Events Calendar Index
for St. Charles County, Missouri
   
We regularly update this calendar to provide you with up to date information on a variety of events that take place in St. Charles County where the Missouri River meets the Mississippi River. Changes are made when we gather more information or when we learn of an event. If you know of an event that you would like to see posted contact the webmaster. We hope you enjoy the events you choose to attend. 
   
The following is a selection of events in St. Charles and St. Charles County. Use the links at the bottom of the list for more complete calendars.

WATERFOWL DECOY SHOW
West Alton, MO
 
  Through December 31, 2014
Audubon Center at Riverlands, Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary
Open Daily: 8 am - 4 pm
Closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve Day, Christmas Day, New Years Eve Day and New Years Eve.

"Working Wildfowl: Decoys, Carvings, and the Waterfowl Tradition" Decoy Show is an original exhibit showcasing wildfowl decoys and duck calls. Bird decoys, which were first fashioned by Native American hunter-artists over 1000 years ago, are the only major folk art form to originate in North America. The decoy is a symbol of all that binds us together.  The sportsman, the birdwatcher, the conservationist, and the wildlife biologist all are equally fascinated by the wonders of wildlife on this great river Flyway.
Free
For more information call 636-899-0090

ART EXHIBIT
St. Charles, MO
  Through December 26, 2014
Tuesday - Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm
Open until 9 pm on Wednesdays
Sunday: 12 pm - 4 pm

Foundry Art Center, 520 North Main Street

Given Form is a juried exhibition that was open to artists working in any sculptural media; including but not limited to paper, wire, clay, wood, metal, glass, plastic, and fiber.  Artists were invited to explore themes of their choosing, as long as the work is sculptural. Come and see all the interesting sculptural pieces. The oil on panel paintings of Bonnie Murray will be featured in "Shape & Shadow" in the Emerging Artists Series in the Ameristar Gallery.
Free
For more information call 636-255-0270
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KRISKINDLMARKT
St. Charles, MO
  November 28 - November 30, 2014
Friday: Noon -9 pm
Saturday: 11 am - 9 pm
Sunday: Noon - 5 pm
Lewis & Clark Boat House and Nature Center, 1050 South Riverside Drive

The Saint Charles Kriskindlmarkt offers families an old-world holiday shopping experience that harkens back to the town’s German ancestors. In a beautiful white fairytale setting, items such as ornaments, unique handcrafted gifts, German products like nutcrackers, cuckoo clocks, and beer steins will be found. Some of the most popular offerings by vendors are the large assortment of savory and sweet baked goods, drinks and candied treats. Many of the merchants of St. Charles historic Main Street will join the vendors in the Kriskindlmarkt by featuring an item from their store right in the market!

Free
For more information call 636-221-1524
  or visit the event's website
 

CHRISTMAS TRADITIONS
St. Charles, MO
  November 28 - December 21, 2014
Historic St. Charles Downtown District
St. Charles celebrates the holidays with festivities that include caroling, chestnut roasting, authentically costumed Santas from around the world, and a Santa Parade each weekend. Visitors will find candlelight shopping and dining Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings as the shops and restaurants on South Main Street stay open until 9pm as well as special activities beginning at 6:30.
Free, some activities charge a fee
For more information call 1-800-366-2427
  or visit www.stcharleschristmas.com
 

CELEBRATION OF LIGHTS
O'Fallon, MO
  November 28 - December 24, 2014
Sundays & Tuesday-Thursday: 6:30 pm – 9 pm
Friday and Saturday from: 6:30 pm – 10 pm

Fort Zumwalt Park (Interstate 70 to the Bryan Road exit)
A tradition since 1991 the City of O'Fallon presents a drive-through dazzling holiday one mile display of over one million lights depicting holiday scenes. Each scene is designed and funded by local organizations, churches and businesses.

Cars $9, Vans $15, Buses $1 person ($25 minimum); enjoy the walk-through night on December 9 for $2 or a Train Ride on Mondays by reservation (no vehicles).
For more information call 636-379-5614
  or visit the event's webpage
 

RED BOX BOUTIQUE
St. Charles, MO
  December 5 - December 6, 2014
Friday: 4 pm - 9 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 5 pm

Foundry Art Center, 520 North Main Street

The Foundry is holding its annual Red Box Boutique which features 25 juried artists and fine crafters whose work is priced “gift-able” to show and sell. Many of the Foundry’s patrons use Red Box Boutique as a designated holiday shopping excursion. This is a great way to find the rest of your holiday gifts and support local artists! Plus, there is free gift wrapping and refreshments.
Free
For more information call 636-255-0270
  or visit foundryartcentre.org

CHRISTMAS WALK

Augusta, MO
  Friday December 5, 2014
Friday December 12, 2014

5 pm - 10 pm
Over 1,500 luminaries light your way through historic Augusta the first two Friday evenings of December. This annual event has more than a 25 year history and has become a tradition for the Augusta community to host.  A complimentary Trolley Shuttle will take you through town to visit the many shops and antique stores, wineries and brewery, restaurants and food stands. There is Christmas caroling and a giant Christmas tree at a local church. Enjoy the challenge of gathering items from all the shops in the Holiday Scavenger Hunt and turn your answers in at the History Museum and register for prizes from local merchants. The town square features a horse drawn carriage ride around the heart of town, a toasty bon fire with Chestnuts roasting and marshmallows toasting, and Santa Claus.
Free
For more information call 636-228-4005
 or visit the augusta-chamber.org website
 

