Tag Archives: Christmas

Holiday Cheer in Missouri: Things to do in the Southwest Region

The holidays are coming. My inner child is making plans and she’s starting early. Who doesn’t love a parade? So she’s kicking off the season November 14 with the 3rd Annual “Most Wonderful Time of Year Parade” at Branson Landing, dedicated to Mr. Christmas, Andy Williams. But why limit myself to just one? The Carthage Christmas Parade steps off December …

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4 Ways to Celebrate the Holidays in Branson

Holiday cheer and new traditions await you in Branson this holiday season. Branson’s Most Wonderful Time of Year Parade, the first Christmas parade of the season, happens along the Branson Landing Promenade on November 14 to honor Mr. Christmas himself, the late Andy Williams. Formerly known as the Parade of Stars, the Most Wonderful Time of Year Parade features several …

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Holiday Cheer in Missouri: Things to do in the Northwest Region

The holidays are coming. And so is the family. What are you going to do? Show your Missouri spirit, of course, by taking them to some of the coolest, holiday-iest places in your neck of the woods! Across Missouri you find an abundance of places bursting with holiday spirit. And here’s the proof. Check out these five awesome sights to …

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Holiday Cheer in Missouri: Things to do in the Southeast Region

The holidays are coming. And so is the family. What are you going to do? Show your Missouri spirit, of course, by taking them to some of the coolest, holiday-iest places in your neck of the woods! Across Missouri you find an abundance of places bursting with holiday spirit. And here’s the proof. Check out these five awesome sights to …

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Holiday Cheer in Missouri: Things to do in the Central Region

The holidays are coming and there’s so much to be done. It’s easy to get caught up in the preparations and forget to enjoy all the season has to offer.  We have some solutions that let you do both. Whether you love to shop or just want to get it done, shopping in Central Missouri is full of fun and …

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Enjoy a ‘Christmas Castle’ in Independence

Maybe you don’t have the time or money to travel to Disneyworld to see the famous Sleeping Beauty castle or even King Ludwig’s Neuschwanstein fantasy palace in Germany, the inspiration for the famous Orlando symbol of Mickey’s kingdom. Happily, I’ve been lucky enough to do both in my lifetime. But the next best thing to be found in Missouri is, …

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Shop Around Springfield

Holiday lights are twinkling in Missouri and people are searching for perfect gifts for their loved ones. Whether they begin their quest at Battlefield Mall or the mom-and-pop shops throughout the city, shoppers will find what they want in Springfield. Battlefield Mall features more than 150 retail shops filled with the latest fashions, home décor, gifts and more; wonderful restaurants; …

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Enjoy the Christmas Traditions in St. Charles

Santa, and Mrs. Claus of course, rule in St. Charles for the Christmas Traditions festival.  It just so happens there are ten Santa characters as a part of this annual event celebrating its 39th anniversary this year. In the event you’re keeping score…here’s the Santa line-up for 2013: Victorian Santa Frontier Santa Civil War Santa Father Christmas World War II …

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Visit Independence – Where Holiday Traditions Begin

Eggnog and freshly baked gingerbread, caroling in your neighborhood on a chilly evening, opening a present on Christmas Eve and finding a new set of pajamas (again!) or decorating your tree with paper ornaments  made by your children. Everyone has a favorite holiday memory. I’d like to share one of mine, which started many years ago after my first Christmas …

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