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Garden Glow Holiday Light Exhibit
Dec 19 @ 5:30 pm – Dec 19 @ 9:30 pm

Take an evening stroll through the Garden, surrounded by a spectacle of uniquely beautiful light installations. Hundreds of thousands of lights grace many of the Garden’s most iconic locations. Experience delightful traditional displays as well as “explosions of visual magic,” as the Garden itself describes.

Admission is $16 for adults, $12 for Garden members, $10 for children 12 and under, and $6 for members’ children. For more information, please visit

Winter Wonderland at Tilles Park
Dec 19 @ 5:30 pm – Dec 19 @ 9:30 pm

Visit Tilles Park’s renowned Winter Wonderland holiday light display and be dazzled by more than 1 million twinkling lights that adorn the 75 acre park. The festive displays are sure to get you in the holiday spirit!

Winter Wonderland is open every night from November 26 – January 1 (excluding Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve) from 5:30 – 9:30.

Admission (credit and debit cards not accepted):

  • $10 – family vehicle
  • $20 – limousine
  • $40 – commercial transport van
  • $90 – tour bus

Carriage rides are also available every night the park is open. Saturdays are reserved for carriage rides; the park is closed to vehicular traffic.

Carriage ride prices:

  • 4 person private – $65
  • 5 person private – $75
  • 6 person private – $82
  • Large private (up to 10) – $110
  • Large group coach – $12/person

Conveniently purchase carriage ride tickets online at, at the Fox Theatre Box Office, or by calling (314) 534-1111. Prices do not include MetroTix fees.

For more information, please visit

Beer Pairing Dinner
Dec 19 @ 7:00 pm

Delight in a scrumptious 5-course meal paired with beer brewed at Grafton Brewhaus.

Advanced reservations are required. Payment is due at time of sign ups. No cancellations. For more information or to make a reservation, please call (618) 786-3001.

Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash
Dec 19 @ 7:00 pm

Featuring over 30 hits from Johnny Cash’s iconic songbook, Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash takes you on a journey through the life and career of the legendary “Man in Black”. Fans can expect to hear favorites such as “A Boy Named Sue,” “Daddy Sang Bass,” “Folsom Prison Blues,” “Jackson,” and “I Walk the Line” immersed in a story line exploring love, faith, success, and struggle.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit

St. Louis Ballet: The Nutcracker (7 show and Nutcracker Dinner)
Dec 19 @ 7:00 pm

Enjoy this classic holiday tale in a new way with St. Louis Ballet. Artistic Director Gen Horuchi gives the story new life with the spectacular talents of the St. Louis Ballet dancers, along with special effects including glitter, smoke, and even pyrotechnics.

Tickets range from $32-$55. For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit

Prior to the show, enjoy a three-course meal in the festively decorated Lee Theater at 5:30. Tickets are $35 and are sold separately from performance tickets. You can purchase them here.

Mapping St. Louis History
Dec 20 @ 7:00 am – 3:00 pm

Take a walk through St. Louis history and view historic maps, rare books, and images commemorating the city’s 250th birthday.

Mercantile Library is located on the 2 lower levels of Thomas Jefferson Library (you will walk in on the 3rd floor). Exhibitions can be viewed during normal Thomas Jefferson Library hours. Enjoy the exhibition by yourself or take a free, docent-led tour Saturdays at 11 or Sundays at 2. Group tours can also be arranged. For more information, please visit or call (314) 516-7248.

Monday – Thursday: 7:30 am – 10:30 pm
Friday: 7:30 am – 5 pm
Saturday: 8 am – 4 pm
Sunday: 12 pm – 8 pm

Birding Trip at Audubon Center
Dec 20 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am

Join the Audubon staff and volunteers for a fun-filled morning of bird-watching! The trip will leave from the Center at 8 am and take a short drive to a few locations in the sanctuary.

Be sure to dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. Don’t forget your binoculars and camera!

For more information, please visit or call (636) 899-0090.

1864 St. Louis Holiday Ball at the Old Courthouse
Dec 20 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Step back in time and take in the sights and sounds of winters past with Historic Holiday Traditions at the Old Courthouse. The Rotunda will be decked in authentic Victorian decor that is sure to charm. Come,, experience holiday music, food, and dancing from eras past!

From 9 – 11, learn some of 1864’s most popular dance steps from instructor Deborah Hyland, then from 12 – 4 show off what you’ve learned and dance to the music of Independent Silver Band. Experience St. Louis history like never before at the 1864 Holiday Ball! For more information, please call (314) 655-1614.

Gardenland Express: Holiday Flower and Train Show
Dec 20 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Delighting visitors of all ages, Gardenland Express is an annual exhibit you won’t want to miss! Watch as G-scale trains of many eras travel along 900 feet of track through an enchanting miniature holiday landscape composed of festive decorations and fresh plants and flowers.

For more information, please visit or call (314) 577-5100 or (800)642-8842.

Jacoby Arts Center Holiday Market
Dec 20 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Malls and department stores are great, but they all have the same things… Find something truly one-of-a-kind instead at Jacoby Arts Center’s Holiday Market now through December 31st.

The gallery has been transformed into a unique boutique with items from over 70 artists and designers, all for $99 or under. Artists and designers include In Blue Accessories, Hipster Babywear, Hearts Desire Toys, Lulabelles Florals, Aluminations, and many, many more. Check them all out at Jacoby now through the end of the year!

From fine art paintings to cards, jewelry to toys, you’re sure to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list at Jacoby Arts Center’s Holiday Market!

The market is open 10 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Saturday and noon to 4 pm Sunday. For more information, please call (618) 462-5222.

July 11, 2012
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