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St. Charles’ Christmas Traditions: Bring the Holiday Season to Life

From the moment you step out of your car and onto the cobblestones of Saint Charles’ Historic Main Street, it begins. Time slips away and, regardless of your age, childhood returns as Christmas Traditions come to life. Breathe deeply. Do you smell the evergreen boughs draped across shop doors, chestnuts roasting on an open fire, the scent of freshly baked cookies wafting on a breeze? Listen. Can you hear them? Carolers are singing as they stroll along the street, Jack Frost is up to mischief and Santa Claus is chuckling a deep “Ho! Ho! Ho!” From Nov. 25 through Dec. ...

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‘Tis the Season to Celebrate!

For more Christmas Events, click here: 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. • • • 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. • • • The Chesterfield Lions Club hosts its 51st Annual Christmas Tree Lot at ...

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BBQ BASH: Everything you need to know about the 2016 Wildwood BBQ Bash

What to know, what’s new and what’s not to be missed The Bash promises to be another crowd-pleasing weekend of barbecue, music and family fun. To ensure a safe and stress-free time for all visitors, the city of Wildwood, along with organizer Frank Schmer, provide the following tips.   Parking and shuttles Parking near the Town Center will be limited in order to accommodate vendors, competition teams, and family and friends of participants. Shuttle service and limited offsite parking is provided again this year; however, the locations and times are a bit different, so visitors should take note of the ...

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12th annual Budweiser Taste of St. Louis

The 12th annual Budweiser Taste of St. Louis, at the Chesterfield Amphitheater in Central Park & Chesterfield Village Sept. 16-18, will whet appetites with numerous culinary experiences along with music, art and fun for guests of all ages.

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12th annual Budweiser Taste of St. Louis Schedule

FRIDAY, SEPT. 16 5:30 p.m.          GOOSE ISLAND SCHOOL OF COOKING presented by Smithfield Porkapalooza with the Muddled Pig Chef Austin Hamblin                              DILLARDS’ CONCERT STAGE The Soul Selector from KDHS Tom “Papa” Ray 6 p.m.               STELLA ARTOIS CULINARY STAGE Chef Battle Royale Round 1 – Battle Duck & Egg: Chef Kore Wilbert of The Garden on Grand vs. Chef Pete Slay of Sugarfire Smokehouse 6:15 p.m.          GOOSE ISLAND SCHOOL OF COOKING presented by Smithfield Prestigious Cuisine at The Preston with Pastry Chef David Laufer 7 p.m.               DILLARDS’ CONCERT STAGE 40oz to Freedom – Sublime Tribute 7:15 p.m.          GOOSE ISLAND SCHOOL ...

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Founders’ Day festival is a celebration for all ages

Celebrate Wildwood 2015 Parade - Greg Barth

The anniversary of the city’s founding in 1995 always is a gala event and this year’s celebration promises to be fun for all ages. For two days, the Town Center becomes an outdoor playground with the return of festival favorites, such as the Car Show and Art Festival, as well as popular musical entertainment and good things to eat. Celebrate Wildwood kicks off on Friday, Aug. 26, at 6 p.m., with an offering of delicious festival fare, beverages from the Wine & Beer Garden and a free concert by the 399th Army Band, direct from Fort Leonard Wood. If that ...

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Route 66 Travelogue

Route 66

Back in the day, summer vacations were defined by where the main drag could take us. For decades, the main drag that weaved across Missouri and into the west was Route 66, the Mother Road, whose 90-year history and roadside destinations still are well worth the visit. But this summer, resist heading west and head east instead, or rather northeast to Chicago where the iconic route got its start in 1926. Route 66 first followed the rail corridor between Chicago and St. Louis, a route that eventually became State Route 4. Already a paved, two-lane road, it was a natural, ...

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