Chocolate Holiday Magic

In case you haven’t heard the radio ads, seen the tv commercials, or noticed the big billboards, there’s a huge holiday event at America’s Center this weekend.

This event will have everything: craft demonstrations, a culinary stage with chef competitions, a beer and wine garden, live entertainment with carolers, acrobats and a drumline (not all at the same time), a pet parade, and even a World Bird Raptor Show.

And chocolate.

Here at Kakao we’re ramping up for the weekend-long Holiday Magic event, making chocolates and confections and all the delicious gifts that people will want to give for the holidays — including our eggnog truffles and gingerbread truffles. The show hours are: 

  • Friday, December 4, 12:00 Noon to 9:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, December 5, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Sunday, December 6, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • If you can’t make it downtown, be sure to stop by the second annual Green Living Expo at the Missouri History Museum on Sunday, December 6, from noon to 4 p.m., where we’ll also have our chocolatey treats.

    Or, of course, you can visit the Kakao shop and cafe at 2301 S. Jefferson in St. Louis. We’re open Tuesday – Friday from 7 a.m. (we’ve got a selection of coffees from the best roasters in St. Louis) to 6 p.m., and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

    And if you enjoy wine and chocolate (who doesn’t?), be sure to join us at the Yellow Farmhouse Winery in Defiance on Saturday, December 5, from 5 to 8 p.m. for their annual Christmas Walk, an evening of special treats and food and wine (and chocolate) pairings. We’ll have our Yellow Farmhouse Dessert Wine Truffles, too!

    MARK YOUR CALENDAR: Kakao is welcoming back LUSH, those great soapy folks, to our shop on Tuesday, December 9, from 6 to 9 p.m. They’re bringing a special selection of gifts, just in time for the holidays. And of course we’ll have chocolate samples and a bit of wine to go with it.

    See you soon!

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