STL Weekend Events: December 1-4

Jessica
451 days ago.

The St. Louis Weekend Events Guide for Thursday, December 1st through Sunday, December 4th, 2016.

Downtown

St. Louis Blues: Coming off an away game win against the Dallas Stars, the Blues will be coming home to play against Tampa Bay Lighting Thursday night and again on Saturday against the Winnipeg Jets. Come early Saturday night to be one of the first 10,000 fans to receive a free St. Louis Blues hoodie.

Date: December 1 & 3
Time: Thurs: 7pm, Sat: 6pm
Place: Scottrade Center

Santa Jam: 93.7 The Bull hosts their 5th annual Christmas concert at Peabody Opera House. This annual Santa Jam concert is an intimate acoustic evening with Josh Turner, Jana Kramer and William Michael Morgan benefiting Youth In Need. The VIP tickets include a pre-show cocktail hour, light appetizers & parking at Abrams Garage. Tickets start at $9.37.

Date: Thursday, December 1
Time: 7:30pm
Place: Peabody Opera House – 1400 Market St

iNUTERO: Tribute to Nirvana: This free tribute series features tributes to great classic bands. This weekend, enjoy the final tribute concert: iNutero: A Tribute to Nirvana on Saturday night. The concerts are free. Stick around for a fun party atmosphere.

Date: Saturday, December 3
Time: 9pm
Place: Ballpark Village – 601 Clark

Holidays at Union Station: This holiday attraction features the North Pole Village with Santa’s workshop, a hands-on experience for children and parents, complete with a certificate of completion in Elf Academy and hot chocolate and Christmas cookie. Glacier Park features a light and fountain show synchronized to Christmas songs. The North Pole Lodge, which features a state-of-the-art 3D light show in the Grand Hall, and Santa’s Express, a fun holiday train ride – with a capella night on December 3rd.

Date: Nov 18-Dec 30 (excluding Christmas)
Time: Times vary per attraction
Place: Union Station – 1820 Market St

Monster Jam: Featuring: Son-uva Digger driven by Ryan Anderson, Doomsday, Zombie driven by Bari Musawwir, Avenger driven by Jim Koehler, Brutus driven by Brad Allen, Barbarian driven by Devin Jones, Grave Digger driven by Adam Anderson, Max-D driven by Tom Meents, Monster Energy driven by Damon Bradshaw, Lucas Oil Crusader driven by Linsey Weenk, El Toro Loco driven by Becky McDonough, VP Racing Fuels’ Mad Scientist driven by Lee O’Donnell, Team Hot Wheels driven by Scott Buetow, Scooby-Doo driven by Bailey Shea. Doors open at 5:30pm with pit party from 2:30-5:30pm. Drivers will sign until 4:45PM and the trucks will on the floor until 5:30PM for photo opportunities. Pit Passes are available for $10. Tickets start at $15.

Date: Saturday, December 3
Time: 7pm
Place: America’s Center

Central

15th Annual Maplewood Christmas Tree Walk: Celebrate the holiday with caroling, the grand lighting of the tree, and Santa Claus’s arrival. Enjoy carriage rides and hot chocolate as you stroll through historic Maplewood, which will be brimming with holiday cheer. Visit our merchants and take advantage of their holiday shopping specials. Relax and refuel at one of our popular dining destinations or coffee shops that are featuring live entertainment. Check the chamber website for shopping and dining specials.

Date: Friday, December 2
Time: 6pm
Place: Citizens National Bank Park

CWE Annual Gala: Celebrating Music: Part fête, part cocktail party, the 2016 Gala will feature live performances by artists whose music will span multiple genres and generations, and highlight prominent St. Louis musicians ranging from Donny Hathaway, to Scott Joplin, and Miles Davis. Guests will also enjoy upscale foods prepared by Evangeline’s Bistro, as well as wine, beer, and signature cocktails. Glass art will be featured by Third Degree Glass Factory. The Gala is CWEA’s most important fundraiser, and provides an opportunity for you to be part of an audience of St. Louisans committed to maintaining the beauty, integrity, history, and quality life in the Central West End. $75 per person. Attire: festive cocktail

Date: Friday, December 2
Time: 7pm
Place: Third Degree Glass Factory-5200 Delmar

International Institute Holiday Bazaar: Kick off your holiday shopping with unique, handmade local and international gifts! There will also be a children’s craft area, hot drinks, and St. Louis food trucks, making it a holiday event the whole family can enjoy. Join the Special Holiday Bazaar Night Market Preview on Friday featuring live music from Clave Sol, mulled wine, hot chocolate, origami, and exclusive early access to our vendors’ selections. There is a $10 fee for Friday’s preview, which includes two drink tickets and one raffle ticket for a chance to win hand-crafted gifts. You can also purchase dinner from Balkan Treat Box, a new food truck in town! Entry on Saturday is free, but a $5 donation to support the programs of the Institute will also enter you to win a carefully curated gift basket, full of delicious and hand-crafted items. Bombay Food Junkies will be with us on Saturday for delicious lunch and snack options.

