Saturday, November 22 beginning at 9:30 a.m.
Celebrate Santa's arrival in Downtown Kirkwood! .
There will be fun for the entire family at Downtown Kirkwood's
Holiday Walk in downtown Kirkwood Saturday, November 22 beginning
at 9:30 a.m. Activities for children, holiday shopping, free
entertainment and refreshments will make this day a festive way to
begin your celebration of the holiday season.
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.
The Kirkwood Train Station, 110 E. Argonne, is the headquarters
for children's activities. Santa will greet his admirers and
letters to Santa will be accepted from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Mrs.
Claus will captivate young listeners with her holiday stories
beginning at 10:00 a.m. The Lucille Rapp Tumblers and Dancers and
The Statesmen Singers will also 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.
During the Downtown Kirkwood Holiday Walk, Youth in Action (YIA)
a nonprofit community service organization, will be accepting
donations for Make-A-Wish Foundation at the train station. Cash
donations will be collected. While they last, delicious cookies
from McArthur's Bakery and hot chocolate will be available.
Kirkwood Kiwanis will also be serving free grilled hot dogs near
the historic Kirkwood Train Station.
At Kirkwood Farmers' Market, 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
The Holiday Walk is coordinated by Downtown Kirkwood Special
Business District with support from McArthur's Bakery.