Holiday Events In 7th Ward Neighborhoods

ReoccHolidayEvents.jpgurring Events

Fridays 4-8 pm
Saturdays-Sundays Noon-8 pm
Monday, December 23 to Wednesday, January 1 Noon-8 pm
Downtown
Winterfest Ice Rink @ Kiener Plaza
Free if you bring your own skates.
Free skate rental Fridays for Children (ages 3-15)
Skate rentals $12 Adults, $7 Children (ages 3-15)

Wednesday through Saturday, Tours 11 am, Noon, 1 pm, 2 pm
Soulard/Benton Park
Christmas @ DeMenil Mansion
$10 Adult, $5 Children under age 12

Fridays-Sundays 5-10 pm thru December  30
Soulard
Anheuser-Busch Brewery Lights
Free

Special Events

6:30 pm Thursday, December 5, 2019
McKinley Heights
McKinley Winter Choir Concert @ McKinley School
2156 Russell
Free

6-10 pm Friday, December 6, 2019
Downtown
Downtown Neighborhood Association Holiday Party @ Covo
401 Pine
Free but RSVP Required

8:30-11 am Saturday, December 7, 2019
Lafayette Square
Breakfast With Santa @ Lafayette Park United Methodist Church
2300 Lafayette
Pancake Breakfast, Photos with Santa, Crafts, Face painting.
Suggested $5 Donation

10 am to 4 pm Saturday, December 7, 2019
Various locations in St. Louis City & St. Louis County
A Spirited Holiday Past Holiday Tour
Each site on the Tour is either Free admission or sets its own fee

10 am to 4 pm Saturday, December 7, 2019
Downtown
1819 St. Louis Christmas @ Old Courthouse, Gateway Arch
Period music and dance begins Noon – Missouri statehood history
Free

10 am to 3:30 pm Saturday, December 7, 2019
Soulard
Holiday Parlour Tour
Heated Shuttles, Holiday Bazaar, food, music
$28 Advance, $35 Limited Day of

2 pm Saturday, December 7, 2019
Downtown
Play Date Theater presents A Christmas Carol @ Central Library
1301 Olive
Perfect for Kids, includes Cookie Reception
Free

3 pm Saturday, December 7, 2019
Downtown
Holiday Concert with The Bel Canto Chorus @ Christ Church Cathedral
1201 Locust
Concert & Reception
$15 Adults, $10 Students

10 am to 4 pm Sunday, December 8, 2019
Soulard
Holiday Parlour Tour
Heated Shuttles, Holiday Bazaar, food, music
$28 Advance, $35 Limited Day of

10 am to 4 pm Sunday, December 8, 2019
Lafayette Square
Holiday Market
Fountain Park Plaza, 1800 Park
Free

10 am to 5 pm Sunday, December 8, 2019
Lafayette Square
Holiday Parlor Tour
Carriage Rides, Trolley Service, Music by Opera Theater St. Louis at one of the homes
$25 Advance, $30 Limited Day Of

3 pm Sunday, December 8, 2019
Downtown
Holiday Concert with Webster University Orchestra & Choir  and Parkway South High School Choir @ Christ Church Cathedral
1201 Locust
Free

Noon Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Downtown
Holiday Concert @ Old Courthouse, Gateway Arch
Music by Mehlville High School Choir
Free

6:30 pm Thursday, December 12, 2019
McKinley Heights
McKinley Winter Band Concert @ McKinley School
2156 Russell
Free

10:30 am Friday, December 13, 2019
Downtown
Storytime Theater presents A Christmas Carol @ Central Library
1301 Olive
Perfect for Grades K-5
Free

5-8 pm Friday, December 13, 2019
Soulard
Santa Comes to Soulard
Soulard Station, 1911 S 12th
Santa for the kids, cookies, music
Free

7-9 pm Friday, December 13, 2019
Soulard
Handbell Concert @ Trinity Lutheran Church
812 Soulard
Free

