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Dec 12, 2017
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Shuck-A Thon

Dec. 1 – 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Demun Oyster Bar, 740 Demun Ave., Clayton, 314.725.0322

This all-day shellfish extravaganza features a bevy of events, including a shucking competition, tutorials for DIY fans, food and drink specials and live entertainment from Mimi Le Uke. There’s also a toy and gift drive to benefit Family Forward, which supports area families in need.

Sugarplum Christmas Tea

Dec. 2, 10, 17 and 23 – 11 a.m.
La Patisserie Chouquette, 1626 Tower Grove Ave., 314.932.7935

Enjoy a festive holiday tea service at La Patisserie Chouquette. Indulge in a menu of festive fare, including rosemary turkey with cranberry relish on wheat, English egg salad, glittered sugarplums (of course), eggnog panna cotta and a trio of teas, including mulled Christmas tea. Reservations required and available online or by phone.

End of Prohibition Wine Dinner

Dec. 9 – 6 to 9 p.m.
Mount Pleasant Estates, 5634 High St., Augusta, 636.482.9463

Raise a glass to celebrate the repeal of Prohibition. Enjoy a three-course dinner paired with Mount Pleasant wines, including crudités and dips paired with the winery’s sparkling wine, Waldorf salad and French onion soup with Villagio and New York strip or roasted Atlantic salmon accompanied by Norton. Then indulge in a chocolate fountain and vintage port. Reservations required and available by phone.

Brunch with Santa

Dec. 16, 17 and 23 – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Ritz-Carlton, 100 Carondelet Plaza, Clayton, 314.719.1433

Grab your wish lists and head to a bountiful brunch spread featuring local charcuterie and cheeses, seafood and sushi, carving stations and a plethora of desserts while hanging out with Santa and Mrs. Claus. On Dec. 16 and 17, Santa arrives in his sleigh pulled by Prancer to greet guests outside the hotel. Reservations required and available by phone.

S’mores Night

Dec. 22 – 6 to 9 p.m.
Sugar Cubed, 917 S. Main St., St. Charles, 636.395.7365

Make your own custom s’more creation at this monthly event in Sugar Cubed’s Zeppelin Room. Admission includes a choice of a drink, including hot chocolate or one of the shop’s 50 craft sodas, plus the makings for three s’mores. The selection of ingredients ranges from traditional graham crackers and chocolate bars to Oreos and Ritz crackers and candy bars like Reese’s peanut butter cups and Almond Joys.

Gatsby’s Speakeasy

Dec. 30 – 7:30 to 11:30 p.m.
Next Door at The Novel Neighbor, 7905 Big Bend Blvd., Webster Groves

BestCellars, the event series that combines food, drink and entertainment with literary themes, hosts this Roaring ’20s soiree. Admission gets you Prohibition-era cocktails from Sauce Magazine contributor Dee Ryan and food from chef Robin Wheeler of Subterranean Homemade Foods. Live music from Roya & The High Timers adds to the Jazz Age vibe. Tickets available online; a portion of the proceeds supports local nonprofit We-Stories.

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