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Holiday Buffets, Skating Parties, Unique Gifts, and Free Firewood

December 1, 2010 | 2 min reading time

This article is 13 years old. It was published on December 1, 2010.

Jewel Box

The Jewel Box in Forest Park is offering Sunday brunch through Dec. 26. Brunch is served from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and selections range from traditional eggs and omelets to smoked salmon and prime rib.

Price: $24.95 for adults; $14.95 for children 6-12; children 5 and under are free.

For reservations, call (314) 376-1337 ext. 226.

Steinberg Skating Rink

Steinberg Skating Rink will have its Skate with Santa event on Dec. 4 from 1 to 4 p.m. Santa will have one of his reindeer with him.

Then from 6 p.m. to Midnight on Dec. 4 Steinberg Rink will be the site of the biggest outdoor viewing party St. Louis Blues fans have ever seen. A 35-foot screen will show classic Blues moments and then the live TV broadcast of the Blues game at Edmonton. Come sit by the bonfire, see the game and watch the post-game shows that will originate from the Rink. There is no cost to come and watch.

Highlands Golf and Tennis Center

Celebrate the holidays at the Highlands Golf and Tennis Center in Forest Park. A special Holdiay Luncheon Buffet will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 8 from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost is $16.99 per person and reservations are required. Call Tanya Thompson at (314) 371-4740.

Soulard Market

Looking for a unique gift for someone special? The stands at Soulard Market are filled with many Christmas goodies and the newly opened Flower Shop will have new and one-of-a-kind decorations for Christmas.

Free Firewood

The City's Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry is offering free firewood to City residents. The wood is available most days on the Lower Muny Opera parking lot in Forest Park after 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.

All wood comes from the removal of dead or damaged trees from City streets and parks. Daily wood supply is not guaranteed and the wood will vary with size and species when left on the parking lot for citizens. It is offered on a first come, first served basis. This process will end during the first week of March 2011.

Due to park restrictions, no commercial vehicles or trailers are permitted. Questions? Call the Forestry Division at (314) 613-7200.