STL Weekend Events: December 21-24

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Weekend Events in St. Louis for Thursday, December 21st through Sunday, December 24th feature: The Nutcracker, Mizzou vs Fighting Illini Braggin’ Rights, Ugly Sweater Party, Snowball Series Run, Christmas Traditions and more.


NSQ! presents an XMAS singalong with Sadie Hawkins Day String Band: As it grows cold outside and the holidays come, it is always nice to have a beautiful, warm place to gather and celebrate with friends, family and your community in a way that is as enduring as it is beautiful. Not So Quiet! presents an old fashioned holiday sing-a-long with Sadie Hawkins String Band. Sadie Hawkins Day String Band is a folk music quintet out of St. Louis, MO. Drawing on a shared love of traditional music and offers a unique twist of old time, bluegrass, blues and folk to audiences. This is an all-ages show, first come-first served, no reservation required. Doors to the Central Library auditorium open to the public at 6:30pm and the show will begin promptly at 7pm.

Date: Thursday, December 21
Time: 7pm
Place: STL Public Library-1301 Olive St

Music of John Williams: Celebrate this holiday season with the beloved music of John Williams. With a career spanning over six decades, he has composed some of the most popular and recognizable film scores in cinematic history. It promises to be an unforgettable concert experience featuring music from ET, Schindler’s List, The Cowboys, Superman and Star Wars.David Robertson, conductor, Ann Fink, violin, Shawn Weil, violin, Elizabeth Chung, cello.

Date: Thursday, December 21
Time: 7pm
Place: Powell Hall – 718 N Grand

Ugly Sweater Party: Bring your hideous, most horrendous, fugliest Christmas sweater to our Ugly Sweater Bash! The uglier, the better because your crime against fashion gives you the chance to win a prize for ugliest sweater! Hilarious sweaters, an ugly sweater contest, drinks, live music and more sounds like a killer holiday party combination, doesn’t it? So hit the thrift store and come on down!

Date: Friday, December 22
Time: 7pm
Place: Howl at the Moon – 601 Clark

Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates: An uplifting holiday celebration of family, generosity and an exhilarating tale of courage and determination that culminates with a spectacular speed skating race on St. Nicholas Day. This modern interpretation presented by Metro Theater Company has been adapted by House of Cards screenwriter Laura Eason. Set on the ice-covered canals of 19th century Holland, Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates is the story of siblings Hans and Gretel Brinker, who strive to provide for their family and prove their own worth by entering a local speed skating contest—first prize is a pair of gleaming silver skates. The original novel by Mary Mapes Dodge has been in consistent print since 1865, and introduced the sport of speed skating in the United States.

Date: December 22 & 23
Time: Fri: 7pm, Sat: 2pm
Place: Grandel Theatre-3610 Grandel Square

Bud Light Braggin’ Rights: A heated rivalry steeped in tradition, warm holiday spirit and loud, passionate fans holding the hottest tickets in town make the annual Bud Light Braggin’ Rights Game presented by State Farm Insurance the highlight of the basketball season. Join the Missouri Tigers and the Illinois Fighting Illini as they celebrate the 37th anniversary of what has become one of the best rivalries in all of college basketball.

Date: Saturday, December 23
Time: 7pm
Place: Scottrade Center


CWE Window Walk: The Window Walk is a month-long celebration highlighting the many wonderful attributes of the holidays in the CWE. Visitors are invited to stroll amidst elegantly decorated windows while shopping at boutiques, enjoying seasonal libations and delicious meals at local restaurants. The Central West End Business Community Improvement District will collect toys and blankets for our Window Walk sponsor, Shriner’s Hospital St. Louis, this year. Festivities include: Live Music, Ice carving demonstrations, Complimentary carriage rides, Complimentary Gift Wrapping, Holiday performers, Free s’mores and kettle corn, Visits with Santa, Balloons and face painting with the Moolah Shriners.

Date: Saturday, December 23
Time: 1-5pm
Place: Central West End – Maryland & Euclid

38th Annual Snowball Series: The second race in the 38th annual Snowball Series features the National Historic Landmark, Tower Grove Park. The 5K course will begin and finish at the picturesque Sons of Rest Shelter, join us after for post-race refreshments and individual race awards. The tradition of the Kids Reindeer Dash will continue this year after the 5K. Kids ages 9 & under can participate in a free 1/4 mile kids dash, once they cross the finish line each kid will receive a candy cane!

Date: Saturday, December 23
Time: 5K: 9am , Kids Reindeer Dash: 10am
Place: Tower Grove Park – 4256 Magnolia

Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker: All ages are invited to celebrate Christmas with the Moscow Ballet company of almost 40 ballerinas and danseurs on their 25th Anniversary Tour of North America in 2017. Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker is known for its award-winning Principal Dancers, lavish costumes in the style of the Victorian era, many backdrops created by La La Land Set Concept designer Carl Sprague, and its Russian focus including life-sized Matryoshka Dolls, Russian folk legends Ded Moroz (Father Christmas) and Snegurochka (Snow Maiden) and Troika Sleigh. Adults and children enjoy the special effects of the flapping winged owl on the Grandfather clock, the growing 50 ft tall Christmas Tree, the Dove of Peace with a 20ft wingspan, and of course, the leaps, spins, and extraordinary moves of the company all performed to Tchaikovsky’s complete and incomparable score. Tickets start at $31.50.

Date: December 23
Time: 3 & 7pm
Place: The Fabulous Fox-527 N Grand


Christmas Traditions: The celebration is staged in a charming village on the Missouri River know as Saint Charles. Close your eyes and listen to the sound of horses’ hooves on the brick street, and the sweet holiday music of the fife. Capture in your mind the essence, that time in America when life was simpler, and Christmas was elegant and magical. Regardless of the evening or weekend you choose to visit Christmas Traditions®, we promise you will find the genuine, warm tradition of a Saint Charles welcome. The hospitality of Christmas Traditions® is exceeded only by the very magical Spirit of Christmas.

Date: through December 23rd
Time: Fri: 6-9PM, Sat: 11AM-9PM, Sun: 12-5PM
Place: Historic Main St

Looking for the best holiday light displays? Check here: Holiday Lights in St. Louis
Want to know where you can catch The Nutcracker performance? Check here: The Nutcracker in St Louis


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