5 Things to Do this Weekend in St. Louis 12/19 – 12/21

Thursday December 18, 2014

Saint Louis Ballet NutcrackerHappy Friday! It’s time for a fun-filled weekend in St. Louis. If you are still pulling your plans together, here are a few suggestions to help make this a memorable weekend.

Nutcracker presented by Saint Louis Ballet – December 18 – 23
The Nutcracker is a magical adventure for the whole family. Young Clara’s mischievous uncle, Herr Drosselmeyer, concocts a fantasy world for Clara, replete with a growing Christmas tree and a Nutcracker doll that comes to life and battles a Mouse King. The defeat of the Mouse King brings a fantastic sleigh ride through falling snow and dancing snowflakes. Clara’s visit to the Land of Sweets is a showcase of dancing treats presented by the Sugar Plum Fairy herself.  If you plan to arrive early for the evening or day performance don’t miss either the Sugar Plum Fairy Luncheon or the Nutcracker Dinner.

Historic Holiday Traditions at the Old Courthouse: Holiday Concert Program – “1864 Holiday Ball” – December 20
The Old Courthouse will turn back the clock this Saturday (Dec. 20) for the “1864 Holiday Ball” where guests can enjoy an old-time holiday celebration filled with historical characters, period music, hot cider, dancing and beautiful decorations in the Grand Rotunda.

Bah! Humbug! – December 13 – December 23
Make your way over to The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis for the Bah! Humbug! Mr. Scrooge throws his TV remote at ghosts while Bob Cratchit works inside the ATM in this hilarious modern update of a beloved holiday classic. Travel with the three spirits on a journey through past, present and future as old Ebenezer learns the joys of kindness and giving. Can Christmas be saved for the Cratchits? You’ll find out in this musical romp that is sure to put a smile on the “Scroogiest” of faces.

Saint Louis Science Center Nova Nights – December 19
Under the stars of the James S. McDonnell Planetariums learn about the upcoming winter solstice. The evening includes a live star show, the classic sci-fi film of Fahrenheit 451 (1966) and cash bar. Reservations recommended.

Holiday Light Displays – Through January 2
St. Louis showcases its holiday spirit with many Christmas light displays. So this weekend hope in the car to see the biggest and best holiday lights in the St. Louis area.

For a full list of what’s happening this weekend in and around St. Louis, check out our calendar of events.  I hope you have a great time.

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