ST. LOUIS, MO- Looking for some fun events this weekend? Meteorologist Angela Hutti has some ideas for you and your family.
Weekends on the Web: Saturday & Sunday, November 25-26, 2017
Date; Saturday & Sunday, November 25-26 Venue: Venue: Historic Saint Charles District, Saint Charles, MO
Saturday: 11:00am-9:00pm, Sunday: Noon – 5:00pm Admission: Free
The enjoy the cheer of legendary Christmas characters and the joyful singing of strolling carolers while you shop and dine along a decorated Historic Main Street. https://www.discoverstcharles.com/events/christmas-traditions/
The Polar Express Train Ride
Date: Saturday & Sunday, November 25-26 Venue: Union Station, Downtown St. Louis, MO
Trains run November 24- December 30. Departure times: 4:30, 6:00, 7:15, & 8:30pm
Families can experience the magic of The Polar Express, the classic children’s book by Chris Van Allsburg. Take a journey to the North Pole—where Santa Claus and his reindeer are waiting with a keepsake present for every good boy and girl.
Mannheim Steamroller Christmas
Date: Saturday, November 25 Venue: Fox Theatre, Midtown St. Louis, MO
Times: 3:00pm, 8:00pm Tickets: $35.00-$100.00
A holiday tradition for more than 30 years, Grammy Award winner Chip Davis has created a show that features Mannheim Steamroller Christmas classics along with a selection of compositions from his groundbreaking Fresh Aire series
Date: Saturday, November 25 Venue: Downtown Waterloo, IL
Time: 5:30pm Admission: Free
See wonderful Christmas themed parade floats, each with over 1,000 lights, and walking groups dressed in holiday inspired costumes. The parade starts at Gibault Catholic High School and follows the Porta Westfalica Route to downtown Waterloo. The parade is part of the Annual Christmas on the Square Weekend in Waterloo.
Lighted Christmas Parade
Date: Saturday, November 25 Venue: Downtown Sparta, IL
Time: 6:00pm Admission Free
The parade starts at Sparta High School and runs through the downtown area. After the parade, enjoy free chili (Donations accepted) at the VFW and the kids will be able to visit with Santa. Fireworks will begin at 8:00 p.m.
Christmas Candlelight Tours
Date: Saturday, November 25 Venue: Stephenson House, Edwardsville, IL
Time: 6:00-9:00pm Admission: $10 Adult, $5 child (6-12 years)
Come experience Christmas at the Colonel Benjamin Stephenson House. The customs of the 1820s will surround guests as Father Christmas, and his mischievous brother Rupert, entertain children and adults alike.
Downtown Country Christmas Festival
Date: Saturday November 25 Venue: Various sites, Jerseyville, IL
Time: 2:00pm-8:00pm Admission: Free
Come and see Jerseyville transformed into a wonderland of holiday lights and activities for the entire family. Santa arrives by helicopter. There will also be Holiday Hay Rides for the children pulled by some of the finest antique tractors in Jersey County. Some of the businesses will transform their storefront into various holiday activity hotspots. It all wraps up with a tree lighting ceremony and parade. www.downtowncountrychristmas.com
Date; Saturday & Sunday, November 25-26 Venue: Downtown Belleville, IL
Saturday: 10:00am-9:00pm, Sunday: 10:00am-7:00pm
An authentic German Christmas Market modeled like the well-known Nuremberg, Germany Christkindlmarkt. Enjoy a variety of vendors, authentic German food and drink, as well as entertainment. Open through December 23.
14th Annual Native American Holiday Market
Date: Saturday & Sunday, November 25-26 Venue: Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site
Time: 9:00am-5:00pm both days Admission: Free
30 American Indian artists, craftpersons, and vendors will sell hand make items and artwork.
Fair Trade Market
Date: Saturday & Sunday, November 25-26 Venue: Manchester United Methodist Church, Woods Mill Road, Manchester, MO
Time: 9:00am-3:00pm both days Admission: Free
With 3,000 sq. feet to explore 3,000, you’ll be sure to find those unique holiday gifts. Every fair trade purchase helps someone earn a living wage and they pass it on by helping others.
St. Louis Blues
Date; Saturday, November 25 Venue: Scottrade Center, Downtown St. Louis
Time: 7:00pm Tickets start around $30.00
Vs. Minnesota Wild
Date: Saturday & Sunday, November 24-25 Venue: Powell Hall, Midtown St. Louis
Saturday: 8:00pm; Sunday: 3:00pm Tickets: $25.00-$83.00
A concert with Spanish flair! Beginning with Ravel’s nod to the uplifting rhythmic beat of Spanish dance in his Alborada del gracioso, the concert concludes with his legendary orchestral showpiece Bolero.