Thanksgiving has been relegated to leftovers, which means the Christmas season is officially underway. Lean into it at Holiday Magic from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday (November 29 through December 1) at America's Center (701 Convention Plaza; www.stlholidaymagic.com). This three-day spectacle of seasonal joy is a carnival of Christmas options designed to inflame your child's holiday spirit. There are full-scale carnival rides, a trackless train, hands-on arts and craft projects and photo opportunities with Santa, and a full vendors' district with gift ideas. It's going to be boisterous and raucous, but chances are your tyke will fall asleep in the car on the way home after that Christmas explosion going off in their face for a few hours. Admission is $5 to $10.
Nov. 29-Dec. 1, 2013