The holiday season -- we're at least knee-deep into it now -- is crowded-calendar time. There are family obligations (some more painfully obligatory than others), there are endless shopping lists, and there are more than enough fun, want-to-do things that are difficult to cram into your schedule. Fortunately, with events like the indoor-outdoor Ameren Missouri Festival of Lights
, you can pack a lot of holiday-ing into one afternoon and leave full of spirit, with some time to spare. Prep your ears to listen to holiday tunes, courtesy of the Grand Center Arts Academy Choir and other groups, get your hands ready to pet some reindeer, and gear your eyes up to see fireworks and glowing lights aplenty -- plus, you can even meet Santa!
Sat., Nov. 22, 3 p.m., 2014