Christmas Events in the St. Louis Area

Kayla Davito, Reporter

It is ‘The Most Wonderful Time of the Year’ for those who love Christmas. While some believe it is too cold to do anything, others have eagerly been waiting for December to roll around to start participating in fun winter and Christmas events. Luckily, the St. Louis area has plenty of activities to offer. 

One is the Christmas Tradition Festival, which takes place in historic St. Charles along Main Street. Carolers and Christmas characters line the streets and hand out Christmas cards that people can collect. This year, it takes place From November 29 through December 24, 2019. 

The Botanical Garden Glow features more than one million Christmas lights, great places for photos and even s’mores. This year has new experiences as well as the traditions that have been around at the Botanical Garden Glow for years. People can visit November 23 through January 4, with the exception of December 9, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. 

Nearby, the St. Louis Zoo is also decked out with Christmas lights. The U.S. Bank Wild Lights, from November 29-December 30, are also a fun and different way to explore the zoo. 

Another event takes place at Rotary Park. On December 2, people could walk through the display rather than drive, and enjoy hot chocolate and cookies. From December 3 until December 29, those still wishing to see the lights can drive, take a sleigh hayride behind a tractor or, for the first time, enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride.

Overall, there are many fun activities in St. Louis and even closer for those who are full of Christmas cheer. Make sure you mark your calendar for one or all of these activities.