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Holiday magic returns to West County Center in Des Peres through Christmas Eve. Santa’s hours are Mondays-Saturdays from 10 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Visits with Santa are free; photo packages available for purchase. Family dogs and cats also can join the photo fun on Tuesday, Nov. 29 from 6-9 p.m.

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Visit with Santa at Chesterfield Mall. To learn more about Santa’s hours and all the holiday happenings at the mall, visit www.chesterfield-mall.com.

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The Chesterfield Lions Club hosts its 51st Annual Christmas Tree Lot at Four Seasons Shopping Center at Olive Boulevard and Old Woods Mill Road in front of Dierbergs in Chesterfield from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. daily, Nov. 27 through Dec. 17. All proceeds will benefit various needy organizations in our area.

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The Town & Country Christmas Tree Lighting event is on Nov. 26 from 5-7:30 p.m. at Mari De Villa Senior Living, 13900 Clayton Road. The fun includes an appearance by Santa Claus, reindeer, live music, hot chocolate, cookies and more. For details, visit www.town-and-country.org.

Saint Charles Christmas Traditions

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St. Luke’s Spirit of Women event, All Decked Out, is from 5-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 1 at St. Luke’s Hospital, 232 S. Woods Mill Road in Chesterfield. Enjoy a relaxed and festive evening with shopping, a holiday fashion show, cooking demonstration, mini-massages, appetizers, beverages and more. For more information or to register, visit stlukes-stl.com/spirit or call (314) 205-6706.

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Schrader Funeral Home’s Christmas Service of Remembrance is at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3 at The Schrader Funeral Home Chapel, 14960 Manchester Road, Ballwin. The service features a message of comfort and healing, special Christmas music and the lighting of the Christmas tree. Attendees are welcome to bring an ornament in memory of a loved one for the Christmas Remembrance Tree any time after Thanksgiving or the day of the service. For more information, call (636) 227-5511.

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Furry friends can visit with Santa at the Paws ‘n’ Claus event at Taubman Prestige Outlets in Chesterfield, 17057 North Outer 40 Road, on Dec. 3 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Participants will receive one 4×6 photo of their four-legged friend with Santa and a special doggy treat. The event is sponsored by Purina with proceeds benefitting the Humane Society of St. Louis. For details, visit www.taubmanprestigeoutlets.com.

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Cookies with Claus is from 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Dec. 3 at The Lodge Des Peres, 1050 Des Peres Road. Santa will accept wish lists and smile for pictures. This event is free and registration is not required. For more information, visit www.desperesmo.org.

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Claus and Paws is from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3 at The Lodge Des Peres, 1050 Des Peres Road. Families can bring a friendly pet for a picture with Santa outside The Lodge. Pets must be on a leash. This event is free and registration is not required. For more information, visit www.desperesmo.org.

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Saint Charles Christmas Traditions

Share Breakfast with Santa on Dec. 3 at Ellisville’s Bluebird Park Administration Building, 225 Kiefer Creek Road, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. The cost is $5 per person for all participants over age 1. Participants are encouraged to bring a camera and wish lists for Santa. To sign up for this event, call (636) 227-7508.

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Bring a wish list and a hearty appetite to Manchester’s annual Breakfast with Santa on Dec. 3 at either the 8:30 a.m. session or the 9:30 a.m. session. In conjunction with the American Legion, participants are served a breakfast of pancakes, sausage, orange juice, milk and coffee. Following breakfast, children have the opportunity to share their Christmas wish lists with Santa. Bring a camera for a souvenir photo. Tickets for Manchester residents are $4 for youth and $5 for adults; non-residents ticket prices are $5 for youth and $6 for adults. Admission is free for children under age 1. Tickets must be purchased in advance at the park office in Paul A. Schroeder Park or online at www.activityreg.com. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For details, visit www.manchestermo.gov or call (636) 391-6326.

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Pizza with Santa Claus is at the Eureka Community Center, 333 Bald Hill Road, at any of the following sessions: Dec. 3-4 from 6:30-8 p.m. or Dec. 5 from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Registration is required although the event is free with the donation of a non-perishable food item. For details, visit www.eureka.mo.us.

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Bethel UMC’s Annual Cookie Walk and Craft Boutique is from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 3 at Bethel United Methodist Church, 17500 Manchester Road in Wildwood. Cookies and craft items for Christmas are for sale, along with home-made candy, sugar-free items and individual treats. An array of handmade gifts will be offered in the Holiday Home Décor Boutique. For details, call Chylene Daub (636) 938-4242.

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Twin Oaks Presbyterian Church presents its “Gloria A Christmas Concert” at 7 p.m. [doors open at 6:30 p.m.] on Saturday, Dec. 3 and Sunday, Dec. 4 at the church, 1230 Big Bend Road. Free for ages 5 through adults. Nursery service provided for children ages 4 and younger.

