Throughout the year Ste. Genevieve hosts a variety of events celebrating their unique French heritage, rural roots and artistic community. Our Holiday Christmas Festival is a spectacular, not-to-be missed highlight for the season! See below or go to our Calendar of Events and click on the specific event/date.

Holiday Christmas Festival

When: First full weekend in December
Times: All day Saturday and Sunday
Location: Historic District
Admission: Free
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Experience a wonderland of festivities during the annual Holiday Christmas Festival. A cultural celebration of 500 years of holiday themed music performed by renowned musicians from across the region is featured at free performances in historic churches and other downtown venues. Other activities include a Christmas parade, caroling, colonial decorations, free pictures with Santa for the little ones, the Art Guild Art Show & Sale,downtown shop refreshments, some historic site open houses, and an old-fashioned Christmas Tree lighting ceremony on Saturday evening at the Welcome Center!

Event Schedule: for more information or a copy of the schedule call or email at