Main Street Christmas: Holiday Celebration in St. Charles, Missouri
Following in historical footsteps
History sets the tone in this Missouri River community 25 miles northwest of downtown St. Louis. Lewis and Clark, Daniel Boone, Missouri's first congressmen, westward-bound pioneers--they all walked along St. Charles' Main Street.
Now, between Thanksgiving and Christmas, a cast of 40 strolling characters follow in their footsteps: Father Christmas, Tiny Tim, a frontier Santa in fringed buckskin, carolers in top hats, even a capped gent roasting chestnuts.
Pictured: The Christmas Traditions characters include Santas from around the world.