Check out all the events happening in the Springfield, Missouri, area in December 2022.

Bass Pro’s Winter Wonderland

Bass Pro's Santa Wonderland 2022

Photo courtesy of Bass Pro Shops

Enjoy the magic of Christmas at Santa’s Wonderland in Bass Pro. This year, millions of kids and families will experience the magic of Christmas at the retailer and receive a free 4x6 studio-quality photo with Santa. Scheduling a time to visit Santa is now more convenient than ever with free online reservations.

When: Nov. 8-Dec. 24 

Where: 1935 S. Campbell Ave., Springfield

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“White Christmas The Musical” at the Landers Theatre

Springfield Little Theatre White Christmas

Veterans Bob Wallace and Phil Davis have a successful song-and-dance act after World War II. With romance in mind, the two follow a duo of beautiful singing sisters en route to their Christmas show at a Vermont lodge, which just happens to be owned by Bob and Phil’s former army commander. With a dazzling score featuring well-known standards, including “Blue Skies,” “I Love A Piano,” “How Deep Is the Ocean,” and the perennial title song, White Christmas is an uplifting musical worthy of year-round productions.

When: Nov. 18-Dec. 4

Where: 311 E. Walnut St., Springfield

Gardens Aglow at Mizumoto Japanese Stroll Garden

Gardens Aglow

Photo courtesy of The Springfield-Greene County Park Board

Gardens Aglow returns for its fourth season with more than 150,000 festive lights and beautiful features. Bring the whole family to walk the botanical-themed light festival. Tickets start at $5 for ages 13+, $2 for children ages 3-12, and kids 2 and under enter free. Event runs from late November to early January.

When: Nov. 25-Dec. 31

Address: 2400 S. Scenic Ave., Springfield

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Disney’s “Aladdin” at Juanita K. Hammons Performing Arts Center

Discover a whole new world at Disney’s “Aladdin,” the hit Broadway musical. From the producer of The Lion King comes the timeless story of “Aladdin,” a thrilling new production filled with unforgettable beauty, magic, comedy and breathtaking spectacle. It’s an extraordinary theatrical event where one lamp and three wishes make the possibilities infinite. Hailed by USA Today as “Pure Genie-Us,” “Aladdin” features all your favorite songs from the film as well as new music written by Tony® and Academy Award® winner Alan Menken.

When: Nov. 30-Dec. 4

Where: 525 S. John Q Hammons Pkwy, Springfield

$100 & Under market

$100 and under Market

Since 2016, The Springfield Regional Arts Council has helped its member artists sell almost $10,000 in art through the annual $100 & Under exhibit held each December. The exhibit will be located for the one-night Art Market at the Springfield Art Museum, open during December’s First Friday Artwalk.

When: 5-9 p.m., Dec. 2

Where: 1111 E. Brookside Dr., Springfield

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Springfield Symphony Presents “In Love at Christmas”

Whether it’s being with your loved ones at home for the holidays, or taking your special someone for a walk in a winter wonderland, the Christmas season is brimming with love. The Springfield Symphony will be playing everyone’s favorite holiday tunes that capture the spirit of love and romance of Christmastime.

When: 7:30-9 p.m., Dec. 10

Where: 525 S. John Q Hammons Pkwy, Springfield

Springfield Ballet’s “The Nutcracker”

Patrons will follow along as Clara and her nutcracker prince dash from an extravagant Christmas party to a fierce battle with the evil mouse king. Enjoy a magical journey through the Land of Snow and Kingdom of Sweets. See this annual classic at the Landers Theatre.

When: Dec. 16-19

Where: 311 E. Walnut St., Springfield

“A Magical Cirque Christmas!”

The world’s greatest entertainers unite for a spellbinding and incredible holiday production, “A Magical Cirque Christmas!” Experience the enchantment of Christmas as Magical Hostess Lucy Darling takes you through an evening of dazzling performers and breathtaking cirque artists, accompanied by your favorite holiday music performed live.

When: 7:30 p.m., Dec. 21

Where: 525 S. John Q Hammons Pkwy, Springfield

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Silver Dollar City’s “An Old Time Christmas”

Home For Christmas Silver Dollar City An Old Time Christmas

Photo courtesy of Silver Dollar City

Celebrate Christmas this year at Silver Dollar City in Branson, with over 6.5 million twinkling lights and live holiday shows daily. Silver Dollar City is premiering a new show, “Coming Home For Christmas.” The brand new half-million dollar production features a cast of 14 singers and dancers, plus a live four-piece band performing over 18 songs during five distinct Christmas scenes that remind us all why this time of year is so special.

When: Until Dec. 30

Where: 399 Silver Dollar City Pkwy, Branson

Home For The Holidays at Big Cedar Lodge

Experience true Christmas magic at Big Cedar’s “Home For The Holidays” experience. Take a Christmas light tour, watch the tree lighting ceremony, bake holiday treats and get a visit from Santa. If you’re in the mood for more fun, check out Big Cedar’s Holiday Fun guide for more events leading up to Christmas. 

When: Until Dec. 30

Where: 190 Top of the Rock Road., Ridgedale

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