Visitors Guide to
HOLIDAY EVENTS

in the Middle Mississippi River Valley
 
   



From the weekend after Thanksgiving through the week after Christmas, the Middle Mississippi River Valley hosts a number of holiday events to celebrate the season. Communities such as Keokuk, Quincy, Alton, O’Fallon, and St. Louis create dazzling holiday light displays in public parks. Historical and cultural intuitions bedeck their sites with unique holiday decorations. Other communities like St. Charles hold special events throughout the season.
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  Saturday November 4, 2017
Annual Special Event
A TASTE OF THE HOLIDAYS

Cape Girardeau & Perry Counties, MO
ADMISSION
   
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  Saturday, November 4, 2017
Annual Holiday Art Event
ARTISAN HOLIDAY MARKET

Quincy, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, November 4, 2017
Annual Holiday Event
HOLIDAY SHOPPING EXPO

Swansea, IL
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  November 10 - November 11, 2017
Annual Holiday Event
DOWNTOWN MERCHANTS HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE

Sikeston, IL
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  November 10 - November 12, 2017
Annual Holiday Art Event
QUINCY HOLIDAY ARTS & CRAFT SHOW

Quincy, IL
ADMISSION
   
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  November 10 - November 12, 2017
Annual Holiday Art Event
LIT'L BITA CHRISTMAS

Jonesboro, AR
ADMISSION
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  Friday, November 17, 2017
Annual Holiday Event
HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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  November 17 - November 19, 2017
Annual Holiday Event
TREASURE CHEST SHOWS HOLIDAY SHOPPING EXTRAVAGANZA
St. Charles, MO
FREE
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  November 17 - November 19, 2017
Annual Holiday Art Event
NOTRE DAME HIGH SCHOOL CRAFTS, GIFTS AND COLLECTIBLES SHOW

Cape Girardeau, MO
ADMISSION
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  Saturday, November 18, 2017
Annual Holiday Event
FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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  Saturday, November 18, 2017
Annual Holiday Event
CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE

Kimmswick, MO
FREE / SOME FEES APPLY
   
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  Saturday, November 18, 2017
Annual Holiday Art Event
OLD CATHEDRAL CHRISTMAS BAZAAR

Alton, IL
ADMISSION
   
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  November 18 - November 19, 2017
Annual Holiday Art Event
CHRISTMAS ARTS & CRAFTS EXTRAVAGANZA

Cape Girardeau, MO
ADMISSION
   
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  November 18 - November 19, 2017
Annual Holiday Art Event
RIVER VALLEY CRAFT FAIR

Cape Girardeau, MO
ADMISSION
   
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  November 18 - November 19, 2017
Annual Holiday Event
ANNUAL FAIR TRADE MARKET

Manchester, MO
FREE
   
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  November 18 - November 19, 2017
Annual Holiday Art Event
HOLIDAY GIFT SHOW AND SALE

Quincy, IL
ADMISSION
   
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  November 18 - November 19, 2017
Annual Holiday Art Exhibit and Sale
CALHOUN ART GUILD HOLIDAY ARTS & CRAFT SALE

Michael, IL
FREE
   
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  Thursday, November 23, 2017
Annual Holiday Event
THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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  Friday, November 24, 2017
Annual Holiday Event
PARADE OF LIGHTS

Fort Madison, IA
FREE
   
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  Friday, November 24, 2017
Annual Holiday Event
LIGHTED CHRISTMAS PARADE

Highland, IL
FREE
   
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  November 24 - November 25, 2017
Annual Holiday Event
CHRISTMAS CANDLELIGHT TOURS

Edwardsville, IL
ADMISSION
   
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    November 24 - November 26, 2017
Annual Holiday Event
CHRISTMAS AT THE GLENN HOUSE

Cape Girardeau, MO
ADMISSION
   
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  November 24 - November 26, 2017
Annual Holiday Event
ANNUAL FAIR TRADE MARKET

Manchester, MO
FREE
   
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  Saturday, November 25, 2017
Annual Holiday Art Event
ANNUAL GREEN GIFT BAZAAR

Alton, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, November 25, 2017
Annual Holiday Art Event
ANNA ARTS CENTER HOLIDAY BAZAAR

Anna, IL
FREE
  
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  Saturday, November 25, 2017
Annual Holiday Event
CHRISTMAS PARADE

Waterloo, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday, November 25, 2017
Annual Holiday Event
SPARTA LIGHTED PARADE

Sparta, IL
FREE
   
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  November 25 - November 26, 2017
Annual Holiday Event
CHRISTMAS ON THE SQUARE

Waterloo, IL
FREE
   
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  Sunday, November 26, 2017
Annual Holiday Event
PARADE OF LIGHTS

Cape Girardeau, MO
FREE
   
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  Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Annual Holiday Event
HOLIDAY STORYTELLING AT THE OLD CAPITOL
St. Charles, MO
FREE
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  November 30 - December 2, 2017
Annual Holiday Art Event
SIU HOLIDAY CRAFT SALE