5-8 pm Friday, December 13, 2019
Downtown & Compton Hill
An Old Fashioned Christmas
Campbell House Museum @ 1508 Locust
Magic Chef Mansion @ 3400 Russell
$30 Advance, $40 Limited Day Of

10 am Saturday, December 14, 2019
Soulard
Keys for Keys Carols at the Spinet Concert
Free, but donations accepted for Places for People assisting persons who are homeless

10 am to 4 pm, Saturday, December 14, 2019
Downtown
Makers Market @ City Museum
750 N 16th
Shop Goods/Gifts from 25 Local Makers + Brands, Live Music, S’mores & Hot Chocolate
$16 Admission to Museum

2 pm Saturday, December 14, 2019
Downtown
Storytime Theater presents Holidays Around The World @ Central Library
1301 Olive
Perfect for Kids
Free

5 pm Saturday, December 14, 2019
Downtown
3rd Annual Neighbors United Holiday Dinner hosted by Pot Bangerz
Christ Church Cathedral, 1210 Locust
Volunteers needed, donations of gifts for the homeless needed
Free, everyone welcome

5-8 pm Saturday, December 14, 2019
Downtown & Compton Hill
An Old Fashioned Christmas
Campbell House Museum @ 1508 Locust
Magic Chef Mansion @ 3400 Russell
$30 Advance, $40 Limited Day Of

Noon-5 pm Sunday, December 15, 2019
LaSalle Park
Holiday Bazaar @ 4 Hands Brewery
1220 S 8th
A Holidays Shopping opportunity, 15 vendors and growing
Free

Noon Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Downtown
Holiday Concert @ Old Courthouse, Gateway Arch
Music by Vita Cantus Choir
Free

11 am to 1 pm Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Downtown
Holiday Open House @ Central Express Library
815 Olive #160
Light Refreshments
Free

6-10 pm Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Benton Park
Benton Park Neighborhood Association Holiday Party & Membership Drive
Yemanji Brasil, 2900 Missouri
Info pending

7-10 pm Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Soulard
Christmas Tree Painting @ Jingle Bar
Mad Art Gallery, 2727 S 12th
Paint & Sip Party with local artist Brittany Halaska
$35 Advance

4-6 pm Thursday, December 19, 2019
Downtown
Winter Break Party for Kids @ Central Library
1301 Olive
For K-5 & Teens. Crafts, Activities, Winter Treats
Free

6 pm Thursday, December 19, 2019
Downtown
Holiday Concert with Carlos Brown, Jr of Jazz St. Louis @ Central Library
1301 Olive
Free

4 pm Saturday, December 21, 2019
Downtown
The Longest Night Service & Candle Lighting Ceremony
Centenary United Methodist Church, 55 Plaza Square
The names of those who have died homeless in the past year will be read, candles will be lit in their honor. 
Free

5-10 pm Monday, January 6, 2020
Soulard
Twelfth Night Celebration, official start of Soulard Mardi Gras
Party Tent @ Soulard Market Park on Lafayette
5 pm Doors Open. 5:15 pm petitioning to begin Mardi Gras. 6:40 pm parade/procession thru Soulard, then crowing of Mardi Gras Rex and raising the Mardi Gras flag.
Free. Cash Bar @ Tent.

Wednesday Airport Commission Meeting: Privatization on Agenda

rexcMake your voices heard on Airport Privatization. Contact the Mayor, Comptroller, Board President, BOA Transportation Chair, and your Alderman. Comment online to Federal Aviation Administration. Contact links provided in this post.

2 pm Wednesday, December 4, 2019
St. Louis Lambert Airport Commission Meeting
Terminal 1, Lindbergh Conference Room (Ticketing Level)
10701 Lambert International Blvd
Open to the Public

City Online Calendar Meeting Notice/Agenda

Agenda Item #6: Linda Martinez, Deputy Mayor, will give update on privatization process. There will likely be a lively conversation as well. Airport Commissioners have no say in the privatization process.

