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We attended the Loop Ice Carnival last year and had a great time wandering The Loop and admiring the various ice sculptures! There are so many activities to pick from, you’ll just have to look at the event website and pick the ones that appeal most to you.

Generally speaking, the fun begins 11 AM at The Loop on Delmar in University City. And the great news? It’s almost all free!

Here are some highlights:

  • Ice Slides
  • $1000 in coins given away, frozen in ice cubes, along with 9000 chocolate coins
  • Ice Sculptures
  • Ice Carving demonstrations
  • Temporary Tattoo scavenger hunt
  • Game Booths
  • Loop Trolley Car Tour

‘Tis the season to celebrate Christmas! Here are a couple more free options for you this weekend in the St. Louis area:

“Christmas on the Pathway” in Fenton

  • Vandover Baptist Church
  • December 10-January 3, 6PM on
  • 850 ft pathway lit by luminaries telling the story of Christmas
  • Self-guided tours on weekdays
  • Guided tours on weekends

“Night in Bethlehem” in St. Charles

  • Faith United Methodist Church
  • Saturday and Sunday, December 11-12, 5-8 PM
  • Ten stations with various shopkeepers and activities
  • Stable with live animals available for petting
  • Light refreshments served

If you’re looking for a way to celebrate Christmas with your family this weekend, Breakfast in Bethlehem at St. Paul’s Evangelical Free Church in Creve Coeur sounds like a fun idea!

  • Sunday, December 12, 10:30-12
  • Free!
  • Breakfast
  • Booths showcasing what life was like in Bethlehem at the time of Jesus’ birth
  • Live animals

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

Jungs Station Baptist Church “Drive-Thru Christmas

  • St. Charles
  • Dec. 3-5, 6-8 PM
  • Cars drive through at their own pace
  • Average “drive thru” time is ten minutes
  • 8′ Christmas cards, decorations, music, cookies and hot cocoa

Lord of Life Lutheran Church “Return to Bethlehem”

  • Chesterfield
  • Dec. 3, 6-8 PM
  • Dec. 4-5, 2-5 PM
  • Living nativity
  • Indoors
  • Handicap accessible
  • Fifteen-minute self-guided tour

Grace Church “Bethlehem Express”

Salem Lutheran Church “Bethlehem Experience”

  • Affton
  • Dec. 4, 6-8 PM
  • Dec. 5, 12:15-2:30 PM
  • 25-minute tours of Bethlehem running continually
  • free-will offering accepted

Mount Calvary Lutheran Church “Advent Family Fair”

  • Brentwood
  • Dec. 5, 2-4 PM
  • Games, snacks, crafts, music and more!

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Missouri Baptist University is hosting a Fall Family Carnival this Saturday, November 6.

  • 12-2 PM
  • FREE!
  • JOY FM will be broadcasting live
  • Bounce houses, face painting, carnival booths, food, and more!
  • Child safety fingerprinting
  • Shoe drive – take your new or used shoes to donate to the Shoe Man, who will use them to get fresh water to those who need it

We have Fall Festivals galore in St. Louis this weekend!

To see all the ones I’m aware of for a particular date, click on the appropriate link below:

Wednesday-Friday, October 27-29

Saturday, October 30

Sunday, October 31

Image courtesy of Tommysgirl510 on PhotoBucket.

We have a slew of Fall Festivals coming up in the greater St. Louis area this week! Rather than post about each one individually, I will list them according to dates. If I become aware of additional festivals, I’ll add them to the appropriate post.

Fall Festivals For Sunday, October 31:

Fall Fest in Florissant

Harvest Feast Trunk O’ Treat in Maryland Heights

Fall Fest in Creve Coeur

Fall Fest in Bridgeton

Fall Family Festival in Florissant

Harvest Festival in St. Charles

  • The Outpost Church in St. Charles
  • 6 PM
  • All free!
  • Games, face painting, balloon animals, food, and more!
  • Costumes are encouraged
  • For more information call 636-240-1066.

Image courtesy of Tommysgirl510 on PhotoBucket.

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