Carbondale, IL
FREE
  
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  Friday, December 1, 2017
Annual Holiday Event
CHRISTMAS WALK
Augusta, MO
FREE
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  Friday, December 1, 2017
Annual Community Festival
SNOWFLAKE FESTIVAL

Godfrey, IL
FREE
   
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  Friday, December 1, 2017
Annual Holiday Event
CHRISTMAS TREE WALK

Maplewood, MO
FREE
   
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  Friday, December 1, 2017
Annual Holiday Event
CHRISTMAS IN OLD NAUVOO

Nauvoo, IL
FREE
   
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  December 1 - December 2, 2017
Annual Holiday Event
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS WALK

Nauvoo, IL
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  December 1 - December 2, 2017
Annual Holiday Event
CANDLELIGHT TOURS
Defiance, MO
ADMISSION
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  December 1 - December 3, 2017
Annual Holiday Event
CHRISTMAS IN KIMMSWICK

Kimmswick, MO
FREE
   
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  December 1 - December 3, 2017
Annual Holiday Event
CHRISTMAS ON THE RIVER

Chester, IL
FREE / SOME FEES APPLY
   
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  Saturday, December 2, 2017
Annual Holiday Event
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS HOUSE TOUR AND FESTIVITIES

Elsah, IL
ADMISSION
   
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  Saturday, December 2, 2017
Annual Holiday Event
TASTE OF CHOCOLATE

Grafton, IL
ADMISSION
   
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  Saturday, December 2, 2017
Annual Holiday Craft Festival
ELSBERRY PTO CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR
Elsberry, MO
FREE
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  Saturday, December 2, 2017
Annual Holiday Event
CHRISTMAS IN THE VILLAGE

Cobden, IL
FREE
  
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  Saturday, December 2, 2017
Annual Holiday Event
SANTA AT THE HASKELL PLAYHOUSE

Alton, IL
FREE / SOME FEES APPLY
   
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  Saturday, December 2, 2017
Annual Charity Performance
THE NUTCRACKER

Arnold, MO
ADMISSION
   
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  Saturday, December 2, 2017
Annual Holiday Event
HOLIDAY HOME TOUR

Cape Girardeau & Jackson, MO
ADMISSION
   
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  Saturday, December 2, 2017
Annual Holiday Event
HISTORIC HANDMADE HOLIDAYS ORNAMENTS

Parkin, AR
FREE
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  Saturday, December 2, 2017
Annual Holiday Event
BRIGHT NIGHT CHRISTMAS PARADE & TURNER HALL SOCIAL

Columbia, IL
FREE
   
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  Saturday December 2, 2017
Annual Holiday Event
LIGHTS FANTASTIC PARADE

Carbondale, IL
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  Saturday, December 2, 2017
Annual Holiday Event
CITY OF MUNFORD CHRISTMAS PARADE

Munford, TN
FREE
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  December 2 - December 3, 2017
Annual Holiday Event
ANNUAL HOLIDAY CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL

Sainte Genevieve, MO
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    December 2 - December 3, 2017
Annual Holiday Event
CHRISTMAS AT THE GLENN HOUSE

Cape Girardeau, MO
ADMISSION
   
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  December 2 - December 3, 2017
Annual Arts & Crafts Fair
OLDE ALTON ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR
Alton, IL
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  December 2 - December 3, 2017
Annual Holiday Art Exhibit and Sale
SAINTE GENEVIEVE ART GUILD CHRISTMAS ART SHOW & SALE

Sainte Genevieve, MO
FREE
   
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  December 2 - December 3, 2017
Annual Holiday Art Event
INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE HOLIDAY BAZAAR

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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  Sunday, December 3, 2017
Annual Holiday Event
OLD-FASHIONED GERMAN CHRISTMAS

Maeystown, IL
FREE
   
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  Sunday, December 3, 2017
Annual Holiday Event
WEIHNACHTS FESTIVAL

Millstadt, IL
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  Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Annual Holiday Event
CHRISTMAS PARADE

Paragould, AR
FREE
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  December 5 - December 6, 2017
Annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair
SIUE HOLIDAY ARTS AND CRAFTS FAIR

Edwardsville, IL
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  Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Annual Holiday Event
HOLIDAY STORYTELLING AT THE OLD CAPITOL
St. Charles, MO
FREE
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  Friday, December 8, 2017
Annual Holiday Event
CHRISTMAS WALK
Augusta, MO
FREE
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  Friday, December 8, 2017
Annual Holiday Event
DOWNTOWN CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE

Cape Girardeau, MO
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  December 8 - December 9, 2017
Annual Holiday Event
CHRISTMAS CANDLELIGHT TOURS AND OPEN HOUSE

New Madrid, MO
FREE
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  December 8 - December 9, 2017
Annual Holiday Event
CANDLELIGHT TOURS
Defiance, MO
ADMISSION
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  December 8 - December 10, 2017
Annual Holiday Event
SAINT LOUIS ART MUSEUM WINTER CELEBRATIONS

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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  Saturday, December 9, 2017
Annual Holiday Event
DICKENS ON THE SQUARE

