Small Business Saturday
I want to begin this two-week edition of the Spotlight by encouraging you to support our neighborhood businesses on Small Business Saturday, which will be observed on Saturday, Nov. 30. Small businesses are the heartbeat of our communities. They're the corner stores that create jobs. The hardware stores that help build our economy. Most importantly, they are the mom and pop shops that make an area a neighborhood. Join the millions of Americans who will shop small on November 30 to support those people who put everything into their work, their name on the door, and their heart into their neighborhood.
Nov. 22 -- Macy's Festival of Lights, Kiener Plaza,
The Macy's Festival of Lights event will officially kick off the holiday season in
Nov. 22 –
Citygarden is getting ready for the Winter Holidays. Crews are hard at work to get the garden
dressed up for the official Holiday
Lighting kickoff that will take place in conjunction with the Macy's
Festival of Lights. The garden's light
display will cover its big trees, several sculptures and 25 glowing globes on
Nov. 24 -- SLUHtique Holiday Gift Boutique,
The SLUH Mothers' Club will hold its annual holiday shopping
event this Sunday, from
to on the campus at
Nov. 24 – Fair Trade Christmas Market, The Grand Ballroom at Saint Francis Xavier College Church,
Everyone is invited to stop by the College Church Annual Fair Trade Christmas Market from to
this Sunday. Visitors will be able to
shop for beautiful and unique hand-crafted items, coffees, teas, and more. Local vendors will be present.The Church is located at
Now through Nov. 24 – 22nd Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival, various venues, various times
The 22nd Annual Whitaker St. Louis International Film Festival (SLIFF) will end with a free Closing-Night Party and Awards Presentation on Sunday, Nov. 24 at 8 p.m. at the Contemporary Art Museum, 3750 Washington Boulevard in Grand Center. SLIFF will announce the audience-choice and juried-competition awards. For more information and the schedule of remaining events, visit the cinemastlouis.org web site.
Nov. 25 – Ceremony commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the death and burial of President John F. Kennedy, Soldiers' Memorial Military Museum,
Bugles Across America will host a short ceremony at on Monday, November 25 at Soldiers'
Nov. 27 -- 27th Annual Budweiser Guns 'N
Annual Budweiser Guns 'N Hoses boxing event will take place Thanksgiving
Eve, Nov. 27, at Scottrade Center, located at 14th and Clark Street
in Downtown St. Louis. Doors will open
at and the matches will begin
at For the first time, mixed Martial Arts bouts
have been added to the program. Male and
female police officers, firefighters and emergency medical personnel from
Nov. 28 – Ameren
The Ameren Missouri
Thanksgiving Day Parade, the
Nov. 29 – Dec. 1 – Rock N Roll Craft Show, Scottish Rite Cathedral,
The Rock N Roll Craft
Nov. 29 – Dec. 1 – St. Louis Holiday Magic, America's Center,
Celebrate the holidays at St. Louis Holiday Magic, a family-friendly weekend show that will offer a variety of entertainment and shopping, including full-scale carnival rides, trackless train rides and a vendor district full of exhibitors and gift ideas. Prices range from $5 to $10. For additional details, and to print a $2 parking voucher, visit www.stlholidaymagic.com.
Save the Date
Dec. 7 – Ginchmas on South Grand, MoKaBe's Coffeehouse & Tower Grove Creamery,
Dec. 7 – Artropy Craft Show, Regional Arts Commission,
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Dec. 7 – Wintermarkt Outdoor Festival and Craft Fair,
Dec. 7 & 8 – 38th Annual Soulard Holiday Parlour Tour, departs from Gene Slay's Boys' Club of St. Louis,
Promoting Your Neighborhood Activities
Is there a neighborhood event on the schedule that you would like noted in the Spotlight? If so, you may email the information about it to me at firstname.lastname@example.org or to Cathy Smentkowski at email@example.com for consideration. You may also post it on the City's Calendar of Events on the City's web site: http://stlouis-mo.gov. The link to submit an event is on the home page. The listing is free. I encourage you to take advantage of this free way to promote your event.
Mayor Slay's Annual Holiday Card Design Contest
The deadline for Mayor Slay's Annual Holiday Card Design Contest is Monday, Dec. 2. City children ages 12 and under are invited to submit a design to be used as the cover art of the Mayor's 2013 holiday cards. Submissions should be appropriate for all religions and capture the feeling of the holiday spirit in the City of St. Louis. Designs should be original, no larger than 8-1/2 " x 11" and created with crayon, water colors, paints, pencil, ink, markers, or colored pencil so the winning art can be easily reproduced. For more details, visit the stlouis-mo.gov web site.
Have a safe and happy Thanksgiving!
Director of Public Safety
City of St. Louis
Department of Public Safety
Arts and Entertainment Events