Winter Events in Missouri

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‘Tis the season to celebrate, and there’s no better way to make merry than taking part in a holiday festival or event. From mouthwatering food and holiday tunes to rich historical traditions and handmade arts and crafts, these events will give you all the holly jolly good times you’re looking for this winter.

An Old Time Christmas, Nov. 6-Dec. 30, Branson. A Missouri Christmas classic, Silver Dollar City’s holiday festival is a sight to behold. You’ll be dazzled by millions of twinkling lights, entertained by holiday shows and tempted by tasty treats.

Christmas in the Sky, Nov. 24, Lee’s Summit. This extravaganza marks the unofficial start of the holiday season. Live performances and a fireworks show choreographed to holiday music set the stage for Santa’s arrival so he can give the first gift of Christmas.  

Christmas Traditions, Nov. 27-Dec. 22, St. Charles. Experience the delight of holidays gone by on historic Main Street. The sound of horses’ hooves on cobblestone streets combine with carolers’ voices while visitors dine, shop and interact with famous figures from yuletide legends. 

Dickens Christmas, Dec. 4, Warrensburg. Travel back in time to enjoy Victorian-era costumes, live performances and a winter farmers market. While you’re there, give in to your competitive side and enter the wreath -decorating competition, or place your bids in the silent auction.

Christmas Country Church Tour, Dec. 16-17. Perry, Bollinger, Ste. Genevieve and Cape Girardeau counties. Explore 31 beautifully decorated churches on this free, self-guided tour. In addition to the charming décor and stunning architecture, many churches showcase talented choirs and provide delicious cookies made from old family recipes.

These are just a sampling of the festivities you can discover throughout Missouri this holiday season Check out the list below to find more events in each region of the Show-Me State.


Six Flags Holiday in the Park, Eureka – Nov. 20-Jan. 2 *select dates

Victorian Festival of Christmas, Hannibal – Nov. 28-Dec. 24

Holiday Fare Wine Trail, Hermann – Nov. 20

Christmas at Hermann Farm, Hermann – Dec. 4-5 & 11-12

Kristkindl Markt at Stone Hill Winery, Hermann – Dec. 4-5

Holiday Bazaar at Hogshead, Hermann – Dec. 4

Weihnachtsfest, Hermann – Dec. 4-12

Christmas Market, Hermann – Dec. 11

Christkindl Markt at Hermannhof, Hermann – Dec. 11-12

Polar Express Train Ride at Union Station, St. Louis – Nov. 19-Dec.30

Winterfest, St. Louis – Nov. 20-Jan. 2

Olde Fashioned Christmas, Washington – Nov. 28

Crawlin’ Around the Christmas Tree, Washington – Dec. 4


Mistletoe Market, Excelsior Springs – Nov. 20

Elf Factory, Excelsior Springs – Nov. 20

Downtown Christmas Kickoff, Excelsior Springs – Nov. 20

Best Little Arts and Crafts Show, Independence – Nov. 19-20

Brookside Holiday Season Opener, Kansas City – Nov. 11-14

Merry Market, Kansas City – Nov. 26-28, Dec. 10-12 & 17-19

Kimmswick Cookie Walk, Kimmswick – Dec. 3-5

A Christmas Celebration at Missouri Town 1855, Lee’s Summit – Dec. 4

Hometown Holidays, Liberty – Dec. 4

Christmas on the River, Parkville – Nov. 19

Holiday Lighting Celebration, Platte City – Nov. 24

Sugarplum Festival, St. Joseph – Nov. 11-13

Holiday Downtown, St. Joseph – Nov. 27-Dec. 18

Holiday Open House, Weston – Nov. 13

A Taste of Holiday Hospitality, Weston – Dec. 3

Weston’s Yuletide Faire, Weston – Dec. 4


Christmas on the Square, Camdenton – Dec. 4

Christbaumfest, Cole Camp – Nov. 20

Christkindlmarket, Cole Camp – Dec. 3

Cole Camp German Christmas Concert & Churches Tour – Cole Camp – Dec. 5

Holiday Shop Hop and Magic Tree Lighting, Columbia – Nov. 6

Living Windows Festival, Columbia – Dec. 3

Christmas in the Park, Crocker – Dec. 18

A Hometown Christmas, Dixon – Dec. 18

Brick District Holiday Open House, Fulton – Nov. 5

Christmas at the Depot, Fulton – Nov. 24, every Friday and Saturday Nov. 26-Dec.18

Downtown Living Windows, Jefferson City – Dec. 3

Candlelight Tour of the Missouri Governor’s Mansion, Jefferson City – Dec. 3 & 6

Lincoln Annual Christmas Craft Fair & Parade, Lincoln – Dec. 5

Old Tyme Christmas at Linn Creek, Linn Creek – Dec. 18

A Christmas in Richland, Richland – Dec. 11

Kaysinger Christmas, Warsaw – Dec. 3-4


Annual Christmas Arts & Crafts Extravaganza, Cape Girardeau – Nov. 20-21

Victorian Christmas Tour: Christmas in Color, Cape Girardeau – Nov. 27-28, Dec. 4-5, 11-12, 18-19

Holiday Open House, Cape Girardeau – Dec. 3

Flashlight Candy Cane Hunt, Cape Girardeau – Dec. 10

Breakfast with Santa, Cape Girardeau – Dec. 12

Christmas at the Park, Crocker – Dec. 18

Downtown Sikeston Holiday Open House, Sikeston – Nov. 12-13

Downtown Sikeston Tree Lighting, Santa’s Village and Parade of Lights, Sikeston – Dec. 3

Cookie Crumb Trail, Ste. Genevieve – Nov. 13

Allée Allumée, Ste. Genevieve – Nov. 26, Dec. 3, 4, 10, 17

Le Reveillon, Ste. Genevieve – Dec. 4

Holiday Christmas Festival, Ste. Genevieve – Dec. 4-5

La Guignolèe, Ste. Genevieve – Dec. 31

Christmas on the Square, Waynesville – Dec. 2


North Pole Adventure at Shepherd of the Hills, Branson – Nov. 12-Dec. 26

Branson Holiday Market, Branson – Nov. 19-20

SEAsons of Wonder, Springfield – Nov. 23, Dec. 1, 7, 15, 21

Hometown Holidays, Carthage – Nov. 26-Jan. 1

Harvest Holiday House & Craft Fair, Fair Play – Nov. 13

Nixa Christmas Parade, Nixa – Dec. 5

Holiday Open House in Galloway, Springfield – Nov. 11

The Nutcracker Cookies & Cocoa, Springfield – Nov. 21