Missouri Winter Events 2015-16


“Christmas… Christmastime is here. Time for toys and time for cheer.” (Admit it, you were singing along.) And when you put the Show-Me State on your holiday travel itinerary, you’ll find activities to make every day a time for cheer. We have music and lights, theatre and ballet (yes, of course you’ll find the Nutcracker), parades and arts and craft shows, and SO much more. Just pick what part of the state you want to visit and we’ll be happy to fill up every spare minute with holiday joy.

Missouri Winter Events


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11/13-1/3 St. Louis Santa’s Magical Kingdom-Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park
11/17-22 St. Louis Irving Berlin’s White Christmas at the Fabulous Fox
11/19-1/3 St. Louis Victorian Christmas at Tower Grove House
11/20-12/30 St. Louis The Polar Express™ Train Ride
11/20-1/2 St. Louis Holiday Wreath Auction
11/21 Kirkwood Downtown Kirkwood Holiday Walk
11/21 St. Louis Vienna Boys Choir Holiday Concert, St. Louis Cathedral
11/21 St. Louis Ameren Missouri Festival of Lights
11/21 Warrenton Gobble Giveaway
11/21-22 Hermann Holiday Fare Wine Trail
11/21-22 Sappington Rotary Arts & Crafts Fair
11/21-22, 11/27-29 Manchester The 13th Annual Fair Trade Market
11/21-1/2 St. Louis 3rd Annual Garden Glow
11/21-1/3 St. Louis Holiday Flower and Train Show “Conifers of the World”
11/25-1/2 St. Louis 30th Annual Winter Wonderland, Tilles County Park
11/26 St. Louis Ameren Missouri Thanksgiving Day Parade
11/26 St. Louis The Hungry Turkey 5K
11/27 St. Louis Straight No Chaser, The New Old Fashioned Tour at the Fox
11/27 Washington Holiday Parade of Lights
11/27-28 St. Louis Thanksgiving Holiday Family Programs at the Saint Louis Art Museum
11/27-12/24 St. Charles Christmas Traditions 2015 (Wednesdays, Friday-Sunday)
11/27-29, 12/2-6, 9-13, 16-23, 26-30 St. Louis U.S. Bank Wild Lights at The Saint Louis Zoo
11/27-12/20 St. Louis All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914
11/27-12/30 O’Fallon Celebration of Lights 2015
11/28 Clarksville Small Business Saturday/Christmas Window Tour of Trees
11/28 St. Louis Michael McDonald: This Christmas, An Evening of Holiday & Hits at the Fox
11/28 Starkenburg Sounds of Starkenburg
11/29 Washington Olde Fashioned Christmas
11/30 De Soto Cyber Monday Hike at Washington State Park
11/30 St. Louis Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker at the Fox
12/3 St. Louis A John Waters Christmas: Holier & Dirtier
12/3-6 Mexico Mary Poppins
12/3-6 St. Louis Handel’s Messiah
12/4 St. Louis The 442’s Holiday Spectacular
12/4 Warrenton Hometown Christmas
12/4-5 Defiance Christmas Candlelight Tour-Daniel Boone Home and Heritage Center
12/4-6 St. Louis Cirque Dreams Holidaze at the Fox
12/4, 12/11-8 Augusta Candlelight Christmas Walk
12/5 Hermann Holiday House Tours
12/5 Kirksville Kickoff to Christmas in Kirksville
12/5-6 Clarksville Clarksville Christmas Market
12/5-6 Hermann Christmas Tablescapes
12/5-6 Hermann Historic Hermann Museum and German Bake Sale
12/5-6 Hermann Kristkindl Market
12/5-6 Wildwood Craft Fair and Shopping Extravaganza – Annual Holiday Lafayette Marketplace
12/5-6, 12-13 Hermann Weihnachtsfest “German Christmas” at Deutscheim State Historic Site
