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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.
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 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.
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!
Start your Christmas shopping with a visit to downtown Sikeston. Browse our galleries, art studio, antique and collectibles shops, boutiques, and specialty stores to find that gift for someone special.
While downtown, take a carriage ride through the area or enjoy our Historic Homes Walking/Driving Tour.
Join us after dark for a hayride tour around Faust Park, and then wander through candlelit historic homes, where storytellers await to share spooky stories. Warm up with a bonfire as you listen to live music.
Three hayrides are scheduled per night at 6 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 pm. Tickets are $10 per person and must be purchased in advance.
All witches, ghosts, goblins and ghouls, (and pirates, too) are invited to trick or treat at participating shops and businesses.
This is a fun Halloween float trip. Join Lay Z Day Canoes and Camping on the Big Piney River in St. Robert for a Haunted River Float. Floats depart every half-hour from Lay-Z-Day Canoe Outfitters.
Once you are in the raft there is no turning back from whatever may be lurking in the river. After the float, you walk through the haunted forest and hop a hay wagon for a ride back to the campground. At the campground, there is a nice warm bon fire.
Camping is available by reservation; a separate fee applies.
Information can be found on our website and Facebook page; and you can call or email for details and reservations.
Cost: $25; ages 6-12, $10; younger than 6, free.
NOTE: Held on the dates specified only.
The largest annual holiday lights display in Northwest Missouri will once again take place at Krug Park at the northern end of St. Joseph's famed Parkway (3500 St Joseph Avenue and Hyde Park, 8th and Hyde Park Avenue). The park will become "Holiday Park," 6-10 p.m. from Friday, November 28 through Sunday, January 1, 2015 (including Christmas night).
Started in 1981, today more than 100,000 visitors drive through each year to see the lavish display of lighted arches and trees, winter scenes and the park's lovely Italianate buildings breathtakingly outlined in lights. At the southern end of the Parkway, Hyde Park also will be dazzlingly lit for the holiday season.
Admission will be free to both parks, though donations are accepted.
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