There’s no better place to get into the #SpiritofSonesta than at The Chase Park Plaza Royal Sonesta Hotel! They’re kicking off the holiday season in St. Louis with a big bash this Friday, November 22nd from 4pm-7pm. Guests of all ages are welcome to experience the festivities and magic at The Chase!

CPP Tree 2018

The celebration begins with a visit from Mr. and Mrs. Claus in a horse-drawn carriage. Children (and adults too!) have the chance take pictures with Santa and voice to him all their holiday wishes. Carolers will join later with classic holiday tunes. Guests can enjoy refreshments of champagne, hot cocoa, and sweet treats throughout the evening. The event will take place in the hotel’s beautifully renovated lobby – just another reason to stop by.

Holiday Kickoff Party 2018

The Chase’s talented pastry team has been hard at work creating this year’s bigger and better Gingerbread Village display! With its grand reveal at the kickoff party, guests can expect to find a large chocolate Gateway Arch, the Chase Park Plaza tower, the World Chess Hall of Fame, and many more famous Central West End landmarks all made from gingerbread. Here are a few behind the scenes looks at this year’s village before it all comes together.

Gingerbread Village 2019 prep
Gingerbread Village 2019 trees

The Chase embodies Sonesta’s #CultureofCaring in many ways and looks forward to doing so this holiday season. During the kickoff party, they will be supporting a local non-profit organization, Angels’ Arms, through a toy drive. Angels’ Arms provides loving homes for foster children by keeping brothers and sisters together within a nurturing family until a forever home is found. The hotel will be collecting toys for boys and girls ages 1-13. Those who donate a toy will have a chance to win a one-night stay at the newly renovated Chase.

The hotel will also be introducing a new partnership with their neighbors down the street at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. At the holiday kickoff party, community members will have the chance to purchase artwork drawn by young patients at Children’s Hospital. All proceeds will be given directly back to St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

The holidays are all about good tidings, cheer, family, and giving back – experience it all this Friday at The Chase Park Plaza.

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