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Mapping St. Louis History
Nov 28 @ 7:30 am – 5:00 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 28 @ 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.

Victorian Christmas at Tower Grove House
Nov 28 @ 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 28 @ 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

11th Annual Fall Indian Market
Nov 28 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Shop unique gift items made by Native American artists and craftspeople at the 11th annual Fall Indian Market. Items available for purchase include jewelry, paintings, herbals, weaving, baskets, pottery, bronze work, and more.

For more information, please visit or call (618) 346-5160.

Garden Glow Holiday Lights Exhibit
Nov 28 @ 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

Winter Wonderland at Tilles Park
Nov 28 @ 5:30 pm – 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

Christmas Wonderland at Rock Spring Park
Nov 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Be dazzled by more than 2.5 million lights adorning trees and fashioned into displays throughout the park. These festive light displays are sure to put you in the holiday spirit!

Enhance your experience with a carriage ride, available Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays on a first come, first served basis (weather permitting). Admission for carriage rides are $30 for the first person and $5 for each additional person, regardless of age. Advanced reservations for other evenings may be made by calling Kris with Black Tie Carriage Company at (217) 242-1104.

There will be a special walk-only night Monday, December 1st. The park is open to vehicular traffic every other night.

Admission to Christmas Wonderland is a suggested donation of $7/car or $1/person for vehicles of 10 or more. For more information, please call (800)258-6645 or (618) 465-6676.

All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914
Nov 28 @ 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.

Rhapsody in Blue
Nov 28 @ 8:00 pm

Since its debut in the 1920s, Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue has been thrilling audiences with its reflection of the energy of New York City. Kirill Gerstein joins the St. Louis Symphony to take you on an exciting ride of toe-tapping music, including additional music from Bernstein. In addition, this performance is enhanced by innovative lighting projection by artist S. Katy Tucker.

For more information, please visit or call (800) 232-1880.

July 11, 2012
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