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Visitors will have the opportunity to get into the holiday spirit with two events at First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site in St. Charles. The events include a concert at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12 and a reading of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas beginning at noon on Sunday, Dec. 13

The holiday concert will feature traditional old-time songs indigenous to Missouri and the Midwest region in the glow of the candlelit legislative chambers. Featuring Glen "Papa" Wright and Jacki Wright along with Kathy Schottel, concert tickets are $10 a person. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the concert begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are currently on sale. For more information, call 636-940-3322.

From noon-4 p.m. on Dec. 13, guests can hear the traditional story of 'Twas the Night Before Christmas written in 1823 and told by Mrs. Claus alongside a warm glowing fire. Hot cider and cookies will be served and a visit from Santa is expected.

First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site is located at 200 South Main Street, St. Charles. For group reservations or additional information, call 636-940-3322. For more information about state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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