ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - Looking for something to do this weekend? NewsChannel 5 has got you covered. We've compiled a list of five events around town that we think will keep you entertained.
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Christmas Traditions in downtown St. Charles – Nov. 29 – Dec. 24 – St. Charles – Close your eyes and feast in the sounds of holiday music from Victorian Carolers as you walk the streets of downtown St. Charles, imaging a time when life was simpler and Christmas was elegant and magical, rather than the time of year when "being trampled at a shopping mall" isn't that shocking of a way to die. Friday marks the opening ceremony, where Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive via horse-drawn carriage, accompanied by the Lewis and Clark Fife and Drum Corps and Legends of Christmas. Later in the day, the official St. Charles City Christmas Tree is officially lit (can you say photo opp?). For more information, go to http://bit.ly/17vvpz9.
Watch Indoor Soccer –Nov. 29 and 30 – When you finish up with all of that Black Friday shopping, you can watch the St. Louis Ambush take on the Missouri Comets at Family Arena. The coolest part? The first 1,000 fans in attendance get a free black Ambush can koozie. And if you need sustenance, regular hot dogs and drinks are half price! On Saturday, you can head across the river to watch the Illinois Piasa take on the Wichita B-52s at the Field Sports Complex in Pontoon Beach, Ill. For more information on the Piasas, check out http://bit.ly/1ifNw2K. And for more on the Ambush, head to http://bit.ly/19ueASa.
Northern Lights Celebration – Dec. 1 – Ferguson, Mo. – People from throughout the area will flock to Ferguson on Sunday for the Northern Lights Celebration, which combines the joys of hearing stories from Mrs. Claus, karaoke, face painting, trackless train rides, a petting zoo, a holiday parade and the grand finale: the lighting of the Ferguson Christmas Tree! Activities start at 2 p.m. For more information and to see a full schedule of events, check out http://bit.ly/1jKJzi1.
Wild Lights – Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until Dec. 30 – St. Louis Zoo – The zoo is pretty awesome when it's not lit up. But when it's covered with colorful, dazzling lights, it gets "best place ever status." This year's light displays include an arctic wonderland, swan lake, fantasy butterfly garden, snowfall flurry walk, poppin' prairie dogs, gingerbread village and much, much more. Admission is $4 for zoo members, $5 for the general public and free for kids under 2. For more information, check out http://bit.ly/Talvca.
Rock N Roll Craft Show – Nov. 29 – Dec. 1 – Scottish Rite Cathedral – You can spend your Black Friday at Wal-Mart or Best Buy…or you can head to the Rock n' Roll Craft Show, where you can check out St. Louis' best alternative, hand-made gifts accompanied by the sound of live music. Not only that, but there's food and a cash-bar (try finding one of those in the mall!), so you can get your wine fix while you shop. Entry is $3 for Saturday and Sunday and $10 for Red Carpet Black Friday. Kids 10 years or younger get in free. For more information, check out http://bit.ly/Iej88.
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