This Week In Springfield

Springfield Christmas Parade, Luminary Driving Tour, Symphony's Christmas at the Movies and more!
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What's Happening in Springfield | December 3-10

Come be part of the tradition this year at the Springfield Christmas parade December 8. 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 at 2:00 p.m. and ends at Jordan Valley Park.

Wilson Creek National Battlefield's annual Luminary Driving Tour is also Saturday, December 8. To honor the 2,539 soldiers, who were casualties of the Battle of Wilson's Creek in Missouri, the luminary's will be placed along the 5-mile tour road and at the historic Ray House. Admission is free for the day. The evening event is open to the public beginning at 5:30 p.m. and closing at 9:30 p.m.

The Springfield Symphony is celebrating Christmas at the Movies with a concert of music from all the classic Hollywood holiday soundtracks on December 8. The orchestra will play the Christmas classics of the silver screen and favorite holiday television specials, and top if off with their annual carol sing-a-long to put you in the spirit of the season.

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 by Springfield Little Theatre brings the classic 1983 movie to hilarious life on stage at the Landers Theatre. Dec. 6-9.

For more events happening in the Ozarks, visit our online calendar.

Looking Ahead

Springfield Ballet's The Nutcracker | December 14-17

Celebrate this holiday tradition with Springfield Ballet and the ones you love! Follow along as Clara and her Nutcracker Prince dash from an extravagant Christmas party to a fierce battle with the evil Mouse King, then on a magical journey through the Land of Snow and Kingdom of Sweets.

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