Missouri Winter Events


Across Missouri, seasonal celebrations take place in large cities and small towns, offering visitors an array of choices, from parades and drive-through light parks to live music and regional cuisine.

Here’s a look at Missouri winter events designed to get you in the mood for this splendid season.

  • Central
  • Northeast
  • Northwest
  • Southeast
  • Southwest


11/15-1/5 St. Louis Santa’s Magical Kingdom-Yogi Bear’s Jellystone Park
11/20-12/30 O’Fallon Celebration of Lights
11/27-1/1 St. Louis Winter Wonderland at Tilles Park
11/23-1/4 St. Louis Garden Glow 2013 at the Missouri Botanical Gardens (dates vary)
11/23-1/5 St. Louis Gardenland Express at Missouri Botanical Gardens (dates vary)
11/29-12/30 St. Louis U.S. Bank Wild Lights-St. Louis Zoo
11/29-12/24 St. Charles Santa Parade
11/30-12/22 St. Charles Breakfast with Santa
12/4-12/22 St. Louis Black Nativity
12/6-7, 13-14 St. Charles Christmas Candlelight Tour-Daniel Boone Home and Heritage Center
12/7-8, 14-14 Hermann Historic Hermann Museum and German Bake Sale
12/7-8, 14-15 Hermann Weihnachtsfest “German Christmas” at Deutscheim Historic Site
12/7-8, 14-15 Hermann Christmas Tablescapes
12/7-8, 14-15 Hermann St. George Holiday Rectory Tour
12/7-1/4 Clarksville Santa Land 2013
12/10 O’Fallon Old Fashioned Holiday Stroll
12/11 St. Louis Historic  Holiday Traditions at the Old Courthouse Free Concert
12/12-12/13 St. Louis St. Louis Symphony Holiday Concert: Too Hot to Handel: A Gospel Messiah
12/13 Florissant Christmastime in Ireland (performing arts)
12/13 St. Charles Capitol by Candlelight
12/13 St. Louis Martina McBride “The Joy of Christmas” Tour at Fox
12/14 Hermann Columbia Handbell Ensemble
12/14 St. Charles Holiday Haberdashery
12/14 St. Charles Candlelight Christmas Concerts
12/14 St. Louis 1813 St. Louis Holiday at the Old Courthouse
12/14 Hannibal Hometown Christmas
12/14-15 St. Louis St. Louis Symphony Holiday Concert: Mannheim Steamroller Christmas
12/14-15 Hermann Kristkindl Markt at Hermannhof Festhalle, Hofgarten & Mill
12/14-15 Hermann Say Cheese Wine Trail
12/15 St. Charles Twas the Night Before Christmas
12/17-29 St. Louis Elf the Musical at the Fox
12/18 St. Louis Donnie and Marie Christmas Tour
12/18 St. Louis Historic  Holiday Traditions at the Old Courthouse Free Concert
12/20-12/22 St. Louis St. Louis Symphony Holiday Concert: Holiday Celebration
12/20-29 St. Louis The Nutcracker by St. Louis Ballet
12/21 St. Charles Ambassadors of Harmony Performances
12/21 St. Louis 1863 St. Louise Holiday Ball at the Old Courthouse
12/23 St. Louis Trans-Siberian Orchestra
12/24 St. Charles Santa Send-off
12/31 St. Louis First Night Saint Louis
12/31 St. Louis Gateway Arch Riverboat New Year’s Cruise
12/31 St. Louis St. Louis Symphony Holiday Concert: BMO Private Bank NYE Celebration
1/4 St. Louis 1764 Twelfth Afternoon Ball at the Old Courthouse


11/15-12/13 Platte City Santa’s Sipping Workshops/Jowler Creek Winery
11/23-12/31 Chillicothe Festival of Lights
11/27-12/31 Lee’s Summit Christmas in the Park
11/28-1/12 Kansas City Country Club Plaza Lights
11/29-12/15 St. Joseph “It’s a Wonderful Life” Live Performance
11/29-12/22 Independence It’s a Nutcracker Christmas at Chicago Alton 1879 Depot (816-325-7955)
11/29-12/30 Independence Spirit of Christmas Past “Merry & Bright”
11/29-12/30 Independence Victorian Winter Wonderland
11/29-1/1 St. Joseph Holiday Park and South Pole
12/5-22 Kansas City A Spectacular Christmas-Crown Center
12/6-7, 13-14 Liberty Downton Abbey Christmas Tea
12/7-24 Kansas City KC Ballet Presents: The Nutcracker
12/8-12/9 St. Joseph Christmas at the Cathedral-St. Joseph
12/10 Kansas City KC Jazz Orchestra Presents: Christmas with Kelly Hunt
12/13-15 St. Joseph “A Christmas Story” Live Performance
12/14 Lee’s Summit A Christmas Celebration at Missouri Town 1855
12/14-15 Platte City Christmas Cookie and Wine Pairing
12/18 Independence Morris Finds Christmas (performing arts)
12/21 St. Joseph Holiday Pops


11/26-12/24 Salem Trees & Trains Exhibit
11/30, 12/29 Cape Girardeau Christmas at the Glenn House
12/13 Rolla A Folk Christmas (concert)
12/13-14 New Madrid Candlelight Tours at Hunter-Dawson Historic Site
12/14 Poplar Bluff Iron Mountain Market Christmas-palooza (Postponed from 12/7 due to weather)
12/14 Eminence Eminence Christmas Celebration & Parade (Postponed from 12/7 due to weather)
12/14 Davisville Visit Santa Claus at Dillard Mill Historic Site
12/14 New Madrid First Annual New Madrid Christmas Parade (573-748-5300)
12/15 Eminence Nutcracker Suite Ballet (Postponed from 12/8 due to weather)
12/21 Desloge 5K Jingle Bell Run/Walk (573-431-3006)


11/1-12/31 Branson “A Legendary Christmas” Legends in Concert
11/1-12/21 Carthage Precious Moments Christmas
11/2-12/30 Branson Silver Dollar City’s An Old Time Christmas
11/15-12/28 Springfield Christmas in Lights
11/22-23, 12/4-21 Carthage Christmas Cards and Decorations of the 40s, 50s and 60s
11/23-1/4 Springfield Downtown Christmas on Route 66
11/29-12/26 Carthage Way of Salvation Light Display
11/29-12/29 Carthage Mt. Moriah Lights
12/1-1/3 Springfield Ozark Garden Railway Society Holiday Train Exhibit
12/5-12/15 Carthage Christmas Belles
12/7-12/21 Carthage Downtown Lighting Ceremony (417-358-2373)
12/13-15 Joplin 4th Annual DickensFest
12/14 Springfield Downtown Christmas Parade
12/31 Springfield First Night Springfield

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