12/5-6 St. Louis 40th Annual Soulard Holiday Parlour Tour
12/6 St. Louis Chanukah: Festival of Lights at the Missouri Botanical Gardens
12/7-9 Clarksville “A Miracle for Christmas” Women’s Conference
12/8 O’Fallon Old Fashioned Holiday Stroll
12/9-12 Starkenburg The Spirit of CHRISTmas at Starkenburg
12/11 Mexico Holiday Express Santa Train
12/11 St. Louis Christmas with Amy Grant and Michael W. Smith
12/11-12 St. Louis A Very Manley Christmas with Jim Manley
12/11-13 St. Louis Winter Celebrations Weekend at the Saint Louis Art Museum
12/11-13 St. Louis Sounds of the Season featuring Ambassadors of Harmony
12/12 St. Charles Santa’s North Pole Dash
12/12 St. Charles Candlelight Christmas Concert at First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site
12/12-13 Hermann Kristkindl Markt
12/12-13 Hermann Say Cheese Wine Trail
12/12-13 St. Louis Christmas at the Cathedral – St. Louis Cathedral Concert
12/13 De Soto Winter Walk at Washington State Park
12/13 Louisiana 21st Annual Louisiana Church Walk
12/13 St. Charles ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas at First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site
12/13 St. Louis Lafayette Square Holiday Parlour Tour
12/13 Washington Washington Holiday House Tour
12/15 St. Louis Mitzi MacDonald and Keltic Reign Christmas in the Kitchen
12/15-16 St. Louis Winter Wonderland
12/16 St. Louis NOW96.3 Let it Snow Show
12/16-19 St. Louis Matt Wilson’s Christmas Tree-O (Jazz at the Bistro)
12/17 St. Louis A Gospel Christmas with Thomas Young
12/17-23 St. Louis The Nutcracker presented by Saint Louis Ballet
12/18-19 St. Louis Victorian Christmas Open House at the Campbell House Museum & Magic Chef Mansion
12/18-20 St. Louis Missouri Ballet Theatre: The Nutcracker
12/18-20 St. Louis Macy’s Holiday Celebration
12/19-23 St. Louis The Elves and the Shoemaker
12/21-23 St. Louis Jazz St. Louis Big Band plays Ellington’s Nutcracker
12/26-27 St. Louis Elf the Musical
12/30 St. Louis Kwanzaa: Festival of the First Fruits
12/31 St. Louis BMO Private Bank New Year’s Eve Celebration
12/31 St. Louis Gateway Arch Riverboat New Year’s Eve Cruise
12/31 St. Louis NYE Live! St. Louis 2016 at Ballpark Village
12/31 St. Louis Rock-N-Roll New Year’s Eve – Lemp’s Grand Hall


11/2-12/31 Branson Celebrate Christmas Show
11/7-12/30 Branson An Old Time Christmas Festival
11/20-21 Stockton Christmas Open House
11/20-21 Willard 10th Annual Christmas on the Frisco
11/26-12/30 Carthage Lights of Carthage
11/27-12/26 Carthage Christmas at the Precious Moments Chapel (closed Christmas Day)
11/28 Mount Vernon Village of Lights
11/28 Springfield Queen City Craft Show
12/3-5 Carthage artCentral Holiday Boutique
12/3-5 Neosho Dickens Christmas Faire
12/4 Springfield Winterfest Visual and Performing Arts Festival
12/4-5 Carthage Olde World Market
12/4-5 Springfield Kringle Holiday Market
12/4-5 Table Rock/Stone County 15th Annual Christmas Tour of Homes
12/5 El Dorado Springs El Dorado Springs Christmas Fest
12/6 Branson 67th Annual Adoration Parade
12/7 Carthage Mayor’s Tree Lighting and Carthage Christmas Parade
12/7 Diamond George Washington Carver National Monument Holiday Open House
12/19 Cassville Eagle Watch at Roaring River State Park


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