Missouri Holiday and Winter Events 2016

The last Milk Dud has been eaten and the plastic spiders are back in storage.

It’s time to focus on winter and all the fun the season brings to Missouri.

From day-long celebrations of community to holiday-themed festivals lasting weeks, the Show-Me State has abundant activities for you and your traveling companions to experience this season.


Your options include events such as the Holiday Stroll in O’Fallon, the Christmas Light Tour in Branson and the Enchanted Village of Lights in Laurie.

Also on deck are things like The Great KC Pet Expo in Kansas City and the River Valley Craft Fair in Cape Girardeau.

These are just a few of the happenings shaping up across Missouri this winter. Read on for more ways to enjoy the winter months in Missouri.

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11/11-12 10a-7p, 10a-3p Versailles Versailles Holiday Open House
11/18-19 9a-4p Laurie Holiday Market Place – Camden County Museum
11/18-1/1 5p-10p Laurie Enchanted Village of Lights
11/26 6p-8p Laurie Laurie Lighted Christmas Parade
12/3 10a-4p Warrensburg Dickens Christmas
12/1 7p-9p Columbia Great Russian Nutcracker
12/1 630p-830p Columbia Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
12/3 8a-6p California Christmas California Style
12/9 7p-9p Columbia University Concert Series Presents: Mannheim Steamroller
12/10 5p-730p Kingsville Gardens by Candlelight: A Luminary Walk at Powell Gardens
12/11 33op-5:30p, 7p-9p Columbia Tim Warfield’s All-Star Jazzy Christmas
12/17 10a-3p Linn Creek Old Tyme Christmas in Linn Creek
12/17 9a-noon Kingsville Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus at Powell Gardens


11/12-13 Lee’s Summit Annual Holly Festival
11/18 6p-9p Lee’s Summit Mayor’s Tree Lighting
11/22-12/31 Lee’s Summit Jackson County Christmas in the Park
11/23 530p-8p Kansas City Christmas in the Sky at Longview Lake
11/23-12/31 5:30p-10p, 5:30p-11p Kansas City  Christmas in the Park
11/25-26 9a-4p Jameport Step Back in Time Christmas Craft Show & Festival
11/25-1/1 6p-10p St. Joseph Holiday Park and South Pole
12/1-12/31 Lee’s Summit The Lee’s Summit Magic Tree
12/1-12/31 Lee’s Summit Paradise Park’s Ginormous Gingerbread House Party
12/2 10a-5p Lee’s Summit Downtown Lee’s Summit Hometown Holiday
12/2-3 5p-8p, 9a-3p Plattsburg Plattsburg Community Christmas
12/3 2p-7p Lawson Christmas on the Farm at Watkins Woolen Mill State Historic Site
12/3 4p-7p Lee’s Summit Lee’s Summit Symphony Holiday Magic Concert
12/3 9a-1p St. Joseph Breakfast with Santa/Gingerbread Workshop
12/3 St. Joseph Christmas at the Square
12/3-4 10a-6p, 10a-4p Kansas City The Great KC Pet Expo
12/3-4 6p-8p, noon-4p Lexington Anderson House Christmas at Battle of Lexington State Historic Site
12/8-9 10a-6p St. Joseph Holiday Art Sale
12/10 9a-5p Lee’s Summit A Christmas Celebration at Missouri Town 1855
12/28-1/1 Kansas City OVO from Cirque De Soleil
1/12-15 Kansas City Mid-America RV Show
1/28 10a-3p St. Joseph Super Science Saturday
2/20 10a-3p St. Joseph Family Day 2017


11/1-12/31 6p-8p, 8:30p-10:30p Branson Christmas Light Tour
11/5-12/30 1p-9p, noon-9:30p Branson Silver Dollar City’s An Old Time Christmas
11/19-12/31 Springfield Festival of Lights
11/21 5p-7p El Dorado Springs Chamber of Commerce Christmas Tree Lighting
11/26 10a-5p Springfield Queen City Craft Show
12/1-3 5p-9p, 8a-5p Neosho Neosho Dickens Christmas Faire
12/3 9a-3p Carthage Olde World Christmas Market
12/3 10a-3p El Dorado Springs Chamber of Commerce Christmas Expo & Parade
2/4 630p-930p Springfield Beer, Wine Cheese & Chocolate Festival
12/3 6p-8p Cassville Cassville Area Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade
2/17-19 Springfield Potterfest
1/30 7 p-10p Branson Branson’s Hot Winter Fun Big Show – 23rd Annual
2/25 9a-4p Warsaw Benton County Hunting & Fishing Expo


