2023 Christmas Traditions T-Shirt

The 2023 shirts are in! Show your support for your favorite Christmas Traditions® Characters by wearing one of our custom T’s. If you’re in St. Charles, stop by the Tourism Center to purchase – OR – purchase them on-line for yourself or as a surprise gift for a friend!

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"A Christmas Carol" Stroll St. Charles

Travel to 1840s London without ever leaving St. Charles, Missouri. A Christmas Carol Stroll is held every Wednesday from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM during Saint Charles Christmas Traditions®. Over 30 characters make Historic Main Street their home and many of them are exclusive to just Wednesdays. As you…

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Las Posadas St. Charles

Celebrate a centuries old tradition along historic Main Street in St. Charles. Every year since the mid-1970s, on the first Saturday in December at 6:30 PM, visitors and residents come to Main Street to celebrate Las Posadas (“the Inns”). One of the regions many traditions, this candle-lit…

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Christmas Lights in St. Charles

Few things inspire the holiday spirit like twinkling Christmas lights. Get together with friends and family and experience enchanting drive-thru Christmas light displays, charming luminary-lit small towns, and the best neighborhood lights in all of St. Charles. Embark on a journey to see landscapes…

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2023 St. Charles Gift Guide

Shop local this holiday season right here in St. Charles! Find the perfect stocking stuffer or gift for the special people in your life. Whether that’s your friends, family, or even your dog (they’re family too), St. Charles has just what you need. Here’s a list of 40 unique local gifts in St…

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Christmas in Historic Missouri Wine Country

Santa is coming to Historic Missouri Wine Country to check children’s Christmas lists (and let’s be honest, try a few local wines too) before he heads back to the North Pole to prepare for Christmas. Aglow with twinkling lights, you’ll find many ways to get into the Christmas spirit in Defiance…

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Thanksgiving Dinners & Desserts To-Go in St. Charles, MO

Not everyone wants to spend this Thanksgiving in the kitchen while the rest of your family is catching up and having fun together in the other room. Save yourself the stress and hassle of Thanksgiving by preordering Thanksgiving staples (or even the full meal!) from these St. Charles restaurants. If…

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Things to Do in St. Charles: See a Movie!

Itching to see the latest blockbuster film? Or what about a nostalgic classic film? St. Charles has several movie theaters throughout the city and county so you can get your movie fix. Add these five theaters to your “must see” list of things to do in St. Charles this year. To start, head over to…

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Saint Charles Oktoberfest 2023

Since 1986, Saint Charles Oktoberfest has been a highly anticipated, family-favorite event. The good news is, Oktoberfest is back for another fantastic year and is excited to return! Everything from beer steins, to authentic foods is ready for you to enjoy. Here's what to expect during the…

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Mosaics Fine Art Festival 2023

Established in 1992, the MOSAICS Fine Art Association decided to create a festival built on creativity and diversity. For 28 years, they have prided themselves on providing a space for every individual to express their personal experiences. This year, the Mosaics Fine Art Festival is celebrating yet…

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Festival of the Little Hills 2023

Named in honor of the settlement (now known as St. Charles) founded by French Canadian explorer Louis Blanchette, Fete des Petite Cotes, or Festival of the Little Hills, celebrated its 50 th Anniversary in 2021 and continues to be one of the Midwest’s premier arts and craft shows. Held annually on…

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