Central West End Window Walk
Experience the magic of the holidays at the Central West End’s annual Window Walk, now in its 11th year. Window Walk is a month-long celebration, with holiday fun each Saturday in December. Visitors are invited to safely stroll amidst elegantly decorated windows, while shopping at boutiques and enjoying seasonal libations and delicious meals at local restaurants.
Window Walk brings back the time-honored tradition of going downtown to see festive windows, while showcasing the CWE’s retail and dining establishments. Local designers partner with select businesses to decorate their windows, and this year’s theme for all designs will be “Family, Friends, and Neighbors” — a special reminder that even though this year’s festivities may look and feel a little bit different, our loved ones (whether near or far) can still bring us joy this holiday season.
In addition to windows being designed by CWE businesses and local designers, the CWE Business Community Improvement District is partnering with St. Louis Shakespeare Festival and PaintedBlack STL on “A Walking Xmas Carol” — an immersive winter walk featuring 23 local artists, designers, and makers. A perfect complement to the CWE Window Walk tradition, “A Walking Xmas Carol” is a 20-stop, audio-musical and window-display reimagining of the classic tale by Charles Dickens. The walk is outdoor and self-guided. No reservations required.
Visitors can also enjoy FREE holiday festivities, including ice carvings, carriage rides, carolers, live music, street performers, and more!