Friday, December 9, 2011
Patch rounds up 12 places you can visit Santa in the area.
Whether your kids are clamoring to see Santa Claus or afraid of that big fuzzy beard, here is a guide to help you find or avoid him this holiday season. Just hover over a snowflake on the map to see Santa's location, and click on it for more event details. Hazelwood Santa Claus will visit with kids of all ages at the Hazelwood Community Center in White Birch Park, on Sat. Dec. 10 from 10:30 am until noon. Santa has also set up shop at the St. Louis Mills Mall in Hazelwood near the Play Area. Maryland Heights Santa Claus will visit Westport Plaza on Dec. 10 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. The event, co-sponsored by Westport Plaza and the City of Maryland Heights Parks & Recreation Department features: Santa will also appear at the Edward Jones …
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
We're asking St. Louis moms and dads to tell us how they would sort out conflicting family dinners for a prominent U.S. holiday.
In preparation for Thanksgiving, we're asking St. Louis parents this week to weigh in on the subject of conflicting family gatherings. Suppose your family is invited to two Thanksgiving dinners. Your spouse's grandparents are hosting the first, and your closest cousin is hosting the second. They overlap in time. Both will feature lavish sit-down turkey dinners with all the trimmings. So onto this week's question: How do you make this decision for your family? Who goes where, and why?
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Buy your annual holiday cards from a local charity this year.
Every holiday season, families across the country send cards to their loved ones, filling them in on the last year and wishing them a happy new one. For families planning to buy holiday cards this year, nonprofit organizations around the area are offering unique cards that benefit their missions. That way, each card sends holiday cheer while supporting a worthy cause. Here is our round-up of holiday cards for charity. The Salvation Army – St. Louis Smiling bell-ringers in front of Downtown St. Louis’ Peabody Opera House greet recipients of this 2011 holiday card. Pick up yours at The Salvation Army office near Forest Park and support youth programming and homeless assistance throughout Missouri and southern Illinois. Cost: $10 for 10 …