Celebrate Earthbound Beer's birthday, eat pancakes with Santa or shop for holiday gifts with a glass of wine.
Holiday Kickoff Party and Toy Drive at The Chase Park Plaza
"Santa and Mrs. Claus come to The Chase Park Plaza to spread holiday cheer and officially kick off the season. Carolers will sing popular seasonal songs while Santa and Mrs. Claus mix and mingle, and guests sip on champagne or hot cocoa, enjoy fresh cookies, admire the Gingerbread Village and take part in a special tree-lighting ceremony of The Chase’s outdoor tree (5:45 p.m.). This year, The Chase Park Plaza has partnered with St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Artwork made by young patients of St. Louis Children’s Hospital will be available for purchase during the Holiday Kickoff Party. All proceeds will benefit St. Louis Children’s Hospital." From 4 to 6:30pm. Free to attend.
Earthbound Beer is celebrating its fifth anniversary with a soiree on Friday night. Enjoy special beers, a photo booth, food from Gooseberries, a DJ, special merchandise and more. "All the best beers and all the best people." From 4pm to midnight.
"Are you single, vegan, and looking for a little love? Do you crave genuine, vegan-filled romance in your life? Do you have yet to find your vegan soulmate (or soulmates)? Then join us for our first-ever meetup as the Vegan Singles of St. Louis! From mingling to vegan speed-friending, we hope you find your vegan sweetheart at long last, giving you the opportunity to build new friendships and romantic relationships alike; find your vegan sweetheart today!" From 7 to 9pm.
"It’s a holiday outing for the entire family: Cruise the Mighty Mississippi on a replica paddlewheel riverboat with the big man himself—Santa Claus! Come dressed in your favorite PJs and enjoy a bountiful breakfast buffet, holiday crafts and other activities, unique views of downtown and the Arch, and take a photo with Santa." From 9:30 to 11:30am. Tickets are $38 per person, available here (children 2 and under are free).
"Join us November 23rd to help support Stray Rescue of St. Louis. A percentage of the sales for the that day will go to them directly. Also bring in any unused good from the Donation Supply List and you will receive $5 off your next visit!" All day.
Head to Brick River on Saturday to taste some of the company's ciders paired with macarons from The Tipsy Goat. If you've never thought of those two treats going together, this event ought to change your mind.
The new Taco Circus location is celebrating its new, extended hours with a late night happy hour. Head to the taco joint from 10pm on Saturday until 1am on Sunday for $3 Margaritas, $2 tequila shots, Frito pies and loaded fries.
"Get in the holiday spirit with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's annual Holiday Pop & Shop Event! Guests will enjoy shopping from local craft vendors and brunch tastings from area restaurants!" From 11am to 3pm. Advance tickets are $15 general admission and $35 for VIP, available here.