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Christmas in the Ozarks

?Christmas Tree Lighting at the Mill & Parade
Dec 1 at 4:30 pm
Fair Grove, MO – Wommack Mill
The annual Fair Grove Christmas Parade starts at 5:00 pm Saturday, Dec 1. The parade begins at the Fair Grove High School parking lot, and lineup starts at 4:30 pm Immediately after the parade is the annual Christmas Tree Lighting at the historical Wommack Mill.

✞Branson’s Adoration Celebration Parade
Dec 2, 2018 at 5:00 pm
Downtown Branson
The Branson Adoration Parade begins with the annual lighting of the largest area nativity scene overlooking Lake Taneycomo at dusk and culminates with a community gathering like no other. Celebrating the non-commercial, true meaning of Christmas, the parade features performances by local high school marching bands, a variety of floats created by community organizations from several states, and an appearance from St. Nick himself.

?Reindeer Run 5K
Dec 7, 2018 – 7:00pm – 9:00pm
Republic, MO
The 10th Annual Reindeer Run 5K will be held at J.R. Martin Park in Republic. All registered 5K participants will receive an official Reindeer Run 5K t-shirt.

?“I Believe” Buffalo Christmas Parade
Dec 8, 2018 at 10:00 am
Buffalo, MO
The theme this year is “I Believe” – The chamber “Believes in Buffalo.” The Parade will start on Maple Street.

?Christmas Around the World
Dec 8, 2018 at 1:30 pm
Aurora, MO
2018 Aurora Christmas Parade theme is: Christmas Around the World. Lineup begins at 1:30 pm

??Bolivar Christmas Parade
Dec 8, 2018 – 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Bolivar – Near SBU Campus
The parade will begin at 2 pm, starting at SBU’s campus. If you would like to participate, please stop by the Chamber office or call us at 326-4118 to register before the deadline.

??Monett Christmas Parade
Dec 8, 2018 – 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Downtown Monett
The Monett Christmas Parade goes down the heart of the downtown business district. The parade is held on the 2nd Saturday of December, with a parade start at 11:00 am. The lineup starts at 11th street and stretches to the end of Broadway.

?Wonders of Christmas Parade
Dec 8, 2018 at 2:00 pm
Downtown Springfield
Downtown Springfield Association invites the community to celebrate the “Wonders of Christmas.” Whether you love polar bears in festive scarfs, ice skating penguins or a walrus sipping hot cocoa, we want to see your favorite holiday woodland creatures deck downtown with cheer.

?Christmas on Route 66
Dec 15, 2018, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Marshfield – The intersection of Pine and Washington St.
The theme for this year’s parade will be Christmas on Route 66! Line up will begin at 9 a.m. with staging at the intersection of Pine and Washington Streets.

??Verona Christmas Parade
Dec 15, 2018 at 2:00 pm
Downtown Verona
Join us for the 2018 Verona Christmas Parade. There will be big firetrucks, and even pictures with Santa!

?Santa Run Springfield
Dec 15, 2018 at 8:00 am
1254 E Republic Rd, Springfield
It’s the first ever Santa Run in Springfield, brought to you by Fleet Feet! Each entry for the 5k receives a Santa costume for the run. Come out for a jolly time and hot cocoa and cookies at the finish line. There’s an ugly sweater contest for spectators as well.

?Rudolph’s Holly JollyTM
Christmas Light Parade
Silver Dollar City – Branson, MO
Say hello to the most famous reindeer of all during Rudolph’s Holly Jolly™ Christmas Light Parade!

As grand marshal, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer™ leads this joyous musical procession of nine lighted floats and 45 costumed characters through the streets of Silver Dollar City. The parade includes Rudolph’s friend Bumble the Abominable Snow Monster™, 14-foot moose characters, 12-foot tall elves and 10-foot candy canes, plus penguins and a troupe of marching wooden soldiers.

The floats, illuminated with 200,000 ultra-bright LED lights, feature whimsical animated scenes, including huge drumming bears and cymbal-playing penguins. They were designed exclusively for Silver Dollar City, meaning this is a one-of-a-kind experience you won’t find anywhere else this Christmas season!

??Santa’s Wonderland
Now until Dec 24, 2018
Bass Pro Shops – Springfield
Enjoy free arts and crafts with Santa’s elves, and even meet Santa himself! You can grab a FREE photo with Santa too!

?Bagwell Lights
Opening Dec 1, 2018, Reoccurring
008 E Cambridge St, Springfield
Head out to the Bagwell Lights to see synchronized music and lights!

?Candy Cane Lane at Rutledge-Wilson Farm
This event recurs weekly, each Friday, Saturday, Sunday, until Dec 16, 2018
Rutledge-Wilson Farm – Springfield
This is a drive-through light display. It is $5 per vehicle. No buses or limos allowed because of sharp turns. 3 weekends of Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights starting November 30th, from 5-8 p.m. Cash or card accepted, but cash will get you through the line quicker.

?Branson’s Gift of Lights
Open nightly from dusk to 11:00 pm, Nov 1, 2018 – Jan 1, 2019
700 Expressway Lane Branson
Branson’s Gift of Lights is the area’s traditional festival of Christmas lights. This drive-through Christmas display is located on Expressway Lane, in front of the Royal Oak Charcoal Plant. New for Christmas 2018: In addition to the Nativity Scene, you will see Christ’s baptism, walking on the water, the last supper, the crucifixion, the resurrection, and His ascension.

?Trail of Lights
Open nightly from dusk to 10:30 pm through Dec 31, 2018
5586 W Hwy 76, Branson
The Trail of Lights is Branson’s original drive-thru light display and a favorite for the last 29 years! This attraction is filled with millions of multi-colored Christmas lights, and themed and animated displays, winding its way through the 160-acre Shepherd of the Hills Homestead. Come enjoy a Branson favorite Christmas tradition!

?Let There Be Lights!
5:00 pm -11:00 pm
Branson’s Promised Land Zoo – 2751 Shepherd of the Hills Expressway Branson
Branson’s NEW TRADITION at Let There Be Lights! With a two-mile LED Christmas Lights Drive Thru Display, Santa and REAL LIVE REINDEER on display and available for photos, Christmas Village with Living Nativity Petting Zoo, Christmas Movies and fully stocked Stocking Stuffer Gift Shop.

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