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.


Outdoor Ice Rink – 11/27/09 – 12/26/09 on Weds, Fri, Sat, or Sundays.
Outdoor ice rink located along the Missouri River in Frontier Park. Cost is $6/adult, $5/child under 12. Skate rental is $3.

Christmas Traditions Festival – 11/27/09 – 12/26/09 – Along South Main Street. Stores are open until 9:00 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.

Journey to Bethlehem put on by Harvester Christian Church – 12/10/09 – 12/13/09. Thursday and Friday 6:30 – 9:00, Saturday and Sunday 5:30 – 9:00. Free live re-enactment of the very first Christmas. I went to this last year and it is pretty amazing.

Erin Bode Holiday Concert at the Foundry Art Centre – 12/12/09 at 8:00 P.M.

St. Charles Community College Young People’s Theater presents “Scrooge, the Stingiest Man in Town.” Dec. 18th at 7:00 p.m., Dec. 19th at 2:00 and 7:00 p.m. and Dec. 20th at 2:00 p.m. Located in the Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Building on the SCC campus. General admission cost is $7, students and senior citizen cost is $6. Here is more information about St Charles Community College’s winter performances.


Celebration of Lights – 11/27/09 – 12/30/09, 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. Cost is $9/car or $15/van. Special walk-through night on December 8th.


Santa Visits Old Town Log Cabin – Dec. 2nd, 1 – 3 p.m. Cabin is located at Gatty Road & Park Street.
Old fashioned holiday fun with horse-drawn carriage rides through Old Town.

Breakfast with Santa – Dec. 16th, 8:30 – 10:00 a.m. at the Rec-Plex. Breakfast is $10/child and $4/adult. Breakfast, sit on Santa’s lap, crafts, activities and songs. Must register by December 8th by visiting the Rec-Plex or callings 636-939-2386 ext. 400.


Holiday Night Lights – Rotary Park – 11/27 – 12/27 from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Open Thursday – Sunday from 11/27 – 12/13 and nightly from 12/17 – 12/27. Closed Christmas Day. Includes 1 1/2 mile drive with themed displays and over half a million lights.


Winter Holiday Candlelight Walk – Dec. 4 & 5 from 5 – 9 p.m. Located in Faust Park. Cost is $10/car.

Candy Cane Hunt at the Carousel at Faust Park – Saturday, December 5th at 10:00 a.m. 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.