Ready to get into the holiday spirit? Check out some of the events going on around town this week!

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2018

4th Annual Holiday Bazaar

St. Louis, MO – Kick off your holiday shopping with unique treasures from local artisans and crafters at the Holiday Bazaar at International Institute St. Louis . Featuring an array of globally-inspired arts and crafts, festivities will also include St. Louis food trucks. Support local entrepreneurs and find that distinctive holiday gift you’ve been searching for.

A Christmas Story at The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis

St. Louis, MO – Ralphie Parker’s quest to get a Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas returns to The Rep in all its heartwarming and hilarious glory. Filled with delightful holiday vignettes and endlessly quotable lines (“You’ll shoot your eye out!”), this play is the perfect gift for the whole family to enjoy. See the classic movie brought to life on stage!

Bright Night Christmas Parade

Columbia, IL – Santa Claus makes his grand appearance at this Christmas themed parade of bright lights. Historic Main Street, Temple St. to Cherry St. 5pm

Christkindlmarkt

Belleville, IL – A unique outdoor shopping experience in the tradition of authentic German Christmas Markets. Featuring vendors from around the world–Germany, Russia, Poland, Ireland, Egypt, Kenya, Nepal; many other unique craftsmen from around the Country. Located in Beautiful downtown Belleville, Illinois around the Public Square (IL 15 and East Main).

Gateway Classic Cars Christmas Party

O’Fallon, IL – Join Gateway Classic Cars for our annual Christmas party benefiting Fire Truck O’Toys! Come ready to eat because these 5 Star restaurants Bella Milano O’Fallon Sugarfire Smoke House & Roy-el Catering will be supplying lunch! Bring your phones or camera to get pictures with Santa. This is Free Admission and everyone is welcome. Please open your hearts and bring an unwrapped toy for children in the hospital. These toys will be donated to Fire Truck O’Toys. See you there!

MindsEye Trivia Night

Belleville, IL – Join us on Saturday, December 1st at Althoff Catholic H.S. (5401 W Main St, Belleville, IL 62226) for a night of holiday cheer and trivia fun. Doors will open at 6PM and Round One begins promptly at 7PM. $150 for a table of 8 or Individuals can purchase tickets for $20 at the door. All money raised from the event goes toward MindsEye’s mission and to support our Audio Description Program. In addition to ten rounds of trivia, we will have a Silent Auction, Raffles, and Fun Games!

Six Flags, St. Louis: Holiday in the Park

Eureka, MO – The park will be transformed into a winter wonderland with thousands of colorful lights, carolers performing classic yuletide favorites, personalized meet-and-greets with Santa and his helpers, and everyone’s favorite Looney Tunes characters. Enjoy all the wonderful aromas of the season while satisfying your appetite and quenching your thirst with hot chocolate, cider, custom fudge, holiday-inspired funnel cake flavors, and many other traditional favorites.

Turner Hall Christmas Social

Columbia, IL – After the Christmas parade, visit with Santa & enjoy food, beverages and activities for the kids. Columbia Turner Hall 211 E. Cherry St. 6pm-9pm

Visit Santa at St. Clair Square

Fairview Heights, IL – Santa will hold court every day through Christmas Eve. Children can pose for photos or just visit and give him their wish lists.

Visit Santa on the Square

Belleville, IL – Sponsored by the Optimist Club of Belleville, Santa’s House (circa 1963) on the Public Square is a perfect location for Santa and Mrs. Claus for the holidays.

Way of Lights

Belleville, IL – Wintertime sparkles at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows as the Annual Way of Lights Christmas display illuminates the grounds. Since 1970, the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate have invited one and all to make the Way of Lights a part of their family tradition. This breathtaking display focuses on the birth of Christ, the one true light of the world.

 

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2018

4th Annual Holiday Bazaar

Kick off your holiday shopping with unique treasures from local artisans and crafters at the Holiday Bazaar . Featuring an array of globally-inspired arts and crafts, festivities will also include St. Louis food trucks. Support local entrepreneurs and find that distinctive holiday gift you’ve been searching for.

An Old Fashioned German Christmas

Maeystown, IL – Participate in the Weihnachts Fest, a traditional German Christmas, with music, carriage rides, live entertainment, shopping and more. There will be a German carol sing, a traditional carol sing, and the lighting of the village weinachtsbaum, a Christmas Tree, at 4:30 pm. Food and refreshments will be available throughout the day.

Christkindlmarkt

Belleville, IL – A unique outdoor shopping experience in the tradition of authentic German Christmas Markets. Featuring vendors from around the world–Germany, Russia, Poland, Ireland, Egypt, Kenya, Nepal; many other unique craftsmen from around the Country. Located in Beautiful downtown Belleville, Illinois around the Public Square (IL 15 and East Main).

