As a child, my family drove into London just to see the city all lit up with Christmas lights and other seasonal displays. St. Louis needs to do the same, with seasonal entertainers, lit up streets and a seasonal coloring of the Arch!
Working with merchants and the Federal government, the City of St. Louis will light up downtown for December. Lights will stretch across Washington, down Market and along all the adjoining streets to turn the city into a festive location. Christmas trees in the parks, a light display on the Arch, horse carriages, carolers, street vendors, a free public skating rink and more. The Christmas lights in downtown London were one of my most vivid childhood memories and they drew people from all across southern England. They can serve the same purpose in downtown St. Louis, and draw people downtown during Christmas and create a lifetime of positive city memories for kids.