2017 Holiday Events Roundup: Craft Fairs, Santa Visits, Light Displays, New Year’s Parties

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!

70 West Sentinel is gathering information about all the great holiday events in St. Charles County, and we’ll keep updating the list as long as you keep sending us events. (Send information or event flyers to Tammy@70West Sentinel.com)

*Denotes events that charge an admission fee. Some require preregistration.

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December

Thursday, December 7

  • *Holiday Night Lights, 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Rotary Park, Wentzville. Drive through light display. $8/cars with 6 passengers or fewer. Additional people $1 each.
  • *Celebration of Lights, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Fort Zumwalt Park, O’Fallon. Drive through light display. $10/cars, $15 commercial vans and limos. Bring a food pantry donation for $1 discount.

Friday, December 8

  • Candlelight Christmas Walk, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Augusta. Shopping, food and drinks, scavenger hunt, free trolley rides, Santa, caroling, German home tours.
  • *Holiday Night Lights, 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Rotary Park, Wentzville. Drive through light display. $8/cars with 6 passengers or fewer. Additional people $1 each.
  • *Christmas Candlelight Walk, 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m., Daniel Boone Historic Site, 1868 Highway F, Defiance. Tour, visit with Daniel Boone, caroling, hot chocolate and cider. Tickets $10 available online. $15 at the park.
  • *Celebration of Lights, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Fort Zumwalt Park, O’Fallon. Drive through light display. $10/cars, $15 commercial vans and limos. Bring a food pantry donation for $1 discount.
  • Christmas Traditions, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Historic Main Street, St. Charles. Elf Games, 6:30 p.m. at Berthold Square. Jack Frost and friends, 7:30 p.m., Berthold Square. Candlelight Processional, 8:30 p.m. 900 block to Berthold Square.

Saturday, December 9

  • *Candy Cane Hunt, 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Renaud Spirit Center, 2650 Tri Sports Circle, O’Fallon. Hunt for treats, visit Santa, sing carols, games and activities. $8 resident.
  • Breakfast with Santa, 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Peace Lutheran Church, 9320 Phoenix Village Parkway, O’Fallon. Face painting, story and singalong, crafts. Free admission (636) 561-8282.
  • St. Charles West Bands 32nd Annual Arts & Crafts Fair, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., St. Charles West High School, 3601 Droste Road, St. Charles. Free admission. Over 100 vendors, attendance prizes.
  • Holiday Toy Display, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Heritage Museum, 1630 Heritage Landing, St. Charles. Holiday themed model train display. Free admission.
  • LSL Mothers Club Annual Santa’s Workshop, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Christmas music, pictures with Santa, refreshments, crafts. Lake Saint Louis Community Association, 100 Cognac Court, Lake Saint Louis.
  • Christmas Traditions, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Historic Main Street, St. Charles. Santa parade at 1:30 p.m. Carolers at 2:30 p.m., Berthold Square. Dance party at 3 p.m., Kister Park Gazebo. Jack Frost and friends, 7:30 p.m., Berthold Square. Candlelight Processional, 8:30 p.m. 900 block to Berthold Square.
  • Journey to Bethlehem, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., Troy First Baptist Church, 1000 Elm Tree Road, Troy. Travel back in time to ancient Bethlehem. Free admission, free hot chocolate and cookies.
  • *Holiday Night Lights, 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Rotary Park, Wentzville. Drive through light display. $8/cars with 6 passengers or fewer. Additional people $1 each.
  • *Christmas Candlelight Walk, 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m., Daniel Boone Historic Site, 1868 Highway F, Defiance. Tour, visit with Daniel Boone, caroling, hot chocolate and cider. Tickets $10 available online. $15 at the park.
  • *Celebration of Lights, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Fort Zumwalt Park, O’Fallon. Drive through light display. $10/cars, $15 commercial vans and limos. Bring a food pantry donation for $1 discount.

Sunday, December 10

  • Holiday Toy Display, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., Heritage Museum, 1630 Heritage Landing, St. Charles. Holiday themed model train display. Free admission.
  • Christmas Traditions, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., Historic Main Street, St. Charles. Santa parade at 1:30 p.m. Carolers at 2:30 p.m., Berthold Square. Dance party at 3 p.m., Kister Park Gazebo. Candlelight Processional, 4:30 p.m., 900 block to Berthold Square.
  • *Holiday Night Lights, 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Rotary Park, Wentzville. Drive through light display. $8/cars with 6 passengers or fewer. Additional people $1 each.
  • *Celebration of Lights, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Fort Zumwalt Park, O’Fallon. Drive through light display. $10/cars, $15 commercial vans and limos. Bring a food pantry donation for $1 discount.

