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1768 Twelfth Afternoon Ball

Date: January 6, 2018

Time: Noon - 4PM

Location: Old Courthouse Rotunda | 11 N 4th St, St. Louis, MO

Price: FREE

Celebrate the end of the holiday season as St. Louisans did in 1768. The Twelfth Afternoon Ball at the Old Courthouse recognizes the completion of the Twelve Days of Christmas, which leads to Mardi Gras. This year’s ball highlights music, food and dancing from 1768. Dennis Stroughmatt et L’Esprit Creole will perform 18th-century music, Deborah Hyland will lead dances from the time period, and food historian Suzanne Corbett will demonstrate historic food recipes common to St. Louis dinner tables during the 1768 holiday season. King’s Cake will be served, and the king and queen of Mardi Gras will be crowned. Free and open to all ages. Historic clothing not required to participate.

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