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Carol Bowman Academy of Dance will present “The Nutcracker” at 2:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4 at Chesterfield YMCA Theater, 16464 Burkhardt Place. For tickets, call (636) 537-3203 or visit www.carolbdance.com.

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The Women’s Cookie Walk is from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5 at Green Trails United Methodist Church, 14237 Ladue Road in Chesterfield. Homemade cookies and treats are available for $9 per pound. Numbers are given out starting at 8 a.m., and guests can wait inside until the sale begins. Proceeds benefit local, national and worldwide missions. Visit www.umcgt.org.

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The Sounds of Christmas concert featuring art, video, music, dance and more is at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 7 and Friday, Dec. 9; at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10; and at 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 15800 Manchester Road in Ellisville. All tickets are general admission. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the start of each performance. Tickets cost $6 and are a tax-deductible donation to St. John Church. Tickets can be purchased online at www.stjstl.net/sounds. 

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The St. Louis Philharmonic’s Holiday Pops Spectacular is at 8 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9 at the Purser Auditorium on the campus of Logan University. Attendees are asked to bring unwrapped toys for donation to the Toys for Tots campaign. Admission is $20 per person and advance tickets are recommended. For tickets and details, visit www.stlphilharmonic.org.

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Toys will be collected from now through Friday, Dec. 9 at the first annual “Fill That Truck” toy drive for the families of Friends of Kids with Cancer, sponsored by Walnut Grill Restaurants. Toys may be dropped off at either restaurant location at 1386 Clarkson-Clayton Center in Ellisville or 4401 Hwy. K in O’Fallon. For more information, visit www.eatwalnut.com.

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Candlelight Tours at Faust Park, 15185 Olive Blvd. in Chesterfield are from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 9 and from 5-9 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10. Tour the festively adorned homes of Faust Historic Village. Call (314) 615-8328 for more information or to buy tickets in advance.

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Supper with Santa is from 5-7 p.m. on Dec. 9-11 and Dec. 16-18 at The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House, Faust Park, 15193 Olive Blvd. in Chesterfield. Guests will enjoy a pasta dinner, take a night stroll through the conservatory, make crafts and ornaments, and take pictures in a photo booth. Reservations required at www.missouribotanicalgarden.org.

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Snacks with St. Nicholas is from 9:30 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Dec. 10 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 444 Brightfield Trail in Manchester. Children ages 2-8 can meet St. Nicholas and Santa while parents get some holiday shopping done. Admission is $10 per child. Register online at www.stlukesec.org or call (636) 227-1227.

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A Cookie Festival is at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10 at Salem United Methodist Church of Ballwin, 14825 Manchester Road. An array of decorated, festive Christmas cookies are for sale. For details, call (636) 256-7171.

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Santa at the Carousel is from 1-2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10 at the St. Louis Carousel at Faust Park, 15189 Olive Blvd. in Chesterfield. Ride the carousel with Santa, make a reindeer ornament and enjoy a Christmas cookie. Be entered in a drawing for membership. For more information, call (314) 615-8383.

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Breakfast with Santa is from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10 at the Ballwin Golf Course, 333 Holloway Rd, Ballwin. Join Santa for donuts, fresh fruit, crafts, cookie decorating and, of course, pictures with Santa. Pre-registration is required for all family members who will be eating breakfast. For details, visit www.ballwin.mo.us.

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Breakfast with Santa is from 9-10:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10 at Longview Farm House, 13525 Clayton Road in Town & Country. Enjoy holiday crafts and games and take pictures with Santa. There will be hot and cold breakfast choices. Pre-registration required. Call (314) 587-2838 or visit www.town-and-country.org.

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The Christmas Traditions Cookie Sale, hosted by the Old Trails Historical Society, is from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10 at the Bacon Log Cabin, 687 Henry Ave. in Ballwin. Homemade cookies, candy, jams, jellies, stocking stuffers and holiday gifts will be featured. For more information contact Dale@baconcabininfo@yahoo.com.

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The Alexandra Ballet of Chesterfield presents its annual production of “The Nutcracker” at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 11 at The Purser Center at Logan University, 1851 Schoettler Road in Chesterfield. This one-hour, narrated performance is designed with children in mind and features a 20-minute intermission where families can visit the Land of Sweets for refreshments. Reserved and general seating are available. For tickets, visit www.logan.edu/Nutcracker.

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Breakfast with Santa is at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17 at the West County Family YMCA, 16464 Burkhardt Place in Chesterfield. Enjoy holiday crafts and pictures with Santa.

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A Candlelight Dinner is from 5:30-8 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 18 at West County Family YMCA, 16464 Burkhardt Place in Chesterfield. Enjoy dinner and entertainment by iSing!, an A Cappella quartet made up entirely of Sweet Adeline International members. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m.; the entertainment begins at 7 p.m. Call (636) 532-3100 to register.

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