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Holiday Fun in St. Joseph

Last Saturday Craft
Saturday, Nov 23, 2012, 1 – 3pm
Remington Nature Center, 1502 MacArthur Drive
816-271-5499
Working with Pony Beads and Raffia, we’ll make ‘Indian corn’ napkin rings. With clothes pins and paper, we’ll make a “Mayflower” or Turkey place cards. Of course we’ll also have something to “Make and Eat” during our time together. Children (3 and under) free, Youth (4-15) $1.00, Adults (16-59) $3.00, Seniors (60 and over) $2.00

City Lights Festival

Sunday, Nov 24, 2013
Coleman Hawking Park at Felix Street Square, 7th & Felix Streets
Join us for some holiday cheer from 4 pm to 6 pm. There will be free Carriage Rides, homemade cookies and hot chocolate, live Holiday music, and pictures with Santa.
Lighting Ceremony begins at 5:30 pm.

Holiday Park & South Pole

Friday, Nov 29, 2013 – Sunday, Jan 1, 2014
Krug Park 3500 St Joseph Avenue
Hyde Park 8th & Hyde Park Avenue
816-271-5500
The largest annual holiday lights display in Northwest Missouri will once again take place at Krug Park at the northern end of St. Joseph's famed Parkway. The park will become "Holiday Park," 6-10 pm from Friday, November 29 through Sunday, January 1, 2013 (including Christmas night). Started in 1981, today more than 100,000 visitors drive through each year to see the lavish display of lighted arches and trees, winter scenes and the park's lovely Italianate buildings breathtakingly outlined in lights. At the southern end of the Parkway, Hyde Park also will be dazzlingly lit for the holiday season. Admission will be free to both parks, though donations are accepted. 816-271-5500.

Wyeth Tootle Mansion Holidays Hours
Friday, Nov 29 & Sat, Nov 30
1100 Charles Street
816-232-8471     
The Mansion will be open during the Thanksgiving weekend to give St. Joseph residents and visitors to the community a chance to view the amazing beauty of the structure and visit the mansion gift shop. The Wyeth-Tootle Mansion, of the St. Joseph Museums, will be open on Friday, November 29, and Saturday, November 30, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

"It's a Wonderful Life"

Nov 29-Dec 15, 2013
Robidoux Landing Playhouse
103 W. Francis
St. Joseph, MO 64501
816-232-1778
This American holiday classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve. Come and be a part of the radio show with sound-effects and old-time commercials…it’s like no other theatre production you’ll see.

Shakespeare Chateau Holiday Open House

Saturday Nov 30 & Sunday Dec 1, 11:00am - 3:00pm
809 Hall Street
816-232-2667
Take a step back in time to the gilded age of Saint Joseph at the fabulous Shakespeare Chateau on Hall Street, built in 1885. Our doors will be open, so stop by to chat with the Owner/Innkeeper, tour the mansion decked out in its holiday finery, and enjoy snacks and beverages. No charge.

Holiday Homes Tour
Saturday, Nov 30, 10am-4pm & Sunday, Dec 1, 12-4pm
Tour the The Geiger Castle, 2501 Frederick Ave., The Grasty Residence, 840 North 25th St., The Butler Home, 4334 Stonecrest Dr., and The Tietz Residence, 33 Ridgeland Rd. Tickets will be $15.00 each in advance or $20.00 at the door; at each home. Information: 816.233.7701, info@saintjosephsymphony.org, or www.saintjosephsymphony.org
Includes a tour of all four locations – all in St. Joseph, MO area. Tickets available , online, Symphony office (120 S 8th) St. Joseph , or each Tour Home during the Tour.
Sorry – No Refunds

Breakfast With Santa

Saturday, Dec 7, 2013, 9am – 1pm
Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, 2818 Frederick Ave.
816-233-7003
Join us at the Albrecht-Kemper on December 1st as Santa’s pancakes are served hot off the griddle with sausage, juice, coffee, and a special treat for the kids! Two seatings available at both 9:00 am and 10:30 am.
Stay and help out Santa’s elves at Santa’s Workshop and create a special holiday project to take home for the holidays. (2 workshops available 10:00 am and 11:30 am)
Seating is limited and Reservations are required for both breakfast and the workshop.
Cost is $10 per person for Breakfast and $10 per child for the workshop.
For more information call 816-233-7003.

Christmas at the Cathedral
Sunday, Dec 8 – Monday, Dec 9, 2013
Cathedral of St. Joseph
519 N. 10th Street
816-271-4420
7:30 p.m. Members of the St. Joseph Community Chorus anticipate the annual Christmas at the Cathedral Concerts as eagerly as our audience. The beauty of the Cathedral of St. Joseph and the sparkle of the beautiful holiday music combine in a way that has made this concert a holiday favorite. Joining the Chorus this year will be the Paxton Singers, a Platte City Chorus of fifth and sixth grade singers directed by Jennifer Stammers, SJCC Assistant Director. This outstanding group performed recently at the Missouri Music Educators Conference. Ticket Prices at the Door: $12 Adult / $10 Senior Citizen (65 and older) / $5 Students / Children 10 and under are admitted free

"A Christmas Story"

Friday, Dec 13, 7:30pm – Sunday, Dec 15, 2013, 2pm
Missouri Theatre, 715 Edmond Street
816-232-1778
Performances: Fri. & Sat. at 7:30 pm Sunday at 2 pm
The most popular holiday film is now a play! This memoir of growing up in the Midwest in the 1940s follows 9-year-old Raphie Parker in his quest to get a genuine Red Ryder BB gun under the tree for Christmas! He will have to face bullies, a deranged Santa and parents that tell him he will shoot his eye out! The holidays will be just a bit brighter after watching this classic comedy.

Mayor's Children's Christmas Party

Saturday, Dec 14, 2012, 10am – 12pm
Bode Ice Arena, 2500 SW Parkway
816-271-5506
Come out and visit with Santa, watch a performance of the St Joe Figure Skating Club, enjoy treats and prizes. Guest will be able to skate as well.

Holiday Pops

Saturday, Dec 21, 2013, 7 – 9pm
Missouri Theatre, 715 Edmond St.
816-233-7701
Celebrate the season with the Saint Joseph Symphony, Eric Stark, baritone and classical holiday favorites.

Last Saturday Craft
Saturday, Dec 21, 2013, 1 – 3pm
Remington Nature Center, 1502 MacArthur Drive
816-271-5499
Paint a pre-cut balsa wood ornament with a snow theme, or make a miniature holiday tree with a pine cone and pompoms. Hot chocolate and cookies will be served.
Children (3 and under) free, Youth (4-15) $1.00, Adults (16-59) $3.00, Seniors (60 and over) $2.00