Most recent approved Airport Commission Meeting Minutes- October:  Note Airport Commissioners displeasure over being asked by Mayor to extend contracts rather than rebid- because of privatization.

Video of 11/06/2019 Airport Commission Meeting

Video of 11/25/2019 Airport Privatization Advisory Group Meeting. It’s only 4 Minutes, 41 Seconds long because most meetings are mostly closed to the public.

St. Louis Lambert Airport Privatization News & Commentary Feed (news articles from 3/23/2017 to Present as well as information on pending legislation for a public vote on airport privatization and grant funding for privatization research)

You can comment to Federal Aviation Administration on St. Louis Lambert Airport Privatization (APPP) here.  There are 123 Comments last I checked. You can view them here.

The St. Louis Not For Sale Prop V initiative petition drive is underway require a public vote before Lambert Airport Privatization.

Contact Information…
Mayor Lyda Krewson
Comptroller Darlene Green (member of Airport Commission)
Board President Lewis Reed (member of Airport Commission)
Alderwoman Marlene Davis (member of Airport Commission, Chair of BOA Transportation Committee)
Members of Board of Aldermen 

Wednesday Liquor License Hearing: Mayo Ketchup in Lafayette Square

drinks9:20 am Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Excise Commission
Room 418, City Hall,
1200 Market
Open to the Public City

Calendar Notice/Agenda

9:20 am Hearing
2001 Park, Lafayette Square, 7th Ward – Mayo Ketchup – Mandy Estrella, Manager + Full Drink + Sunday + Summer Garden

11/21/2019 St. Louis Post-Dispatch: Mayo Ketchup’s fast-casual Caribbean fare energizes Lafayette Square

11/21/2019 Ladue News: Mayo Ketchup by Plaintain Girl Delights St. Louis’ Lafayette Square

8/28/2019 Feast Magazine: Mayo Ketchup Now Open in Lafayette Square, Serving Latin American Cuisine By Plantain Girl

8/23/2019 Sauce Magazine: First Look- Mayo Ketchup in Lafayette Square 

UPDATED: Upcoming Holiday Events In 7th Ward Neighborhoods

Reoccurring Events

Fridays 4-8 pm
Saturdays-Sundays Noon-8 pm
Monday, December 23 to Wednesday, January 1 Noon-8 pm
Downtown
Winterfest Ice Rink @ Kiener Plaza
Free if you bring your own skates.
Free skate rental Fridays for Children (ages 3-15)
Skate rentals $12 Adults, $7 Children (ages 3-15)

Wednesday through Saturday, Tours 11 am, Noon, 1 pm, 2 pm
Soulard/Benton Park
Christmas @ DeMenil Mansion
$10 Adult, $5 Children under age 12

Fridays-Sundays 5-10 pm thru December  30
Soulard
Anheuser-Busch Brewery Lights
Free

Special Events

6-8:45 am Thursday, November 28, 2019
Downtown
Turkey Trot 5K to Benefit Food Outreach
Poelker Park, 12th & Market across from City Hall
Entry Fee $23-$25 depending on day of registration

8:45 am Thursday, November 28, 2019
Downtown
Thanksgiving Day Parade
Lots of marching bands, Santa
Free

Noon-4 pm Thursday, November 28, 2019
Soulard
Soulard Community Thanksgiving Dinner @ Nadine’s/The Joint @ 12th & Allen
1931 S 12th
Free, everyone welcome

11 am to 2 pm Saturday, November 30, 2019
Downtown
Small Business Saturday Brunch Boutique @ 314 City Bar
1137 Washington

Noon-4 pm Saturday, November 30, 2019
Soulard
Soulard Business Association’s Small Business Saturday Holiday Walk
Shuttle service to neighborhood businesses, Victorian Holiday Carolers, festive refreshments, marshmallow roasting, face painting, photos with Santa for the young
Free

