Kick off your holiday festivities with the Augusta Annual Candlelight Walk (which promises a Norman Rockwell-feeling Christmas experience!), Christmas market, Holiday House Tour, and holiday afternoon tea!
“The event is an opportunity for both entertainment and education – a fantastic parade with a lot more going on. The parade is one of the largest holiday parades in Missouri: over 100 floats, classic cars and dignitaries. Immediately following the parade the Lion’s Park will feature food (free hot dogs for kids under 12), entertainment, free shuttle rides, and free photos with Santa. Meanwhile, an endless variety of culturally rich music will be performed in holiday-decorated churches and historic buildings. There will also be various holiday-themed lectures, a magician, an Art Guild Show, and the Le Reveillon (a French Christmas celebration).”
“Enjoy the simple pleasures of Christmas past as you tour Hermann Farm in an open-air tram. Your guide will give you the history of the beautifully decorated buildings along the way, including the 1847 Teubner-Husmann House, the Rasche Family Homestead, the Stone Horse Barn, and the Black Shire Distillery.
The Shire draft horses will be ready for your visit and pictures can be taken with these majestic animals. Refreshments will be served at the Distillery Tasting Room at the end of the tram tour.”
“Make magical memories this holiday season with a cozy carriage ride in Hermann, Missouri. Enjoy a guided tour of Hermann and listen to the jolly sound of sleigh bells as the horses clip-clop through the streets of town.
Carriage rides depart every half-hour from the corner of Gutenberg and First Streets (next to the Red Caboose Museum). Allow approximately 25 minutes for ride, pictures and visiting with the horses.
Reservations strongly suggested. Private rides for couples and small groups available.”
“Shop and stroll Hermann’s beautiful historic district and collect cookies from participating businesses. This is a great family fun event right before Christmas. Tickets are limited to 300 and typically sell out fast. Advanced tickets are required. This is a rain or shine event.”