Date: December 2 & 3
Time: Fri: 6:30-9pm, Sat: 10am-4pm
Place: International Institute-3401 Arsenal St

Grinchmas on South Grand: The Grinch will be arriving in the South Grand neighborhood, Dec. 3 with an unusual motive: to spread holiday cheer and joy, and to raise funds for Shriners Hospitals for Children. For a $7 donation to the hospital, participants can get their photo taken with the Grinch. Those who bring a toy donation for the children at Shriners Hospitals for Children can get a photo taken for only $5. The Grinch will be joined by the clowns from Moolah Shriners, to provide free face-painting and balloon animals. Nicole Iris, an emerging Pop recording artist from St. Louis, will be using her talents to give back through a charitable campaign she has launched called “The Gift of Music”. At Grinchmas 2016 she will be performing some of your favorite holiday tunes as well as some originals from 11-12pm! She will be accompanied by Guitarist Isaiah Cox and Pianist Lordell Rush.

Date: Saturday, December 3
Time: 9am
Place: Ritz Park-3147 S Grand

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CWE 7th Annual Window Walk: Window Walk highlights the many wonderful attributes of the holidays in the CWE — shopping at boutiques, enjoying seasonal libations, great meals at local restaurants and strolling amidst elegantly decorated windows. Activities include street entertainment, strolling carolers, special discounts at participating businesses, food and drink offerings including s’mores, kettle corn and roasted chestnuts, clowns, carriage rides and more. Live music by Mario y Julio, Dusty James & Abalone Pearl, Band Together and Michelle Defabio throughout the neighborhood, an ice carving competition in the Consulate Building parking lot, children’s activities at Maryland Plaza, and Tree lighting at Maryland Plaza.

Date: Saturday, December 3
Time: 1-5pm
Place: Central West End

RFT Holiday Spirits: A swirl of spirits, speciality cocktails and merriment! Don’t miss this year’s Holiday Spirits, featuring a variety of spirits from local, regional and worldwide distilleries. Guests will enjoy winter-themed cocktails, light bites, DJ and much more. Tickets include commemorative glass, hors d’oeuvres, unlimited craft cocktail tastings from 7 – 10p: $30

Date: Saturday, December 3
Time: 7-10pm
Place: Delmar Hall-6133 Delmar Blvd

Gateway Classic Cars Christmas Party: Come celebrate classic cars and support Firetruck O’ Toys. Bring an unwrapped toy and the admission is free! There will be a $4 admission for everyone that does not bring a toy, this money will go 100% to FireTruck O’Toys. This is an event you don’t want to miss, with over 100+ classic cars, vendors, hors’d’oeuvres, face painting, Santa, Children’s area, and Toy Collection!

Date: Saturday, December 3
Time: 10am-3pm
Place: 1237 Central Park Dr, O’Fallon

Paws ‘n’ Claus: Calling all four-legged friends! Get a free, festive photo of your furry friend with Santa benefiting the Humane Society of Missouri. Sponsored by Purina. One photo per pet, please. Furry friends must be on a leash or in a lightweight carrier and must be up-to-date on their shots.

Date: Saturday, December 3
Time: 10am-4pm
Place: Taubman Prestige Outlets

Winter Wonderland at The Sheldon: Celebrate the season with a wonderful mix of winter and holiday music, old and new, performed by acclaimed actress Zoe Vonder Haar and a cast of some of St. Louis’ finest singers! Hear favorites such as “Snow,” from White Christmas, “Sleigh Ride,” “Joy to the World” and many more! Tickets are: $12 adult & $5 child

Date: Saturday, December 3
Time: 11am
Place The Sheldon-3648 Washington Blvd

Trans-Siberian Orchestra Presents the Ghosts of Christmas Eve: TSO is a progressive rock band referred to by the Washington Post as “an arena-rock juggernaut” and listed as one of the Top 25 Touring Artists of the past decade by Billboard. Live shows are known for their extensive use of pyrotechnics, lasers, and lights synchronized with the performance TSO has sold more than 10 million concert tickets and over 10 million albums. Both Billboard Magazine and Pollstar have ranked them as one of the top ten ticket-selling bands in the first decade of the new millennium. Tickets start at $37. Every ticket purchased online includes a digital copy of their new album.

Date: Sunday, December 4
Time: 3pm & 7:30pm
Place: Scottrade Center

Show Me St. Louis Reptiles & Exotics Show: A Christmas themed show filled with thousands of reptiles and exotics to choose from. Santa will be stopping by and there will be a toy drive and hot cocoa. This is a family friendly event and everyone is encouraged to come out to visit the educational tables and take the kids to the entertainment area that includes a live baby Tyrannosaurus rex, face painting, balloon animals and hands-on activities. There are prizes and giveaways for lucky attendees, a live auction and best in show awards for outstanding vendors. V.I.P admission and concessions are also available. Check out the assortment of supplies, frozen and live rodents, supplements, insect feeders, and a wide variety of snakes, lizards, turtles, amphibians and other exotic pets. Admission is $5 for adults. Children 12 and under are free.

