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JEFFERSON CITY, MO, NOV. 18, 2022 – Take a step back in time to enjoy an early French colonial Christmas in Ste. Genevieve. This celebration, known as Le Réveillon, will take place from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at Felix Vallé State Historic Site.

The event will feature early 19th century customs, foods and refreshments of Christmas in a French colonial community, as well as guides dressed in period costumes. Historical music will be playing while traditional dancers from Dance Discovery entertain guests. Dance Discovery is a performance dance troupe based in St. Louis that performs historically faithful social dances from the 1600s to the present.

This free, family-friendly event is part of Ste. Genevieve’s larger community Christmas Festival.

Felix Vallé House State Historic Site is located at 198 Merchant St. in Ste. Genevieve. For more information, call 573-883-7102.

For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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