Welcome to a place where Christmas past and present become one, where storybook characters come to life before your very eyes, and where the typical hustle and bustle of the holiday season melts away and allows you to enjoy the yuletide sights, sounds, and magic of yesteryear.
Welcome to Saint Charles Christmas Traditions!
This annual month long festival celebrates the best of the holiday season. From the boisterous cheer of our legendary Christmas figures and joyful singing of our harmonious carolers, to the unique shopping and dining opportunities found along the festival decorated brick lined streets, Christmas Traditions offers something special for everyone. And with over 40 years of the favorite holiday tradition, there has never been more to experience!
At Saint Charles Christmas Traditions, you have the opportunity to interact with some of the most famous figures in holiday history, literature, and folklore. From the majestic pageantry of our Santas from around the world, to the good humor and cheer of the Sugar Plum Fairy, to the mischievous antics of the Master of Revels and Ebenezer Scrooge - all of our Legends look forward to meeting you and your family. And with over 50 different characters wandering the street, there will be plenty of Christmas adventures awaiting you on your visit! To see a full list of Christmas events, click here.
Enjoy the special sounds of the season as Saint Charles' official Victorian carolers, the Cobblestone Wassailiers, serenade you with the familiar melodies of your favorite traditional Christmas carols. And for a different type of musical treat, be sure to enjoy the Sleigh Bell Singers and the Evergreens - quartets that specialize in the popular holiday standards from the 1940s and 1950s.
Each of our holiday figures are eager to share their stories with you in the form of a trading card featuring their image and a small bit of Christmas history. Collecting these special cards is a cherished tradition of festival visitors young and old alike. See how many you can collect while you are in town!