Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops
Santa’s arrival welcomes families back to the massive Christmas village transformation inside Bass Pro Shops featuring free photos with Santa and free family holiday activities.
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Springfield Little Theatre Presents: The Christmas Story – The Musical
Dec 2; Dec 6-9
From the songwriting team behind the smash-hit Tony Award-winning musical Dear Evan Hansen and the Academy Award-winning film La La Land, A Christmas Story – The Musical brings the classic 1983 movie to hilarious life on stage!
Based on the perennial holiday movie favorite, A Christmas Story – The Musical chronicles young and bespectacled Ralphie Parker as he schemes his way toward the holiday gift of his dreams, an official Red Ryder® Carbine-Action 200-Shot Range Model Air Rifle (“You’ll shoot your eye out kid!”). An infamous leg lamp, outrageous pink bunny pajamas, a maniacal department store Santa, and a triple-dog-dare to lick a freezing flagpole are just a few of the distractions that stand between Ralphie and his Christmas wish.
A Christmas Story – The Musical is a dazzling triple-dog-dare of a good time sure to warm your heart this holiday season!
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47th Annual Joplin Christmas Parade
The 47th Annual Joplin Christmas Parade, brought to you by Freeman Health System , rolls down Main Street, December 5. This year’s theme is “Honoring Local Heroes.”
Freeman Health System proudly continues to support and sponsor the Joplin Christmas Parade. We consider this a gift to the community we have served for the past 92 years and we are honored play a key in role in bringing the parade to the city of Joplin! Proceeds from the parade will benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals®.
The parade route starts at 15th and Main Street and runs north to Third Street.
Juanita K. Hammons Hall Presents: A Charlie Brown Christmas
Everyone’s favorite holiday classic comes to life in the all-new touring production A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS LIVE ON STAGE! Join Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Lucy, Linus and the whole Peanuts gang as they put on their own Christmas play, and ultimately discover the true meaning of the season. A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS LIVE ON STAGE is a present the whole family can enjoy.
Adapted from Charles M. Schultz’s classic Emmy and Peabody Award-winning animated television special, A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS LIVE ON STAGE features the unforgettable music of Vince Guaraldi, as well as a concert of beloved holiday carols performed by the Peanuts characters. There’s no better way to discover the magic of the season!
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Midtown Victorian Christmas Homes Tour
Homeowners within the Midtown Historic District invite you to stroll through their properties for an up-close look at the Victorian and Colonial architecture of the late 1800s and early 1900s. See stunning Christmas decorations and Midtown residents dressed in period clothing, learn about each home’s builder and original occupants, and discover how each home has changed through the years. Three shuttles depart from the Drury University Diversity Center and run throughout the tour.
Friday 4–9 p.m.
Saturday noon–5 p.m.
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Downtown Springfield Christmas Parade
December 8th 2-4
Come be part of the tradition this year as parade participants show off their floats, bands march their way around downtown and holiday cheer is spread for all, with an appearance by Santa. The route starts on South Avenue and Elm Street and ends at Jordan Valley Park.
Christmas at the Movies
The Springfield Symphony is celebrating Christmas at the movies with a concert of music from all the classic Hollywood holiday soundtracks! We’ll play the Christmas classics of the silver screen and favorite holiday television specials, and top if off with our annual carol sing-a-long to put you in the spirit of the season.