Things To Do In St. Louis, Missouri | Robyns.WorldWelcome to St. Louis Sunday! Here are some upcoming events in the St. Louis, Missouri and surrounding areas. With this being the holiday season I have included many holiday related events but I’ve also tried to include some non-holiday events as well. If you are looking for holiday light displays in St. Louis please check out my earlier post. You are welcome to add your own public events for December in the comments below as well.


  • Bissell Mansion Theatre: Murder on 34th Street
    Where: Bissell Mansion
    When: November 3-January 7, various times
    Cost: $54.95 and up
    Kris Kringle, aka Santa Claus, has been on trial before, but this time it’s for MURDER! Kris has been accused of killing Reginald T. Sawyer, the famous psychologist of Macy’s Department Store. Who is the real murderer? Could it be Miss Candy Cane, Cindy Lou Who, or maybe Ima Shopper. Join us for the Trial of the Century and help bring the murderer to justice. Ask for a “starring” role or just sit back and guess “who dunnit.” This interactive comedy, murder mystery is presented with a 4-course meal to DIE for!
  • Lemp Mansion Theater: The Christmas Killer
    Where: Lemp Mansion
    When: November 3-December 31, various times
    Cost: $52.95
    Ever commit murder? Now’s your chance when you attend “Jest” Entertainment’s comedy murder mystery dinner theater “The Christmas Killer!” Welcome to the party sponsored by Chatty Cathy, (and the “Misfit Toys”). We certainly hope that you can find a good home for one of our toys! Of course, it’ll be a fun party as long as the wrong element doesn’t show up! We’re talking about Ricky Stitch, of course. Gee! I hope nothing bad happens to him! Anyway, you’ll meet lots of characters tonight. In fact, you’ll be a character too! Whether you’d like to participate a lot, or just a little, we promise you great holiday fun when you attend “The Christmas Killer!”
  • Arch Winterfest
    Where: Kiener Plaza
    When: Nov 18-Jan 1, 2-9pm Thu-Sun, open all week Dec 24-Jan 1, Christmas Day Noon-4pm
    Cost: $5-$12
    Experience ice skating at the Gateway Arch.
  • The Polar Express Train Ride
    Where: St. Louis Union Station
    When: Daily now thru December 30, 4:30-8:30pm
    Cost: $39-$65, kids under 2, on lap, are free
    Experience the magic of The Polar Express children’s book. The journey comes to life on 45 minute adventures to the North Pole filled with magic, songs and cheer.
  • Missouri History Museum Homeschool Days Empathy and Community
    Where: Missouri History Museum
    When: December 4, 10am-2pm
    Cost: Free
    Spend the day working together, learning about empathy, and giving back to the community.
  • Holiday on the Harp
    Where: Maplewood Public Library
    When: December 4, 6:30-7:30pm
    Cost: Free
    Enjoy holiday medleys played on the harp by Terri Langerak.
  • The Blues in Black & White
    Where: The National Blues Museum
    When: December 3-January 12, 10am-5pm
    Cost: Included with admission to the museum
    The photography of Kirk West of Blues icons.
  • Hanukkah Celebration Dinner
    Where: Barnes & Noble, Ladue
    When: December 6, 6-7pm
    Cost: Free
    Hanukkah storytelling, games for kids, and singing presentation.
  • St. Peters Pearl Harbor Day Remembrance Ceremony
    Where: St. Peters Cultural Arts Centre
    When: December 7, 10am
    Cost: Free
    On December 7, 1941, more than 2,000 service men and women lost their lives during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, during World War II. Join the St. Peters Veterans Memorial Commission in commemorating our heroes, their families and friends at the annual Pearl Harbor Day Ceremony
  • A Christmas Carol
    Where: The Lindenwood Theater
    When: December 7-9, 7:30pm
    Cost: $10-$18 
    Enjoy the Charles Dickens’ classic and reflect on the spirit of Christmas.
  • A Jewish Joke
    Where: Wool Studio Theater, Creve Coeur
    When: Dec 7, 9, 10 (times vary)
    Cost: $41-$55
    During the 1950’s, the great era of Jewish humor, we meet irascible comedy screenwriter Bernie Lutz who is about to open a big movie. When he discovers to his surprise – and chagrin – that his name appears on Senator Joseph McCarthy’s infamous “black list,” Bernie is confronted with the dilemma of naming names and implicating his writing partner in order to save himself and his career. This poignant solo comedy shows one small man facing the tough American events of the mid-20th century. A story as relevant today as it was during the McCarthy era.
  • Seussical by Ignite Theatre Company
    Where: Dotzack, St. Louis
    When: December 7-10, multiple times
    Cost: $19.50
    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.
  • An Unforgettable Nat King Cole Christmas
    Where: The Playhouse at Westport
    When: December 7-17, various times
    Cost: $60
    The multi-talented Evan Tyrone Martin, warmly resonates the velvety vocal style of musical legend Nat King Cole in An Unforgettable Nat King Cole Christmas. Martin intimately relates Cole’s musical journey: from his upbringing in the Chicago church, to shuffling along the jazz scene, to his emergence as a popular music icon. Classic tunes include “Straighten Up and Fly Right,” “L-O-V-E,” “Smile” and of course holiday favorites.
  • Winter Wonderland on Ice Show
    Where: St. Peters Rec-Plex
    When: December 8-9
    Cost: $6.50-$9.50
    Celebrate the holidays as the Rec-Plex North ice rink comes to life and turns into an enchanted Winter Wonderland on Ice. The best Rec-Plex solo skaters and synchronized skating teams will dazzle audiences with the beauty and skill of their original programs. Beloved holiday characters join in the festivities to make this a delightful event for the whole family.
  • The Harlem Globetrotters
    Where: Scottrade Center
    When: December 9
    Cost: $24.50-$139.50
    The Original Harlem Globetrotters return to Scottrade Center December 9 with their action packed 2017 World Tour! A star-studded roster will have fans on the edge of their seats to witness the ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that thrills fans of all ages. Join Globetrotter stars after the game where they will stay for an autograph, photograph and high five session for fans (subject to availability).
  • Gateway Dirt Nationals
    Where: The Dome at America’s Center
    When: December 14-16
    Cost: $25-$45
    In total, tentatively 13 competitors will take to the 1/5 mile under the Dome for the first main event of the weekend and kicking off the 2nd running of the VP Racing Fuels Gateway Dirt Nationals. The main event will be 20 Laps.
  • Pinot’s Palette – Project Pet
    Where: Pinot’s Palette, Lake St. Louis
    When: December 15, 7-10pm
    Cost: $55
    Paint a portrait of your pet. Just email them a digital photo of your pet and they will walk you thru the process of painting your pet on canvas.
  • Missouri History Museum Christmas in Yellowstone
    Where: Missouri History Museum
    When: December 20, Noon
    Cost: Free
    Enjoy the film that takes you on a journey of the snowy landscapes of Yellowstone and how the park’s inhabitants survive its harsh winter.