November 15, 2019

Experience the wonder and magic of the season in Downtown St. Joseph! Shopping, dining, and fun for the whole family await, every Saturday until Christmas!

This year, the holidays bring a month-long assortment of events and activities to Downtown St. Joseph, beginning November 30th. So bundle up, and get downtown first, where the cool kids eat, shop, and play! For more information and a complete schedule visit

November 30
Downtown First presents Small-Business Saturday and the Holiday Lighting ceremony at 6 pm. Carriage rides, visits with Santa, free cocoa, face painting, live music, beautiful window displays and more!

December 7
This weekend, Missouri Western presents the Griffon Block Party! Specials and promos for students, faculty, and alumni, and fun for all! Ride the carriages, visit Santa vote on your favorite holiday windows and more!

December 14
Enjoy the Downtown CID presents Winter Magic Downtown! Meet the Winter Princess, watch the royal fashion show! Plus free face painting and free goodies for the kids!

December 21
The Downtown Association presents Home for the Holidays Downtown! Last-minute shopping specials, wonderful dining experiences, and plenty of opportunities to relax and entertain out-of-town guests. It’s also a great time to check out the recent movie (just picked up by Showtime), Christmas at the Chateau, filmed in St. Joseph, which will be playing at the Missouri Theater.


Carriage rides with Duncan Carriages

Every Saturday, Nov 30 – Dec 21, 5 pm-8 pm! Line-up is at “Holiday Alley,” Felix Street between 7th and 8th Streets. On Nov. 30, the carriage rides are first-come, first-serve and completely FREE! December 7th, 14th, and 21st, riders will be asked to present a voucher earned from spending $5 at a downtown business. Without a voucher, the cost for carriage ride on December Saturdays will be $5 for a family of up to 6 people, donated to The Salvation Army.

Visit Santa at the Concession Stand on Saturday, November 30 from 5-8 pm, or Saturday, December 7th from 2-6 pm! Visit the Winter Princess at the Concession Stand on Saturday, December 14th from 2-6 pm! Each weekend, participants will be asked to line-up to greet the character and have an opportunity to get their picture taken! Photographer on site for photo purchase, if desired.

Jingles the Holiday Elf is spreading cheer and mischief downtown! Find Jingles, take a picture, and use the hashtag #jinglesdowntown to be entered to win prizes each weekend!

FREE! Served at the Concession Stand each Saturday from 5 pm-8 pm.


Stunning window displays

Walk to all of the downtown windows and see the beautiful displays! Each window will include a card with instructions to vote! Vote for as many windows as you like between November 30 and December 22nd (only one vote per person, per window). 

Each Saturday, Nov 30-Dec 21, 1 pm – 5 pm, explore downtown with FREE shuttle service to and from your favorite locations! This hop-on/hop-off service extends from River Bluff Brewing Co, and throughout downtown, making a continuous loop. See the map for shuttle stops (marked with a bus icon). You can start or end at any stop; hop on/off at your leisure! 

For your convenience, the Felix Street Square Concession Stand will be open each Saturday, November 30, December 7, December 14 and December 21 from 10 am – 8 pm. The space offers temperature-controlled comfort, maps, information, and an attendant to answer questions. Plus, FREE hot cocoa from 5-8 pm each Saturday!



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