There's no better place to kick off the holiday season celebration than in Kirkwood and there's no better time to do it than this weekend. The Downtown Kirkwood Holiday Walk starts at 9:30 a.m. Saturday. The event includes activities for children, holiday shopping, free entertainment and refreshments.
Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus will delight children with their arrival by Amtrak train. After his grand entrance, Santa will pose for photos. Be sure to bring your camera to snap a photo for your Christmas cards!
Adults will enjoy shopping for holiday gifts offered by Downtown Kirkwood’s unique specialty stores—many of which will feature free refreshments and special offers. Click here for list of special offers.
Children's activities will be headquartered at the . Santa will greet his admirers and letters to Santa will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mrs. Claus will captivate young listeners with her holiday stories beginning at 10 a.m. The , The and The Statesmen Singers will perform during the event. Also from the train station, catch the Holiday Trolley and take a free ride around historic Downtown Kirkwood from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Youth in Action, a nonprofit community service organization, will be accepting donations for Nurses for Newborns and Make-A-Wish Foundation at the train station. Canned food, baby food and cash donations will be collected. While they last, delicious cookies from and hot chocolate will be available. Kirkwood Kiwanis will also be serving free grilled hot dogs near the historic Kirkwood Train Station.
At the , the Gingerbread Shoppe and Christmas Tree Lot will sample their special holiday candies and baked goods and offer a preview of their natural decorations and Christmas trees.
The Holiday Walk is coordinated by Downtown Kirkwood Special Business District with support from McArthur’s Bakery.
Holiday Walk Schedule of Activities
- Santa Claus arrives at the Kirkwood Train Station
- Bring your camera to pose for Photos with Santa
- Holiday Shopping begins
- Listen to stories with Mrs. Claus
- Free refreshments
- Downtown Kirkwood stores open
- Free trolley rides throughout Downtown Kirkwood until 3 p.m.
- At your favorite restaurant. Click here for list of Downtown Kirkwood restaurants.
- Lucille Rapp Dancers perform
- The Statesman Singers perform
- Activities at the train station end
For more information, visit Downtown Kirkwood Special Business District's website or call 314-822-0084.