Noon-4 pm Saturday, November 30, 2019
Downtown
Winterfest One Nation Celebration
Kiener Plaza
Charles Glenn Concert, Blues Autograph Session, Cardinals Autograph Session, Battlehawks Autograph Session, Louie & Fredbird, Clydesdales
Free

Noon-4 pm Sunday, December 1, 2019
LaSalle Park
Beer Bazaar @ 4 Hands Brewery
1220 S 8th
A Holidays Shopping opportunity
Free

5-7 pm Sunday, December 1, 2019
Lafayette Square
Holiday Tree Lighting
Fountain Park Plaza, 1800 Park
Santa, Beverages, Treats
Free

Noon Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Downtown
Holiday Concert @ Old Courthouse, Gateway Arch
Music by Starlifter, U.S Air Force Band of Mid-America, Scott Air Force Base
Free

7-10 pm Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Downtown
Beer & Bingo, Holiday Edition @ 314 City Bar
1137 Washington

6:30 pm Thursday, December 5, 2019
McKinley Heights
McKinley Winter Choir Concert @ McKinley School
2156 Russell
Free

8:30-11 am Saturday, December 7, 2019
Lafayette Square
Breakfast With Santa @ Lafayette Park United Methodist Church
2300 Lafayette
Pancake Breakfast, Photos with Santa, Crafts, Face painting.
Suggested $5 Donation

10 am to 4 pm Saturday, December 7, 2019
Various locations in St. Louis City & St. Louis County
A Spirited Holiday Past Holiday Tour
Each site on the Tour is either Free admission or sets its own fee

10 am to 4 pm Saturday, December 7, 2019
Downtown
1819 St. Louis Christmas @ Old Courthouse, Gateway Arch
Period music and dance begins Noon – Missouri statehood history
Free

10 am to 3:30 pm Saturday, December 7, 2019
Soulard
Holiday Parlour Tour
Heated Shuttles, Holiday Bazaar, food, music
$28 Advance, $35 Limited Day of

2 pm Saturday, December 7, 2019
Downtown
Play Date Theater presents A Christmas Carol @ Central Library
1301 Olive
Perfect for Kids, includes Cookie Reception
Free

3 pm Saturday, December 7, 2019
Downtown
Holiday Concert with The Bel Canto Chorus @ Christ Church Cathedral
1201 Locust
Concert & Reception
$15 Adults, $10 Students

10 am to 4 pm Sunday, December 8, 2019
Soulard
Holiday Parlour Tour
Heated Shuttles, Holiday Bazaar, food, music
$28 Advance, $35 Limited Day of

10 am to 4 pm Sunday, December 8, 2019
Lafayette Square
Holiday Market
Fountain Park Plaza, 1800 Park
Free

10 am to 5 pm Sunday, December 8, 2019
Lafayette Square
Holiday Parlor Tour
Carriage Rides, Trolley Service, Music by Opera Theater St. Louis at one of the homes
$25 Advance, $30 Limited Day Of

3 pm Sunday, December 8, 2019
Downtown
Holiday Concert with Webster University Orchestra & Choir  and Parkway South High School Choir @ Christ Church Cathedral
1201 Locust
Free

Noon Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Downtown
Holiday Concert @ Old Courthouse, Gateway Arch
Music by Mehlville High School Choir
Free

6:30 pm Thursday, December 12, 2019
McKinley Heights
McKinley Winter Band Concert @ McKinley School
2156 Russell
Free

10:30 am Friday, December 13, 2019
Downtown
Storytime Theater presents A Christmas Carol @ Central Library
1301 Olive
Perfect for Grades K-5
Free

5-8 pm Friday, December 13, 2019
Soulard
Santa Comes to Soulard
Soulard Station, 1911 S 12th
Santa for the kids, cookies, music
Free

7-9 pm Friday, December 13, 2019
Soulard
Handbell Concert @ Trinity Lutheran Church
812 Soulard
Free

