Local Events

George Champlain Sibley Fife & Drum Corps
Wednesdays and Fridays during Festival – 6:30 to 9 pm
Berthold Square and Kister Park Gazebo
Enjoy the sweet holiday music of an adult fife & drum corps.

Lewis & Clark Fife & Drum Corps
Opening Day, November 23 – 11 am to 9 pm
Wednesdays and Fridays November 28 thru December 21 – 6:30 to 9 pm
Saturdays during Festival – 11 am to 9 pm
Sundays during Festival – Noon to 5 pm
Enjoy the pageantry of a local student corps, as they fill the streets with beautiful music.

Christmas Trains and Treasures
November 23 thru December 24, Wednesday thru Friday – Noon to 3 pm, Saturday and Sunday – Noon to 5 pm
Hosted by Frenchtown Heritage Museum
A festive train display including a Victorian winter scene and various other themes. Admission is $2 for adults and $1 for children (ages 3 to 12 years). For more information, call 636-724-2106.

Celebration of Lights
November 23 – December 30 – 6 to 9 pm (closed on December 25)
Fort Zumwalt Park – 1000 Jessup Drive – O’Fallon, MO
O’Fallon’s annual Celebration of Lights display in Fort Zumwalt Park features holiday scenes and lights along a one-mile route through the park. Visit www.ofallon.mo.us/col for prices, schedules, specialty rides, and more.

16th Annual Holiday Night Lights Drive
November 23 thru December 9 and December 13 thru 30 – 6 to 10 pm
Rotary Park – Wentzville, MO
A one-mile lighted display features over 35 large commercial scenes and tunnels!  Admission is $8 per vehicle up to 6 people ($1 per person beginning with 7th person). For more information, call 636-332-9236 or visit www.wentzvillemo.org.

Miss Aimee B’s Annual Christmas
November 28, 30 and December 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, and 21 – 5:30 and 7:30 pm seatings
Miss Aimee B’s Tea Room – 837 First Capitol Drive
Come shop and dine in our 1865 Victorian National Register Home!  Enjoy the ambiance and three-course dinner. Reservations required. For more information, call 636-946-4202 or visit www.missaimeeb.com.

Big Red Box
November 30 – 4 to 9 pm and December 1 – 10 am to 5 pm
Foundry Art Centre – 520 N. Main Center
Big Red Box Show and Sale is an opportunity for The Best of Missouri Hands artists to sell their unique, handcrafted art for the holidays. For more information, call 636-255-0270 or visit www.foundryartcentre.org.

Erin Bode and David Halen Holiday Concert
December 14 – 8 pm
Foundry Art Centre – 520 N. Main Center
A very special Holiday Concert featuring Erin Bode, accompanied by her trio along with Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster David Halen. Tickets are $35 per person. For more information, call 636-255-0270 or visit www.foundryartcentre.org.

Journey to Bethlehem
December 1 and 2, 8 and 9 – 5:30 to 9 pm
Harvester Christian Church – 2950 Kings Crossing
Take a journey back in time where you’ll encounter shepherds, angels, Roman soldiers, and Magi as you make your way to Bethlehem to witness the birth of Jesus. Experience the sights and sounds of the first century in a journey you won’t soon forget!  For more information, contact Kaycee Parker at 636-928-7651, email kparker@harvestercc.org or visit www.harvesterchristian.org.

Christmas Candlelight Tour
December 7, 8, 14, and 15 – Tours begin at 6 pm
Daniel Boone Home – 1868 Highway F, Defiance, MO
The Daniel Boone Home and Boonefield Village is decorated with 19th century decorations and is brought to life with thousands of candles and lanterns. For more information, call 636-798-2005 or visit www.danielboonehome.com.

Historic Augusta’s 30th Annual Candlelight Christmas Walk
December 7 and 14 – 5 to 10 pm
Historic Augusta, MO
Over 1,000 luminaries light the paths to festivities. Ride the free trolley or stroll through the candlelit town. Join in the scavenger hunt with great prizes to be found. For more information, contact the Greater Augusta Chamber of Commerce at 636-228-4005 or visit www.augusta-chamber.org.

Defiance Christmas Celebration
December 8 – Noon to 9 pm
Defiance, MO
Event kicks off at noon with annual holiday parade followed by an afternoon and evening of shopping, chili supper, tree-lighting ceremony and gourmet wine and food pairing. This is a fun event for the entire family. Find details at www.defiancemo.org or call 314-223-3423.

Breakfast with Santa
December 8 – 9 am
Blanchette Park Memorial Hall, Lower Level 1
Santa Claus is coming to town!  Join us for this special occasion as we enjoy a lovely breakfast with the jolliest man around. Breakfast will be served at 9 am, and Santa will stop by afterwards to meet your child. Santa will meet everyone as well as pose for pictures, so don’t forget your camera!  There will also be some fun Christmas crafts for the children. Call today to register ($8 per person), spaces are limited and fill fast. For more information, call 636-949-3372 or visit www.stcharlesparks.com.

Lindenwood’s production of “A Christmas Carol”
J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts
November 29, 30 and December 1 – 7:30 pm
December 2 – 2 pm
For complete details and tickets, visit www.lindenwoodcenter.com or call the Box Office at 636-949-4433 or telecharge.com.