Monday, December 11

  • *Celebration of Lights Old-Fashioned Holiday Stroll, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Fort Zumwalt Park, O’Fallon. Walk and enjoy light display, enjoy holiday music, visit Santa, fireworks at 7:25 p.m., vendor booths, food. $3 admission.  Park at First Baptist Church (8750 Veterans Memorial Parkway) and take free shuttle.

Tuesday, December 12

  • *Celebration of Lights Old-Fashioned Holiday Stroll, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Fort Zumwalt Park, O’Fallon. Walk and enjoy light display, enjoy holiday music, visit Santa, fireworks at 7:25 p.m., vendor booths, food. $3 admission.  Park at First Baptist Church (8750 Veterans Memorial Parkway) and take free shuttle.

Wednesday, December 13

  • Holiday Toy Display, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Heritage Museum, 1630 Heritage Landing, St. Charles. Holiday themed model train display. Free admission.
  • *Celebration of Lights, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Fort Zumwalt Park, O’Fallon. Drive through light display. $10/cars, $15 commercial vans and limos. Bring a food pantry donation for $1 discount.
  • Christmas Traditions, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Historic Main Street, St. Charles. Krampusnacht characters, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., North Main. Night Before Christmas reading, First Missouri State Capitol, every 15 minutes between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Elf Games, 6:30 p.m. at Berthold Square. Santa Lucia Day Celebration, 7 p.m., Kister Park Gazebo. Candlelight Processional, 8:30 p.m. 900 block to Berthold Square.

Thursday, December 14

  • Holiday Toy Display, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Heritage Museum, 1630 Heritage Landing, St. Charles. Holiday themed model train display. Free admission.
  • *Holiday Night Lights, 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Rotary Park, Wentzville. Drive through light display. $8/cars with 6 passengers or fewer. Additional people $1 each.
  • *Celebration of Lights, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Fort Zumwalt Park, O’Fallon. Drive through light display. $10/cars, $15 commercial vans and limos. Bring a food pantry donation for $1 discount.

Friday, December 15

  • Holiday Toy Display, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Heritage Museum, 1630 Heritage Landing, St. Charles. Holiday themed model train display. Free admission.
  • *Holiday Night Lights, 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Rotary Park, Wentzville. Drive through light display. $8/cars with 6 passengers or fewer. Additional people $1 each.
  • *Celebration of Lights, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Fort Zumwalt Park, O’Fallon. Drive through light display. $10/cars, $15 commercial vans and limos. Bring a food pantry donation for $1 discount.
  • Christmas Traditions, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Historic Main Street, St. Charles. Elf Games, 6:30 p.m. at Berthold Square. Jack Frost and friends, 7:30 p.m., Berthold Square. Candlelight Processional, 8:30 p.m. 900 block to Berthold Square.

Saturday, December 16

  • *Santa’s Workshop, 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m., Civic Annex, 410 East Elm, O’Fallon. Holiday craft with Santa. Registration deadline Dec. 4. $10 residents.
  • Holiday Toy Display, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Heritage Museum, 1630 Heritage Landing, St. Charles. Holiday themed model train display. Free admission.
  • *Santa’s Workshop, 10:15 a.m. to 11 a.m., Civic Annex, 410 East Elm, O’Fallon. Holiday craft with Santa. Registration deadline Dec. 4. $10 residents.
  • Christmas Traditions, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Historic Main Street, St. Charles. Santa parade at 1:30 p.m. Carolers at 2:30 p.m., Berthold Square. Dance party at 3 p.m., Kister Park Gazebo. Meet Santa’s reindeer, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Missouri First State Capitol. Jack Frost and friends, 7:30 p.m., Berthold Square. Candlelight Processional, 8:30 p.m. 900 block to Berthold Square.
  • *Pizza with Santa, 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m., Civic Annex, 410 East Elm, O’Fallon. Games, crafts, pizza with Santa. Registration deadline Dec. 4. $10 residents.
  • *Holiday Night Lights, 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Rotary Park, Wentzville. Drive through light display. $8/cars with 6 passengers or fewer. Additional people $1 each.
  • *Celebration of Lights, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Fort Zumwalt Park, O’Fallon. Drive through light display. $10/cars, $15 commercial vans and limos. Bring a food pantry donation for $1 discount.

