The Pageant in the Delmar Loop was the site of a very unique family friendly gala benefiting St. Louis theater for young audiences. Metro Theater Company held Toy Fest, St. Louis’s first family friendly gala. Guests young and old were greeted by staff, actors and volunteers in playful costumes. There were several play areas and activities for kids as well as performances by Kinetic Tapestry and Circus Flora. Adults enjoyed cocktails and game themed hors d’oeuvres while the kids played. Some adults even got in on the fun in the etch a sketch family photos and face painting. The kids led a toy parade into the pit area where young and old enjoyed the music of Vote for Pedro. There was even a dancing dinosaur!