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2013 Holiday Events in St. Louis

35 Great Ways to Celebrate the Holiday Season in St. Louis


11. Christmas at the Fabulous Fox

The Fox Theatre is celebrating the holidays with several special shows this year. You can choose from: A Christmas Carol, The Joy of Christmas with Martina McBride or Elf.
December 5-29, 2013
Fox Theatre

12. Christmas Candlelight Tours

Photo courtesy Lindenwood University, Daniel Boone Campus

Take a trip back to the 1800's this Christmas at the Daniel Boone Home in Defiance, Missouri. The Boone Home welcomes visitors for candlelight tours. Stroll through the historic property as thousands of candles light your way. There are nearly a dozen buildings decorated for a 19th century Christmas. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children.
December 6, 7, 13 & 14, 2013
Daniel Boone Home, Defiance

13. Symphony Holiday Concerts

The St. Louis Symphony is celebrating the holidays with a series of special concerts including Bach's Christmas Oratorio and A Gospel Messiah. Then, there are the popular Holiday Celebration concerts featuring favorite carols and holiday classics.
December 6 - 22, 2013
Powell Symphony Hall

14. Brunch with Santa

The Ritz-Carlton in Clayton is hosting a special event for the kids, Brunch with Santa. The brunch will feature traditional favorites like fruit, cheese, seafood, carved meats and made-to-order omelets. Santa and Mrs. Claus with both be greeting children. The cost is $56 for adults and $28 for kids ages two to 12. For reservations, call (314) 719-1433.
December 7, 14 & 21, 2013

15. Christmas in Old Town Florissant

Florissant marks the holiday season with a Christmas celebration in historic Old Town. The festivities begin with the arrival of Santa Claus at just after 2 p.m., and end with the lighting of the town's Christmas tree at 5 p.m. There are also crafts, cookies and holiday music throughout the afternoon.
December 7, 2013

16. Skate with Santa

Santa Claus will be lacing up his ice skates and taking a spin at Steinberg Rink in Forest Park. You can skate with Santa from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Skating fees are $6 a person and $5 for skate rental.
December 7, 2013
Forest Park

17. Home for the Holidays

The small town of Elsah, Illinois, is known as the "village where time stood still." Elsah's historic charm is certainly on display during the holidays. Visitors can tour homes decorated for Christmas from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., do a little shopping and attend the lighting of the village Christmas tree. Home tour tickets are $15 in advance or $18 the day of the event.
December 7, 2013
Elsah, Illinois

18. Kristkindl Markt

Hermann, Missouri, is known for its German heritage, and it really shows through during the holidays. Visitors can buy crafts, decorations, food and more at a tradtional German Christmas market called a Kristkindl Markt. Stone Hill Winery hosts its market on December 7 and 8, while Hermannhof Winery sets up shop the following weekend.
December 7 & 8, 2013
Stone Hill Winery Pavilion

December 14 & 15, 2013
Hermannhof Festhalle

19. CWE Window Walk

The Central West End neighborhood is celebrating the holidays with a Window Walk. The fun begins at 1 p.m., with music, shopping and other holiday activities.
December 7, 2013
Central West End

20. Christmas at the Cathedral

Celebrate Christmas at the beautiful Cathedral Basilica in the Central West End. Christmas at the Cathedral concerts feature the Archdiocesan Adult Choir, Children’s Choir, Handbell Choir, and Orchestra. They will perform classic carols and Vivaldi's Gloria. Tickets are $24 to $49.
December 7 & 8, 2013
Central West End

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