What is Going on In and Around Springfield, Mo this weekend. Some are for a price, and some are FREE!!!! The weekend is Always a fun time to enjoy family and friends and there are so many events to choose from. Make it a Very Enjoyable, Special Weekend!
Silver Dollar City: An Old Time Time Christmas at Silver Dollar City, 399 Silver Dollar City Parkway. Festival runs through December 30 and features a special effects Christmas Tree, a new production of "It's a Wonderful Life", a holiday light
parade, "A Christmas Carol, and 4 Million lights. Park is open Thursday thru Sunday though December 23, closed Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Open daily December 26-30. One -day ticket (tax not included) $56, $46 for ages 4 -11, $54 for ages 62 and older, free to ages 3 and younger.
Branson Area Festival of Lights Drive-Through, dusk - 11pm, daily through January 2, on Shepherd of the Hills Expressway and Roark Valley Rd. A one-mile drive along a path of illuminated with more than 175 displays. Admission is $12 for a family vehicle, $25 for a family season pass, $30 church vans and limos.
The Polar Express, now through December 22, Branson Scenic Railway at 206 Main St. Admission: $34 (tax not included), $24 for ages 2-12. 1-800-287-2462.
Santa at Branson Landing Santa is in and out at the Branson Landing
The Shepherd of the Hills Trail of Lights dusk daily through December 31, at the Shepherd of the Hills homestead, 5586 W. Missouri 76. 417-334-4191.
Splash's Winter Wonderland and Holiday Light Tours, through December 9, Duck Dock, 2320 W. Missouri 76, Tickets, tax not included, $16, $10 for ages 4-11, and free for ages 3 and younger. 877-887-8225.
Titanic Christmas and Winter Celebration, 9am to close, daily through December 31, Titanic Museum Attraction, 3235 W. Missouri 76. 1800-381-7670
Friday, November 16
Nixa: Live Band Dance,7pm-9:30pm, Nixa Senior Center, 404 S. Main St. 417-725-2322 There is a cover charge.
Ozark: All You Can Eat Dinner, 5-7pm, VFW Post 7628, 104 S. 1st Street. 417-581-5553.
Branson: Johnny Mathis, November 16 and 17th, at the Mansion Theatre, 189 Expressway Lane. Tickets: 417-239-1333.
Biblotrivia Contest, 6pm at the Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell Ave. Compete in teams of 2 to 4, in this trivia contest about books, reading, and literature. Prizes awarded. Grades 6 to adults. Registration required. FREE! 417-882-0714.
Mercy Co-Worker Craft Fair, 7am to 5pm, Mercy Hospital in the Catherine McAuley Conference Center, 1235 E. Cherokee St. FREE 417-820-7501.
Metamorphosis: Dance Concert, 7:30pm November 16, 2:30 and 7:30pm, November 17 at Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts, 525 John Q. Hammons Parkway. The concert will feature 10 choreographic works by MSU students. FREE 417-836-5201.
Nature and the Arts: The Photography of Noppadol Paothong, 7 to 8pm, Springfield Conservation Nature Center, 4601 S. Nature Center Way. Ages 12-adult. FREE, registration required 417-888-4237.
Tablescapes: Home for the Holidays, 6 to 8pm, Springfield Botanical Center, 2400 S. Scenic Ave. Peter Longley presents a formal setting along with stories and traditions of Thanksgiving. Light Refreshments provided. $8 fee, pre-registration required. 417-891-1515/
Tool Belts and Bow Ties, the Party that Builds a Home, a Habitat for Humanity event, 6-11pm, Bass Pro White River Room Conference Center, 600 W. Sunshine St. Features tapas buffet, live and silent auctions, beverage pulls, live entertainment from Studio 54 and dancing. Tickets, $100 individual. 417-829-4001.
Saturday, November 17
CPR First Aid-AED Training, presented by Nixa Parks and Recreation, 8:30am to 2:30pm, the Center, 701 N. Taylor Way. Successful participants will receive a Red Cross certificate at the end of training. Open to ages 11 and older. Cost $90. 417-725-5486.
48th Annual Ozark Christmas Parade with theme of: 12 Days of Christmas--6 to 8:30pm, beginning at 1650 W. Jackson St, heading east, then south on Third St. to Church ST., proceeding around the square and ending at the corner of Elm and Third streets. Ozark Chamber of Commerce, 417-581-6139.
