6th Annual Donuts with Santa: A Jolly Good Time!


HO, HO, HO! He's back!!!

St. Louis Mom is proud to host our 6th Annual Donuts with Santa! Choose a morning ticket or an early afternoon ticket for access to sweet photo ops with the Clauses, yummy donuts, holiday shopping, festive activities, live performances from special guests, and more!

We've even added an early morning sensory-friendly time! 

Get your tickets to Donuts with Santa before they sell out!

Saturday, December 2nd
612 North Event Space + Catering | 612 N 2nd St., St. Louis
9:00 - 9:30 am | 9:30 am – 11:30 am | 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Presented by

We are so excited to have Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool back for this fun holiday event! 

Little Sunshine’s Playhouse & Preschool operates 26 early learning centers located throughout the country. They offer a safe, secure & nurturing environment to children ages six weeks through pre-kindergarten through their Distinctive Services and Reggio Emilia-inspired curriculum.

Letter to Santa Sponsor

Stop by Foss Swim School’s vendor table to mail a letter to Santa! Foss will be sure to swim the letters over to the North Pole for all the good boys and girls! 

Foss is more than just a Swim School! They offer everything you expect of a modern swim school: thoroughly trained teachers, warm water, private changing areas, and pools purpose-built for learning with four locations around St. Louis.


The Dancing Santas

Each year during the holiday season, DJ Reggie and his dance workout group, the Hip Hop Mamas, transform into The Dancing Santas. Their mission? To spread holiday joy and raise awareness for various charities and causes throughout St. Louis.

You’ll enjoy their dance performance to some of your favorite holiday jams! 

Storytime with Author: Ryan Nusbickel

Ryan Nusbickel is a former St Louis television reporter who somehow managed to win an Emmy despite spending way too much time drawing cartoons in the news van. He’s since hung up his microphone and pursued his unique brand of illustrated stories for readers, both young and old. He lives in St. Louis with his wife, two daughters, and a menagerie of pets.

If you’re a fan of the holidays and love a good St. Louis reference, you’ll love his book, The St. Louis 12 Days of Christmas.

Ballet 314

Our special guests from Ballet 314 will be at Donuts with Santa to perform an excerpt from their upcoming show and a meet and greet with photo ops!

Ballet 314 is a St. Louis-based nonprofit professional ballet company. Ballet 314’s mission is to celebrate local talent within our community while highlighting literacy through the arts.

Performance Schedule:

Morning Session:

10:15 a.m. – Ballet 314

10:30 a.m. – Storytime with Ryan Nusbickel  

10:45 a.m. – Dancing Santa’s

Afternoon Session:

11:45 a.m. – Dancing Santa’s

12:15 p.m. – Ballet 314

12:30 p.m. – Storytime with Ryan Nusbickel

Holiday Photography By

 Every family will receive digital copies of their family photos with Santa taken by Kelly Laramore Photography

Kelly is a professional portrait photographer specializing in Maternity, Newborn, and Baby Milestone portraits. Her studio is located in The Meadows in Lake St. Louis, MO.

Her services are unique and provide a luxury custom portrait experience that handles every detail to ensure a stress-free and custom experience!

Play Street Museum

Play Street Museum’s vision is to inspire the world through play. Their mission: to provide superior quality play and educational experiences for young children and their families. Visit their location in St. Charles to play or party!

Play Street Museum will be hosting a DIY craft station for our littlest attendees to create and take home!

3D SoftPlay

Entertainment for parties that everyone raves about! Offering an amazing play space that is fun, colorful, and safe. They bring the fun to your party, event or special occasion!

Their 3D balloon bliss will have you feeling like you’re in a real life snow globe! 

Amy’s Cake Pop Shop

Amy’s Cake Pop Shop is located in Webster Groves and offers a wide range of desserts for kids and adults! Choose from over 8 flavors in a variety of colors and designs or call/order ahead with your own custom design! Amy’s also offers a variety of cake cups, chocolate/caramel pretzels, rice crispy treats, chocolate covered Oreos and more! She also has a boozy version for almost every treat offered!! Pop in to get your treat or order ahead online! 

Refreshment Station

Enjoy yummy donuts and coffee provided by 612North!

612North is located in the historic Laclede’s Landing. At 612North Event Space + Catering, they provide various services including space rentals for wedding receptions, ceremonies, corporate events, showers, and any special occasion that you can imagine. They also provide in-house catering & beverage services for each of their in-house events. Not only that, but they provide catering to off-site venues such as your home, office, or venue of choice.

A huge thank you to the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra for making sure we have the best hot cocoa for Donuts with Santa!

Check out their upcoming events when you visit the refreshment station! 


Trendy Occasions, LLC

Trendy Occasions is all about being able to bring extraordinary joy to other people. The owner, Claudette, wanted to have a business with a purpose. She wanted to incorporate individuality in every design, resulting in a trendy, unique, personalized, “photo perfect” setup that creates lasting memories and shares important events for generations to come.

You’ll love the Trendy Occasions backdrop for your pictures with Santa and cherish those photos forever!

AWS Balloons

AWS Balloons specializes in corporate and residential balloon installations, from garlands to arches to backdrop walls and centerpieces. They will make your event stand out!

Letters in the Lou

They are lighting up weddings, celebrations, and events with their illuminated letters and signs. They offer rentals and custom designs! 

Letters in the Lou will be at Donuts with Santa to make it even more “Merry & Bright”!

Holiday Shop Vendors

Holiday Giveaway!

‘Tis the season to give back!
We will be running a drive to collect items for refugees in the St. Louis area. All proceeds will be donated to Oasis International.

Donate one of the below items at Donuts with Santa for a chance to win one of the following prizes:

FOUR tickets to the Union Station’s Polar Express
FOUR tickets to Ballet 314’s  The Nutcracker & The World’s Fair

(tickets include a meet & greet, backstage tour, plus refreshments before the show!)

Donation items:

Diapers- Size 4,5,6
Baby Wipes
Laundry Soap (Large 200+ Ounce Sizes)
Paper Towels
Toilet Paper
Hand Soap (Pump or Bar)
Dish Washing Soap
Any Anti Bacterial Cleaning Supplies
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Kalyn Harris, a St. Louis native, lives in Ferguson with her husband and two daughters. She earned her BA in Marketing and Hospitality Management from Southeast MO State University as well as an MBA from Webster University. After completing her degree, Kalyn set off on a huge adventure, teaching English to elementary school children in South Korea! During this year abroad she truly tapped into her adventurous side and her passion for traveling and exploring new cultures grew larger! Once back in the states, Kalyn relocated to Dallas, TX. Fast forward five years, Kalyn had her first daughter 2 weeks into the pandemic! She and her family decided to move back to St. Louis to be closer to family and friends at the end of 2020 and it was the best decision that they could’ve made! Kalyn loves being back in St. Louis and learning the city all over again through a new lens. Her family enjoys visiting new parks, restaurants and doing family friendly activities around town. There is literally always something going on here! Kalyn has a passion for planning and finds joy in executing the perfect event!


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