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Christmas at Famous-Barr: A Mini-Exhibit for Christmas at the Campbell House

December 1, 2023 @ 10:00 am - January 14, 2024 @ 4:00 pm


For 95 years, St. Louisans went to the landmark department store Famous-Barr to buy gifts and everyday things and to celebrate special moments and lifetime events. Although Famous-Barr ceased to exist in 2006, its many wonderful memories live on.

This mini-exhibit highlights some of the stories and designs created by Famous- Barr at Christmastime, from the iconic holiday windows and photos with Santa to the store’s signature holiday packaging.

The exhibit includes toys and gifts purchased at Famous and a camera
used to take the photos with Santa. Exhibit highlights include a 100-photo slideshow of Christmas windows and a recreation of a Christmas display window with original animatronic bears.

The exhibit was curated with the assistance of Edna Campos Gravenhorst, author of the book “Famous-Barr, St. Louis Shopping at its Finest” (2014).

Admission to the exhibit is $10 per person (children 12 and under free) and includes a guided tour of the Museum’s period rooms and parking. The Museum is open Wednesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from Noon to 4 p.m. and by appointment on Monday and Tuesday. The Museum is open by appointment on from January 8 through February 29, 2024. For more information about making an appointment click here. 


December 1, 2023 @ 10:00 am
January 14 @ 4:00 pm


Campbell House Museum
(314) 421-0325
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Campbell House Museum
1508 Locust Street
St. Louis, MO 63103
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