Folks enjoy warm Christmas Day outside

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – With the bright sunshine and temperatures in the mid-50s, Christmas in St. Louis wasn’t exactly white, but that was just fine for the families who filled Forest Park.

Javier Delgado brought the whole family for some outdoor fun at the playground, taking advantage of the mild weather in sweatshirts and light jackets.  “”This weather is incredible,” he says, “We were talking about it because last year was cold, snowing, this Christmas is the best. It’s the best gift we’ve had so far.”

Meanwhile, the warm weather meant a big bonus gift for James Stampley’s family; he decided to buy brand new bikes at the last minute, after seeing the Christmas Day forecast.  He explains, “The forecast was saying that we may have a nice, mild Christmas, so I thought it’d be a perfect time to get outside and enjoy some bike riding.”

The warm weather still proved to be pretty festive.  Skaters in Forest Park enjoyed a winter wonderland, even without the frigid temps.

The day’s high of 54 degrees was still nowhere near the record high on Christmas Day: that was 71 degrees back in 1889.​