Christmas in Old Town on Sat. Dec. 8 Includes Family Fun & Tree Lighting

Old Town will be all decked out for the holidays when “Christmas in Old Town Florissant” is held on Saturday, Dec. 8 at Florissant City Hall.

The celebration begins at 2 p.m. in the Council Chambers with music on the patio.

Santa Claus will arrive at city hall at 2:15 and invites all children to visit him. Santa’s elves will take a picture for a small fee, or bring your own camera.

Several activities will be available in addition to Santa. The St. Louis County Library will sponsor a make a craft activity. Children can also decorate a cookie, have their face painted by the Valley of Flowers Queen and maids, get a balloon sculpture from Cookie the Clown, listen to a Christmas story, buy a great Christmas book or two, and shop the boutique for a special gift for that special person (no gift over $3).

There will also be seasonal music on the patio, cookies and cocoa.

At 6:30, Mayor Tom Schneider will flip the switch and light the Florissant Christmas Tree. Schneider warned at the last city council meeting that the lighting last year was a few minutes early, and advised people to arrive by 6:15.

Shoppers can shop local at several stores along St. Francois Street. Stores open include Brief Reflections, Stems Florist, Sandie’s Interiors, Blue Moon Stencil Shop, Florissant Old Town Marketplace, Village of the Blue Rose, Korte’s Frames and Gifts, Dooley’s Florist and Gifts, and Henefer’s Jewelers.

If shoppers work up an appetite, they can find a variety of dining  options in Old Town. City Diner, de.lish, Helfer’s Deli, Old Town Donuts and Hendel’s Market Café will all be open.


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