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Holiday Fare Wine Trail
Sample festive food and wine pairings at seven stops on the Hermann Wine Trail. Advance tickets ($30/person) required. For information call 800-932-8687. www.hermannwinetrail.com.
Children's Lantern Parade
The Christmas season begins with a traditional Lantern Parade through the Downtown Historic District. In Germany, the traditional festival of lanterns celebrates the generosity and compassion of Martin of Tours, a German knight who gave half his coat to a beggar. The parade starts and ends at the Clara Eitmann Messmer Amphitheatre at 5th and Gutenberg. Carols and refreshments after the parade.
Lewis & Clark Christmas
The St. Charles Corps of Discovery celebrates Christmas at the Hermannhof Festhalle with period exhibits, a lantern parade, dinner and a military ball. For ticket information call the Welcome Center, 800-932-8687. Details»
Holiday House Tours
Hermann's historic homes deck the halls and open their doors to guests. Tickets ($10/person) are available from the Welcome Center, 800-932-8687.
A traditional German Christmas market featuring crafters, Christmas goodies, carolers, hot soups & cider. Sponsored by the Hermann Area Chamber of Commerce and Stone Hill Winery. Free!
The riverfront Festhalle evokes the ambience of European Christmas markets. Sponsored by Hermann Farm and Museum, funded by the Dierberg Educational Foundation. Free!
A special holiday event featuring traditional German baked goods, music, table trees with period decorations and antique toy displays. Tours available.
Say Cheese Wine Trail
Sample classical pairings of wine and cheese at seven stops on the scenicHermann Wine Trail. Advance tickets ($30/person) required. For information call 800-932-8687.www.hermannwinetrail.com.
Historic Hermann's Museum at the German School and German School Bakery
This once-a-year special German Bakery features traditional holiday baked items. Stollen, Lebkuchen, Schnitzbrot, Mondelschnitz, Pfeffernuesse, beautiful Springerle cookies and Wild Persimmon Black Walnut Steamed Puddings. Enjoy music and mulled cider. Tours of the newly renovated museum rooms are $5 for adults, $3 for students, free for children 5 and under. Sponsored by Historic Hermann.
Holiday Rectory Tour
The historic rectory building sparkles with candles, music, traditional art and decor and dozens of Christmas trees. Free will offering.
Pea Ridge Forest
Christmas Tree Farm
A great family outing. Enjoy a hayride to the field to pick out and cut the perfect tree. Back at the barn, warm up with cocoa and homemade goodies. Santa visits on weekends. www.pearidgeforest.com