Holidays at The Chase Park Plaza

The Chase Park Plaza Royal Sonesta Hotel welcomes guests of all ages to the historic property for a lineup of unforgettable holiday celebrations. Festivities include a Thanksgiving Brunch, a St. Louis-themed Gingerbread Village, and The Chase Park Plaza’s holiday kickoff party featuring special guests Mr. and Mrs. Claus. In addition, The Preston will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Christmas Day and will include special holiday selections with wine pairings.


Holiday Rate

Enjoy an unforgettable holiday experience at The Chase Park Plaza. This holiday season The Chase is offering a special holiday rate starting at $149 per night! Book Now

Holiday Kickoff Party

When: Friday, November 22; 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Where: The Chase Park Plaza main lobby

Cost: Free

Details: Mr. and Mrs. Claus come to The Chase Park Plaza to spread holiday cheer and officially kick off the season. Carolers will sing popular seasonal songs while Santa and Mrs. Claus mix and mingle, and guests sip on champagne or hot cocoa, enjoy fresh cookies, admire the Gingerbread Village and take part in a special tree-lighting ceremony of The Chase’s outdoor tree (5:45 p.m.).

This year, The Chase has partnered with St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Artwork made by young patients of St. Louis Children’s Hospital will be available for purchase during the Holiday Kickoff Party. All proceeds will be directly benefit St. Louis Children’s Hospital.

Toy Drive: Guests are encouraged to bring an unwrapped toy to donate to Angel's Arms for children aged 1-13. The organization is dedicated to providing and supporting loving homes for foster children by keeping brothers and sisters together within a nurturing family until a forever home is found. Those 21 and older who donate a toy will be entered to win a one-night stay at The Chase Park Plaza and a $100 gift card to The Preston restaurant. Prize will be raffled off at the end of the event, and the winner must be present to claim the prize.


Gingerbread Village

When: November 22 through January 1

Where: The Chase Park Plaza main lobby

Cost: Free

Details: Nothing says the holiday season quite like a Gingerbread Village! 150 lbs. of sugar, 80 lbs. of flour, more than 1,500 eggs and other festive ingredients were used to create a decadent Gingerbread Village featuring 19 buildings including many Central West End landmarks, such as The Chase Park Plaza and Forest Park, and a 6-foot-tall gingerbread Gateway Arch.


Thanksgiving Brunch

When: Thursday, November 28; 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Where: Starlight Ballroom

Cost: $78 for adults, $25 for children 6-12 (plus tax/gratuity). Children ages 5 and under are complimentary.

Details: Gather your family and friends, and join us for a delicious brunch featuring panoramic city views from our 11th floor Starlight Ballroom. Enjoy a grand seafood display, omelet station, carvery with roasted prime rib, maple-glazed pit ham and slow-roasted turkey, sweets such as chocolate pecan tarts and pumpkin pie, an action station featuring apple pie a la mode with liquid nitrogen ice cream, and much more. Complimentary valet parking is included. Reservations are required by calling 314.633.3060.


Central West End Window Walk

When: Saturdays, December 7, 14, 21; 1 to 5 p.m.

Where: Central West End

Cost: Free

Details: This year is the 10th anniversary of the popular annual Central West End Window Walk, a month-long celebration highlighting holiday happenings in the Central West End. Visitors are invited to stroll through the district and admire the elegantly decorated windows of the area’s shops and restaurants. Warm up at The Chase by grabbing a bite to eat at The Chase Club or enjoy our fresh cookies available to Window Walk participants each Saturday in the lobby.