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Take Metro Transit to Holiday Events in December

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Front of a west-bound MetroLink train arriving at the North Hanley station. It is snowing and snow covers the ground and tracks.

As we enter December there are plenty of holiday events and activities in the St. Louis area to attend, and Metro is here to get you there.

Check out the roundup of local events below, and download the Transit app to help you plan your trip, track your ride and pay your fare. 

Merry on the Metro – Various Dates and Locations

  • December will feature a month of merriment on Metro Transit thanks to our partners at Citizens for Modern Transit and the St. Clair County Transit District. Listen to carolers at various transit centers, participate in our ugly sweater contest, find hidden transit gift boxes on Metro vehicles, catch a Santa sighting at Emerson Park Transit Center, and more this holiday season with Merry on Metro. Get all the details here: cmt-stl.org/merry-on-metro

Steinberg Skating Rink in Forest Park – 12/1-12/31
MetroLink – Central West End Transit Center
MetroBus Routes – #1 Gold, #8 Shaw Cherokee, #10 Lindell Gravois, #13 Union, #18 Taylor, #42 Sarah, #59 Oakland, #95 Kingshighway

  • Visit Steinberg Skating Rink in Forest Park this December to ice skate or try their new bumper cars on ice.

Joy Winter Wonderland at Union Station – 12/1-12/24 from 4 to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 12 to 10 p.m. Friday through Saturday
MetroLink – Union Station MetroLink Station
MetroBus Routes – #4 Natural Bridge and #94 Page

  • The Joy Winter Wonderland is open to the public on the Purina Performance Plaza. Guests will find games, craft stations, retail and a unique photo opportunity with Santa Claus. They will also welcome some of St. Louis’ favorite vendors and enjoy festive food and beverage offerings!

St. Louis Blues Games at the Enterprise Center – Various Dates in December
MetroLink – Civic Center Transit Center
MetroBus Routes – #4 Natural Bridge, #10 Gravois-Lindell, #11 Chippewa, #19 St. Louis Ave., #30 Arsenal, #31 Chouteau, #32 Dr. ML King, #40 North Broadway, #41 Lee, #73 Carondelet, #74 Florissant, #94 Page, #97 Delmar

  • Take Metro Transit to the Enterprise Center to cheer on the St. Louis Blues! Get the full December schedule here.

Winterfest at Kiener Plaza 12/3-12/31
MetroLink – Stadium MetroLink Station and 8th and Pine MetroLink Station
MetroBus Routes – #40 N. Broadway

  • On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in December, celebrate the magic of the season in Downtown St. Louis with ice skating, holiday lights and music, cozy igloos, winter market, and so much more!

Castrol Gateway Dirt Nationals at the Dome at the America’s Center – 12/2-12/4
MetroLink – Convention Center MetroLink Station
MetroBus Routes – #32 Dr. ML King and #40 North Broadway

  • The Gateway Dirt Nationals is the only indoor stock car race featuring Open Wheel Modifieds, Super Late Models, and Midgets. The 6th annual event takes place in December at the Dome at America’s Center in Downtown St. Louis Missouri.

Jingle and Mingle: A Holiday Cruise at the Gateway Arch Riverboats – 12/3, 12/9, 12/10, and 12/11
MetroLink – Laclede’s Landing MetroLink Station
MetroBus Routes – #40 N. Broadway

  • Celebrate the holidays in style aboard the Jingle & Mingle Holiday Dinner Cruise. Featuring signature food, delicious drinks and incredible views, it’s the best place to make memories this holiday season.

James Taylor and His All-Star Band with Special Guest Jackson Browne at the Enterprise Center – 12/4 at 7:30 p.m.
MetroLink – Civic Center Transit Center
MetroBus Routes – #4 Natural Bridge, #10 Gravois-Lindell, #11 Chippewa, #19 St. Louis Ave., #30 Arsenal, #31 Chouteau, #32 Dr. ML King, #40 North Broadway, #41 Lee, #73 Carondelet, #74 Florissant, #94 Page, #97 Delmar

  • Legendary singer/songwriter James Taylor & His All-Star Band with special guest Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Jackson Browne and his band are coming to Enterprise Center for one intimate and memorable night!

The Muppet Christmas Carol in Concert at Powell Symphony Hall – 12/11 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., 12/12 at 2 p.m.
MetroBus Routes: #10 Gravois-Lindell, #70 Grand, #97 Delmar

  • Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy, and all the beloved Muppets star in their adaptation of Charles Dickens’ classic tale. Follow Ebenezer Scrooge’s transformation on the big screen through Christmases past, present, and future, while your St. Louis Symphony Orchestra performs the music live. There will be no “bah, humbugs” after this!

The Trans-Siberian Orchestra at the Enterprise Center – 12/30 at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.
MetroLink – Civic Center Transit Center
MetroBus Routes – #4 Natural Bridge, #10 Gravois-Lindell, #11 Chippewa, #19 St. Louis Ave., #30 Arsenal, #31 Chouteau, #32 Dr. ML King, #40 North Broadway, #41 Lee, #73 Carondelet, #74 Florissant, #94 Page, #97 Delmar

  • A St. Louis holiday tradition, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, returns to Enterprise Center for two performances.

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer the Musical at the Fabulous Fox Theatre – 12/17 at 7:00 p.m. and 12/18 at 11 a.m., 3 p.m., and 7 p.m.
MetroBus Routes: #10 Gravois-Lindell, #70 Grand, #97 Delmar

  • The beloved TV classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season. Come see all of your favorite characters from the special including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph, as they come to life in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer the Musical. It’s an adventure that teaches us that what makes you different can be what makes you special.

St. Louis Ballet’s The Nutcracker at the Touhill Performing Arts Center – 12/17-12/23
MetroLink – UMSL North MetroLink Station and North Hanley Transit Center
MetroBus Routes – #4 Natural Bridge, #34 Earth City, #47 Hanley, #49 Lindbergh, #61 Chambers, #76 McDonnell Waterford, #77 Village Square, #79 Ferguson, #98 Ballas-North Hanley, #100 Hazelwood

  • St. Louis’ favorite holiday production is back! Grand and traditional, Gen Horiuchi’s The Nutcracker is a large-scale production with glorious sets and lighting, hundreds of colorful costumes, rousing music and the talents of St. Louis Ballet’s professional dancers alongside students of the St. Louis Ballet School.

New Year’s Eve Celebration at Powell Symphony Hall – 12/31 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
MetroBus Routes: #10 Gravois-Lindell, #70 Grand, #97 Delmar

  • Music Director Stéphane Denève and your St. Louis Symphony Orchestra ring in 2022 at the New Year’s Eve Celebration with matinee and evening concerts. Enjoy musical favorites and great surprises at one of St. Louis’ best-kept secrets. Bring family and friends together for this musical celebration, and start 2022 with meaningful musical memories.

Masks Are Required on Metro Transit

Per a federal mandate from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), masks are required while riding MetroBus, MetroLink and Metro Call-A-Ride, and while at MetroLink stations and Metro Transit Centers.

Plan Your Trip

To plan your trip to any of these great local events, use our online Trip Planner or download the Transit app to plan your trip and pay your fare, or contact Metro Transit Information at 314.231.2345 (phone) or 314.207.9786 (text), available 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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