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For nearly half a century, Saint Charles Christmas Traditions® has made the holiday spirit of the past come to life for the young and young at heart. With a unique blend of storytelling, history, and fairy tale whimsy, guests are welcomed into a world of yuletide nostalgia and fantasy where reindeer fly, sugarplums dance in your head, and an array of international ambassadors invite you to explore unique holiday customs from around the world.
Discover a holiday feast for all of your senses: experience the taste of genuine hot-roasted chestnuts fresh from an open fire, witness the pageantry of a delegation of global Santa figures dressed in the cultural attire of their home countries, listen to the timeless Christmas melodies sung by Victorian carolers, breathe in the aroma of the crisp pine greenery that festively trims the historic district, as you feel the well-worn character of the centuries-old bricks of Main Street under your feet. We proudly welcome you to explore the yuletide magic of this one-of-a-kind festival as we invite you to discover the wonder, discover the memories, and discover why Saint Charles is the place where Christmas past comes to life!
If you're looking for a great opportunity to visit with the big man himself, Santa will be hosting guests in the Historic KATY Train Depot in Frontier Park on Opening Day, Saturdays, Sundays, and Christmas Eve. Capture the memory with a high-quality professional photo with Santa as a souvenir of your visit.
The Festival is a feast for the senses, but we know that many of our guests are more sensitive to the sights, sounds, and crowds during a busy festival. For those guests, we are proud to offer a free, Sensory-Friendly Experience - all that is required is an RSVP.
Welcome to Saint Charles Christmas Traditions®!
2023 Dates & Times
November 24 to December 24
Opening Day: November 24
Noon to 8:30pm
6pm to 8:30pm
Noon to 8:30pm
Noon to 5pm
Christmas Eve: December 24
11am to 2pm
Saint Charles Christmas Traditions® presents "A Christmas Carol" Stroll