5-8 pm Friday, December 13, 2019
Downtown & Compton Hill
An Old Fashioned Christmas
Campbell House Museum @ 1508 Locust
Magic Chef Mansion @ 3400 Russell
$30 Advance, $40 Limited Day Of

10 am Saturday, December 14, 2019
Soulard
Keys for Keys Carols at the Spinet Concert
Free, but donations accepted for Places for People assisting persons who are homeless

10 am to 4 pm, Saturday, December 14, 2019
Downtown
Makers Market @ City Museum
750 N 16th
Shop Goods/Gifts from 25 Local Makers + Brands, Live Music, S’mores & Hot Chocolate
$16 Admission to Museum

2 pm Saturday, December 14, 2019
Downtown
Storytime Theater presents Holidays Around The World @ Central Library
1301 Olive
Perfect for Kids
Free

5 pm Saturday, December 14, 2019
Downtown
3rd Annual Neighbors United Holiday Dinner hosted by Pot Bangerz
Christ Church Cathedral, 1210 Locust
Volunteers needed, donations of gifts for the homeless needed
Free, everyone welcome

5-8 pm Saturday, December 14, 2019
Downtown & Compton Hill
An Old Fashioned Christmas
Campbell House Museum @ 1508 Locust
Magic Chef Mansion @ 3400 Russell
$30 Advance, $40 Limited Day Of

Noon-5 pm Sunday, December 15, 2019
LaSalle Park
Holiday Bazaar @ 4 Hands Brewery
1220 S 8th
A Holidays Shopping opportunity, 15 vendors and growing
Free

Noon Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Downtown
Holiday Concert @ Old Courthouse, Gateway Arch
Music by Vita Cantus Choir
Free

11 am to 1 pm Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Downtown
Holiday Open House @ Central Express Library
815 Olive #160
Light Refreshments
Free

6-10 pm Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Benton Park
Benton Park Neighborhood Association Holiday Party & Membership Drive
Yemanji Brasil, 2900 Missouri
Info pending

7-10 pm Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Soulard
Christmas Tree Painting @ Jingle Bar
Mad Art Gallery, 2727 S 12th
Paint & Sip Party with local artist Brittany Halaska
$35 Advance

4-6 pm Thursday, December 19, 2019
Downtown
Winter Break Party for Kids @ Central Library
1301 Olive
For K-5 & Teens. Crafts, Activities, Winter Treats
Free

6 pm Thursday, December 19, 2019
Downtown
Holiday Concert with Carlos Brown, Jr of Jazz St. Louis @ Central Library
1301 Olive
Free

4 pm Saturday, December 21, 2019
Downtown
The Longest Night Service & Candle Lighting Ceremony
Centenary United Methodist Church, 55 Plaza Square
The names of those who have died homeless in the past year will be read, candles will be lit in their honor. 
Free

Monday (Police) Civilian Oversight Board Meeting

COBOffice5 pm Monday, November 18, 2019
St. Louis City (Police) Civilian Oversight Board
Room 4029, 1520 Market, City Hall West
Open to the Public

City Online Calendar Notice/Agenda:  Notice posted to City’s Events Calendar with entertainments instead of Public Meetings Calendar

Agenda

Last Meeting Minutes Posted Online: February 2019

COB had no quorum at the October meeting.

Daniel Blocher, District Four (Wards 7, 8, 9, and 17) has resigned. If you are interested, please submit Application to Mayor’s Office.

4 of 9 District seats on COB expire December 31, 2019.
District 1 (Wards 2, 3, 21, 27)
District 3 (Wards 1, 4, 22, 26)
District 5 (Wards 11, 12, 13, 16)
District 7 (Wards 10, 23, 24, 28) 

City Ordinance 69984 requires the Mayor to deliver the names of nominees for the respective Board positions within 30 days of a vacancy. The Mayor may resubmit the names of current COB members or may appoint new people. If you are interested, please submit Application to Mayor’s Office.

