In addition to a weekly tour on Tuesdays at 3pm, Shawn Askinosie will lead an hour long tour at 2pm on Saturdays for the holidays. Enjoy the behind-the-scenes perspective on chocolate making and finish up the tour with a tasting. Proceeds from tickets will fund Chocolate University.
Activate the train garden with a push of a button. The miniture landscape and village are a sight to behold!
Deluxe Round Trip Transportation and 5-hour stay
Kids will give a location and then our group of hysterical improvisors will begin to weave a story that will never be repeated again. Kids will decorate the set for that unique show and will be brought on stage to help bring this story to life. Heros, Villians, Animals, Music and who knows what else will help make each improvised story unique to each show.
Newly widowed interim pastor Julian Banks and his 13-year-old daughter are new in town. They show up just in time for pandemonium-filled Christmas pageant rehearsals. Add to that the lady who lives in the old mansion on the hill and you have a wonderful blend of mystery, laughter, and tears in Keeping Watch.
Observe, taste, and feel 1st century life in Bethlehem.
Journey back to December, 1944. Its the Golden Age of radio and long-suffering Arthur Kensington finds himself in the midst of a battle to keep his tiny radio station, W-O-R-D, on the air. Hes planned a special holiday broadcast with his eclectic staff of decidedly not-ready-for-prime time radio players.
This timeless holiday classic follows Clara and her Nutcracker from an extravagant Christmas party to a fierce battle with the evil Mouse King, then off on a magical journey through the Land of Snow and Kingdom of Sweets. Audience members young and old alike have made The Nutcracker a holiday tradition for many generations, so share the magic of The Nutcracker with someone you love this year! This season Springfield Ballet will once again welcome professional guest artist & Springfield Ballet alumna Emily Ricca, as she returns to the stage as the Sugar Plum Fairy with her Caviler, Tomas Mazuch.
Make holiday shopping easy by heading to one location and perusing numerous businesses. You are sure to find the perfect and unique gift from one of the many local shops. Buy local, shop downtown Springfield!
Peter Longley, Horticultural Interpreter, sets the stage for a Charles Dickens tale and Christmas menu, decor and place settings. Inspire your next event!
Drew Carey is a stand-up comic turned actor and producer who had the distinction of having two hit shows simultaneously: the long-running comedy "The Drew Carey Show," which ran from 1995-2004, and the improv/sketch show "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" on which he was the host and producer.
Explore lofts throughout the downtown area, in all their festive holiday glory.
Enjoy a free tuba concert in the heart of downtown Springfield.
Create holiday gift bags and wrappings, ornaments, and more! Then head out to watch the parade by two that afternoon.
Immediately following the Saturday matinee performance of The Nutcracker, children are invited to enjoy cookies and juice and a special meet and greet with the stars of The Nutcracker in the lobby of the beautiful, historic Landers Theatre. All children take home a special souvenir!