Area Holiday Happenings

Browse through this list of great holiday fun events taking place around the area.


Holiday Pop-Up Market, Sunday, November 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Cocky Rooster, 1083 Hwy DD, Defiance. Join Kim Oberlag from the Cocky Rooster and other vendors during her Holiday Pop-Up Market; space is still available call Kim for more information at 314-283-7861.

Chicken and Fish Dinner, Friday, November 18, from 4 to 7 p.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Dining Hall, 13495 S Hwy. 94, Dutzow. Sponsored by K of C, Fr. Berten’s Council #1927. Dinner includes fish, chicken, mashed potatoes, stewed tomatoes, green beans, coleslaw, applesauce and homemade desserts. Adults $15 and children $6. Dine-in or carryouts available. Proceeds to benefit Adopt a Family and Terry Lee Glosemeyer Scholarship.

Holiday BazaarHolidayHappenings.jpg and Luncheon, Friday, November 18, 7:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church Wentzville, 632 E Hwy N, Wentzville. Many Homemade Crafts and Homemade Baked Goods will be for sale. A Queen Size Quilt will be raffled off. Lunch will be served from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Dine in or carry out. Check or cash only.

Annual Buffet Style Thanksgiving Day Dinner, Thursday, November 24, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at St. Ignatius of Loyola Parish, Concord Hill, 19129 Mill Rd, Marthasville. Dinner is all-you-can-eat and includes turkey and all the fixings. Adults $18, Seniors $15 and Children $8. There will be raffles, a country store, a cash bar, games, quilts, religious items and more. Click here to view flyer.  Visit www.saintig.com.

Boy Scout Troop 856 in New Melle is Selling Christmas Trees and Wreaths from Friday, November 25, through Monday, December 12, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 8 W Hwy D, and will offer a wide variety of trees. The tree lot will be open on Friday, November 25, from noon to 8 p.m. and from November 26 to December 12; Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sundays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday through Friday, 5 p.m. 

New Melle Country Christmas, Saturday, November 26, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. at New Melle Sports and Rec. Santa will arrive by firetruck at 4 p.m., and the parade starts at 6:30 p.m. Click here to read more or to view the flyer, click here for more information.

Fish & Chicken Dinner, Friday, December 2, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Marthasville Community Club, 601 One Street. First Friday of each month through April. Adults $15, children $7, and those under five are free. Call-in orders are available at 636-433-2204; all carryouts are $15.

40th Annual Augusta Candlelight Walks, December 2 & 9 from 5 to 10 p.m. Celebrate the holidays in Augusta as over 1000 luminaries great visitors, and Santa will be waiting at the Edelweiss Guest Home. 3rd Annual Augusta Gingerbread Haus Contest Dec. 2 & 9 during the Augusta Candlelight Walks. 

13th Annual Defiance Christmas Festival and Parade, Saturday, December 3. The Festival begins at 8:30 a.m., and the parade starts at noon. The Festival is held throughout the town of Defiance and will include a 5k run/walk, a breakfast buffet at Defiance Roadhouse, live music with the Scott and Karl Duo, a Christmas Market, Parade and pictures with Santa at 2:30 p.m. Click here for more information. Click here to view the flyer for this event. 

Lunch and Cookie Sale, Saturday, December 3, immediately following the Defiance Christmas Parade until 2 p.m. at St. Paul's UCC Defiance, 150 Defiance Rd. in the Church Hall. Enjoy the parade and then have lunch and get your holiday cookies. A variety of chilis and soups will be sold for lunch, along with hot dogs. Homemade Christmas cookies will be sold by the pound. Support a local historical church while enjoying a great meal and delicious cookies!

The New Melle Fire Protection District Auxiliary Annual Pictures with Santa, Sunday, December 4, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the New Melle Fire Station #1, 3705 Mill Street. Donations of non-perishable food items or personal care items will be collected to benefit the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry in New Melle. Cash donations will also be accepted. Come and get your family’s picture taken with Santa! 

All-You-Can-Eat Chicken Dinner, Friday, December 9, 5 p.m. until they run out. New Melle VFW Post 5651, 555 Foristell Rd. The cost is $15 for adults and kids, $7 and includes sides and dessert.