Thursday Airport Privatization Meeting #2: Town Hall @ Central Library

townhallairport.jpgMake Your Voice Heard on Airport Privatization!
+ Come to Thursday’s Town Hall
Contact your Alderperson.
Contact Board of Estimate & Apportionment– Mayor, Comptroller, Board of Aldermen President.
Post a Comment to Federal Aviation Administration. Read previous Comments here.

6:30 pm Thursday, November 14, 2019
You Deserve A Vote! Airport Privatization Town Hall Meeting
Sponsor: St. Louis Not For Sale
Central Library, 1301 Olive
Register Here
Speakers
+Tony Messenger, St. Louis Post Dispatch Columnist
+ Ray Mundy, Ph.D., Executive Director, Airport Ground Transportation Association
+ Tyson Pruitt, Public Information Officer, Comptroller Darlene Green
+ 20th Ward Alderwoman Cara Spencer, sponsor of Airport Privatization Public Vote legislation
– Privatization Proponents/Privatization Public Vote Opponents invited to participate but declined

Meeting #2 earlier Thursday: Airport Privatization Advisory Group

Thursday Airport Privatization Meeting #1: City’s Privatization Advisory Group

rexcThis is the group’s second meeting this week. Tuesday’s meeting was 99% closed to the public. See video & description later in this post.

Make Your Voice Heard on Airport Privatization!
+ Contact your Alderperson.
+ Contact Board of Estimate & Apportionment– Mayor, Comptroller, Board of Aldermen President.
+ Post a Comment to Federal Aviation Administration. Read previous Comments here.

11 am Thursday, November 14, 2019
St. Louis Lambert Airport Privatization Working Group
JoAnne Wayne Conference Room, Terminal 1
St. Louis Lambert International Airport
10701 Lambert International Blvd
Part of meeting will be open to the public (see Agenda)

City Calendar Notice/Agenda

St. Louis Lambert Airport Privatization News & Commentary Feed (news articles since 3/23/2017)

Next related Meeting
6:30 pm Thursday, November 14, 2019
You Deserve A Vote! Airport Privatization Town Hall Meeting
Sponsor: St. Louis Not For Sale
Central Library, 1301 Olive
Register Here
Speakers
+Tony Messenger, St. Louis Post Dispatch Columnist
+ Ray Mundy, Ph.D., Executive Director, Airport Ground Transportation Association
+ Tyson Pruitt, Public Information Officer, Comptroller Darlene Green
+ 20th Ward Alderwoman Cara Spencer, sponsor of Airport Privatization Public Vote legislation
– Privatization Proponents/Privatization Public Vote Opponents invited to participate but declined

Video of 11/12/2019 Airport Privatization Working Group Meeting. 99% of the meeting was closed to the public. This 3 Minute 39 Second video covers a conversation regarding the controversial video produced by Working Group consultants. Primarily speaking on the issue are City Budget Director Paul Payne (front center table) and Mark Ellinger (table on the right), an attorney/consultant for Rex Sinquefield’s Grow Missouri (who is funding the airport privatization process, but gets reimbursed if a privatization deal is made). Note: Most meetings of the Working Group are mostly closed to the public.

Video of 11/06/2019 St. Louis Lambert Airport Commission Meeting. Note: Commission does not have vote/input on Airport Privatization. But Privatization Working Group is required by Board of Aldermen Resolution 220 to provide privatization updates to Commission every 60 days, which Working Group has failed to do.

Video of 11/02/2019 Airport Privatization Working Group Community Meeting. Note: Public turnout was very light at these community meetings as they were only publicized by the Working Group on the Consultants website.

Video of 10/24/2019 Board of Aldermen Transportation Committee Meeting. Note: Airport Privatization Working Group is required by Board of Aldermen Resolution 220  to provide privatization updates to Transportation Committee every 60 days, which Working Group has failed to do.