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Dancer in Sculpture Hall
Children singing along to music in a gallery
Ballerinas dancing in Sculpture Hall
The Saint Louis Art Museum presents a weekend of festivities for family and friends inspired by the warmth of the season and cultures near and far. You’ll find performances and art activities to create new memories, as well as experiences that delight and surprise. It’s a weekend of joy!

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Dancer in Sculpture Hall

Hot Cocoa Happy Hour

5–8 pm
Sculpture Hall
Jingle and mingle at the hot cocoa happy hour in Sculpture Hall while enjoying community performances. Adult and kid-friendly beverages are available for purchase.

Create Lab

5–9 pm
Grigg Gallery
Create your own work of art inspired by seasonal traditions from around the world. Each day features a different activity.

Give Lab

5–9 pm
Education Center
Make a seasonal card to lift someone’s spirits. Each day’s cards will be donated to a different community organization in St. Louis.

Garden Gathering

5:30–6:30 pm
Grace Taylor Broughton Sculpture Garden

5:30 pm - VSA Arts of Missouri and Living Arts Studio present festive puppets inspired by the Museum’s collection

St. Louis Christmas Carols Association performs traditional holiday favorites

6 pm - Staam A Capella from Washington University in St. Louis sing Hebrew and Jewish music.

Community Showcase

6:30 pm - Gloria Hansen and the St. Louis Mexican Cultural Institute perform traditional Mexican and Las Posadas holiday songs.

7 pm - Normandy High School musicians play modern jazz and rhythm & blues

Performance

7:30–8:30 pm
The Farrell Auditorium
St. Louis Osuwa Taiko perform Japanese drumming, and Livety: Indigenous Dance perform traditional West African dance and drumming.

American Sign Language Interpretation offered at all programs marked with this icon
Children dancing onstage

Create Lab

12–4 pm
Grigg Gallery
Create your own work of art inspired by seasonal traditions from around the world. Each day features a different activity.

Give Lab

12–4 pm
Concourse
Make a seasonal card to lift someone’s spirits. Each day’s cards will be donated to a different community organization in St. Louis.

Community Showcase

Sculpture Hall

12:15 pm - Webster Groves High School Jazz I plays Duke Ellington’s The Nutcracker Suite

1:15 pm - Dance Center of Kirkwood perform scenes from The Nutcracker

3:15 pm - Dances of India performs traditional Indian dance

Family Member Holiday Lounge

1–3 pm
Education Center
Family-level Members and above enjoy additional festivities including cookies, cocoa, and storytelling. A current membership card at an eligible level is required for entry.

Performance

2-3 pm
The Farrell Auditorium
Afriky Lolo, with Diádié Bathily, perform West African dance and drumming.
Child decorating cookie

Create Lab

12–4 pm
Grigg Gallery
Create your own work of art inspired by seasonal traditions from around the world. Each day features a different activity.

Give Lab

12–4 pm
Concourse
Make a seasonal card to lift someone’s spirits. Each day’s cards will be donated to a different community organization in St. Louis.

Community Showcase

Sculpture Hall

12:15 pm - Hispanic Festival Inc. perform traditional dance and music from Latin America

1:15 pm - Webster Groves High School A Cappella sing holiday favorites

3:15 pm - St. Louis Christmas Carols Association sing winter classics and traditional Christmas songs

Cookie Decorating

1–4 pm
Education Center
Design your own tasty work of art in the form of a holiday cookie! Join us in the Education Center with Panorama’s Executive Chef Ivy Magruder. All supplies provided.

Winter Concert

2–3:30 pm
The Farrell Auditorium
Enjoy Gateway Science Academy’s Orchestra and Band during a special winter performance that will raise your holiday spirits!

American Sign Language Interpretation offered at all programs marked with this icon