Date: Sunday, December 4
Time: 10am-4:30pm
Place: Machinists Hall-12365 St. Charles Rock Road

Something Crafty This Way Comes: The first of it’s kind anti-craft show in St. Louis. Enjoy shopping with local vendors, surprise performances and atmosphere and food for purchase by Capitalist Pig! Vendors include: Ami Amore’s Amorticious, Down The Rabbit Hole, Eclectic Elements, Fleur De Lou, Geeknest, Kussin Katie, Mermaid Scout, Oh Sheila! Chocolates, Robots Destroy, Needful Things by Ron Buechle, Ruffhouse Creations, and many more.

Date: Sunday, December 4
Time: 11am-4pm
Place: Mad Art Gallery-2727 S 12th

The Nutcracker: A special annual performance by the Missouri Ballet Theater benefiting the Arnold Food Pantry.Wonderful dancers, colorful costumes, gorgeous scenery, and an entertaining rendition of this timeless Christmas story. A great way to spend the afternoon for both children and adults. Tickets are $15. Reserve in advance; this show will sell out.

Date: Sunday, December 4
Time: 2pm
Place: Rickman Auditorium

The Nutcracker Act 1 & Sugarplum Party: The Midwest Ballet Theatre Presents: Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker. Come and be a part of the magic! This is a great way to introduce young audience members to the ballet and theater and you get to meet the Sugar Plum Fairy and the rest of the cast after the show! Admission is $12 for adults and $5 for children 12 and under.

Date: Sunday, December 4
Time: 2pm & 6pm
Place: Florissant Civic Center Theatre

St. Charles

Christmas Traditions: A month long event kicking off on Friday with the Opening Ceremony and Official St. Charles Christmas Tree Lighting. The opening ceremony begins at 11am with the arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus by horse-drawn carriage followed by the parade, carolers, and more at 1:30pm. There will be a performance from the Cobblestone Wassailers, an interactive presentation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, a Land of Sweets Dance party, and more. Join Mayor Sally Faith along with the Cobblestone Wassailiers for the annual lighting of Saint Charles’ Official Christmas Tree at 5pm, followed by candlelight procession and marshmallow roast. Check the website for all events and times.

Date: November 25-December 18
Time: different times for different events
Place: St. Charles

Augusta’s 34th Annual Candlelight Christmas Walk: Over a thousand luminaries light the way as visitors wander through the historic town visiting shops and galleries showcasing unique and distinctive gift ideas including hand-blown glass, local artisans, paintings and jewelry. Food vendors, restaurants, wineries & brewery pull out all the stops to entice the culinary pallet with traditional holiday fare. Hop on board the free antique trolley to quickly get around town or use it to join-in the scavenger hunt featuring fabulous prizes. This year’s theme for the scavenger hunt trivia questions will be “Christmas Traditions”. Bring the kids and your camera because Santa is coming to town! Visit the Olde Wine Hall where you’ll find Santa on a throne surrounded by evergreens with twinkling Christmas lights and an antique sleigh. Santa is free to visit and any donations benefit the children of the Augusta Elementary School.

Date: Friday, December 2
Time: 5-10pm
Place: Augusta, MO

Deck The Streets: Enjoy a day of holiday fun starting with the movie, “Elf”, starring Will Farrell at 10am. 2 canned food items gets you one admission ticket. From 11:30am-2pm, take Selfies with Elfies. Get you picture taken with Santa’s Elves for 1 canned food item or cash donation. This is a Canned Food Drive. Donate Canned goods and receive special savings coupons for your Streets of St. Charles favorites! All Proceeds benefit Oasis Food Pantry

Date: Saturday, December 3
Time: 10am-4pm
Place: Beale St., St. Charles

Santa’s North Pole Dash & Snowman Shuffle: Annual 5K or 1 mile fun run/walk to support Greater St. Charles County Chamber. All 5K/1-mile registrants will receive a themed shirt, gloves, hat & beard to wear during the race or you can get creative with your own costume. Plus, enjoy our Post Race Pancake Party (included in your run entry). The children’s snowman shuffle begins at 8am.

Date: Saturday, December 3
Time: 7am-11am
Place: Main St, St. Charles

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Jessica

Doesn’t know how to cook and survives pretty much on macaroni and cheese and pizza, so naturally, loves to eat out at restaurants. However, one day when she is married and has a family to cook for, she would love to take cooking classes and learn awesome skills like the chefs on Iron Chef America...as long as she doesn't have to clean the dishes afterwards.

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