It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas on Main Street St. Charles! Christmas Traditions Festival begins in less than two weeks, and our elves are busy hanging holly up and down the street, and creating Christmas magic at Santa's workshop in Frontier Park. Main Street Shops are preparing as well, with gifts and decor galore for this holiday season, and our restaurants are cranking up the heat on their patios to provide a safer, outdoor dining experience this year! You're just a cozy car ride away! Read on to learn just 5 of the many reasons why Saint Charles is the perfect Christmas town.
1) Experience one of a kind, completely free memories with the Legends of Christmas!
The holiday festivities of Saint Charles Christmas Traditions are so legendary, that some of the most iconic figures of history, literature, and folklore have traveled from their fanciful realms in order to celebrate with you and your family. The Legends of Christmas include characters from across the globe, from the Sugarplum fairy to Santa and Titus Flavius Josephus,
2) If this town doesn't just look Like Christmas, we're not sure what does.
Seriously, St. Charles is straight out of a Christmas movie. Whether you're a writer from the big city looking for love (see what we did there?), or a busy mom looking for the perfect setting for some family Christmas magic, our historic buildings, and cobblestone streets will have you singing "it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas" as soon as you step foot in St. Charles. Each year, St. Charles adorns its streets with beautiful Christmas lights, and horse-drawn carriages provide uniquely festive rides up and down Main Street, transporting visitors through time to Christmases past as they travel through our historic Main Street.
3) Social Distancing Christmas Photos with Santa
Each year, we treasure the chance to bring you and your child a magical moment with the main man himself. This year especially, our elves are working hard to bring you your photos with Santa safely, without sacrificing any Christmas magic! When you come to Christmas Traditions you will find Santa at his special satellite workshop located right here in St. Charles-,at the Katy Depot in Frontier Park.
Santa is excited to meet with visitors in his cottage* during the following hours:
- Opening Day, Friday, November 27 (12pm-9pm)
- Saturdays: (12pm-9pm)
- Sundays: (12pm to 5pm)
- Christmas Eve: (11am to 1:15 pm)
*Santa & Mrs. Claus will meet visitors in the gazebo on the 400 block of South Main Street on Wednesday and Friday evenings (not including Friday, November 27th)
4) Christmas Cookies from Grandma's
What better to warm you up on a brisk winter evening than cookies and hot chocolate from Grandma's? Main Street offers a multitude of delightful indoor and outdoor dining experiences, and a favorite of our visitors each year is Grandma's Cookies. Grandma's famous, piled-high chocolate chip cookies have been a St. Charles Tradition since 1944, especially at Christmas time... these ooey-gooey treats are certainly a can't miss event, and will warm you up nose-to-toes as you discover Christmas Traditions Festival!
5) Embody a timeless Christmas carol
Have you ever actually had "Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire?" Our talented Chestnut Roasters travel from far-off lands to demonstrate for you the distinct art of roasting their favorite holiday snack. These tasty treats even double as good old-fashioned hand warmers! Chestnuts are just 2 for $1, located at the Daniel Boone Statue.
We invite you to visit St. Charles and safely experience your perfect Christmas adventure at Saint Charles Christmas Traditions.
This year, please practice Social Distancing and wear a mask as you #DiscoverSTC