Brrrr….It’s COLD Outside


By: Beth von Behren on December 1, 2014 Print This Post

Stuck Indoors?  Check out these FUN family events coming up in Kirkwood.

by Chelsea Bedley

Winter is here, which means it’s getting cold and snowy, making it harder to send the kids outside to play. If you’re beginning to feel stuck indoors here are some fun ways to keep kids busy with a little help from your Kirkwood Winter FireworksPublic Library. Throughout the months of December and January come play at your library! We’ll be holding Books and Blocks starting at 10 am on December 9-11, 17-18, 30 and January 6- 8 where parents and kids can come hear a story and then free build with our large assortment of wooden building blocks. This free play offers kids a chance to use their imagination, encourage their hand-eye coordination, and give them a chance to socialize with other kids, and give parents some social time too.

Did you know that the Magic House offers Free Family Nights every third Friday of the month? This month they’ll be holding one on December 19th from 5:30-9:00 pm. Families with no more than two adults and four children can enjoy over 100 cool exhibits free of charge, thanks to Emerson. For some more fun family events in Kirkwood check out the Veterans’ Tribute: Magical Holiday Show presented by the International Brotherhood of Magicians at the Reim Theatre on December 14th at 3pm, and the showings of The Nutcracker at the Kirkwood Community Center on December 20 and 21. Get your photo taken with Santa at the train station on December 4 and 11 from 5-7 pm, and check out the Dowtown Kirkwood Winter Fireworks Festival on Saturday, December 27, with festivities starting at 5:00 p.m.

Chelsea Bedley is the Assistant Director of Programs and Youth Services and is currently reading These Few Precious Days: the final year of Jack and Jackie by Christopher AndersenVisit your Kirkwood Public Library at 140 E. Jefferson Avenue, or call us at 821-5770.  Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.



Written by Beth

Beth von Behren is the Public Information Officer for the City of Kirkwood. She manages the City Website ( and writes/edits both the monthly "Eye on Kirkwood" (published on the last Friday of the month inside the "Webster-Kirkwood Times") and the every-other-weekly e-newsletter "Kirkwood Happenings." To sign up for the e-newsletter, send an email to