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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 a corridor of over 1500 glowing luminaries welcomes you to the sights, sounds and smells of ‘Christmas yesteryear’ in charming Augusta, Missouri. 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 to cherish during their 32nd Candlelight Christmas Walk December 5 and 12.
If you are looking to experience the spirit of an old-fashioned ‘Norman Rockwell-feeling’ Christmas, you’ll find it this season in historic Augusta, Missouri. Visit with Santa Claus in the Olde Wine Hall! Settle under a blanket and enjoy a leisurely horse-drawn carriage ride through the crisp winter air, then warm yourself ‘round the bonfire at the old town square while savoring freshly-roasted chestnuts. Afterwards, enjoy Christmas caroling in the historic church. There will be a town scavenger hunt with prizes.
Are you a serious shopper? See the artisans and crafters at the Visitor Center, then hop on board the free antique trolley and be gently whisked to the doorsteps of our shops and galleries showcasing unique & distinctive gift ideas including hand-blown glass, paintings, and jewelry … just in time for the season of giving.”
Enjoy delicious food and holiday spirits at local restaurants, wineries, brewery and churches. If music and dancing is your thing, come to Mount Pleasant Winery.
Start your holiday traditions with us in beautiful Augusta; get away from the hustle and bustle by staying at one of our charming Bed & Breakfasts …and so much more to get you into the holiday spirit.
Please monitor our website for the details.
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.
Help do bousilliage repair on the Louis Bolduc House, play zombie versus human games, eat s’mores, plant garlic, hunt for a loup garou (werewolf), and sing zombie karaoke.
Experience the magic of the season during the Branson Area Festival of Lights 2014, 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, will delight children of all ages. Your journey begins with a magical one-mile drive along a path illuminated with more than 175 displays. Conveniently located off Shepherd of the Hills Expressway and Roark Valley Road, this one-of-a-kind family experience promises to be spectacular.
Branson Area Festival of Lights Drive-Through is open daily Nov. 1 – Dec. 31, from dusk until 11 p.m. Admission fees:
Download the Branson Area Festival of Lights map and create your own tradition during Ozark Mountain Christmas.
Carthage, Missouri, will be the site of a festive Christmas Homes Tour on Saturday December 6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. featuring homes never before opened to the public.
The event, a fund-raiser for Carthage Historic Preservation, Inc., will feature a cross-section of historic homes in a variety of styles. Founded in the 1840s, burned to the ground during the Civil War Battle of Carthage, and rebuilt during the lead and zinc mining boom of the 1880s and 1890s, Carthage is also the home of the most photographed courthouse in Missouri and three historic districts as well as over 600 individual landmarks listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
This fascinating look at beautifully restored and decorated homes will include an elegant opportunity for tea at the historic 1895 Phelps House. Reservations are required for tea with seating options ranging from noon-5 p.m. Advance tickets for the tour ($20) and tea ($20) may be purchased on the web site www.phelpshouse.org through December 1 or at local stores October 1-December 1. Tickets purchased after December 1 will be $25.
For more details contact the Carthage Convention and Visitors Bureau toll free 1-866-357-8687 or Carthage Historic Preservation, Inc. at 417-358-9688.
Please note: special needs access will be limited for most of the homes. There will be no rain dates or refunds.
Editor's note: address shown above is for Carthage Convention and Visitor's Bureau.
Celebration of Lights is a holiday light display held at Fort Zumwalt Park in O’Fallon. Each scene is designed and funded by local organizations, churches and businesses. Started in 1991, the event attracts more than 9,000 vehicles each year and more than 5,000 individuals on the Old Fashioned Holiday Stroll Night.
Please visit our website for vehicle pricing, reservations for carriage, train and sleigh hayrides as well as our exclusive Segway tours through the park.
"Christmas All Wrapped Up" is the theme for Christmas at the Bingham-Waggoner Estate. The Christmas season begins Friday, Nov. 28 and continues daily through Dec. 30 (closed Dec. 23-25). Walk-through tours are offered Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
We will present the Twilight Evening on Sunday, Dec. 7, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. The Twilight Evening gives you the opportunity to stroll at your leisure, enjoying light refreshments and live music while chatting with your friends, family and our talented decorators.
Your visit to the Bingham-Waggoner Estate begins in the Carriage House Boutique where you find lovely gifts for yourself or someone special. You may wish to relax in the third-floor tea room, enjoying music, cookies and hot spiced tea or coffee. We look forward to proudly sharing our Christmas event with you!
Join professional folk musicians Cathy Barton, Dave Para and friends at the Arrow Rock Federated Church, as they usher in the season with a variety of Christmas folk songs. Cathy and Dave have brought this event to Arrow Rock for more than thirty years. Free will offering at the door.
Head downtown in the evening for the Lighted Christmas Parade, Mayor's Tree Lighting, Elf Factory, Carolers, Pictures with Santa, and Horse-Drawn Carriage rides and more. Lane of Lights opens at East Valley Park also The Hall of Trees opens at the Hall of Waters downtown.
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