ANNUAL
CANDLELIGHT TOURS

Defiance, MO
  December 5 - December 6, 2014
December 12 - December 13, 2014

5:30 pm
Daniel Boone Home, 1868 Highway F

Usher in the holiday season with a visit to the Boone Home & Boonesfield Village. Each building is decorated in 19th century fashion and illuminated by thousands of candles, bonfires and starlight. Period music will echo through the valley offering a simpler, more delightful holiday experience.
Admission
For more information call 636-798-2005
 

CAPITOL BY CANDLELIGHT

St. Charles, MO
  Friday, December 12, 2014
6 pm - 9 pm
First Missouri Capitol State Historic Site, 200-216 South Main Street
Historically dressed interpreters will lead you through the candlelit Capitol building decorated in an 1820’s style. Guests will hear tales of early statehood struggles and frontier life while touring the Capitol in this unique setting. Enjoy some homemade cookies & warm cider.
Tickets $4 for adult $3 for children 6-12 years old Reservations needed
For more information call 636-940-3322
 

HOLIDAY HABERDASHERY

St. Charles, MO
  December 12 - December 13, 2014
5 pm - 9 pm
First Missouri Capitol State Historic Site, 200-216 South Main Street
If you’re looking for a unique shopping experience, step through the open doors of the Peck Bros. Dry Goods and Hardware store and into the 1820s. Costumed interpreters will be on hand to assist you, if needed, in your selection of our historic games, toys, and novelties from when Missouri was the frontier. Fill those stockings with some fun history!
Free
For more information call 636-940-3322
 

CANDLELIGHT CONCERT

St. Charles, MO
  Saturday, December 13, 2014
8 pm
First Missouri Capitol State Historic Site, 200-216 South Main Street
This annual concert is held in Missouri’s first Legislative chambers, lit entirely by candles, where visitors will be treated to period Christmas tunes and stories to get them in the Christmas spirit. Musical entertainment is provided by the Rick Thum with traditional Christmas music and dulcimer music.
Tickets are $10. Reservations are needed and begin on November 28.
For more information call 636-940-3322
 

STORYTELLING EVENT

St. Charles, MO
  Sunday, December 14, 2014
Noon, 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5 pm
First Missouri Capitol State Historic Site, 200-216 South Main Street
Hear the traditional story of “Twas the Night Before Christmas” told by Mrs. Claus alongside a warm glowing fire. Enjoy some warm cider and cookies and with a little luck and good timing we may even have a visit from the jolly old man himself!
Free event, reservations are not needed but are recommended.
For more information call 636-940-3322
 

HOLIDAY CONCERT

St. Charles, MO
  Tuesday, December 16, 2014
7 pm
Lindenwood University Cultural Center, 400 North Kingshighway
The St. Charles Municipal Band will be holding its third annual Holiday Concert at Scheidegger, a program of traditional holiday music by the Concert Band and the Big Band. St. Nicholas will also be making a special appearance.
Free
For more information visit  the band’s website
 

FAMILY HOLIDAY EVENING
St. Charles, MO
  Wednesday, December 17, 2014
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Foundry Art Center, 520 North Main Street

The Foundry Art Centre is hosting a night of family fun to celebrate the holiday season! Come on inside the Foundry Art Centre to create holiday crafts with your family to escape the winter weather and make some memories! Attendees will also be able to enjoy complimentary hot cocoa and cookies.
Free
For more information call 636-255-0270
  or visit foundryartcentre.org
 

BIRDING TRIP
West Alton, MO
  Saturday, December 20, 2014
8 am - 10:30 am
Audubon Center at Riverlands, Riverlands Migratory Bird Sanctuary

Join the Audubon Center staff and volunteers for a birding trip in search of birds. The trip will leave from the Center at 8 am and take a short drive to a few locations in the Sanctuary. Please dress for the weather and bring a bottle of water for the walk. If you have binoculars, be sure to bring them along too. This walk is a family friendly event suitable for beginners as well as seasoned birders.
Free
For more information call 636-899-0090
 or visit www.Riverlands.Audubon.org
   
  The City of St. Charles
The city of St. Charles  hosts a number of events throughout the year. Visitors interested in history can relive the times of Lewis and Clark, the early days of Missouri’s statehood, or the Civil War. Art lovers will find quilt shows, juried art exhibits, and arts and crafts fairs. Musical entertainment is a highlight of many of these events as well as events those events that focus on music alone. Most of these festivities are held in the downtown Historic District where there is plenty of free parking, specialty shops, and eating and drinking establishments.
  St. Charles County
St. Charles County has a number of events that highlights its historical and natural attractions. The Daniel Boone Home hosts a number of historical events near Defiance throughout the year. The County Park system hosts events throughout the year at the various parks throughout the county. In wine country, the community of Augusta is host to a variety of events in every season. Coverage includes the communities of Augusta, Defiance, O'Fallon, Portage des Sioux, St. Peters, and Wentzville.
   

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