Make the season merry and bright when you visit the Saint Louis Art Museum on December 9-11 for Winter Celebrations! The Saint Louis Art Museum's gift to you is 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 that are the traditions you love, and new experiences to delight and surprise. Discover wonderful works of art on your scavenger hunt and see our magical tree. It's a weekend of joy!

A membership to the Saint Louis Art Museum makes a great gift and is discounted 20 percent this weekend. Visit the Information Desk for details.

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COMMUNITY SHOWCASE

Performances by high school ensembles fill Sculpture Hall with the sounds of the season:
5 pm: Crossroads College Prep performing classical pop songs and contemporary hits.
6 pm: Clayton High School performing musical hits, along with music from the folk, jazz, and classical traditions.
7:30 pm: Normandy High School performing modern jazz and rhythm & blues.


CREATE LAB

5–8 pm
Drop by the Create Lab in Grigg Gallery and make a festive holiday decoration.

HOT COCOA HAPPY HOUR

5–8 pm
Jingle and mingle at the hot cocoa happy hour in Sculpture Hall while enjoying community performances. A full cash bar is available.

GARDEN WALK

5–8 pm
Take a lantern-lit stroll in the Grace Taylor Broughton Sculpture Garden and revel in harmonic glee in Taylor Hall while enjoying performances from:
5 pm: Rhythm ‘n' Ruach performing high-energy Hebrew and Jewish music.
6 pm: St. Louis Christmas Carols Association performing traditional favorites.
7 pm: Grupo México, with Gloria Hansen, performing traditional Mexican and Las Posadas holiday songs.

TREE LIGHTING

6:30 pm
Head to the Grace Taylor Broughton Sculpture Garden for the first-annual tree-lighting ceremony with Brent Benjamin, the Barbara B. Taylor Director of the Saint Louis Art Museum.

WINTER CONCERT

7—8:30 pm
Enjoy the Gateway Science Academy's Orchestra and Band during this special winter performance that will raise your holiday spirits! Performance takes place in The Farrell Auditorium. Seating for all auditorium events will be first come, first served. Auditorium doors will open 30 minutes prior to events.

COMMUNITY SHOWCASE

Performances by community organizations fill Sculpture Hall with dancing and the sounds of the season:
12:15 pm: Livety: Indigenous Dance performing traditional West African dance and drumming.
1:15 pm: Dance Center of Kirkwood performing scenes from The Nutcracker.
2:15 pm: Hispanic Festival, Inc. performing traditional dance and music from Latin America.
3:15 pm: St. Louis Osuwa Taiko performing Japanese drumming.

CREATE LAB

Noon–4 pm
Drop by the Create Lab in Grigg Gallery to make a festive holiday decoration.

FILMS

Noon–4 pm
Stop by The Farrell Auditorium for a whimsical lineup of animated short films from around the world. Visitors are welcome to drop in for these family-friendly films; no ticket required. Seating for all auditorium events will be first come, first served. Auditorium doors will open 30 minutes prior to events.

MEMBER GIFT

On Saturday and Sunday, Members can check in at the Information Desks to receive a voucher for a free hot beverage and a special Winter Celebrations Weekend child's ornament. A current membership card is required.
*Ornaments are reserved for children 12 and under only while supplies last.

COMMUNITY SHOWCASE

Performances by community organizations fill Sculpture Hall with dancing and the sounds of the season:
12:15 pm: Webster Groves High School A Cappella performing holiday favorites.
2:15 pm: Center for Indian Cultural Education – Bal Vihar performing traditional Indian dance.
3:15 pm: St. Louis Christmas Carols Association performing winter classics and traditional Christmas songs.

CREATE LAB

Noon–4 pm
Drop by the Create Lab in Grigg Gallery to make a festive holiday decoration.

PERFORMANCE

1–2 pm
Stop by The Farrell Auditorium for a presentation by Afriky Lolo, with Diádié Bathily, performing West African dance and drumming. Seating for all auditorium events will be first come, first served. Auditorium doors will open 30 minutes prior to events.

COOKIE DECORATING

1–4 pm
What's more traditional than a holiday cookie? Decorate your own in the Education Center. All supplies provided.

DROP-IN TOUR

2–3 pm
Enjoy a docent-led tour in partnership with the Repertory Theatre of St. Louis's production of A Christmas Carol. This free, drop-in tour departs from the Information Center located in Sculpture Hall.

MEMBER GIFT

On Saturday and Sunday, Members can check in at the Information Desks to receive a voucher for a free hot beverage and a special Winter Celebrations Weekend child's ornament. A current membership card is required.
*Ornaments are reserved for children 12 and under only while supplies last.