Don’t miss this wonderful local holiday tradition on Friday, December 7th and again on Friday, December 14th from 5 to 10 p.m. at the 36th Annual Augusta Candlelight Christmas Walks.
The town-wide event has the spirit of an old-fashion Christmas. Over 1000 luminaries light the way as visitors wander through the historic town visiting shops and galleries.
Hop on board the two free shuttles to quickly get around town or use them to join in the scavenger hunt featuring fabulous prizes.
Visit with Santa at the Visitors Center from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. both Fridays. (Bring your camera, then enjoy the children’s craft.) Visiting with Santa is free, but donations will be accepted to benefit the children at the Augusta Elementary School.
Settle under a blanket and take a leisurely horse-drawn carriage ride through the crisp night air, then warm yourself around the bonfire on the Town Square.
Take a step back in time and visit a “German Immigrant Home at Christmas” at the History Museum (decorated Circa 1856), complete with a traditional Cedar Christmas Tree.
Plan dinner at one of the many eateries that will be in town for the event; and don’t forget to pick-up the first through fourth limited edition “Historic Augusta” glass ball ornaments. This year’s ornament features the Centennial Farms barn. Ornaments will be available at the Visitors Center and/or the Christmas Market.
Enjoy Christmas Caroling throughout town, and be sure to visit the Christmas Market in the Augusta Railroad Station Building.
New this year will be a House Tour on Saturday afternoon, December 8th, to be followed by a Snow Ball dance Saturday evening at the Harmonie-Verein Hall.
On Saturday, Dec. 14th, Ann Hazelwood will be at Stone Ledge Antiques to sign her new book, “Lily Girl’s Christmas Quilt”– the second in a series set in Missouri Wine Country and inspired by previous Augusta store owner, Carrie Mae Wilson.
For more information, visit augusta-chamber.org or call 636-228-4005.
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