In order to prevent the transmission of COVID-19, the Festival recommends
- Personal face coverings for all guests ages 9 and up.
- Limit groups to fewer than 10 at a time.
- Guests stand on physical distancing markers throughout the route and follow recommendations on signs with health and safety guidelines
Anyone choosing to do the walk understands that COVID-19 is present in the St. Louis region and its highly contagious nature can spread from person to person, even outdoors. We also ask that you not take part if you have had contact with a person that tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days or had a fever or symptoms of COVID-19 in the past 14 days.
Do you need to wear a face-covering?
Yes, in accordance with City of St. Louis guidelines, all guests ages 9 and up must wear a face covering when social distancing outside is not possible.
Arte Tickets/Reservations Required?
No, this is a self-guided walk with no ticket or reservation process. There is a suggested $15 for each walk.
How do I access the digital map & audio guide?
There are multiple ways to access the digital map and Q Brothers Christmas Carol audio companion.
- Use a smartphone to scan the QR code on each window starting at The Drunken Fish (1 Maryland Plz.)
- Use our website at stlshakes.org/xmas-map.
For the best audio experience, headphones are recommended.
Where does the walk begin?
At the Drunken Fish restaurant on the northwest corner of Maryland Plz. and Euclid Ave.
What time is the walk?
The walk can be visited at any time, day or night, now thorugh December 23.
From 5:00 p.m. – 8:00pm on Friday and Saturday’s there are added festive activities and perfromances including:
- Hot cocoa by Mary Anne’s Tea Room
- Deserts by THe Cup
- Music by Kendrick Smith Trio
- Dances by Ballet314
Is this a family-friendly event?
Yes! The walk is great for all ages and backgrounds. Mild use of profanity present in the audio companion.
Bringing Your Quarantine Crew?
Please limit your walking tour experience to 10 people or fewer at a time. The Festival encourages each group to be members of the same household. Please maintain at least six feet of distance between you and other pedestrians along the route.
For questions about the accessibility of the walk route or to request assistance please contact Allie Magee at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 314.287.3348.
MindsEye audio descriptions for the visually impaired now available.
Text descriptions for the hearing impaired available upon request.
Food & Drinks
The Central West End is home to many of St. Louis’s best restaurants and bars. Check out their full list of what is open and available on their website. Contact the restaurants directly for hours and availability.
The walk route is entirely outdoors and open-air. Please check the weather prior to your visit to prepare for the elements.
For more information contact our box office by phone at 314.287.3348 or email.