Sunday, December 17

  • *Santa’s Brunch, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., 1 Aspen Circle Drive, Insbrook Resort. Adults $18, Kids $8. Reservations required.
  • Holiday Toy Display, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., Heritage Museum, 1630 Heritage Landing, St. Charles. Holiday themed model train display. Free admission.
  • Christmas Traditions, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., Historic Main Street, St. Charles. Santa parade at 1:30 p.m. Carolers at 2:30 p.m., Berthold Square. Dance party at 3 p.m., Kister Park Gazebo. Meet Santa’s reindeer, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Missouri First State Capitol. Candlelight Processional, 4:30 p.m., 900 block to Berthold Square.
  • *Holiday Night Lights, 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Rotary Park, Wentzville. Drive through light display. $8/cars with 6 passengers or fewer. Additional people $1 each.
  • *Celebration of Lights, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Fort Zumwalt Park, O’Fallon. Drive through light display. $10/cars, $15 commercial vans and limos. Bring a food pantry donation for $1 discount.

Monday, December 18

  • *Holiday Night Lights, 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Rotary Park, Wentzville. Drive through light display. $8/cars with 6 passengers or fewer. Additional people $1 each.
  • *Celebration of Lights, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Fort Zumwalt Park, O’Fallon. Closed to vehicle traffic on Mondays. Train, wagon and hayrides by advance reservation only

Tuesday, December 19

  • *Holiday Night Lights, 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Rotary Park, Wentzville. Drive through light display. $8/cars with 6 passengers or fewer. Additional people $1 each.
  • *Celebration of Lights, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Fort Zumwalt Park, O’Fallon. Drive through light display. Tuesday night special, $7 for all non-commercial vehicles.

Wednesday, December 20

  • Holiday Toy Display, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Heritage Museum, 1630 Heritage Landing, St. Charles. Holiday themed model train display. Free admission.
  • *Holiday Night Lights, 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Rotary Park, Wentzville. Drive through light display. $8/cars with 6 passengers or fewer. Additional people $1 each.
  • *Celebration of Lights, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Fort Zumwalt Park, O’Fallon. Drive through light display. $10/cars, $15 commercial vans and limos. Bring a food pantry donation for $1 discount.
  • Christmas Traditions, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Historic Main Street, St. Charles. Krampusnacht characters, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., North Main. Night Before Christmas reading, First Missouri State Capitol, every 15 minutes between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Elf Games, 6:30 p.m. at Berthold Square. Candlelight Processional, 8:30 p.m. 900 block to Berthold Square.

Thursday, December 21

  • Holiday Toy Display, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Heritage Museum, 1630 Heritage Landing, St. Charles. Holiday themed model train display. Free admission.
  • *Holiday Night Lights, 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Rotary Park, Wentzville. Drive through light display. $8/cars with 6 passengers or fewer. Additional people $1 each.
  • *Celebration of Lights, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Fort Zumwalt Park, O’Fallon. Drive through light display. $10/cars, $15 commercial vans and limos. Bring a food pantry donation for $1 discount.

Friday, December 22

  • Holiday Toy Display, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Heritage Museum, 1630 Heritage Landing, St. Charles. Holiday themed model train display. Free admission.
  • *Holiday Night Lights, 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Rotary Park, Wentzville. Drive through light display. $8/cars with 6 passengers or fewer. Additional people $1 each.
  • *Celebration of Lights, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Fort Zumwalt Park, O’Fallon. Drive through light display. $10/cars, $15 commercial vans and limos. Bring a food pantry donation for $1 discount.
  • Christmas Traditions, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Historic Main Street, St. Charles. Elf Games, 6:30 p.m. at Berthold Square. Jack Frost and friends, 7:30 p.m., Berthold Square. Candlelight Processional, 8:30 p.m. 900 block to Berthold Square.

