St. Louis is one of the most festive and unique places during the holiday season. Conveniently located in the center of the Midwest, it is an easy destination to get to by car or plane. The Hiltons of St. Louis are ready to host you this holiday season while you explore the city. Here are the top things to do in St. Louis during the holidays:
All Aboard THE POLAR EXPRESS™
Put on your favorite Christmas pajamas and hop aboard THE POLAR EXPRESS! This is a memorable and magical experience with your family. When you stay at the St. Louis Union Station Hotel Curio Collection by Hilton, you can take advantage of the Polar Express package! The package includes a ticket to board the train and deluxe accommodations. The train departs Union Station and takes you on a 45-minute journey to see Santa at the North Pole. The ride consists of cookies, hot chocolate, Christmas carols, and recordings of The Polar Express book. Once you arrive at the North Pole, someone with a white beard will board the train bearing a special gift for the kids.
Spin Around the Ferris Wheel
St. Louis’s newest attraction—The St. Louis Wheel— is now open! This 200-foot Ferris wheel will rise above Union Station offering amazing views of the city. The St. Louis Wheel has 42 enclosed gondolas, with climate control. The Ferris wheel will take passengers on three to four rotations—lasting 15 minutes— over the St. Louis skyline. We can’t think of a better way to view the city and lights this holiday season.
Millions of Brewery Lights
Do you want to experience the site of millions of twinkling holiday lights? Then you have to head to the 34th annual Brewery Lights at the Anheuser-Busch St. Louis Brewery. Walk down Pestalozzi Street and see how the brewery is transformed into a glowing and magical place. You can also upgrade your visit to see the famous Budweiser Clydesdales, ice skate, fire pit fun, and other VIP packages! Want to see more lights? Here is a to see holiday lights in St. Louis.
A Lot of Holiday in the Park
You will not want to miss —this is a highlight of the season! This experience takes place at the St. Louis Six Flags. You will have a full day experiencing this Winter Wonderland. Holiday in the Park offers a petting zoo, big-to-small thrills on the rides, entertainment, unique food, and tasty treats. This a great way to smile and laugh all day with family and friends.
Holiday Shows for Everyone
The holidays are a perfect time to see a show in St. Louis. Do you want to enjoy the music of the Trans-Siberian Orchestra or take the kids to see the musical Elf on The Shelf? There are plenty of options this season—here is a list of shows you can’t miss.
Aquatic Life at the St. Louis Aquarium
Another new Union Station attraction set to open during late 2019 is the St. Louis Aquarium. This is a must visit this holiday season. The state-of-the-art aquarium will have best in-class technology, animal care, education, and conservation. The St. Louis aquarium is over 120,000 square feet and features 13,000 animals, 257 species, and 44 exhibits.
As you can see, St. Louis during the holidays is eventful! We can’t wait to see you this 2019 holiday season. Book your reservations soon before they fill up!