Happy December, friends! I hope that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving surrounded by family, friends, and delicious food. We certainly did around here. If you haven’t been to Historic Kimmswick recently, the holiday spirit is here in full force. Our delightful town is decked out in dazzling lights and displays that add to the charm. It’s time to get out your calendars and mark down a date to visit us!

December 4-6: The annual Cookie Walk is one of our more delicious events! You will stroll the festive streets of Kimmswick collecting more than two-dozen treats. You’ll also receive our 2015 “sweet treat” recipe book, a map and a gift bag for your collection. During our Christmas Festival, you’ll enjoy carriage rides, carolers, and other activities. Shops will be open until 9pm and many restaurants will have extended hours as well. A limited number of tickets are available, so get yours now.

December 11: Come to dine with us and our very special guest. Santa Claus is coming to The Blue Owl (one of his favorite places to dine) for dinner at 5pm. Call us for reservations, 636-464-3128, as this event fills up quickly!

December 12: Bring the girls out for our Holiday Shop ‘Til Tea. We begin at 9:30am on our veranda for coffee and a shopping passport with many amazing deals. Shop ‘til you drop in for tea at 3pm, where each guest will enjoy a sampler plate of delicious desserts and a beverage. We’ll also be drawing for prizes and surprises. Reservations are a must!

December 19: Santa just can’t stay away, and he loves The Blue Owl breakfast menu as well. Join him at 9am for the Breakfast With Santa event. Call for reservations before they’re all gone.

Every day (except Mondays): Even if you can’t make a special holiday event, the town of Kimmswick is a fabulous place to complete your gift list. We have many unique shops where you can find the perfect present. Stop by our gift shop, where you can find more than just sweet treats. Extended shopping hours will be offered on December 11 and 18, with many shops open until 6pm.

Anytime: If you can’t (or don’t wish to) leave your home to shop, we are here for you online. With our new partnership with FoodyDirect, we can easily offer our treats shipped anywhere in the continental United States. You can also order a gift certificate for the person who has everything.

As we “wrap up” our discussion of holiday events and gifts, I want to answer a new FAQ about our cookbooks. While our wonderful selection of cookbooks is no longer offered online, you can give us a call at 636-464-3128 and we will be happy to help you order a copy. These do make a special gift for the aspiring or accomplished cook!

I wish you a very merry holiday season! As you shop, bake, and enjoy many festivities, always remember that Dreams Really Do Come True!

All My Love,

~ Mary