Carriage rides, cocoa and roasted chestnuts!—That’s what you get at this Dickens’ Christmas

This town transforms back to the 1840s, when Charles Dickens’ book, A Christmas Carol, was published. Carolers will fill the streets.

April 10, 1842

Charles Dickens arrived in St. Louis for a five-day visit. He seemed to like the people, hotels, etc. but commented, "It is very hot, lies among great rivers, and has vast tracts of undrained swampy land around it..."