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1770 Twelfth Afternoon Ball
January 4, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm FREE
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A 1770 Twelfth Afternoon Ball

Celebrate the end of the holiday season as St. Louisans did in 1770. The Twelfth Afternoon Ball recognizes the completion of the Twelve Days of Christmas and the beginning of a new social season that culminates with Mardi Gras. This year’s ball highlights music, food and dancing from 1770. 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 historical food recipes common to St. Louis dinner tables during the 1770 holiday season. King’s Cake will be served, and the king and queen of Mardi Gras will be crowned. Historical clothing is not required to participate.


Old Courthouse
11 North 4th Street
St. Louis, MO 63102
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Phone: 877-982-1410