J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts Holiday Productions
December 14 – 16 – 8 pm
J. Scheidegger Center at Lindenwood University – 2300 West Clay
We invite you to join us for unparalleled experiences in arts and entertainment during the following holiday line up: Tony Orlando’s “Great American Christmas” December 14-15, and “Christmas Traditions with The Lennon Sisters” December 16. For complete details and tickets, visit www.lindenwoodcenter.com or call the Box Office at 636-949-4433 or telecharge.com. 

Santa’s Little Helpers
December 15 – 9 am to 2 pm
Blanchette Park Memorial Hall
Have your little helpers join us for a day of Christmas crafts, games, and movies!  We will provide a day of fun Christmas activities along with a pizza lunch and holiday snacks!  The program is designed to give parents the opportunity to shop, wrap gifts, bake or just get some rest and relaxation before Santa comes to town!  $15 per child. For more information, call 636-949-3372 or visit www.stcharlesparks.com.

Santa’s North Pole Dash (5K Run & 1-Mile Fun Walk)
December 8 – 8 to 11 am
Historic Saint Charles – Frontier Park
Witness nearly 2,000 runners as they dress like Santa and take over the streets of Historic St. Charles. Other activities include shopping discounts, a children’s run, and Holiday Spirits on Main (at participating pubs and restaurants). For more information, call the Greater Saint Charles County Chamber of Commerce at 636-946-0633 or visit www.santasnorthpoledash.com.

Saint Charles Municipal Bands Christmas Holiday Concert
December 13 – Concert Band at 7 pm, Big (Jazz) Band at 8 pm
Lindenwood University Cultural Arts Center – 400 N. Kingshighway
The Saint Charles Municipal Concert Band and Big (Jazz) Band will perform an evening of traditional and contemporary holiday music. Admission is FREE. For more information, call 314-544-6166 or visit www.stc-muny-band.com.

Immanuel Boar’s Head Festival
December 13 and 14 – 7:30 pm and December 15 and 16 – 4 and 7:30 pm
Immanuel Lutheran Church – 115 S. Sixth Street
The Boar’s Head Festival celebrates Christ’s birth as in Medieval times. The Festival incorporates choirs, orchestra, and pageantry to share the joyous Christmas story. Reception following. For more information, call 636-946-2656 or visit www.immanuelstcharles.org.

Candlelight Christmas Concerts
December 15 – 8 pm (doors open at 7:30 pm)
Historic First Missouri State Capitol Building – 200 S. Main Street
In the glow of the candlelit legislative chambers the Buckhannon Brothers will perform traditional old-time mandolin and fiddle music that is indigenous to Missouri and the Midwest Region. For more information, call 636-940-3322 or email victoria.love@dnr.mo.org.

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
December 16 – Noon to 5 pm
Historic First Missouri State Capitol – 200 S. Main Street
Hear the traditional story of “The Night Before Christmas” told by Mrs. Claus alongside a warm, glowing fire. Enjoy some hot cider and cookies with a delightful surprise visit from Santa himself. For more information, call 636-940-3322 or email susan.p.love@dnr.mo.gov.

Capitol by Candlelight
December 19 and 21 – 5:30 to 8 pm
Historic First Missouri State Capitol Building – 200 S. Main Street
Join the staff at the First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site for this unique, enchanting experience of tours by candlelight. You will be surprised and delighted as period dressed interpreters lead you through the fully restored First Missouri State Capitol building. Bring the whole gang for this festive, family-friendly special event. Admission is $4 for adults and $2.50 for children. Tours last one hour and start at 5:30 pm and leave every 15 minutes until 8 pm. Reservations are needed. For more information, call 636-940-3322 or contact Sue Love by email at susan.p.love@dnr.mo.gov.

Christmas Traditions “Open Doors”
December 19 and 21 – 5 to 9 pm
Historic First Missouri State Capitol – 200 S. Main Street
Step through open doors into the 1820s as costumed interpreters share the history of Missouri’s early statehood. For more information, contact Victoria Love at victoria.love@dnr.mo.org or 636-940-3322.

Saint Charles County Symphony Christmas Concert
December 16 – 6 pm (doors open at 5 pm)
First Baptist Church of Saint Charles – 2701 Muegge Road
The Saint Charles County Symphony presents an Evening of Christmas Music. Tickets are $10 each and will go on sale in late October. Mail checks to SCCS at PO Box 1637, St. Charles, MO  63302-1637. For more information, visit www.scsymphony.us or call 636-925-0365.

Special Christmas Service
December 23 – 10:30 to 11:30 am
Main Street Church – 116 N. Main Street
Get right to the heart of Christmas with your family this year by attending a special Sunday service at Main Street Chapel. For more information, call 636-395-0115 or visit www.churchonmain.com.

Christmas Eve Service at Main Street Church
December 24 – 6 pm
Main Street Church – 116 N. Main Street
Main Street Chapel offers a special Christmas Eve service to round out your family’s traditional Christmas on Main Street experience. For more information, visit www.churchonmain.com, call 636-395-0115 or email hello@churchonmain.com.

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