Downtown holiday events (Nov. 26 and Dec. 4-6)

November 21, 2009

We’re usually out of town for Thanksgiving, so I was all excited when I realized the holiday tree lighting ceremony was today. My next realization, however, was that there was no way our crazy pre-travel schedule would allow us to get downtown to see it! It would have been better to have been out of town, actually; now I’m disappointed all over again!

But the tree looks lovely (you can see a photo here) and I look forward to supporting some of the other holiday events downtown. I recently learned there’s a nonprofit, Christmas in St. Louis, that puts together holiday events like the tree lighting and the Thanksgiving Day parade (9 a.m. to noon on Nov. 26).

This year the Convention and Visitors Commission is putting on a new downtown attraction, called St. Louis Holiday Magic, at the convention center — and it sounds almost worth the price of admission ($10 adults, $6 kids ages 6 to 12, free for 5 and under) to see the 40,000 choreographed lights. Admission also includes indoor carnival rides.  If the weather ‘s lousy on the weekend of Dec. 4-6, you might just find us there.

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