5 Things to do in St. Louis this Weekend: 11/22-11/24


Photo courtesy of http://thechaifetzarena.com.

Anheuser-Busch Lighting Ceremony
Friday, Nov. 22
There are several holiday festivals scheduled for this weekend around St. Louis (read about them here:….) you can choose from, but you can’t go wrong with Anheuser-Busch’s 28th annual event. This year’s event is bigger than ever with walking tours, live music, fire pits for roasting s’mores and seasonal beer samples. The ceremony itself takes place at Bevo Circle and admission is free. http://newsroom.anheuser-busch.com/anheuser-busch-brewery-brings-new-and-improved-holiday-lights-experience-to-st-louis/

Schlafly Winter Farmers Market
Saturday, Nov. 23
Although the weather has turned chilly, that doesn’t mean you can’t still load up on fresh produce. The Maplewood Farmers Market heads indoors for the first time this season at Schlafly Bottleworks. The market opens at 8:30 a.m. and closes at noon. The Schlafly Bottleworks Bar will be open and serving its brunch menu from 9-11 a.m. with the lunch menu available after that. Schlafly will also have a variety of meat and cheese vendors, baked goods and other locally-made specialty products. http://schlafly.com/events/calendar/2013/11/23/winter-farmers-market/

Jim Gaffigan – the White Bread Tour
Saturday, Nov. 23
One of the most popular comedians in the country is performing twice, at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m., at the Peabody Opera House. Gaffigan — a stand-up comedian, actor and writer — has appeared numerous times on “Letterman” and Conan” and recently released a book titled, “Dad is Fat.” Tickets are going for $49.75 and $39.75. http://www.peabodyoperahouse.com/events/detail/jim-gaffigan

Missouri Botanical Garden Glow
Saturday, Nov. 23
For the first time, the Missouri Botanical Garden will be illuminated with hundreds of thousands of holiday lights. According to the Garden’s website, “Walkways will be transformed into sensory light tunnels providing an explosion of visual magic, while traditional candlelight village displays will delight crowds of all ages.” The Garden will be illuminated from Nov. 23-Jan. 4. Tickets through December 19 are $16 for adults and $18 for the rest of the season. Tickets for children ages 3-12 are $10. http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/visit/the-garden/tickets.aspx

Elton John
Sunday, Nov. 24
Sir Elton John has been entertaining for nearly half a century and he’ll bring his act to Chaifetz Arena at 8 p.m. Sunday. Although he’s 66 years old, John’s music is timeless with hits like “Tiny Dancer,” “Rocket Man,” and “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.” Ticket prices range from $39-$149. http://www.thechaifetzarena.com/event_566

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