5th Annual Ozark Craft Festival 9am to 4pm, at the Ozark Jr. High Gymnasium, 1109 W. Jackson St. 417-234-4729.
Your Memories, Your Book: Writing Your Life Story, 1:30 to 3pm, Christian County Library, 1005 N. Forth AVe. Personal historian and author Wayne E. Groner will discuss how to turn memories into a book. FREE, registration required. 417-581-2432
Kimberling City: Tri-Lakes Community Singers Fall Concert, 7 to9pm, November 17 and 4 to6, November 18th at Kimberling City United Methodist Church, 57 Kimberling Blvd, FREE. 417-294-4787.
Republic Hood United Methodist Bazaar and Bake Sale, 9am to 2pm, at 139 N. Walnut St. Handcrafted items, Christmas decor and bake sale. Lunch served 11am to 1pm, 417-732-2192.
Ridgedale: Big Cedar Wine Club Testing, 4:30pm, the Worman House at Big Cedar Lodge, Devil's Pool Road. 800-225-6343.
3rd Annual Fall Shopping Bazaar, 9am to 4pm, Life 360 Church, 3581 S. Kansas Ave. Crafts, home base businesses, specialty groups, 417-447-9000.
Festival of Lights Kick Off, 5:30pm, Jordan Valley Park, 635 E. Trafficway. A lighting ceremony begins at 5:30pm with the lighting of the Mayor's Christmas tree, followed by a visit by Santa Claus and fireworks at Hammons Field. Free ice skating at Mediacom Ice Park. 417-864-1010.
Half Price/Half Museum/Half Day, 9am to 2pm, Discovery Center, 438 St. Louis Street. Half of the Museum will be closed to prepare for the Festival of Trees Benefit fundraiser. Admission is $6, $4 for ages 3 to 15, $5 for Seniors. 417-862-9910
27th annual Festival of Trees Benefit, 6:30pm, Discovery Center, 438 St. Louis ST. Enjoy gourmet food, music, bid on items donated by area businesses during a live auction. Tickets $100 each. 417-862-9910 ext. 713.
Hobbitfest, 2pm at the Library Center, 4653 S. Campbell Ave. Celebrate all things Tolkien in anticipation the release of "The Hobbit" Watch "The Hobbit", 1977, not rated. Grades 4-12 FREE! 417-882-0714,
Kiwanis Club of Downtown Springfield Trivia Night, 6:30pm, Boys and Girls Club, 835 W. Calhoun St. Tickets $15, 417-425-4225 or 417-860-6484.
4th Annual Ozarks Beerfest, 1-5pm, Shrine Mosque, 601 St. Louis ST. Features music, food from area restaurants and sampling of beers. Proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks. Tickets: $25, $30 door, VIP tickets $50. 417-889-9136 ext. 114.
Winter Tree ID, 9am-11am, Springfield Nature Center, 4601 S. Nature Center Way. Ages 12 to adult, FREE 417-888-4237.
Matisyahu, 8pm, Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East. Tickets $25, 417-863-9491.
Nixa: Live Band Dance, 7pm, Nixa Senior Center, 404 S. Main St. Cover charge. 417-725-2322.
Sunday, November 18
Rogersville: Temple Israel's Art Festival, 10am to 3pm, Temple Israel, 5910 S. Farm Rd 193. Features traditional Jewish baked items, art creations in wood, glass, stone, beads, clay, a selection of Judaica, a silent auction, cafe serving lox and bagels and egg salad sandwiches. 417-827-6633.
Daughtry and 3 Doors Down with special guests, P.O.D., 7pm O'Reilly Family Event Center, Drury University, 900 N. Benton Ave. Tickets $29-59, 417-873-6389
Missouri State Symphony and Choirs 5th Annual Holiday Concert, 4pm at Juanita K. Hammons Hall for the Performing Arts, 525 John Q. Hammons Parkway. FREE. 417-836-5182.
St. Agnes Holiday Bazaar, 8:30am - 6:30pm, St. Agnes School cafeteria at 533 S. Jefferson Ave. Features crafts, Christmas ornaments, holiday items and baked items. Breakfast served 8:30-10:30 am. 417-882-8773.
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***There is so much to do “In and Around Springfield, Mo.” The information shared in this blog is information obtained through a variety of sources, I recommend verifying your event is still scheduled to take place. Make it a Weekend full of Memories with those you love while enjoying what is going on, “In and Around Springfield, MO October 19, 20, and 21st.
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