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Holiday Dining & Shopping

Without question, historic Main Street in St. Charles is one of the Midwest's most charming places to dine and shop. After all, it's one of Missouri's oldest and largest historic districts with over 120 unique shops and sumptuous restaurants that can't be found anywhere else. But add all the sparkle and pomp of the Christmas Traditions festival and St. Charles becomes THE place for festive holiday shopping and dining. 

Artwork, clocks, collectibles, original clothing, handbags, jewelry, home accessories, and more – you'll find unique gifts for everyone on your list when you do your Christmas Shopping in St. Charles. Plus, you'll come away refreshed by a festive Christmas atmosphere that can't be found at the mall.

When you find yourself craving a gourmet cup of coffee, sweet treat, or delicious meal, you won't have to look far. Step inside one of our many wonderful restaurantscoffee shops, or cafes. Sit and enjoy wonderful food and conversation before you bundle up and head back out for more.


Shopping and Dining Hours

November 27 - December 24, 2020

During Saint Charles Christmas Traditions, most shopping and dining on Main Street will remain open until 9 PM on Fridays and Saturdays, and until 5 PM on Sundays. Saint Charles Christmas Traditions festival will take place on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday only this year, however many of the Main Street shops will still remain late on Wednesdays! Here is a list of Shopping, Dining, and Lodging that will remain open on Wednesday evenings through December 24, 2020. 

Carriage Rides:

312 Farms and Carriage Co. will have carriage rides available Wednesday evenings in front of Bike Stop Cafe.

Shopping Open on Wednesday Evenings:

2 Simple Sisters, 508 South Main

Abigail’s Apparel, 124 South Main

All About Animals, 407 South Main

Bike Stop Outpost, 610 South Main

The Candle Fusion Studio, 104 South Main

The English Shop, 423 South Main

FR & Co, 341 South Main

Ginsey Rose Boutique, 902-904 South Main

The Glass Workbench, 318 South Main

Jake’s on Main, 136 South Main  (Open ‘til 8pm)

Katy Trail Collections, 424 South Main

Kilwin’s, 300 South Main

Main Street General Store,  143 N Main

Michelle’s, 229 North Main (Open ‘til 7pm)

Missouri Artists on Main, 315-321 South Main

Moon.u.mental Jewelry Emporium & Makerspace, 524 South Main

The Paper Crate, 814 South Main

Provenance Soapworks, 311 South Main

Riverside Sweets, 416 South Main

Scentchips, 612 South Main

Siostra Polish Pottery, 330 South Main

TerraDona, 419 South Main

Thro’s, 229 North Main (Open ‘til 7pm)

U defined Boutique, 525 South Main

Vintage She Shed, 523 South Main


Restaurants that notified us that they are Open on Wednesday Evenings:

Bella Vino, 325 South Main

Bike Stop Café, 701 S. Riverside Dr.

Lewis & Clark’s Restaurant, 217 South Main

Salt + Smoke, 501 South Main


Lodging that notified us:

Boone’s Colonial Inn, 322 South Main  /  Boone’s Lick Trail Inn, 1000 South Main

(Discount Available for Wednesday Nights & Complimentary Cheese Tray – Use Promo Code: Boones1837)





St. Charles is known for its warm welcome, unique historical perspective, and beautiful sites—there’s so much to do you’ll need more than a day.

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