Come November, Main Street becomes the temporary home for another group of hauntings. This time, it’s the ghosts of Christmas past.
Saint Charles Christmas Traditions comes to Historic Saint Charles from Nov. 29-Dec. 24. Decorated in Victorian finery, the street is home to a weekly Santa Parade, candlelight readings at the Missouri State Capitol, live carolers, an Ice Block Party with Jack Frost, and a Krampus Karnival with games and crafts.
The gazebo at Kirster Park is the site of a weekly Land of Sweets Dance Party with Clara, the Nutcracker Prince and Sugar Plum Fairy. Of course, visitors can pay Santa Claus a visit in his cottage to share holiday wish lists, take commemorative photos and even visit with the loyal fleet of reindeer. For those craving a more historic stroll, check out the free exhibit, “Oh, Christmas Tree: The Evolution of an Icon.”
The holiday magic doesn’t live only on Main Street. Christmas Candlelight returns from 6-10:30 p.m. on Dec. 6-7 and Dec. 13-14 at the Historic Daniel Boone Home. Thousands of candles will illuminate a picturesque frontier setting and allow guests to step back into the early 1800s to experience Christmas as it was celebrated in the past. The event includes stories, music, and of course, hot cider. Limited tickets are available.