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On the annual Candlelight Tours, experience the magic of the beautifully decorated Governor's Mansion.
The tour features several decorated rooms of the historic brick building, which has been home of Missouri Governors since 1871.
Walk-in groups of less than 10 are always 030welcome. Reservations are required for groups of 10 or more.
The event, which is a fund-raiser for Carthage Historic Preservation, features a cross-section of historic homes in a variety of styles, some of which have never before opened to the public. This fascinating look at beautifully restored and decorated homes includes an elegant opportunity for tea at the 1895 Phelps House. Reservations are required for the tea. Tickets may be purchased on the website and at local stores.
Founded in the 1840s, Carthage has three historic districts and more than 600 individual landmarks listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Editor's note: address shown above is for Carthage Convention and Visitors Bureau.
The National Park Service presents the sights and sounds of winters past. At the free annual series, the Old Courthouse Rotunda is decked in authentic Victorian décor. Guests are invited to experience holiday music, food and dancing from eras in St. Louis history.
At the two holiday balls, volunteers in period clothing demonstrate how early St. Louisans celebrated the holiday season. Guests learn about foods, music and dancing common to holidays. On select Wednesdays, the Old Courthouse hosts concerts featuring lunchtime performances.
Historic Holiday Traditions at the Old Courthouse Kick-off Concerts
Historic Holiday Traditions at the Old Courthouse Free Concert Series
St. Louis Holiday Historic House Tour
1864 St. Louis Holiday Ball at the Old Courthouse
1764 Twelfth Afternoon Ball at the Old Courthouse
The Historic Holiday Traditions events at the Old Courthouse take place on the above-listed dates ONLY.
The Louisiana Area Historical Museum and 6 beautiful Louisiana churches are holding the 20th Annual Church Walk. Explore the beauty of these amazing buildings and enjoy short presentations from each of the churches starting at 3pm at the Bethel AME Church.
Picture yourself inside a Norman Rockwell Christmas painting. That’s exactly how you’ll feel as more than 1,500 glowing luminaries welcomes you to the sights, sounds and smells of ‘Christmas Yesteryear’ in charming Augusta. The town has pulled out all the stops and is ready to welcome visitors, young and old, from near and far, to create holiday memories.
Among many other activities and attractions, you can: visit Santa Claus in the Olde Wine Hall; shop our quaint businesses; settle under a blanket and enjoy a leisurely horse-drawn carriage ride; warm yourself ‘round a bonfire and savor freshly-roasted chestnuts; enjoy caroling in the historic church; and enter the town scavenger hunt with prizes.
Please monitor our website for the details.
Few traditions are as joyous as Capitol Caroling performances by Jefferson City Public Schools. This concert is held each year in the rotunda of the Missouri Capitol.
The program of traditional holiday music and special selections includes performances by the Jefferson City High School Concert Choir and Symphonic Band; the High School Orchestra; the Chorale; and the Simonsen 9th Grade Center Choir.
Seating is limited (no reserved seating); some standing-room may be available. Please enter and exit through the south carriage entrence only. (Media broadcasts of Capitol Caroling are scheduled at a later date.)
Watch a video of the 2012 event: Click Here.
NOTE: This is a fragrance free event – no perfume or cologne.
Our Annual Christmas Tea Party and Tour at Anna Marie’s Teas
1913 historic home: Intimate seating, old friends combined with new friends, tucked inside the 100-year-old home in downtown Liberty, Missouri. The home features 5,000 square feet of original woodwork, fascinating history, each owner's love and impeccable maintenance are still a part of “this old house.”
Family: Your loved ones and our loved ones. We are a small family and there is a good chance you might meet all of us when you come to tea in our home. We are looking forward to having you.
Events will be held on above-listed dates ONLY.
Missouri Town 1855 celebrates the variety of traditions of the 19th century at Christmas time. Settlers new to the frontier use native materials to adorn the buildings throughout the village. The residents of the town also display their cherished heirlooms passed down through the generations at this festive time of year. A special visit from a 19th century Santa Claus is sure to delight the child in all of us.
Experience the magic of the season as all of Branson is aglow for the holidays. From fabulous shows and dazzling lights to spectacular shopping and breathtaking scenery, Branson is a special gift for everyone in your family during this special time of year.
The centerpiece, Branson Area Festival of Lights Drive-Through, delights people of all ages. Your journey begins with a magical one-mile drive along a path illuminated by more than 175 displays. Located off Shepherd of the Hills Expressway and Roark Valley Road, this family experience promises to be spectacular.
Admission: Family vehicle, $15 ~ Family season pass, $25 ~ Mini-coach (up to 28 seats), church van, limo, $30 ~ Full-size motorcoach, $55.
Download the Branson Area Festival of Lights map and create your own tradition during Ozark Mountain Christmas.
The glow of candlelight fills the first legislative chambers as musicians perform traditional songs native to Missouri and the Midwest to get you in the holiday spirit.
Tickets: $10; sales begin Nov. 28.
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