Union Station: A picturesque gem sitting within Downtown West, waiting to dazzle Holiday’s magic-Announcement

As the holidays roll in the spirit of the season brings us together for all things St. Louis Union Station, plus a Christkindl Market, making for a memorable experience.

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From Santa and the Polar Express Train Ride, dining that makes your taste buds merry, to our new 45 foot tree bar, one-of-a-kind gift ornaments and more, the experience will be magical.

With that being said, get out your note pad and start your adventure now. Each experience has information and timeline to guide you to a festive and entertaining holiday mood.

The Polar Express Train Ride returns to St. Louis Union Station!
An important St. Louis holiday tradition is bringing joy to families this year.  THE POLAR EXPRESS™ train ride returns to St. Louis Union Station for the 2023 holiday season. This year the beautifully decorated trains take you on a journey to the North Pole as you interact with the Polar Express characters, Santa Claus and his elves. THE POLAR EXPRESS™ is the magical story of a boy’s search for the real meaning of Christmas, based on the beloved children’s book.
CHRISTKINDL MARKET on the Purina Performance Plaza From unique retail offerings to games and festive snacks, guests can enjoy a new holiday tradition here at St. Louis Union Station, the Christkindl Market on the Purina Performance Plaza!
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Scuba Claus

Scuba Claus is back! Who knew Santa was a certified diver?

Check Scuba Claus out in Shark Canyon Friday, November 24th at 1:15pm and every Saturday and Sunday after that at 1:15pm.

Free with your paid admission to the Aquarium

The Sleigh Shed St. Louis’ newest pop-up cocktail experience is returning for the 2023 holiday season. Gather your friends and experience a wonderland of whimsy, decorated from top to bottom with the bling and baubles of the season. With traditional Christmas colors, dripping icicle lights and elaborate table and bar decor, the excess of the holidays is on full display at Sleigh Shed.
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