Six Flags, St. Louis: Holiday in the Park

Eureka, MO – The park will be transformed into a winter wonderland with thousands of colorful lights, carolers performing classic yuletide favorites, personalized meet-and-greets with Santa and his helpers, and everyone’s favorite Looney Tunes characters. Enjoy all the wonderful aromas of the season while satisfying your appetite and quenching your thirst with hot chocolate, cider, custom fudge, holiday-inspired funnel cake flavors, and many other traditional favorites.

Visit With Santa

Columbia, IL – Santa visits with children & poses for pictures. (Bring your own camera). Children make a craft. Shoemaker School, 6 Gall Road. 12pm-5pm each day.

Visit Santa at St. Clair Square

Fairview Heights, IL – Santa will hold court every day through Christmas Eve. Children can pose for photos or just visit and give him their wish lists.

Visit Santa on the Square

Belleville, IL – Sponsored by the Optimist Club of Belleville, Santa’s House (circa 1963) on the Public Square is a perfect location for Santa and Mrs. Claus for the holidays.

Way of Lights

Belleville, IL – Wintertime sparkles at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows as the Annual Way of Lights Christmas display illuminates the grounds. Since 1970, the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate have invited one and all to make the Way of Lights a part of their family tradition. This breathtaking display focuses on the birth of Christ, the one true light of the world.

Weihnachtsfest German Christmas Festival

Millstadt, IL – German Christmas festival featuring arts & craft vendors, holiday cookie walk, German music and German food & beverages. Children visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus.

 

MONDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2018

Christkindlmarkt

Belleville, IL – A unique outdoor shopping experience in the tradition of authentic German Christmas Markets. Featuring vendors from around the world–Germany, Russia, Poland, Ireland, Egypt, Kenya, Nepal; many other unique craftsmen from around the Country. Located in Beautiful downtown Belleville, Illinois around the Public Square (IL 15 and East Main).

Visit Santa at St. Clair Square

Fairview Heights, IL – Santa will hold court every day through Christmas Eve. Children can pose for photos or just visit and give him their wish lists.

Visit Santa on the Square

Belleville, IL – Sponsored by the Optimist Club of Belleville, Santa’s House (circa 1963) on the Public Square is a perfect location for Santa and Mrs. Claus for the holidays.

Way of Lights

Belleville, IL – Wintertime sparkles at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows as the Annual Way of Lights Christmas display illuminates the grounds. Since 1970, the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate have invited one and all to make the Way of Lights a part of their family tradition. This breathtaking display focuses on the birth of Christ, the one true light of the world.

 

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2018

Christkindlmarkt

Belleville, IL – A unique outdoor shopping experience in the tradition of authentic German Christmas Markets. Featuring vendors from around the world–Germany, Russia, Poland, Ireland, Egypt, Kenya, Nepal; many other unique craftsmen from around the Country. Located in Beautiful downtown Belleville, Illinois around the Public Square (IL 15 and East Main).

Visit Santa at St. Clair Square

Fairview Heights, IL – Santa will hold court every day through Christmas Eve. Children can pose for photos or just visit and give him their wish lists.

Visit Santa on the Square

Belleville, IL – Sponsored by the Optimist Club of Belleville, Santa’s House (circa 1963) on the Public Square is a perfect location for Santa and Mrs. Claus for the holidays.

Way of Lights

Belleville, IL – Wintertime sparkles at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows as the Annual Way of Lights Christmas display illuminates the grounds. Since 1970, the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate have invited one and all to make the Way of Lights a part of their family tradition. This breathtaking display focuses on the birth of Christ, the one true light of the world.

 

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2018

Christkindlmarkt

Belleville, IL – A unique outdoor shopping experience in the tradition of authentic German Christmas Markets. Featuring vendors from around the world–Germany, Russia, Poland, Ireland, Egypt, Kenya, Nepal; many other unique craftsmen from around the Country. Located in Beautiful downtown Belleville, Illinois around the Public Square (IL 15 and East Main).

Dine Out With the Freeburg Falcons

Dine out and support the Freeburg Falcons 8U Baseball Team! Come out and enjoy dinner at No Jack’s Bar and Grill in Smithton, IL on Wednesday, December 5, 2018. No Jack’s has offered to donate 10% of their sales to the team to help support them in their fundraising efforts. Please feel free to pass this information along to any friends and family! We hope to see everyone there!

Visit Santa at St. Clair Square

Fairview Heights, IL – Santa will hold court every day through Christmas Eve. Children can pose for photos or just visit and give him their wish lists.

Visit Santa on the Square

Belleville, IL – Sponsored by the Optimist Club of Belleville, Santa’s House (circa 1963) on the Public Square is a perfect location for Santa and Mrs. Claus for the holidays.

Way of Lights

Belleville, IL – Wintertime sparkles at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows as the Annual Way of Lights Christmas display illuminates the grounds. Since 1970, the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate have invited one and all to make the Way of Lights a part of their family tradition. This breathtaking display focuses on the birth of Christ, the one true light of the world.

