Nixa: Live Band Dance,7pm-9:30pm, Nixa Senior Center, 404 S. Main St. 417-725-2322 There is a cover charge.
Comedian Mike Birbiglia, 8pm, at the Gillioz Theatre, 325 Park Central East. Tickets: $29-$19. 417-863-9491.
Tablescapes! The Dickensian Christmas, presented by Peter Longley, 6pm, Springfield Botanical Center, 2400 S. Scenic Ave. Ages 16 and older. Fee: $8, pre-registration required. 417-891-1515.
Saturday, December 15
Civil War Christmas Tour, 7 to 8:30pm, December 8, 3575 N. Smallin Rd. Features hot cocoa around the campfire, stories of American soldiers at Christmas during the Civil War and a lantern-light tour of the cave. Tickets $19.95 for adults, $12.95 for kids. 417-551-4545.
Snowdeer, A Christmas Story, written by Randy Plummer, 2pm at Night Light Beacon of Branson, 3044 Shepherd of the Hills Expressway. Tickets: $5, $3 for kids 5-16, free to kids under 5. 417-334-4839.
Festival of Lights Ice Skating Show, 1:30pm at Mediacom Ice Park at 635 E. Trafficway. Admission $5.00 417-866-7444.
Holiday Loft Walk, 4-9pm, downtown Springfield. Proceeds benefit Child Advocacy Center. Admission: $12 in advance, $15 at the door. 417-693-0827.
Market Soup-Off Contest, 9am to 1pm, at the Farmers Market of the Ozarks, 4139 S. Nature Center Way. Sampling at market and Christmas caroling and pictures with Santa. Proceeds benefit Harvest on Wheels with Ozarks Food Harvest and Winter Coat Donation Drive. Free admission. 417-766-8711.
Natural Holiday Crafts, 10am to 2pm, Springfield Conservation Nature Center, 4601 S. Nature Center Way. Stop by anytime to make simple holiday ornaments from natural materials. All ages, FREE!
Traditional Music and Dance Society's Contra Dance Christmas Potluck, 6pm, Northview Center, 301 E. Talmage ST. Admission, $6, and $4 for students and members. 417-862-8681.
Sunday, December 16
Santa and Friends, noon to 4pm, Springfield Botanical Center, 2400 S. Scenic Ave. Visit Santa, see the Holiday Train Garden Display and enjoy lots of fun kids activities. FREE! 417-891-1515.
THINGS GOING ON THROUGH THE SEASON
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
Eating out, here's the Greene Co. Health Report.
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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 November 30, December 1 and 2nd
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