Tuesday, December 24, 2013

5 Non-Christmasy Things to Do in St. Louis on Christmas Day

Posted By on Tue, Dec 24, 2013 at 8:00 AM

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The lords have a'lept. The ladies have a'danced. The partridge has ditched the pear tree and has run away with one of the French hens.

We spend months planning for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, but do you have any plans for Christmas Night? We have a few ideas.

Here are five things to do in St. Louis that have nothing to do with lights, presents or baby Jesus.

1. XMAS Stag Night Spectacular

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Bring five bucks and your Christmas dinner leftovers to the Livery Company, a Cherokee Street dive bar, where beloved St. Louis weirdo Johnny Vegas is hosting Stag Night despite the holiday. Catch performances by Arson for Candy, the Hobosexuals and Jack Grelle. Beer will be super cheap, and what's better than that?

2. Jefferson Avenue Duo XMAS Afterparty at Venice Cafe

If Santa brings you that guitar you asked for -- or if you need to vent your holiday frustrations via music -- Venice Cafe in Benton Park opens at 8pm Christmas night. The Jefferson Avenue Duo is performing at 8 p.m. in honor of their one year anniversary, and all are invited to hang, drink and jam along with musicians Tracy Swigert and Aaron Logan.

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3. Late Night Skiing Is it just us, or does the name Hidden Valley Ski Resort make it sound like you're skiing on ranch dressing? Either way, hit the slopes for a late-night run Christmas night. The park is open from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m.

4. Hit the slots! On a casino floor, there's no telling what day it is. Lumiere Place, Harrah's and Ameristar are all open and happy to take the cash your grandmother left in your stocking.

5. Find your thrill on Blueberry Hill. Everyday is a holiday at Blueberry Hill. The St. Louis favorite is serving a full menu all day and a late night menu after 9 p.m. Grab a beer and a bucket of darts and spend a typical night in the Lou. What Christmas?

Follow Lindsay Toler on Twitter at @StLouisLindsay. E-mail the author at Lindsay.Toler@RiverfrontTimes.com.

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