Nov 22 - Dec 28, 2014

Polar Express Train Ride and Holiday Dinner

The Polar Express comes to life on a 6-mile train ride through downtown St. Louis from Union Station complete with hot chocolate, a keepsake present for every girl and boy and a photo opportunity at Santa's Workshop $38-$68, free for children 2 and under. The Pajama Party Dinner with a Holiday Themed Buffet is available with or without a Polar Express train ride in St. Louis Union Station's Grand Hall. 1820 Market St., 314.942.6942, www.stlpolarexpressride.com.

Dec 14, 2014

Lafayette Square Holiday Parlour Tour

Mansions and churches in Lafayette Square offer the sights, sounds and scents of a Victorian Christmas on the self-guided tour of ten decorated homes, also featuring carriage rides, trolley rides, gingerbread ornaments, caroling and more (Dec 14 10am-5pm). $20 adults, free kids under 12. Tickets at neighborhood shops and restaurants (visit website for details). www.lafayettesquare.org.

Nov 14 - Dec 14, 2014

All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914

Mustard Seed Theatre presents All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914, the a capella musical based on the true story of soldiers during World War I who for one night put down their arms and played soccer instead of exchanging gunfire, back by popular demand at the Fontbonne University Fine Arts Theatre. Th-Sa 8pm, Su at 2pm. $30 adults, $25 seniors and students. www.mustardseedtheatre.com.

Nov 28 - Dec 24, 2014

St. Charles Christmas Traditions

St. Charles' month-long celebration of Christmas features Santa Parade every Sa & Su at 1:30pm; shops & restaurants open W, F & Sa until 9pm; carolers, chestnuts, Santa's Cottage, Gingerbread Village, storybook characters and Santas from around the world.

Dec 13, 2014 - Mar 01, 2015

The Star Travelers' Dreams

The Boston Children's Museum mounts this fantastical exhibition that lets children really explore their imaginations while adventuring out on "magical" travels. 308 Congress St., 617.426.6500, www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org

Nov 20-23, 2014

Kit Kat Divas Live at the Fillmore

Chicago's amazing Kit Kat Lounge brings its Divas to Miami's Gleason Room at the Fillmore. Hosted by the hilarious Electra as Bette Midler, it's a show filled to the brim with stars and fabulous performances. Make sure to get ready for a night full of unique laughs, entertainment and music.

 

The Fillmore,1700 Washington Ave, Miami Beach, FL 305.673.7300

 

Oct 03, 2014 - Feb 01, 2015

Sir Winston Churchill...the Artist?

In the Millennium Gate Museum—Atlanta's version of the Champs-Élysées—sits a never-before-seen collection of Sir Winston Churchill's artwork. "The Art of Diplomacy: Winston Churchill and the Pursuit of Painting" showcases over 30 of Churchill's paintings, photographs, letters, films and personal belongings. Visit the limited-time exhibition to examine how art and politics guided the British prime minister's policies, views and actions.

Jan 10, 2014

Ron White Nutcracker Tour

The cigar-chomping, Scotch-carrying comedian, also known as "Tater Salad," performs in a new standup show at 8 pm at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center. Tickets $49.75 & $69.75 plus fees (show is adult humor); on sale Nov. 14. ticketmaster.com

5001 Coliseum Drive, North Charleston, 843.529.5000

Dec 07-13, 2014

MassArt Made Holiday Sale

The Massachusetts College of Art and Design hosts its festive annual event that spotlights unusual gifts and wares handcrafted by MassArt students and alumni. Find everything from fine art to contemporary craft, including ceramics, glasswork, photography, fiber art, jewelry and more. Open 10 am-7 pm. Tower Building lobby, 621 Huntington Ave., http://inside.massart.edu/holidaysale

Dec 05-07, 2014

Craft Boston Holiday

More than 175 artists convene in Boston for this widely popular crafts showcase. It’s a great place to shop for gifts for creative or art-loving individuals. Find ceramics, furniture, leather, metal, decorative fiber and wearable art, jewelry, mixed media and more. Open F-Sa 10 am-7 pm, Su 11 am-5 pm. Tickets: $12-15. Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston St., 617.266.1810, www.societyofcrafts.com

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