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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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Growing the harvest year round

Now through October farm markets across West St. Louis county will be showcasing the best of the late summer tomatoes, peppers and zucchini to early fall crops of pumpkins, apples and potatoes.

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BBQ BASH: Savoring barbecue and family at the BBQ Bash

Celebrating outstanding barbecue isn’t the only draw of the Wildwood BBQ Bash. Connecting families and friends in a hectic and ever-changing world is another bonus. St. Louis Home Fires owner and organizer of the BBQ Bash Frank Schmer admits to enjoying seeing many of the same families return to compete year after year and watching the kids in those families grow and mature. John Alden and Bill Taylor, the pitmasters behind Team War Pig, echo that sentiment wholeheartedly. Their children have been part of the Bash since 2007. Starting out as neighbors and friends, the two families forged a bond ...

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