Missouri is a state located in the Midwestern region of the United States. It is bordered by Iowa on the north; by Illinois, Kentucky, and Tennessee across the Mississippi River on the east; on the south by Arkansas; and by Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska on the west..
Jefferson City is the capital and Kansas City is the largest city of Missouri.
Other big cities and towns in Missouri include – Kansas City, St. Louis, Springfield, Independence, Columbia, Lee’s Summit, O’Fallon, St. Joseph, St. Charles, St. Peters, etc.
Some of the popular tourist destinations in Missouri include – Winter Wonderland at Tilles Park, etc.
Christmas Celebrations in Missouri :
In the capital of Jefferson City, Mayor’s Christmas Tree Lighting takes place at the Rotary Park on Bolivar Street during start of December. Few days later on first Saturday of December, the Jefferson City Jaycees Christmas Parade takes place in downtown Jefferson City.
Enjoy the holiday season with “Old Time Christmas” at the Silver Dollar City theme park in Branson, Missouri where 5 million lights, 1,000 decorated Christmas trees, two live shows and a parade will entertain the people from second week of November to the end of December.
In Kansas City, the holiday season begins with the traditional Plaza Lights Lighting Ceremony a day before Thanksgiving in the popular Country Club Plaza District. 15 city blocks are illuminated daily from 5 p.m. to 3 a.m from Thanksgiving to third Sunday in January.
You can enjoy a drive thorugh the Tilles park’s illuminated pathways with dancing snowflakes, jumping fish, a magical gingerbread house, and more awesome twinkling exhibits at the in St. Louis.
See wonderful Christmas lights at the Way of Lights in Belleville in St. Louis.
A 100-foot Mayor’s Christmas tree, a dancing fountain, and top class entertainment will entertain you throughout the Christmas festive season at the Crown Center near Downtown Kansas City.
In Laurie, the annual Lighted Christmas Parade takes place on last Saturday in the month of November.
The annual Lake Ozark Christmas Parade will take place on second Saturday in the month of December at the Bagnell Dam Strip in Lake Ozark.
The Lake of the Ozarks is home to four beautiful drive-thru holiday light parks namely – Enchanted Village of Lights at Laurie Fairgrounds, St. Patrick’s Festival of Lights at Shrine of St. Patrick/ Mother’s Shrine, Versailles Unity Circle of Lights at the Versailles City Park and Osage Beach Holiday Lights at the Osage Beach City Park & Osage Beack Parkway.
Celebrate the festive Season in St. Louis with Ameren Missouri Festival of Lights on saturday before Thanksgiving.
You can visit Ozark Mountain Christmas Lights & Village during Christmas holiday season.
Trail of Lights is hosted annually on the grounds of Branson’s Shepherd of the Hills outdoor theatre.
Take a trip back to the 1800’s this Christmas at the Daniel Boone Home in Defiance, Missouri. The Boone Home welcomes visitors for candlelight tours. Stroll through the historic property as thousands of candles light your way.
Arcadia Valley Christmas Parade takes place on first Saturday of December in Arcadia Valley located 80 miles south of St. Louis in the St. Francois Mountains of the Ozark Plateau.
Wishing all readers Merry Christmas 2016 & Happy New Year 2017 !!!