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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.
Enjoy a 1860s Victorian Christmas during candlelight tours of the Hunter-Dawson home. The house, aglow with the warmth of oil lamps and candles, will be decorated with fresh greenery, Christmas trees and 1860s style ornaments. Site staff will be wearing Victorian era fashions and refreshments will be served. Regular tours will be given from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and candlelight tours will begin at 6 p.m.
Each holiday season the Governor's Mansion is beautifully decorated and visitors can experience this magic at the annual Candlelight Tours. The tour features several decorated rooms of the historic brick building which has been home of Missouri Governors since 1871.
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!
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.
A Jefferson City tradition for almost 20 years, Living Windows takes place downtown where storefronts and windows come alive with dancers, singers, religious and holiday themes. Hayrides wind their way through the streets and Santa Claus makes his yearly visit to Hawthorn Bank. More than 50 groups participate and fill High Street from Jefferson to Adams for more than three blocks of entertainment. Enjoy refreshments, listen to carolers and watch performances sharing the holiday spirit.
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.
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