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Friday, December 23, 2011
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
"Patch" rounds up local Christmas Eve and Christmas Day church services and events in St. Charles, St. Peters, O'Fallon, Wentzville and Lake Saint Louis.
Are you looking for a local church family to celebrate Christmas with this year? We’ve got you covered with this comprehensive listing of area church services and events on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Mid Rivers Christian Church Church on the Rock First Baptist Church of St. Peters Saint Peter Catholic Parish, St. Charles Harvester Christian Church, St. Charles Trinity Episcopal, St. Charles St. Charles Christian Church in New Town United Methodist Church of the Shepherd Assumption Catholic Church O’Fallon Christian Church Sunrise United Methodist Church Dardenne Baptist Church Holy Cross Lutheran Church St. Patrick Catholic Church Immanuel Lutheran Church Wentzville Christian Church United Methodist Church of Wentzville River Oaks …
Thursday, December 15, 2011
See our roundup so your gifts arrive in time for your loved ones to unwrap on Christmas.
It doesn't matter how great your Christmas gift is if it doesn't arrive on Christmas. Check out our guide to shipping gifts below. However, be sure to call the closest location or check the respective websites for specific shipment dates and prices. FedEx You can ship domestically through Christmas Day using same-day service, FedEx's websitestates. Check the website for specific international shipments. FedEx also offers packaging services. The closest FedEx office location sits at 7120 Mexico Road in St. Peters. United States Postal Service Domestic express mail must be shipped by Dec. 22, the U.S. Postal Service's website states. International shipments must be sent between Dec. 19 and 21, depending on their destination. Although the …
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Young and old alike will enjoy creating holiday treats with a few simple ingredients. These fun candies are easy to create, and will bring joy to recipients. After all, who needs another tie or Christmas themed mug?
Kids love creating goodies in the kitchen. This time of year is particularly fun for kids, because they can give their creations as gifts or listen to “Oooohhs!” and “Ahhhs!” as the adults sample their goodies from the buffet table. For most of my candy creations, I temper chef series chocolate, but many people do not have the time, inclination or the tools to do so. For quick, gift worthy treats from the kitchen that are easy enough for kids to do alone (or with supervision, depending on their age), My Son’s Candy Supply in St. Peters has some great products. My Son’s Candy Supply sells chocolate flavored discs that melt easily then hardens as the product cools. They also have a variety of wrappers, packaging and boxes, to add a touch of …
Friday, December 2, 2011
St. Peters Patch has a round up of holiday events happening in 2011.
St. Peters Patch has rounded up a range of holiday events happening in and around St. Peters so you can plan your holiday season in advance. Look for a round up of music events, theatrical events, musical events and events for children in the next week. Ongoing Events and Festivals: Christmas Traditions: Head to Main Street St. Charles to meet a cast of Christmas characters ranging from Jack Frost to Santa Claus. Festival hours are 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays; 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturdays; noon to 5 p.m. Sundays and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Christmas Eve. Watch a Santa Parade at 1:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Get your photo taken at the tourism center from noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Complimentary Carriage Shuttle is available …
The annual holiday lights display features 500,000 sparkling lights, plus storytellers and live musical performances on select nights.
Polar bears, penguins, prairie dogs and flamingos will all be dressed in their holiday finest and lighting up the night to greet visitors at the annual U.S. Banks Wild Lights holiday light show at the St. Louis Zoo. "It’s really beautiful," said Michael Macek, curator of birds at the zoo. "It’s grown every year that I’ve been here, and I’ve been here 20 years. Every single year they add more. It’s actually quite nice, because it’s so cold and dark, it’s nice to see the zoo lit up." Wild Lights is open 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Dec. 11. Starting Dec. 16, it will be open daily through Dec. 23, then again Dec. 26 to Dec. 30. Admission is $4 for zoo members, $5 for non-members. In what the zoo is calling "watts…
Sunday, November 27, 2011
The National Christmas Tree Association, based in Chesterfield, offers advice for families cutting their own trees from local farms.
For the freshest Christmas tree possible, cut your own at a local tree farm. The National Christmas Tree Association in Chesterfield offers tips on how to find the perfect tree: And if you’ve never cut down a tree, here are some guidelines from Chesterfield’s National Christmas Tree Association: Try one of these nearby farms for your tree: Christmas Traditions Tree Farm: This farm is 30 minutes west of St. Charles and offers trees, wreaths, swags, and other specialty items. Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 25-27 and Dec. 3, 4, 10, 11. Open Dec. 17 and 18 subject to availability. Contact the owners after Dec. 11 to check. Address: 25882 S. Lohman Road, Wright City, MO. Phone: 636-745-7488 Trees: Scotch and White pines Directions: Take …
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Annual figure skating show will take place Dec. 9 and Dec. 9 at the St. Peters Rec-Plex.
Figure skaters will be hitting the ice at the St. Peters Rec-Plex for the annual Winter Wonderland on Ice show. Skaters from the Rec-Plex's ice skating school will perform holiday songs on the Rec-Plex ice. The show will have solo skating, synchronized skating and formation teams. Skaters of all skill levels will be hitting the ice for the show. Frosty the Snowman, and potentially Santa, will make an appearance. The shows will be in main ice rink in the original Rec-Plex building. The show will have two performances. The first will take place on Friday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m., while the second show wil go on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 5 p.m. Tickets will be on sale on starting Monday, Nov. 28, at the St. Peters Rec-Plex. Ticket pricing for St. …
City hosts tree lighting to start the season.
The city of St. Peters kicked off the holiday season on Friday night with the 22nd annual tree lighting ceremony. A crowd packed into the Cultural Arts Centre at St. Peters City Hall for a night of holiday music and lights. The Fort Zumwalt East orchestra kicked things off with some holiday tunes. After that, the St. Peters Performing Arts Music Studio gave a teaser presentation of it's "'Glee'ful Holiday Celebration" show. The St. Peters Choral Society also sang a few songs to the packed house. Lindenwood's Vocals Only sang more songs and finally the tree in front of City Hall was lit kicking off the 2011 holiday season.