News Release 232

Holiday Events at First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site Dec. 13-15

Volume 39-232 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

The public is invited to the First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site for festive shopping, live entertainment and historic tours the weekend of Dec. 13-15.

Guests will have an opportunity to shop by candlelight during the “Holiday Haberdashery” in the historic Peck Brothers General Store on Friday, Dec. 13 from 5:30-9:30 p.m. The store will also be open on Saturday, Dec. 14 and Sunday, Dec. 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Also on Friday night, “Capitol by Candlelight” will feature guided candlelit tours of Missouri’s First Capitol building complex beginning at 6 p.m. Reservations are recommended for the tours, which cost $4 for adults and $2.50 for children ages 6-12.

On Saturday, Dec. 14, visitors can enjoy live 19th century music by the Skirtlifters at the Candlelight Christmas Concert in the site’s historic legislative chambers. Tickets to the concert cost $10 each.

On Sunday, Dec. 15 guests can warm up with cider, cookies, and a glowing fire as Mrs. Claus recites “Twas the Night Before Christmas” in the cozy setting of the Peck Brothers residence. There may even be a visit from Santa himself. Readings will take place hourly from 12-5 p.m.

Admission is free, but reservations are encouraged.

First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site is located at 200 South Main Street, St. Charles, Mo. For reservations or additional information, call 636-940-3322. For more information about state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.