Santa goes multicultural in the CWE (Dec. 5)

December 2, 2009

I’m trying to keep with the holiday spirit, so I won’t tell you my reaction to the first snowflakes (more like sleetflakes, actually) hitting my windshield on the way home tonight. Maybe it was the mild summer and rainy fall, but this is the first time in my eight years of St. Louis residence that I’m not looking forward to winter.

It’s a good thing we baked some cookies today (The Blue Owl Bakery’s Gooey Butter Balls, very yummy!) or I’d not be in the right frame of mind at all to tell you about the Holiday on the Plaza event in the Central West End on Saturday (Dec. 5). It’s billed as a multicultural event but there don’t seem to be a whole lot of details on that part of the event, aside from the trees variou ethnic communities will be decorating.  What I can tell you is that there’ll be lights and Santa and Bob Kramer’s Marionettes and an indoor (no sleetflakes!!) workshop with “a fun and culturally enriching interactive experience for children of all ages.”  The elves taking part include The Magic House, The Saint Louis Science Center, Bowood Farms and Home Depot.

Instead of paying the $5-per-child admission, bring a new, unwrapped toy. (Proceeds and donations go to the Salvation Army.)  Adults get in free.  It all happens on Maryland Plaza from 3 to 5 p.m.

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