Seasonal sights and sounds abound

December 7, 2012 by  

Holiday celebrations and festivities are in full swing, and would-be Scrooges in Maryland Heights are destined to find much that will elicit a heartfelt ‘Humbug!’. Banner printing has been used to wish ‘Happy Holidays!’ to residents.

Hanukkah begins this weekend, and local residents can participate in a Festival of Lights event on Sunday afternoon at the Missouri Botanical Garden, including a menorah lighting and Israeli folk music and dancing.

The Maryland Heights Presbyterian Church will host Advent Breakfasts on each of the remaining Saturdays of Advent. The church will also present its Christmas Cantata on Sunday morning, December 9, with a potluck lunch to follow.

The Community Chorus will perform its annual holiday concert on Monday, December 10 at the community center. The concert is free and will be followed by an informal reception.

Meanwhile, area parks are twinkling with lights in preparation for the most festive time of the year. O’Fallon’s Fort Zumwalt Park may be enjoyed by car, tour bus, on foot, or, on Mondays, by the park’s train. Drive-through lights are also at Wentzville, costing $8 per vehicle of six or fewer, and Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park in Eureka costs $19 per private vehicle. The Saint Louis Zoo offers live choral music and storytelling for $5, while the Winter Wonderland lights in Tilles Park can be enjoyed for $10 per vehicle or, with reservations, by carriage – call MetroTix at 314.534.1111.

With so many options, anyone not enjoying themselves is clearly not trying hard enough.