CWE Holiday Events

Experience the Central West End at its most beautiful this holiday season! There are plenty of opportunities to get in the holiday spirit at various venues throughout the neighborhood.

2018 Holiday Schedule

Holiday Kick-Off 
The Chase Park Plaza
Friday, November 30
4-7 p.m.
Kickoff the holiday season at The Chase Park Plaza! On Friday, November 30 in the hotel lobby, you can visit with Santa, listen to carolers, explore their gingerbread village, and enjoy sweet treats and hot cocoa. This event is free and open to the public.

Central West End Association Gala: Taste of the CWE Community Dinner
The Chase Park Plaza
Friday, November 30
6:30-11 p.m.
Whether you’re a hard core foodie or just love to eat, this year’s Celebrate the Central West End Gala will whet your appetite. The Gala will be held in the Starlight Ballroom at The Chase Park Plaza, setting the scene for a community-style dinner featuring food from many of the neighborhood’s most popular restaurants and food purveyors. While food is the main focus of the event, The Gala will also feature live music from local cover band, The LustreLights, and a holiday shopping themed silent auction. Another highlight of The Gala is the presentation of the Polk and Renaissance Awards.  Tickets to The Gala are $125 for Central West End Association members and $150 for non-members. To purchase tickets, click here.

-Holiday on the Plaza
Maryland Plaza
Saturday, December 1
1-5 p.m.
Snow or shine, you’re invited to an afternoon of festive family entertainment. Featuring Holiday Pony Rides, Visits with Santa and Bob Kramer’s Marionnettes hosted at Handcrafted by Bissinger’s. (2:30, 3:15, 4 p.m.) Plus, be sure to stick around for the Magical Tree Lighting at 5 p.m. For more information, click here.

Central West End Window Walk
Saturdays in December: 1, 8, 15 & 22
1-5 p.m.
Experience the magic of the holidays at the Central West End’s annual Window Walk, now in its 9th year. Window Walk is a month-long celebration highlighting the many wonderful attributes of the holidays in the CWE, with Holiday fun every Saturday in December. Visitors are invited to stroll amidst elegantly decorated windows while shopping at boutiques, enjoying seasonal libations and delicious meals at local restaurants. For a full schedule of events each Saturday, click here.

Tea with Santa 
MaryAnn’s Tea Room
Sundays in December: 2, 9 & 16
3-5 p.m.
Children are invited to a very special event at MaryAnn’s Tea Room! On December 2, 9 & 16, they’ll be hosting “Tea with Santa” from 3-5 p.m. Tickets are $24.95 per person and reservations are required. Please call 314-361-5303 to reserve your seat.