Covington, TN
FREE
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  Saturday, December 9, 2017
Annual Holiday Event
CHRISTMAS PARADE

New Madrid, MO
FREE
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    December 9 - December 10, 2017
Annual Holiday Event
CHRISTMAS AT THE GLENN HOUSE

Cape Girardeau, MO
ADMISSION
   
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  December 9 - December 10, 2017
Live Musical Event
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT

Godfrey, IL
FREE
   
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  Sunday, December 10, 2017
Annual Holiday Event
LAFAYETTE SQUARE HOLIDAY PARLOUR TOUR

St. Louis, MO
ADMISSION
   
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  Sunday, December 10, 2017
Annual Holiday Event
ANNUAL CHURCH WALK
Louisiana, MO
FREE
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  Sunday, December 10, 2017
Annual Holiday Event
LE RÉVEILLON - A FRENCH CHRISTMAS

Sainte Genevieve, MO
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  Sunday, December 10, 2017
Annual Holiday Event
BETHALTO SPIRIT VICTORIAN CHRISTMAS WALK

Bethalto, IL
FREE
   
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  Sunday, December 10, 2017
Annual Holiday Event
CHRISTMAS HOME TOUR

Hardin, IL
ADMISSION
   
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  Sunday, December 10, 2017
Annual Holiday Event
ANNUAL CHRISTMAS HYMN SING

Elsah, IL
FREE
   
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  Sunday, December 10, 2017
Annual Holiday Event
CHANUKAH: FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS

St. Louis, MO
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  Wednesday, December 13, 2017
A
nnual Holiday Event
HOLIDAY STORYTELLING AT THE OLD CAPITOL
St. Charles, MO
FREE
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  December 14 - December 15, 2017
Annual Holiday Event
CHRISTMAS COUNTRY CHURCH TOUR

Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Jackson, & Perry Counties, MO
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  Friday, December 15, 2017
Annual Holiday Event
CAPITOL BY CANDLELIGHT TOURS
St. Charles, MO
FREE
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  Saturday, December 16, 2017
Annual Holiday Event
CANDLELIGHT CONCERT
St. Charles, MO
ADMISSION
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    December 16 - December 17,2017
Annual Holiday Event
CHRISTMAS AT THE GLENN HOUSE

Cape Girardeau, MO
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  Tuesday, December 19, 2017
Annual Holiday Concert
ST. CHARLES MUNICIPAL BAND HOLIDAY CONCERT
St. Charles, MO
FREE
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  Wednesday, December 20, 2017
Annual Holiday Event
HOLIDAY STORYTELLING AT THE OLD CAPITOL
St. Charles, MO
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  December 27- December 30, 2017
Annual Holiday Event
CHRISTMAS AT THE GLENN HOUSE

Cape Girardeau, MO
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  Sunday, December 31, 2017
Annual Holiday Event
LA GUIANNÉE

Sainte Genevieve, MO
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  Saturday, January 6, 2018
Annual Special Event
1764 TWELFTH AFTERNOON BALL

St. Louis
, MO
FREE

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Probable Events for Winter 2017 - 2018
Dates, times, and other details will change and will be listed as soon as we get updated information.
  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
November, 2017

Annual Holiday Event
TASTE OF CHRISTMAS BOUTIQUE
St. Charles, MO
FREE
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
December, 2017

Annual Holiday Event
PERRYVILLE HOLIDAY LIGHTING

Perryville, MO
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
December, 2017

Annual Holiday Event
CHRISTMAS HOME TOUR

Fort Madison, IA
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
December, 2017

Annual Holiday Event
CANDLELIGHT TOURS OF THORNHILL

Chesterfield, MO
ADMISSION
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
December, 2017

Annual Holiday Event
CHRISTMAS FEST & PARADE

Piggott, AR
FREE
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
December, 2017

Annual Holiday Event
CHRISTMAS AT THE LANDING

Montrose, IA
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
December, 2017

Annual Holiday Festival
CHRISTMAS TIME IN BARRY

Barry, IL
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
December, 2017

Annual Holiday Event
A NIGHT IN BETHLEHEM

Cobden, IL
FREE
  
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
December, 2017

Annual Holiday Event
HOLIDAY PARADE

Covington, TN
FREE
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
December, 2017

Annual Holiday Event
FAMILY HOLIDAY EVENING
St. Charles, MO
FREE
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
December, 2017

Annual Holiday Event
LIVE NATIVITY

Frohna, MO
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
December, 2017

Annual Holiday Event
THE NUTCRACKER

St. Louis, MO
ADMISSION
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
December, 2017

Annual Holiday Event
OLD COURTHOUSE HOLIDAY NOON CONCERT SERIES

St. Louis, MO
FREE
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
December, 2017

Annual Holiday Event
KWANZAA AT THE GARDEN

St. Louis, MO
ADMISSION
   
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  PROBABLE EVENT - DETAILS TBA
January, 2018

Annual Holiday Event
DOWNTOWN KIRKWOOD WINTER FIREWORKS FESTIVAL

Kirkwood, MO
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