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Community Tree Lighting
Nov 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Enjoy and exciting holiday tradition Alton style! Witness our giant Tree light up the night! Free cookies and hot chocolate will be available. The caroling and the blessing and lighting of the Tree will surely put you in the holiday spirit!

For more information, please call (618) 463-1016.

Around the World Wine Dinner – Old World & New World: Country French Cuisine & American Wines
Nov 21 @ 6:30 pm

Take a trip around the world the third Friday of each month with a 4-course dinner, created by chefs from Catering St. Louis. Each course is a dish from a particular region and is paired with a luscious wine to complement it perfectly. Dinners will be served at various locations throughout the Garden.

Dinner begins at 6:30. Advanced reservations are required. Visit or call (314) 577-0200 for more information.

All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914
Nov 21 @ 8:00 pm

Based on a true story, this captivating a Capella musical offers a heartrending look at a man’s humanity during a time of war. All Is Calm: The Truce of 1914 recalls the astounding moment in history when Allied and German forces laid down their arms and celebrated the Christmas holiday together.

Please call (314) 719-8060 for more information.

Mapping St. Louis History
Nov 22 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 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 (3140 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

Gardenland Express: Holiday Flower and Train Show
Nov 22 @ 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.

Sts. Peter & Paul Christmas Bazaar
Nov 22 @ 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

Offering something for everyone, the annual Sts. Peter & Paul Christmas Bazaar is taking place Saturday, November 22 from 9 am – 7 pm and Sunday, November 23 from 9 am – 2 pm. This year’s fundraiser will feature over 40 vendors, a basket raffle, a $1000 raffle, a bake shoppe, and plenty of other treats to buy. There will also be a children’s area and, for the first time, Breakfast with Santa.

Join Sts. Peter & Paul for a day of holiday fun that the whole family will enjoy!

For more information, please visit the event’s Facebook page or contact Casey Hamberg at (618) 779-6759.

Annual Holiday Sale at Stone Bridge Valley Art Center
Nov 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Shop unique gifts for your family and friends at Stone Bridge Valley Art Center’s annual holiday sale! Here you’ll find the perfect give for the art lover in your life!

For more information, please call (618) 776-9235.

Victorian Christmas at Tower Grove House
Nov 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

See the exquisite Victorian country home of Garden founder Henry Shaw in all its holiday splendor!

There will also be activities for children, including storytelling at 11 on Wednesdays and Saturdays and at 1 on Sundays.

Admission is included with Garden admission: $8/adult, free for children 12 and under, and free for Garden members and their children. For more information, please visit or call (314) 577-5100 or (800) 642-8842.

Watershed Cairns Exhibit
Nov 22 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

This new photography exhibit artfully highlights the St. Louis area’s close connection to rivers and streams. The images of the Watershed Cairns exhibit document important places in our regional watershed through vivid, large-scale photos of sculptural cairns made of glass. By naming and mapping sites of the photos, the exhibit offers visitors the chance to learn of the interconnection of these waters and the areas through which they pass.

For more information, please visit

Garden Glow Holiday Light Exhibit
Nov 22 @ 5:30 pm – 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

July 11, 2012
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