What to Do in St. Louis This Weekend
This weekend, welcome the post-Thanksgiving onslaught of holiday cheer with a host of seasonal markets, performances and parties. Kick off December with fun events for the whole family, and shop for unique, handmade gifts that support local artists and makers.
Riverfront Times Holiday Spirits 2018
The Riverfront Times hosts its 5th Annual Holiday Spirits, a seasonal bash set in Third Degree Glass Factory’s vibrant space. Put on your festive garb to sip specialty winter-themed cocktails and local spirits, enjoy gourmet bites and mingle to the sounds of live music.
When: Nov. 30 from 7-10 p.m.
Where: Third Degree Glass Factory
The Delmar Loop Holiday Celebration and Tree Lighting
This Friday, The Delmar Loop dresses up for a holiday celebration. Tote the whole family on the new Loop trolley for a Santa Clause photo-op, a special gift hunt and tree lighting. Shop participating establishments for the chance to win up to $1,000 in local retail.
When: Dec. 1 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Where: The Delmar Loop
2018 Print Bazaar on Cherokee Street
St. Louis’ largest handmade shopping event returns all day Saturday on Cherokee Street between Virginia and Lemp avenues. Knock out your holiday shopping list and pick up some local goodies for yourself while you’re at it, including artwork, posters, cards, calendars, ornaments, journals, clothes, jewelry, and more.
When: Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Cherokee Street
Price: Free entry
Image courtesy of Urban Chestnut
Urban Chestnut WinterMarkt
The first three Saturdays in December, Urban Chestnut Brewing Company offers you the chance to shop local vendors at its WinterMarkt. The event kicks off this Saturday at noon featuring your favorites from the Tower Grove Farmers’ Market. Shop, drink and nosh on traditional German and holiday fare by the fire pits on UCBC’s patio in Midtown. And of course sample the seasonal beers, including the Norwegian farmhouse ale or the Count Orlok black pumpkin ale.
When: Dec. 1 from 2-4 p.m.
Where: Urban Chestnut in Midtown
Price: Goods for purchase
Window Walk in the Central West End
All month, experience the Central West End at its holiday best during the 9th Annual CWE Window Walk. Snag free treats and discounts at local businesses while enjoying the neighborhood’s elegant window displays. Take a complimentary carriage ride, sample free s’mores and kettle corn and participate in contests and raffles.
When: Every Saturday in December
Where: Central West End
Price: Drinks and goods for purchase
An Evening With Leslie Odom Jr.
See this legendary Tony and Grammy Award-winning Broadway star from the musical “Hamilton” perform live this weekend as part of the Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra’s holiday programming at Powell Hall in Grand Center. Odom returns to follow up last year’s sold-out performance and perform hits from both his jazz album and his holiday album, “Simply Christmas.”
When: Dec. 2 at 7 p.m.
Where: Powell Hall
Check out Wild Carrot event space during a special holiday installment of the STL Women’s Pop-Up Shop this Sunday. While you shop, grab a happy-hour drink from Wild Carrot’s bar and enjoy small plates hand-crafted by Yolklore and Balkan Treat Box. Don’t miss the chance to mingle and shop from women-owned businesses like Mahnal Jewelry, Collections by Joya, Glow Candle Co. and more.
When: Dec. 2 from 12-4 p.m.
Where: Wild Carrot
Featured image courtesy of Andre Benz.