Dec. 5, 2-4 PM
  • Games, snacks, crafts, music and more!

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This one sounds like a winner for the whole family!

The Lutheran Church of Webster Gardens is hosting a “Drop and Shop” for kids on Saturday night!

  • Saturday, December 4, 5:30-8 PM
  • Located on Watson Road in Webster Groves
  • Kids ages 5 and up may be left while parents shop (or sneak in a date night!)
  • Parents are welcome to stay with children of any age
  • Dinner served at 6:30 PM
  • Toy Story 3 will be shown
  • Kids can go in their PJ’s and take their sleeping bags and pillows
  • All free!

Landmark Family Church is hosting a community Thanksgiving dinner, and you are invited!

  • Saturday, November 20, 4-5:30 PM
  • Free! Just register at the church’s website or by calling (636) 922-2414
  • Held at Edward Jones Family YMCA

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