Fine Arts Drive in front of the Museum is closed to vehicle traffic. Parking lots are open, and the garage is accessible from Government Drive. More info.

Winter Celebrations

December 8 and 9

10 am–4 pm


Make the season merry and bright with the Saint Louis Art Museum at Winter Celebrations. This weekend of performances, art activities, and festivities is inspired by the warmth of the season and traditions from around the world. See groups like Afriky Lolo and St. Louis Osuwa Taiko, decorate cookies with your little ones, hear traditional stories from other cultures and much more during this special two-day festival.

Saturday, December 8

Create Lab

10 am-4 pm
Grigg Gallery
Drop by the Create Lab in Grigg Gallery and make your own work of art.

Give Lab

10 am-4 pm
Concourse
Make a seasonal card to lift someone’s spirits. Cards created on Saturday will be donated to Ronald McDonald House.

Storytelling

10:30-11 am
The Farrell Auditorium
Hear tales by Choctaw storyteller, Suzanne White.

Photo Booth

11 am-2 pm
Sculpture Hall
Capture a special memory in the photo booth.

Member Lounge

1-3 pm
Education Center
Family-level Members and above can enjoy hot cocoa, coffee, and cookies, hear stories from our storyteller, and make a seasonal card.

Community Showcase

Sculpture Hall
11:15 am: Gentlemen of Vision perform a step routine.
12:15 pm: Dance Center of Kirkwood perform scenes from The Nutcracker.
1:15 pm: Dances of India perform traditional Indian dance.
3:15-4 pm: St. Louis Christmas Carols Association perform traditional favorites

Performance

2-3 pm
The Farrell Auditorium
Afriky Lolo perform West African dancing and drumming.

Sunday, December 9

Create Lab

10 am-4 pm
Grigg Gallery
Drop by the Create Lab in Grigg Gallery and make your own work of art.

Give Lab

10 am-4 pm
Concourse
Make a seasonal card to lift someone’s spirits. Cards created on Sunday will be donated to the International Institute and St. Louis Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center.

Storytelling

10:30-11 am
The Farrell Auditorium
Hear Colombian tales from Carmen Dence with Grupo Atlantico.

Photo Booth

11 am-2 pm
Sculpture Hall
Capture a special memory in the photo booth.

Cookie Decorating

1-4 pm
Education Center
Design your own tasty work of art on a holiday cookie with Panorama’s Executive Chef Ivy Magruder. All supplies provided.

Community Showcase

Sculpture Hall
11:15 am: Webster Groves High School Jazz Band perform holiday tunes.
12:15 pm: Staam a Cappella from Washington University in St. Louis perform Hebrew and Jewish music.
1:15 pm: Hispanic Festival Inc. perform traditional dance and music from Latin America
3:15 pm: Normandy High School Jazz Band perform musical hits.

Performance

2:15-3 pm
The Farrell Auditorium
St. Louis Osuwa Taiko perform Japanese drumming.