This Week In Springfield

Springfield Ballet's The Nutcracker, Winter Solstice Tours at Smallin Cave, Harry Connick, Jr. in Concert and more!
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What's Happening in Springfield | December 10-17

Celebrate the holiday tradition of "The Nutcracker" with the 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. December 14-17.

Take a Winter Solstice Tour at Smallin Civi War cave in Ozark. During the shortest days of the year, December 15-29, a remarkable phenomenon occurs at the entrance of the cave. Due to the winter tilt of the Earth and the south-facing position of the massive entrance of the cave, the rays of winter sunshine stream far back into Smallin’s depths. Reflecting on the floor and the walls of the cave, the morning rays of sunlight shine across the sun-shaped petroglyph and cause the cave to take on a remarkable glow at around 10:00 a.m. No tours December 16, 25 ad 29.

Honoring the 300th birthday of his beloved hometown of New Orleans, and the influences that shaped his career, Harry Connick, Jr. and his band are bringing their “A New Orleans Tricentennial Celebration...Holiday Edition” tour to Juanita K. Hammons Hall December 17.

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

Looking Ahead

Christmas Pop-Up Market at Farmers Market of the Ozarks | Dec. 21

Farmers Market of the Ozarks in Springfield, Missouri.

Shop for handcrafted gifts and foods to help your Holidays be one to remember. Farmers Market of the Ozarks (FMO) will host a Christmas Market Pop Up Market on Wednesday Dec. 21, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the FMO pavilion at Farmers Park. FMO is the only year-round market housed in a permanent heated pavilion at the Farmers Park Development, off Republic Road.

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