It’s Christmas season in St. Charles County, Missouri! The Boehmer Team loves the sights and sounds of the season. We have put together a handy list of events in St. Charles County for you and your family to enjoy over the 2016 holidays.
9th Annual Treasure Chest Holiday Expo at the St. Charles Convention Center November 18, 19 and 20
A Holiday Shopping Extravaganza with over 200 booths filled with one-of-a- kind Arts/Crafts, unique Gift items, Gourmet Goodies, Home Decor and everyone’s favorite Product vendors. Find just the right gift for everyone on your list this year. Free admission, free parking, raffles and door prizes through-out the weekend.
More information at http://www.treasurechestshows.com
Christmas Traditions Festival November 25 – December 24
This annual month long festival celebrates the best of the holiday season. From the boisterous cheer of our legendary Christmas figures and joyful singing of our harmonious carolers, to the unique shopping and dining opportunities found along the festival decorated brick lined streets, of historic St. Charles, Missouri. Christmas Traditions offers something special for everyone.
OPENING CEREMONY November 25th - 11:00 AM Kister Park Gazebo - 400 block of South Main Street
More information at http://www.historicstcharles.com/things-to-do/christmas-traditions/
34th Annual Augusta Candlelight Christmas Walk December 2 & December 9
Start your holiday traditions in beautiful Augusta, Missouri on Friday, December 2nd & 9th from 5 to 10 p.m. at the 34th Annual Candlelight Christmas Walks.
Experience an old-fashioned “Norman Rockwell-feeling Christmas”
Over a thousand luminaries light the way as visitors wander through the historic town visiting shops and galleries showcasing unique and distinctive gift ideas including hand-blown glass, local artisans, paintings and jewelry. Food vendors, restaurants, wineries & brewery pull out all the stops to entice the culinary pallet with traditional holiday fare.
More information at http://www.augusta-chamber.org/events/event/31st-annual-christmas-walk/
O'Fallon Celebration of Lights
NOVEMBER 25 – DECEMBER 30, 2016
Celebration of Lights is a holiday light display held at Fort Zumwalt Park. Each scene is designed and funded by local organizations, churches and businesses. Started in 1991, the event attracts more than 10,000 vehicles each year and more than 10,000 individuals during the Old-Fashioned Holiday Stroll.
Drive-through, no reservations needed
More information at http://www.ofallon.mo.us/celebration-of-lights
LSU's 3rd Annual Christmas Carol Sing: "The King is Coming!" Sunday, November 27 2016, 5:00 PM to 5:45 PM
LSU would like to welcome you to its third annual Christmas Carol Sing! This year we will feature an aural journey through the history of music, starting with the Gregorian Chant of the Middle Ages and moving through the Classical Period and into Jazz, Liturgical, and Contemporary settings. This chronological journey through music will be paralleled with Scripture readings and poetry reflecting on the gift of our Savior. This event is part of Lindenwood's Christmas Walk festivities, so please join us on Sunday, November 27, at 5:00 p.m. in Sibley Chapel for this time of musical celebration of the birth of Christ!
More information at https://lindenwood.collegiatelink.net/organization/LSU/calendar/details/805777
Foundry Art Centre – The Polar Express November 30
Bring your family & friends to enjoy films throughout fall and winter at the Foundry Art Centre. Enjoy delicious, hand-crafted, made-from-scratch sweets from local St. Charles vendor SugarBot Sweet Shop at each of our film series events.
More information at http://www.foundryartcentre.org/film-series/
Celebrate the holidays with a tree lighting ceremony, cookies, hot chocolate, horse and carriage rides and a special visit from Santa.
Major Kathy Schweikert will light the holiday tree at The Meadows of Lake Saint Louis, and live music will be provided by the Green Tree Elementary Choir. Free. 6 to 8 p.m.
More information at http://www.themeadowsatlsl.com/events/
Christmas Candlelight Tour December 2, 3, 9, & 10
Thousands of candles illuminate a world on the edge of the frontier. Step back into the early 1800s to experience Christmas as it was celebrated in the past with stories, music and hot cider. Limited tickets are available. Reservations are highly recommended.
Las Posadas December 03, 2016
Join us for the re-enactment of the Spanish Tradition of "Las Posadas". The procession begins at Boone's Lick and South Main and proceeds to Frontier Park. Participants carry candles while following Mary and Joseph as they seek shelter prior to arriving at Bethlehem. Our journey ends at a live nativity scene on the riverfront. A celebration follows with Christmas carols around the Yule Log bonfire.
More information at http://www.historicstcharles.com/includes/events/Las-Posadas/878/
Get your kids' wish list together, and visit Santa for FREE at the Old Town Log Cabin in Old Town St. Peters. Enjoy horse-drawn carriage rides, hot chocolate and cookies. It's all FREE! Bring your own camera, and dress appropriately -- this is an outdoor event. The Log Cabin is located at 141 Gatty Drive across from Old Town Park.
More information at http://www.stpetersmo.net/calendar-details.aspx?eid=1401&m=12&d=3&y=2016
Santa's North Pole Dash and Children's Snowman Shuffle – St. Charles, Mo December 3
This fun fundraiser for the Greater St. Charles County Chamber is in its sixth year! Come join the fun in historic downtown St. Charles. Race participants can receive special deals with many main street merchants by wearing their race shirt into the shops after the race.
More information at: http://www.gstccc.com/santa-dash
More information at: http://www.gstccc.com/santa-dash
Winter Wonderland on Ice Show – St. Peters December 9, 10
Celebrate the holidays as the Rec-Plex North ice rink comes to life and turns into an enchanted Winter Wonderland on Ice. The best Rec-Plex solo skaters and synchronized skating teams will dazzle audiences with the beauty and skill of their original programs. Beloved holiday characters join in the festivities to make this a delightful event for the whole family.
More information at http://www.stpetersmo.net/calendar-details.aspx?eid=1469&m=12&d=9&y=2016
Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 8945 Veterans Memorial Parkway, O'Fallon, MO 63366
More information at http://www.gatewayringers.org/
St Charles Big Band – Holiday Concert @ Lindenwood Scheidegger Center for the Arts December 13
The Concert Band will open the program at 7 PM with classic and contemporary Holiday Music, with a visit from Santa Claus expected. After a brief intermission, the Big Band will perform pop Holiday Favorites with a featured vocalist.
More information at http://www.stcharlesband.com/event/holiday-concert-lindenwood-scheidegger-center-for-the-arts/
Do you know of a holiday event in St. Charles County, Missouri that we are missing? Contact us and let us know by emailing Linda@TheBoehmerTeam.com or Kelly@TheBoehmerTeam.coom and we'll add it to the list. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from The Boehmer Team!