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Posted on: November 13, 2017

[ARCHIVED] ‘Tis the Season for Lights, Holiday Traditions, and Festivities in St. Charles County Parks

Nov. 13, 2017
Contact:  Nancy Lee Gomer, Marketing Coordinator, 636-949-7535 or 636-795-1137,

St. Charles County, Missouri – St. Charles County Parks offers numerous ways to celebrate the holiday season. See the lights on a Christmas Candlelight Walk at the Boone Home near Defiance, visit with Santa at the Youth Activity Park in Dardenne Prairie, and marvel over the Holiday Toy Train Display at the Heritage Museum near St. Charles. Get an extra dose of holiday cheer while making family memories at the following park events:

Christmas Candlelight Walk:
Held at 6, 7 and 8 p.m., on Dec. 1-2 and 8-9 at The Historic Daniel Boone Home, 1868 Highway F near Defiance.
Experience a night of warmth and beauty this holiday season at the Boone Home. Step back in time to observe Christmas traditions of the past, while strolling through the enchanting village illuminated with thousands of candles. Along the way, visit with Daniel Boone as he reminisces about winters past, and enjoy hot chocolate, apple cider, and traditional carols. This year’s musical performances will be held inside the Old Peace Chapel and include selections by Duchesne High School, Timberland High School, Holt High School, the Greenleaf Singers, the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Choir, St. Peter’s Choral Society, and the Nicole Jonas group. Tickets are limited; admission is $10 in advance and $15 at the park. Call or visit us online to pre-register.

Santa Party:
From 9:30-11:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 2 at the Youth Activity Park, 7801 Highway N in Dardenne Prairie.
Ho! Ho! Ho! Santa Claus is coming to the Youth Activity Park to visit with all the good little boys and girls!  Children ages 4-11 can visit with Santa at our fun-filled Santa Party. Don't forget to bring a Christmas wish list and a camera to capture this special time with Santa. Each child will receive a unique elf name, play holiday-themed games, create a snowman craft and candy sleigh, and decorate their very own cupcake. Each will take home a candy-filled YAP water bottle and enough memories to make visions of sugarplums dance in their heads. Cost is $12 per child. Register early; space is limited! For more information or to reserve your spot, call the Youth Activity Park at 636-561-4964 or register online at

Holiday Toy Train Display:
Open Saturday, Dec. 9 through Wednesday, Jan. 31 at the Heritage Museum, 1630 Heritage Landing near St. Charles.
The popular Holiday Toy Train Display at the Heritage Museum near St. Charles is back this year and will run through next year! The museum is open 10 a.m.–5 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday and noon –5 p.m., Sunday. Admission is free! The entire family will enjoy our three holiday themed model trains: the Gingerbread Village, Frosty’s Winter Wonderland and Polar Express. While you’re visiting, explore the museum's current exhibit, "Our Sporting Heritage,” which features the Marksman Training Simulator. The interactive digital hunting simulator has the largest video shooting surface in the world and is one of only three of its kind in the United States. Experience the thrill of hunting duck, deer, bear, and boar, as well as clay targets. Call the museum at 636-255-6000 for more information.

For more information about St. Charles County Parks holiday happenings, call 636-949-7535 or visit                                                    

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