O'Fallon Update Newsblog

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Free holiday fun at O’Fallon’s festive Tree Lighting Ceremony

Ring in the official start of the holiday season at O’Fallon’s annual Tree Lighting Ceremony, which will be held from 6–8 p.m. on Wednesday, November 14, at the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366. Admission, family activities and visits with Santa are free. Concessions and other items will be available for purchase.

The ceremony kicks off with families joining O’Fallon’s Mayor, Bill Hennessy, in counting down to the illumination of a huge Christmas tree in the City Hall Rotunda, followed by cheering the arrival of Santa. The evening’s festivities include live choral music, holiday games and crafts, visits with Santa and other holiday characters (be sure to bring your camera!), and City Train rides (weather permitting). Vendors will sell holiday decorations, crafts and gifts.

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Theater tickets available for the drama, Steel Magnolias

Tickets for the O’FallonTheatreWorks’ (OTW) production of the drama, Steel Magnolias, will be available starting Monday, October 29. The award-winning play will be performed in the auditorium-theater at O’Fallon’s Municipal Centre (City Hall), 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon Missouri 63366. Performances of Steel Magnolias will be held November 30 – December 2, and December 7-9. The curtain goes up at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and at 2 p.m. on Sundays.

Written by Robert Harling, Steel Magnolias is laced with repartee delivered by women whose inner strength, deep bond for one another, and willingness to poke fun makes them marvelous company in good times and bad.

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Carved Pumpkin Exhibit includes demonstration

Carved pumpkin masterpieces to be exhibited

On Sunday, October 21, visit the historic Heald Home in Fort Zumwalt Park to see an exhibit of intricately carved pumpkin masterpieces created by artist Marion Nichols. Nichols, who is also known as the Snowflake Lady at the St. Louis City Museum downtown, will be on hand to demonstrate her art, and her carved pumpkins will be displayed throughout the house. The event, which is for all ages, will be held from 1 – 4 p.m. The cost is $2 at the door, and includes a tour of the house.

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O'Fallon Fall Fest & Street Dance 2012

Friday night dancing, Saturday festivities at O’Fallon’s 28th Annual Fall Fest & Street Dance

O’Fallon’s popular fall festival is coming up on October 12-13, with free admission and parking both dates. On Friday, go dancing to the greatest hits in rock ‘n roll from 5 – 10 p.m. at O’Fallon’s Fall Fest Street Dance. Then, return for the Fall Fest in Civic Park on Saturday, October 13, from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. for shopping at specialty booths, more great music, family-friendly entertainment and free kids’ activities.

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O'Fallon Haunted Park Hunt for ages 21+

O’Fallon’s “Haunted Park Hunt” offers a frightfully fun Friday night for adults

All you need is a flashlight to enjoy O’Fallon’s exciting “Haunted Park Hunt,” a Friday night scavenger hunt for adults (ages 21+) from 7 – 10 p.m. on October 19 in Dames Park, O’Fallon MO 63366. This fast-paced event in O’Fallon’s most haunted park is popular with couples, co-workers and friends, with two-person teams competing to be the first in deciphering clues. Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams that tally the most points.

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