Tag Archives: Christmas

Gifts from Christmas Past

Editor’s note: This is the first in a six-part series about MDT staff memories of Gifts of Christmas Past. Check back here for future installments. Staffers at the Missouri Division of Tourism recently were asked to share memories of their favorite gifts from Christmas Past, with the caveat their responses should be: Totally superficial Related to gifts received before age …

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Las Posadas Procession Reenacts the Story of Mary and Joseph

Among the dozens of activities and performances filling the 30-day Christmas Traditions festival in St. Charles is the Spanish heritage jewel entitled “Las Posadas.” The traditional story of the journey of Mary and Joseph, and their search for lodging, is reenacted in a 10-block procession of carolers, historic characters, the Lewis & Clark Fife and Drum Corps and hundreds of …

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It’s Time to Think Christmas … Christmas Traditions, That Is!

Everyone knows all too well the temperatures have been hot, hot, hot across Missouri this summer. In St. Charles, we’re attempting to cool things down a bit with visions of the holidays. That’s right, by the time we kick off our annual Festival of the Little Hills event – Aug. 17-19 – the St. Charles Tourism Division will be primed …

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Seasonal Celebrations Abound in Missouri

Christmas is 10 days away, which means you need to do two things: 1) Finish your shopping; 2) Enjoy the fun events happening around Missouri during this season of celebration. In every corner of the Show-Me State, celebrations of all sorts take place as 2011 winds to a close and 2012 draws near. Whether you’re interested in drive-thru light parks, …

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Baldknobbers Celebrate Christmas Season in Branson

The Christmas season is in full swing in Branson, Missouri. At Branson’s first show, the Baldknobbers, our Christmas show opened last week.  During November and December, in the first half of the Baldknobbers Show, guests enjoy the best of this year’s country show. Then after intermission, the curtain goes up on Baldknobbers Family Christmas.  The Baldknobbers Christmas shows run through …

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Let It Snow …

I know snow isn’t the most travel  friendly form of precipitation, but I welcome it during the next couple of days. Hey, it’s a lot better than ice, right? I’m not asking for a blizzard (see picture of Missouri Capitol at left); but I would like more than a dusting. I have fond memories of snow-filled Christmas days growing up …

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Santa Claus, Veterans, and plenty of Thanksgiving

Here in Branson, we’re hearing Jingle Bells and enjoying the twinkling Christmas lights all over town.  Actually that’s been going on for a while now, as the Branson area officially launches the Ozark Mountain Christmas season on Nov. 1 each year. As our friend Andy Williams sings, “It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” In many ways I agree.  …

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A Jolly Branson Christmas

Branson, at any time of the year, is a fun and energizing place to take your family. At Christmas, Branson will get even the Scrooge in your family into the Christmas spirit! My 3-year-old son Cale has been asking to go on a train ride for a nearly a year. When I heard the Branson Scenic Railway had been transformed …

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Lucky No. 13

The weekend is almost here, and while it starts on a somewhat ominous sounding note – and one feared by those with triskaidekaphobia (don’t go to dictionary.com; it means fear of the number 13) – there’s no reason to sequester yourself indoors all weekend. Instead, get out and see the sights. There’s plenty to do in Missouri on a fall …

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