We’ve been looking for holiday events to enjoy in the St. Charles County area this year. I put together a list of several activities you might want to check out.  Please feel free to comment with any other holiday events in the St. Louis and St. Charles area.


New Town Christmas Tree Lighting & Children’s Christmas Party

December 4, 2010 from 3:00 – 5:00 P.M., with tree lighting beginning at dusk.

St. Charles’ Christmas Traditions Festival

11/26/10 – 12/26/10 – Along South Main Street. Stores are open until 9:00 P.M. on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays with activities including carolers from 6:30 – 9:00. There is a Santa Parade every Saturday and Sunday at 1:30. 

Holiday Skating Rink 

 Frontier Park in St. Charles.   Admission is $7 for adults, and $6 for children under 12.  You can bring your own skates, or pay $6 for skate rental. 

Journey to Bethlehem

Harvester Christian Church – 12/09/10 – 12/12/10.  Thursday and Friday 6:30 – 9:00, Saturday and Sunday 5:30 – 9:00. Free live re-enactment of the very first Christmas.


Tree Lighting Ceremony

Wednesday, November 17, 2010 from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. at O’Fallon City Hall.  Ceremony will include tree lighting, holiday games, Santa and live holiday music.  Please bring canned goods and personal care items to donate to local food pantries.

O’Fallon MO Celebration of Lights

11/26/10 – 12/30/10, closed Dec. 24 & 25.  Fort Zumwalt Park

Over 1 million lights and a mile of holiday scenes. Sunday, Tuesday – Thursday, from 6:30 – 9:00, Friday and Saturday from 6:30 – 10:00. Closed to vehicle traffic on Mondays.  Cost is $9/car or $15/van.

Josh Wilson Concert at Morningstar Church

December 3, 2010 at 7:00 P.M.  Cost is only $5/ticket.  Morningstar Church is located at 1600 Feise Road, O’Fallon, MO 63368.

Old Fashioned Holiday Stroll

Tuesday, December 14, 2010 from 6:00 – 9:00 P.M. in Fort Zumwalt Park.  Admission is $2/person.  More information can be found at www.ofallon.mo.us or by calling 636-379-5614.  This event will include fireworks, local vendors, Santa, holiday caroling and a petting zoo.


Santa Visits Old Town Log Cabin 

Saturday, December 4, 2010, 1 – 3 p.m. Cabin is located at Gatty Road & Park Street.  Old fashioned holiday fun with horse-drawn carriage rides through Old Town.


14th Annual Holiday Night Lights 

Rotary Park in Foristell, MO – 11/26/10 – 12/30/10 from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.  Open Thursday – Sunday from 11/26 – 12/15 and nightly from 12/16 – 12/30. Closed Christmas Day.


Winter Holiday Candlelight Walk

Friday and Saturday, December 3rd and 4th from 5 – 9 p.m. Located in Faust Park.   Craftspeople will be offering homemade crafts for sale.  There is a children’s craft station to make a holiday item as well.  Re-enactors will provide tours and demonstrate traditional holiday experiences.  Cost is $10/car.

Candy Cane Hunt at the Carousel at Faust Park 

Saturday, December 4th at 10:00 a.m.  Candy canes are hidden in the area around the carousel.  Some of the candy canes will have special prizes attached to them. You must purchase tickets ahead of time for $5 at the St. Louis Carousel Gift Shop.

Please comment if you know of other great holiday activities or places for viewing holiday lights in the area.