Historic downtown St. Charles, Missouri, hosts the St. Charles Christmas Traditions every Christmas season, giving thousands of families wonderful memories and creating traditions for many locals. The event includes characters such as Santa Claus, USO Fighters, characters from “The Nutcracker” and “A Christmas Carol” and more. Characters hold collectable cards which have pictures of themselves as well as information about the character for all to take home as memorabilia.
A couple window shops outside a local store that is decorated for the holidays.
A cast member of Historic St. Charles Christmas Traditions dressed as an Army man salutes in character.
Main Street visitors ride a Christmas horse and carriage through Historic St. Charles.
A cast member poses for a picture after interacting with children.
Judah Kesselring enjoys his family tradition of attending Main Street every Christmas season.
An aesthetic jewelry shop decks its doors with Christmas decor.
A local man takes a picture of Jack Frost as others watch.
Jack Frost gives sassy remarks to the children, making them laugh.
A family enjoys their time at the event while waiting to see Jack Frost.
Attendees line up at the roasted chestnut stand to purchase a warm treat.
USO Carolers pose for a photo after singing a Christmas carol.
One of Main Street’s beautiful horse and carriages makes its way down the street, its driver and riders waving at pedestrians.
Customers line up at Grandma’s Cookies to get a fresh cookie and hot cocoa.
People watch excitedly as USO Carolers sing a capella Christmas carols.
A Scottish character plays bagpipes while onlookers take videos and enjoy the performance.
Madison Coumerilh is a staff journalist for MBU Timeline, majoring in communications with a double minor in dance and journalism. Coumerilh is also a part of MBU’s dance team, Spartan Line, and after graduation hopes to become a social media manager for a small business or dance company.
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