Saturday, December 23

  • Holiday Toy Display, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Heritage Museum, 1630 Heritage Landing, St. Charles. Holiday themed model train display. Free admission.
  • *Holiday Night Lights, 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Rotary Park, Wentzville. Drive through light display. $8/cars with 6 passengers or fewer. Additional people $1 each.
  • *Celebration of Lights, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Fort Zumwalt Park, O’Fallon. Drive through light display. $10/cars, $15 commercial vans and limos. Bring a food pantry donation for $1 discount.
  • Christmas Traditions, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Historic Main Street, St. Charles. Santa parade at 1:30 p.m. Carolers at 2:30 p.m., Berthold Square. Dance party at 3 p.m., Kister Park Gazebo. Jack Frost and friends, 7:30 p.m., Berthold Square. Candlelight Processional, 8:30 p.m. 900 block to Berthold Square.

Sunday, December 24

  • Christmas Traditions, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Historic Main Street, St. Charles. Closing ceremony and Santa send-off 1:30 p.m.
  • Holiday Toy Display, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., Heritage Museum, 1630 Heritage Landing, St. Charles. Holiday themed model train display. Free admission.
  • *Holiday Night Lights, 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Rotary Park, Wentzville. Drive through light display. $8/cars with 6 passengers or fewer. Additional people $1 each.
  • *Celebration of Lights, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Fort Zumwalt Park, O’Fallon. Drive through light display. $10/cars, $15 commercial vans and limos. Bring a food pantry donation for $1 discount.

Monday, December 25 – MERRY CHRISTMAS!

Tuesday, December 26

  • *Holiday Night Lights, 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Rotary Park, Wentzville. Drive through light display. $8/cars with 6 passengers or fewer. Additional people $1 each.
  • *Celebration of Lights, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Fort Zumwalt Park, O’Fallon. Drive through light display. Tuesday night special, $7 for all non-commercial vehicles.

Wednesday, December 27

  • Holiday Toy Display, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Heritage Museum, 1630 Heritage Landing, St. Charles. Holiday themed model train display. Free admission.
  • *Holiday Night Lights, 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Rotary Park, Wentzville. Drive through light display. $8/cars with 6 passengers or fewer. Additional people $1 each.
  • *Celebration of Lights, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Fort Zumwalt Park, O’Fallon. Drive through light display. $10/cars, $15 commercial vans and limos. Bring a food pantry donation for $1 discount.

Thursday, December 28

  • Holiday Toy Display, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Heritage Museum, 1630 Heritage Landing, St. Charles. Holiday themed model train display. Free admission.
  • *Holiday Night Lights, 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Rotary Park, Wentzville. Drive through light display. $8/cars with 6 passengers or fewer. Additional people $1 each.
  • *Celebration of Lights, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Fort Zumwalt Park, O’Fallon. Drive through light display. $10/cars, $15 commercial vans and limos. Bring a food pantry donation for $1 discount.

Friday, December 29

  • Holiday Toy Display, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Heritage Museum, 1630 Heritage Landing, St. Charles. Holiday themed model train display. Free admission.
  • *Holiday Night Lights, 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Rotary Park, Wentzville. Drive through light display. $8/cars with 6 passengers or fewer. Additional people $1 each.
  • *Celebration of Lights, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Fort Zumwalt Park, O’Fallon. Drive through light display. $10/cars, $15 commercial vans and limos. Bring a food pantry donation for $1 discount.

Saturday, December 30

  • Holiday Toy Display, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Heritage Museum, 1630 Heritage Landing, St. Charles. Holiday themed model train display. Free admission.
  • *Holiday Night Lights, 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Rotary Park, Wentzville. Drive through light display. $8/cars with 6 passengers or fewer. Additional people $1 each.
  • *Celebration of Lights, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Fort Zumwalt Park, O’Fallon. Drive through light display. $10/cars, $15 commercial vans and limos. Bring a food pantry donation for $1 discount.

Sunday, December 31

  • Holiday Toy Display, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m., Heritage Museum, 1630 Heritage Landing, St. Charles. Holiday themed model train display. Free admission.
  • *Black and White Ball New Year’s Eve Celebration, 7 p.m. to 1 p.m., Aspen Center, Innsbrook. Buffet, dancing, champagne toast, midnight fireworks. $100 per person, email for reservations or call (636) 928-3366.

January

  • *New Year’s Buffet, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 1 Aspen Circle Drive, Insbrook Resort. Adults $14, kids $7. Reservations required.