Missouri Division of Tourism writer Tom Uhlenbrock put together this photo essay during his holiday-season travels to Missouri State Historic Sites, and nearby attractions, in Hermann, Ste. Genevieve, and St. Charles. We hope you enjoy them. Happy Holidays from the VisitMO staff!
The staff at Felix Valle House State Historic Site in Ste. Genevieve dresses in period clothing and serves a French feast at Christmas.
Hand-painted Springerle cookies at Kristkindl Markt at Deutschheim State Historic Site in Hermann.
Mr. and Mrs. Claus hand out treats during a stop at First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site in St. Charles.
Shoppers visit the restored Hermann Mill during Kristkindl Markt.
Michael Anderson rings the bass bells during a Christmas concert by the Columbia Handbell Ensemble at St. George Catholic Church in Hermann.