Holidays 2014

Local events, gift ideas, and more for the 2014 holiday season in St. Louis.

Before you start making and breaking resolutions, celebrate the flipping of the calendar. Here are 15 suggestions for starting 2015 with a bang... Read more


Ring in 2015 with your children in tow Read more


For some local cookie gifts ideas for the holidays, read on... Read more



Photography by Todd Davis

The holidays are here. Whether you're finished buying gifts or just getting started, there's always time to stop and take in a holiday performance. Here are 10 great options... Read more



Photograph by Peretz Partensky, via Wikimedia Commons

St. Louis is lousy with writers...who are anything but lousy. There are also lots of great local bookstores in which you can pick up their works as you are tooling around, ticking off those final names from your holiday gift-buying list. Read more


Great holiday recipes using cranberries Read more


Cocoa cones, white chocolate peppermint bark, and more Read more



Photography by St. Louis Symphony

Lest anyone still think that the symphony is a buttoned-down, pinkies-up affair, this weekend the St. Louis Symphony will get down with a bunch of clowns—and jugglers, acrobats, miniature horses, and aerialists... Read more


Have an athlete in your life? Whether they're practiced or aspiring, hit up these five boutiques for some fun and unique gifts and accessories. Read more


The city of Maplewood kicked off the holiday season with the 13th-annual Christmas Tree Walk. The festivities included caroling, the grand lighting of the tree, Santa Claus’ arrival, free carriage rides, and hot chocolate. Read more



Photograph by Thomas Crone

With the evening’s inspirational act, the Insane Clown Posse, only weeks removed from a visit to the same venue, Pop’s Concert Venue drew a solid house of attendees to the Juggalo X-Mas Bash this past weekend. Read more


Five gifts for wine lovers--and only one of them is in liquid form. Read more


This is by far the easiest recipe for beginning bakers: It's a basic muffin recipe that only requires one mixing bowl and a wooden spoon, but the result makes you look like a pro. Read more



Photography courtesy of the Brothers Lazaroff

Unlike last year’s delightful Thanksgivukkah coincidence, Hanukkah starts in the middle of December this year. The eight-night holiday begins on the evening of Tuesday, December 16, and wraps up the evening of Wednesday, December 24. In St. Louis... Read more


Pietro Alessandro Purse

Ivy Hill Boutique

Looking for a great gift idea for someone stylish on your list? Step away from the big-box stores and shop local with these fun and unique gifts from five St. Louis boutiques. Read more



Photography by Paul Keleher, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons

Anheuser-Busch InBev made several important announcements over the past month. In late October, the brewer revealed it was still quite profitable and held more than 47 percent of sales to American retailers... Read more



Photography courtesy of Anheuser-Busch InBev

The Garden Glow, Way of Lights, Wild Lights, and more Read more


December 2 through 7: Annie

Courtesy of Joan Marcus

Enjoy the sights and sounds of the holidays with a gospel Christmas concert, Chanukah: Festival of Lights, Brian Owens in “A Motown Christmas,” a Kwanzaa celebration, First Night, and more. Read more

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Kevin A. Roberts

Gift ideas for all types Read more