Spooky season is officially upon us and St. Louis has a ton of ways to celebrate. From haunted ghost tours to fall themes at Union Station and virtual events, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. 

The Union Station Halloween ExperienceStLouisUnionStation.com

From October 9 through the 31st, St. Louis Union Station is celebrating fall with a festive walk through four of the historic train cars that will be decked out in Halloween decor. There will also be family-friendly activities at the St. Louis Wheel Plaza and a light show. A fall marketplace and Union Station restaurants will be open, too. Masks are required and costumes are encouraged!

Autumn with the Animals, StlZoo.org

This free event takes place the first two weekends of October, October 3 and 4 and 10 and 11 from 9 AM to 5 PM. See your favorite zoo animals and indulge in seasonal food and drink, including caramel apples funnel cakes, chicken apple brats, and Oktoberfest beers for those who are twenty-one and over. There will be a kid’s digital activity and a take-home craft. Although it is free, reservations are required at StlZoo.org/zooreservations.

Oktoberfest Weekend in Soulard – Facebook.com/SoulardBusinessAssociation

Although Soulard Market Park won’t be transformed into a magical German beer garden like previous years, there’s still a way to celebrate. Soulard Business Association is encouraging all St. Louisans to visit and support your favorite Soulard businesses October 9–11. The businesses will be hosting a live stream kickoff on October 9, 5:30–7:30PM to get you in the spirit. There will be giveaways, competitions, costumes, and more!

Día de los Muertos and a Celebration of Hispanic Culture

The Missouri History Museum and Hispanic Festival, Inc. are teaming up to host Día de los Muertos virtually for the first time ever. From October 28 until November 8, learn about cemetery celebrations and traditions and see dance performances, paper flower making, and artwork inspired by Día de los Muertos.

The Lazy Tiger – LazyTigerStl.com
Last month, a new cocktail bar opened in the Central West End. The new spot is run by the same people who are behind Retreat Gastropub and Yellowbelly. The menu showcases a wide range of cocktails, martinis, wine, beer, sharing plates, and more. Plus, there are non-alcoholic options as well. Stop in from 5 to 10 PM Tuesday through Saturday to taste something like the Street Legal martini made with Rieger gin, fino sherry, dry vermouth, olive, and pickled melon.