10 Things to do in St Louis MO to get in the holiday spirit


The holidays are almost back to normal this year.  Many smaller gatherings and some family tension but getting back in the spirit.

Every year UMSL’s Jazz for the Holidays  can be a family tradition. It features a lot of the old favorites with a jazzy flair.

The Nutcracker at the Blanche M Touhill Performing Arts Center is back this year.

Main Street in St Charles MO has an annual month long festival celebrating 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, Christmas Traditions offers something special for everyone. And with over 40 years of the favorite holiday tradition, there has never been more to experience

If you are young or old you can be totally into trains.  The Missouri Botanical Garden for Holiday Train Show is not available this year but there is a train show at the Art Museum on December 12 from 11 a.m. til 3:30 p.m.

The Missouri Botanical Garden hosts the annual Garden Glow Holiday Light Show through January 8, 2022.

Union Station’s Polar Express – For the 2021 holiday season the Holiday Train Ride experience at St. Louis Union Station will be: This year the beautifully decorated trains take you on a journey to the North Pole as you interact with the Polar Express characters, Santa Claus and his elves. THE POLAR EXPRESS™ is the magical story of a boy’s search for the real meaning of Christmas, based on the beloved children’s book.

Christmas Candlelight at the Daniel Boone Home December  3-4 and 10-11 
Experience a night of warmth and beauty this holiday season at The Historic Daniel Boone Home. Step back in time to observe Christmas traditions of the past while strolling through the enchanting village illuminated with thousands of lantern-lit candles. Along the way, visit with “Daniel and Rebecca Boone” inside the Boone Home as they reminisce about winters past. Guests will tour the inside of the home and hear different storytellers inside buildings throughout the historic village grounds. Limited tickets will be available to reserve between 6 and 9 p.m. Tickets are $12 per person in advance if pre-registered before Nov. 19. Tickets are $15 after that date and may not be available at the door if the program sells out. A specific time will be assigned to tour the Boone Home and each tour is limited to 15 guests at a time. Each Christmas vignette throughout the village will repeat every 8 – 10 minutes. Guests may visit vignettes before and after their Boone Home tour. No flash photography or video recording allowed. No refunds 14 days prior to event date.
Pre-Registered Admission: $12 if pre-registered before deadline; $15 after that date

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My goal this year:  enjoy the magic of the holiday season and leave the stress behind.

Happy Holidays!

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