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Parks & Recreation

Posted on: November 21, 2022

Holiday Events

Santa Porch Visit

The Parks & Recreation Department has a number of fun activities scheduled for December. Visit and click on “Register Online” to register for any of these events:

Santa’s reindeer have been busy dropping candy canes in Blackburn Park, and some have special prizes attached! Dress warmly for this outdoor event and come as early as 9:45 a.m. to decorate a hunting bag! The hunt is followed by hot chocolate and pictures with Santa. Co-sponsored by WGHS Interact Club. 
Ages 3-10 

Dec. 3 
Sat., 10 - 10:45 a.m. 
Fee: Res $5; Non-Res $7  
Blackburn Park 

Advance ticket purchase is recommended. For information, check the website or look for postings at the Ice Arena.  

Nutcracker on Ice Show Dates and Times:  
Dec. 10 and 11 
Sat., 2 p.m. or 4:30 p.m. 
Sun., 2 p.m. or 4:30 p.m. 


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Webster Groves Parks and Recreation has agreed to assist Santa in making his pre-holiday rounds. Bundle up your babies, dress up your dogs, corral your kids! Santa will make a 15-minute porch or in-home visit at your house to hear first-hand exactly what you would like for Christmas. Feel free to make a list because Santa’s a bit hard of hearing and it helps jog his memory. Select your preferred visit time, but know that times are granted in order of response.   (Service area is limited to Webster Groves.) 

Fri., Dec. 16 OR Sat., Dec. 17 
By reservation only 
Fee: $30 per household 

Join us for an evening with your favorite man in the red suit! Come in your pajamas, bring your wish list, and take a picture with Santa after dinner! We will have pizza, refreshments, and more! Parents remember to bring your cameras so you can take home this keepsake memory! Space is limited, and pre-registration is required!  
Dec. 16 
Fri., 6 - 8 p.m.  
Fee: Adults/Children 2 and up Res/Non-Res $10 per person (children 1 & under free but must register) 
Registration Deadline: Dec. 4 

Who's that jolly-looking big man in that red suit and hat? Why, that's Santa! Make a holiday stop at Webster Groves Ice Arena for a fun skate with the bearded wonder. 
Dec. 18 
Sun., 1 - 2:30 p.m. 
Daily rink admission applies 


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Spend New Year’s Eve with your friends and neighbors at this fun and festive annual ice skating party at the Rec! Vending machines are available for snacks.   

Fri., Dec. 31, 6 - 8:30 p.m.  
Register in advance at   
Fee: $5 in advance; $10 at the door until capacity is reached 
(Children under age 4 are free and need not be registered.)  

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