The Legends of Christmas
The holiday festivities of Saint Charles Christmas Traditions® are so legendary, that some of the most iconic figures of holiday history, literature, and folklore have traveled from their fanciful realms in order to celebrate with you and your family.
Whether they’ve hitched a ride from a flying reindeer, sprung forth from the pages of a Charles Dickens classic, or danced all the way from the Land of the Sweets, these quirky personalities are eager not only to share their histories, but to bring you into their story. You never know what you might see while exploring Main Street. Be recruited to join the Nutcracker Prince’s legion of toy soldiers as he seeks to defeat the odious Mouse King, help Jacob Marley attempt to change the heart of the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge, play a festive prank with our resident clown-about-town the Master of Revels, or learn the finer points of window frosting from Jack Frost and Susie Snowflake.
As you walk down historic Main Street, you’ll also be travelling to the four corners of the earth (no passport required) as you encounter nearly a dozen international Santas and global gift givers who will share the stories, music, and customs of their home countries’ holiday celebrations. Meet Saint Nicholas and learn how he earned the title of being “the first Santa Claus”, get an introduction to the many symbols Kwanzaa with Mtoa Hadithi, marvel at local history as Civil War Santa shares tales of the figures and locations along Main Street that figured prominently in the war between the states, learn how to play dreidel with Judah Maccabee, swap recipes with the cheerful Italian Christmas Witch, La Befana, and more!
Each Legend of Christmas you meet has a commemorative trading card to share with you as a merry memento of your visit to Saint Charles Christmas Traditions®.