11/16 6p-8p O’Fallon O’Fallon Tree Lighting Ceremony
11/17-1/1 St. Louis Anheuser-Busch Brewery Lights
11/18-12/30 St. Louis Santa’s Express Train Ride
11/18-1/8 Eureka Santa’s Magical Kingdom at Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park
11/19 9a-3p Washington Craft and Gift Expo
11/19-20 10a-5p Hermann Holiday Fare Wine Trail
11/19-20, 25-27 9a-3p Manchester Fair Trade Market
11/19-1/1 St. Louis Garden Glow at Missouri Botanical Garden
11/23-1/1 St. Louis Winter Wonderland
11/24 St. Louis Ameren Missouri Thanksgiving Day Parade
11/25 6p-7p Washington Holiday Parade of Lights
11/25-12/24 630p-9p, 11a-9p St. Charles Christmas Traditions
11/25-12/30 6p-10p O’Fallon Celebration of Lights
11/25-1/1 Eureka Holiday in the Park at Six Flags
11/27 3p-5p Washington Olde Fashioned Christmas
11/30 8p-10p St. Louis Stile Antico Holiday Concert
11/30 7p-9p St. Louis Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker
12/2 & 12/9 5p-10p Augusta Candlelight Christmas Walk
12/3-29  7p-8:30p (T), 2-4p (S) Webster Groves Model Trains in the Depot
12/3-4 10a-4p, 11a-4p St. Louis International Institute Holiday Bazaar
12/3-4 10a-6p, 10a-5p Hermann Kriskindl Markt – Stone Hill Winery
12/3-4 & 10-11 Hermann Weihnachtsfest – German Christmas – Deutschheim State Historic Site
12/9-10 6p-9p, 5p-9p Chesterfield Candlelight Tours at Faust
12/10 5p-8p Hannibal Historic Hannibal Living Windows
12/10 8p-9p St. Charles Candlelight Christmas Concert at First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site
12/10-11 8p-10p, 2:30p-4:30p St. Louis Christmas at the Cathedral
12/11 Noon- 5p St. Charles ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas at First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site
12/11 3p-5p Louisiana 22nd Annual Louisiana Church Walk
12/11 4p-7p Washington Holiday House Tour
12/12-13 6p-9p O’Fallon Old-Fashioned Holiday Stroll
12/17-18 3p-5p St. Charles Meet Santa’s Reindeer at First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site
12/31 St. Louis NYE Live! St. Louis 2017
1/2 St. Louis 2017 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic
1/6-2/28 Noon-3p St. Louis Mardi Gras STL – Soulard
1/13-14 St. Louis Loop Ice Carnival
1/14-15 St. Louis Eagle Days


11/18-20 5p-9p, 9a-6p, 9a-5p Cape Girardeau Annual Crafts, Gifts & Collectibles Show
11/19-20 10a-5p, 10a-4p Cape Girardeau 46th Annual Christmas Arts and Crafts Festival
11/19-20 9a-5p Cape Girardeau River Valley Craft Fair
11/23-26 7a-7p Eminence 2016 Coldwater Ranch Thanksgiving Trail Ride
11/25-27, 12/9 and 17 1p-4p Cape Girardeau Christmas at the Glenn House
11/27 5p-6p Cape Girardeau Annual Parade of Lights
12/3 9a-3p Kennett Christmas Bazaar
12/3 5:30p-6:30p Salem Christmas Parade of Lights
12/3-4 8:30a-5p, 10a-3p West Plains 34th Annual West Plains Holiday Season Arts and Crafts Show and Sale
12/3-4 11a-6p Ste. Genevieve Holiday Christmas Festival
12/3-18 1p-4p Cape Girardeau Glenn House Christmas Tours
12/4 7:30p-9:30p Rolla The Ten Tenors – Home for the Holidays
12/9-10 9a-6p, 8a-5p Mountain View Chamber of Commerce Christmas Craft Show & Winter Celebration
12/9-10 6p-830p New Madrid Candlelight Tours at Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site
12/10-11 4p-8p, 1p-4p Jackson Southern Country Church Tour of Cape Girardeau County
12/11 1p-6p Ste. Genevieve Le Reveillon – French Christmas – at Felix Valle House State Historic Site
12/31 6p-9p Ste. Genevieve La Guignolee Watch Party
2/25 West Plains West Plains Brewfest

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