 

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2018

Christkindlmarkt

Belleville, IL – A unique outdoor shopping experience in the tradition of authentic German Christmas Markets. Featuring vendors from around the world–Germany, Russia, Poland, Ireland, Egypt, Kenya, Nepal; many other unique craftsmen from around the Country. Located in Beautiful downtown Belleville, Illinois around the Public Square (IL 15 and East Main).

Visit Santa at St. Clair Square

Fairview Heights, IL – Santa will hold court every day through Christmas Eve. Children can pose for photos or just visit and give him their wish lists.

Visit Santa on the Square

Belleville, IL – Sponsored by the Optimist Club of Belleville, Santa’s House (circa 1963) on the Public Square is a perfect location for Santa and Mrs. Claus for the holidays.

Warm and Fizzies

Visit participating merchants and enjoy an appetizer, dessert, or specialty drink while shopping! You’ll also be able to take the recipe for that snack home with you, so you can make it over the holidays for your friends and family! It’s a great way to get new recipe ideas!

Way of Lights

Belleville, IL – Wintertime sparkles at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows as the Annual Way of Lights Christmas display illuminates the grounds. Since 1970, the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate have invited one and all to make the Way of Lights a part of their family tradition. This breathtaking display focuses on the birth of Christ, the one true light of the world.

 

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2018

Christkindlmarkt

Belleville, IL – A unique outdoor shopping experience in the tradition of authentic German Christmas Markets. Featuring vendors from around the world–Germany, Russia, Poland, Ireland, Egypt, Kenya, Nepal; many other unique craftsmen from around the Country. Located in Beautiful downtown Belleville, Illinois around the Public Square (IL 15 and East Main).

A Vintage Christmas Themed Designer Bag Bingo

Columbia, IL – Columbia Turner Hall. Doors open at 6 pm. 7 pm: Let the games begin! Light appetizers, game cards, and daubers included. Cash Bar.

Visit Santa at St. Clair Square

Fairview Heights, IL – Santa will hold court every day through Christmas Eve. Children can pose for photos or just visit and give him their wish lists.

Visit Santa on the Square

Belleville, IL – Sponsored by the Optimist Club of Belleville, Santa’s House (circa 1963) on the Public Square is a perfect location for Santa and Mrs. Claus for the holidays.

Way of Lights

Belleville, IL – Wintertime sparkles at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows as the Annual Way of Lights Christmas display illuminates the grounds. Since 1970, the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate have invited one and all to make the Way of Lights a part of their family tradition. This breathtaking display focuses on the birth of Christ, the one true light of the world.

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2018

Christkindlmarkt

Belleville, IL – A unique outdoor shopping experience in the tradition of authentic German Christmas Markets. Featuring vendors from around the world–Germany, Russia, Poland, Ireland, Egypt, Kenya, Nepal; many other unique craftsmen from around the Country. Located in Beautiful downtown Belleville, Illinois around the Public Square (IL 15 and East Main).

Jingle Bell Dog Walk

Waterloo, IL – Join us for our Annual Jingle Bell Walk! All proceeds will benefit animals under the care of the Helping Strays of Monroe County. Walk day registration begins at 12pm with the walk to begin at 2:00 pm. Pictures with Santa will take place from 12pm-2pm by Amy Miles Photography.

Six Flags, St. Louis: Holiday in the Park

Eureka, MO – The park will be transformed into a winter wonderland with thousands of colorful lights, carolers performing classic yuletide favorites, personalized meet-and-greets with Santa and his helpers, and everyone’s favorite Looney Tunes characters. Enjoy all the wonderful aromas of the season while satisfying your appetite and quenching your thirst with hot chocolate, cider, custom fudge, holiday-inspired funnel cake flavors, and many other traditional favorites.

Tinsel Around Town

O’Fallon, IL – Shop local and enjoy all that Downtown O’Fallon has to offer during Tinsel Around Town. Come shop and support local businesses and restaurants while being serenaded by the OTHS Madrigal Choir who roam First Street performing holiday classics from 12-4pm. The OTHS Jazz Band will perform on First Street, outside the Chamber Depot, from 12-1pm. Many businesses are offering in-store specials as well as complimentary treats.

Visit Santa at St. Clair Square

Fairview Heights, IL – Santa will hold court every day through Christmas Eve. Children can pose for photos or just visit and give him their wish lists.

Visit Santa on the Square

Belleville, IL – Sponsored by the Optimist Club of Belleville, Santa’s House (circa 1963) on the Public Square is a perfect location for Santa and Mrs. Claus for the holidays.

Way of Lights

Belleville, IL – Wintertime sparkles at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows as the Annual Way of Lights Christmas display illuminates the grounds. Since 1970, the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate have invited one and all to make the Way of Lights a part of their family tradition. This breathtaking display focuses on the birth of Christ, the one true light of the world.

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