Get Spooky at St. Louis Union Station for Train or Treat

Come join this family fun event that brings some Boo to The Lou starting TODAY October 8 and continuing daily through October 31!

Created for children 12 and under and their families, the Union Station Halloween Experience is a themed walking journey through the historic railroad terminal’s stationary rail cars. Each train car features a spooky theme and guests are encouraged tp wear their Halloween costumes to the event.

The journey starts inside a huge tent filled with not-so-scary skeletons, a maze through a series of boo-rific decorated rooms and a big barnyard where guests 12 and under receive a free pumpkin! Onboard the train cars, guests will find spooky surprises and interactive elements. Kids get a special treat at the end of the journey!

When you are finished making your way through Train or Treat, be sure to check out the other amazing things to do at Union Station. Ride the St. Louis Wheel and get an amazing view of the city, or grab something to eat at the Soda Fountain! Or if you plan accordingly you can also visit the Aquarium and Train or Treat in the same visit!


Train Or Treat is open daily, October 8 – 31 from 4 to 8 p.m., Sundays through Thursdays and 4 to 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR TRAIN OR TREAT


General admission tickets are $14.99 at: www.stlouisunionstation.com/halloween-train-ticketing#

Beyond Van Gogh in St. Louis

When you first see the photos for the Van Gogh Immersive Experience you may think to yourself that this looks interesting. What you feel when you actually see it, is something entirely different.

Vincent Van Gogh is probably one of the most well-known names when it comes to art. Just about everyone knows his Starry Night painting. But did you know he painted that while in an asylum? Or do you know what caused the infamous ear incident without searching Google? These are just a couple of facts that you will read about while making your way through the Van Gogh Experience that is now available at the St. Louis Galleria.

Reading personal letters from Vincent to his brother Theo Van Gogh is a peek into the life of an artist that you normally wouldn’t know about. It is very thought provoking and provides insight into the mind of someone just trying to make their way in the world.

Seeing Vincent Van Gogh’s art in this new a technological way is amazing. They dubbed this an immersive experience. Immersive is the perfect word for this art show. Seeing the water in his painting ripple through-out the space, stars and fields flowing with flowers growing, and if you stare long enough at a portrait you might even see it blink.

Taking my daughter to this event was something I was wanting to do since it had been announced. I am thrilled that she got to experience this with me. Seeing her eyes light up as the room changed into another spectacular scene after another was worth spending a little time out of evening. She’s my little artist and it’s so interesting to hear her thoughts on Van Gogh’s brush strokes (he uses a lot of circles, she says), his bright colors, the people, fields, and houses, he paints. She’s still a little kid, so her thoughts don’t go as deep and meaningful as mine, but they’re there, just kid versions.

The event was well attended and there were Covid-19 precautions, like wearing masks and hand sanitizer stations. You probably shouldn’t be touching anything while you’re there anyways, but still there are some spots to wash your hands if needed. There is also a gift shop so you can pick up some Van Gogh themed items like shirts, cups, necklaces, etc. They are all very cool and worth checking out before you walk out the door.

Grab your tickets from vangoghstlouis.com today and enjoy one of the most technological artistic experiences you could ever immerse yourself in!

Train Or Treat at St. Louis Union Station


HALLOWEEN FUN IS ON BOARDAT ST. LOUIS UNION STATIONOCTOBER 8-31, 2021


Haunted Maze, Train Tours, Wheel Rides & Family Fun Highlight Union Station’s Popular Halloween Event


All Aboard! Tickets are on sale starting today, Thursday, August 19, for Train Or Treat at St. Louis Union Station.
The family fun event brings some Boo to The Lou starting on October 8 and continuing daily through October 31.
Created for children 12 and under and their families, the Union Station Halloween Experience is a themed walking journey through the historic railroad terminal’s stationary rail cars. Each train car features a spooky theme and guests are encouraged tp wear their Halloween costumes to the event.
The journey starts inside a huge tent filled with not-so-scary skeletons, a maze through a series of boo-rific decorated rooms and a big barnyard where guests 12 and under receive a free pumpkin. Onboard the train cars, guests will find spooky surprises and interactive elements. Kids get a special treat at the end of the journey.


Train Or Treat is open daily, October 8 – 31 from 4 to 8 p.m., Sundays through Thursdays and 4 to 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW FOR TRAIN OR TREAT


General admission tickets are $14.99 at: https://www.stlouisunionstation.com/halloween-train-ticketing#/


Aquarium annual pass holders receive a discount on tickets here: https://www.stlouisunionstation.com/halloween-pass-holders#/package


Children ages two and under are free!


Ticket options allow guests to incorporate package deals with Union Station’s other attractions, adding a visit to the St. Louis Aquarium and the 200-foot-tall St. Louis Wheel at a reduced price.


ACTIVITIES ON THE PLAZA A fall festival with shopping, carnival-style games and activities will take place during Train Or Treat on the Purina Performance Plaza. Fun festival-style food and drinks will be available on the Plaza and Soda Fountain, Union Station’s popular retro diner, will offer Halloween Freak Shakes on the menu.


HALLOWEEN ON THE WHEEL Scan the skies for witches and ghosts from the top of the St. Louis Wheel. The 200-foot-tall observation wheel at Union Station will be lighted in Halloween color themes during the event and a scary soundtrack will play on the Plaza. Hourly fire and light shows will entertain families on the Union Station lake. 


DETAILS Follow the event on social media @unionstationstl, @aquariumstl and @stlouiswheel or on the web at www.stlouisunionstation.com.


Train Or Treat at Union Station is located under the historic train shed at 201 S. 18th Street, St. Louis, MO 63013.

THE POLAR EXPRESS TRAIN RIDE IS COMING BACK TO UNION STATION! 2021

THE POLAR EXPRESS TRAIN RIDE IS COMING BACK WITH REAL TRAIN TRIPSAT ST. LOUIS UNION STATION FOR CHRISTMAS 2021


TICKETS GO ON SALE TO THE PUBLIC WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 AT 9 A.M. STLPolarExpressRide.com


The magic is back and St. Louis Union Station has a Christmas in July present for everyone. Tickets go on sale to the public for The Polar Express Train Ride on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 9 a.m.


After a year as a stationary walk-through experience during COVID-19 restrictions, the real train rides are rolling to the North Pole again at the popular holiday attraction for 2021.


The Polar Express Train Ride’s magical story of a boy’s search for the meaning of Christmas begins on November 17 and continues through December 30, 2021.


Coach tickets for this St. Louis holiday tradition begin at $35 and may be purchased online at www.stlpolarexpressride.com beginning September 8. Set to the classic motion picture soundtrack, the real train ride will transport passengers into the magic of the beloved holiday classic as they are whisked away on THE POLAR EXPRESS™. Once onboard, hot chocolate and cookies are served by dancing and singing chefs as passengers read along with the children’s book, The Polar Express, by Chris Van Allsburg. Santa and his helpers greet passengers at the North Pole, board the train, and give each child the first gift of Christmas — a silver sleigh bell. On the way back to Union Station, chefs lead passengers in singing Christmas carols. 

Trains will depart St. Louis Union Station at 4:30, 6:00 and 7:15 p.m. every night during the season. Trains also run at 8:30 p.m. on selected dates.


Fans can get more information by signing up for future notifications at www.STLpolarexpressride.com


Families are encouraged to wear their holiday pajamas for the ride at St. Louis Union Station, 201 S. 18th Street, St. Louis, MO 63103.