Spending the holidays in one of Arch Interim Housing’s locations this year? You’re in luck! St Louis, MO hosts holiday festivities that are second to none. No matter which corporate housing location you’re staying at there is local St Louis traditions that are sure to put you in the holiday spirit. It might be chilly outside, but these 5 family-fun activities will warm your heart!


2015 Ameren Missouri Thanksgiving Day Parade: Celebrate Thanksgiving day by enjoying one of St Louis’ biggest and brightest holiday parades. The parade starts at 8:45 am on Thursday, November 26th and is located in Downtown St Louis. You can enjoy musical floats and displays, giant helium balloon figures, storybook characters and, of course, Santa! If you are unable to attend the parade you can tune into KMOV-TV Channel 4, where the parade will be broadcasted live. (From 7th and Market Street)
Garden Glow at the Missouri Botanical Garden: Garden Glow is an extraordinary event that creates a winter wonderland for it’s visitors by providing unique installations, interactive photo opportunities, traditional holiday music and more. You and your family will be fascinated by the Botanical Garden’s holiday transformation. This year’s Garden Glow even offers specially priced family nights! Garden Glow will be open from November 21st – December 17th, Wednesday-Sunday evenings. (4344 Shaw Blvd., St Louis, MO 63110) Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63110
The Polar Express Train Ride: Create a memorable holiday season by taking your family on a trip to the North Pole! The Polar Express comes to life on this 6-mile round trip route through Downtown St Louis. Enjoy a holographic light show, live music, photo opportunities with Santa and shopping! You can also purchase tickets for a Magical Holiday Dinner and special panoramic light show. (1800 Market St., St Louis, MO 63103)


U.S. Bank Wild Lights: Winter is snow much fun here in St Louis! You’re guaranteed to have some holiday fun at The St Louis Zoo during Wild Lights. This year you can visit Kali the polar bear, admire the holiday light displays, watch live ice carving demonstrations, listen to stories around the campfire, ride the carousel, eat s’mores and much more. Make sure not to miss out on this arctic wonderland! (One Government Dr., St. Louis, MO 63110)

Winter Wonderland at Tilles Park: If you’d like to experience a traditional winter wonderland that features over a million lights and festive holiday scenes, this is the place for you! You can drive through the park to admire the lights and displays, or you can enhance your time by viewing them on a horse-drawn carriage. Winter Wonderland is open for vehicular traffic and carriage rides from Nov. 25th – Jan. 2nd, Sunday-Friday from 5:30 pm to 9:30 pm. Saturdays are reserved for carriage rides only. (9551 Litzinger Rd., St. Louis, MO 63124)

If you’re looking for corporate housing in St Louis during the holiday season, contact Arch Interim housing! We are committed to providing all the comforts of home while you’re away on a temporary stay.